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Sep 17, 2020

Yesterday we heard of the preparations for building the temple, and then the dimensions and the beginning of the construction starting in the 4th year of Solomon’s reign.

Today’s first verse is very like the advice of James in the New Testament:

Pro. 27:1 GNT Never boast about tomorrow. You don't know what will happen between now and then.

Yesterday we heard of several powerful healings and the miracle of calming the storm. One of the one-becomes-two instances is in the Gadarene demon possessed man, called Legion in the other Gospels. If Matthew was present, as I posited before, it would be before the story of his joining the disciples in this chapter.

GNT Translation notes:
Mat. 9:2 where some people brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a bed. When Jesus saw how [they fully believed that he could heal the paralyzed man//much faith they had], he said to [him//the paralyzed man], “Courage, my son! Your sins are forgiven.”
6 I will prove to you, then, that [I,] the Son of Man[, have//has] authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, pick up your bed, and go home!”
14 Then the followers of John the Baptist came to Jesus, asking, “Why is it that we [often fast, and so do the Pharisees//and the Pharisees fast often,] but your disciples don't fast at all?”
[My change was so that one doesn’t get the impression that John’s disciples and the Pharisees had prayer and fasting meetings together.]
22 Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, my daughter! Your [belief in Me//faith] has made you well.” At that very moment the woman became well.
28 When Jesus had gone indoors, the two blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I can heal you?” “Yes, sir! [We do!]” they answered.

NLT Translation notes:
Mat. 9:22 Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “[0//Daughter, ]be encouraged! Your [belief in Me//faith] has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because [you have believed in Me//of your faith], it will happen.”