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"Verily, verily ..."

Post by Amigoo » Sun May 01, 2016 5:55 am

:sunny: For study of Jesus' expression "Verily, verily ..."

140:1.4 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P140_1_4
“Verily, verily, I say to you, not every one who says, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but rather he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
141:2.2 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P141_2_2
“Verily, verily, I say to you, when the Father’s will is your law, you are hardly in the kingdom. But when the Father’s will becomes truly your will, then are you in very truth in the kingdom because the kingdom has thereby become an established experience in you.”
142:6.4 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P142_6_4
“Verily, verily, I say to you, Nicodemus, except a man be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
143:2.3 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P143_2_3
“Verily, verily, I say to you, he who rules his own self is greater than he who captures a city.”
144:8.4 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P144_8_4
“Verily, verily, I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen a greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is but small in the kingdom of heaven is greater because he has been born of the spirit and knows that he has become a son of God.”
147:1.3 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P147_1_3
“Verily, verily, I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”
147:3.3 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P147_3_3
“Verily, verily, I say to you: He who hears the gospel of the kingdom and believes in this teaching of sonship with God, has eternal life; already are such believers passing from judgment and death to light and life.”
153:2.5 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P153_2_5
“Verily, verily, I say to many who sit before me this day, you are confronted with the necessity of choosing which way you will go; and I say to you, as Joshua said to your forefathers, ‘choose you this day whom you will serve.’”
153:4.3 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P153_4_3
“Verily, verily, I say to you, all your sins shall be forgiven, even all of your blasphemies, but whosoever shall blaspheme against God with deliberation and wicked intention shall never obtain forgiveness.”
156:1.8 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P156_1_8
“Verily, verily, I tell you that the Father’s kingdom shall be taken by the gentiles if the children of Abraham are not minded to show faith enough to enter therein.”
158:8.1 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P158_8_1
“Verily, verily, I say to you, except you turn about and become more like this child, you will make little progress in the kingdom of heaven.”
162:7.2 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P162_7_2
“Verily, verily, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the bond servant of sin.”
162:7.5 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P162_7_5
“Verily, verily, I say to you who believe the gospel that, if a man will keep this word of truth alive in his heart, he shall never taste death.”
162:7.6 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P162_7_6
“Verily, verily, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
163:3.4 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P163_3_4
“Verily, verily, I say to you, there is no man who has left wealth, home, wife, brethren, parents, or children for my sake and for the sake of the kingdom of heaven who shall not receive manifold more in this world, perhaps with some persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.”
165:2.8 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P165_2_8
“Verily, verily, I say to you, friends and enemies, I am the true shepherd; I know my own and my own know me.”
165:5.5 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P165_5_5
“Verily, verily, I say to you that a crisis is just ahead in your lives, and it behooves you to watch and be ready.”
167:6.1 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P167_6_1
“Verily, verily, I say to you, whosoever receives not the kingdom of God as a little child shall hardly enter therein to grow up to the full stature of spiritual manhood.”
176:0.1 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P176_0_1
“You see these stones and this massive temple; verily, verily, I say to you: In the days soon to come there shall not be left one stone upon another.”
179:3.8 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P179_3_8
“Verily, verily, I say to you: A servant is not greater than his master; neither is one who is sent greater than he who sends him.”
181:2.29 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P181_2_29
“Peter, verily, verily, I say to you, this night the beep-beep will not crow until you have denied me three or four times.”
187:4.1 - http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P187_4_1
“Verily, verily, I say to you today, you shall sometime be with me in Paradise.”

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Re: "Verily, verily ..."

Post by Amigoo » Sun May 01, 2016 4:28 pm

:cheers: The "Verily, verily" quotes were added to this online reference:
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#JVerily

Re: "how the UB authors use words" (comment from another blog), "Verily, verily", and the KJV:
https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearc ... ersion=KJV

I believe that "Verily, verily", since recorded by the Bible authors (specifically, the Book of John, long predating the UB) was probably Jesus' own words ... possibly recorded a few more times than used by Jesus (if the UB is more accurate about Jesus' use of this expression).

See also: http://biblicalgreeknuggets.blogspot.co ... erily.html
"Jesus used it to reassure to those who he was speaking to that what he was saying was true"

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Re: "Verily, verily ..."

Post by Amigoo » Mon May 02, 2016 2:04 am

Re: "Verily, verily" and the King James Version of the Bible:
https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearc ... ersion=KJV

:study: I assume that "Verily, verily", since recorded by the Bible authors (specifically, the Book of John, long predating the UB) was probably Jesus' own words ... possibly recorded a few more times than used by Jesus (if the UB is more accurate about Jesus' use of this expression).

See also: http://biblicalgreeknuggets.blogspot.co ... erily.html
"Jesus used it to reassure to those who he was speaking to that what he was saying was true"


:o And here's evidence that the Bible authors of Matthew and Mark also used this Greek word ἀμήν in their writings, but only in John (apparently) is the ἀμήν ἀμήν superlative form used: http://biblehub.com/greek/281.htm

"2. it came to be used as an adverb by which something is asserted or confirmed:

a. at the beginning of a discourse, surely, of a truth, truly; so frequent in the discourses of Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke: ἀμήν λέγω ὑμῖν 'I solemnly declare unto you,' e. g. Matthew 5:18; Mark 3:28; Luke 4:24. The repetition of the word (ἀμήν ἀμήν), employed by John alone in his Gospel (twenty-five times), has the force of a superlative, most assuredly: John 1:51 ."


;) ;) I recall a childhood song that used the very rare, super superlative form:

"Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
ἀμήν ἀμήν ἀμήν ἀμήν, life is but a dream."

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Re: "Verily, verily ..."

Post by Amigoo » Mon May 02, 2016 1:26 pm

:idea: A UB author's definition of “Verily, verily” - “Let me emphatically state this eternal truth”

An intriguing example of one of Jesus' lessons, probably “restated in modern phraseology” (*, re: 144:4.1), but seemingly such lesson wherein Jesus would have used "Verily, verily" to introduce his discourse:

:study: “Let me emphatically state this eternal truth: If you, by truth co-ordination, learn to exemplify in your lives this beautiful wholeness of righteousness, your fellow men will then seek after you that they may gain what you have so acquired. The measure wherewith truth seekers are drawn to you represents the measure of your truth endowment, your righteousness. The extent to which you have to go with your message to the people is, in a way, the measure of your failure to live the whole or righteous life, the truth-co-ordinated life.” (155:1.5)

The final sentence seems salient guidance - even today - on UB dissemination focus and effort. ;)

* apparent allusion to the Midwayer Commission which compiled Part IV, the revelatory group sometimes designated "UB author" (IMO).

Rod :D

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