Sunday, December 11, 2011

Third Sunday of Advent Verse from the Common English Bible – Matthew 2:7-8 + Bible Giveaway!!

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It’s Sunday, two weeks before Christmas, and here are today’s Advent Bible verses from the new Common English Bible translation as I participate in the “Thank You – Come Again – I Promise” blog tour.

Sunday – Matthew 2:7-8 (CEB)

v Then Herod secretly called for the Magi and found out from them when the star had first appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem, saying “Go and search carefully for the child. When you’ve found him, report to me so that I too may go and honor him.”

As an added bonus, here is Joel Green from Fuller Seminary, who was the Common English Bible New Testament Editor, explaining the meaning of the use of the phrase ‘The Human One,’ which is used in several places in the Gospels:






As part of this blog tour, I’ve been given the opportunity by the Common English Bible Committee to offer my readers a free copy of the softcover edition of the Common English Bible for each week of the blog tour (which runs through January 31, 2012)!

For this week, please leave a message at this blog post telling me the name of the Bible translation that you use on a regular basis. Please leave your email address also, so I can contact you to get your mailing address.

The deadline to enter for this week will be Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm ET. The winner will be chosen from all entries by the Random Number Generator on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Please limit one entry per person. All the best to you!


4 comments:

Sally said...

Hi! Thanks for the chance to win! I use the King James translation. This translation sounds interesting as well! Thanks!
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Justina Page said...

I use the King James version. Thanks for the oppurtunity to win! jpage@thecircleoffirebook.com Justina

erin m. said...

I'm a lover of The Message translation. I recommend it for any teen-20's because it's a wonderful way to understand the whole Bible without confusion and I strongly believe the Holy Spirit speaks through it to me every time I open up my bible!

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Rebecca said...

I love reading the King James Version. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to win this.

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