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day 912, zechariah 9
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- Wait a minute, 'I will take away its blood from its mouth, and its abominations from between its teeth; it too shall be a remnant for our God; it shall be like a clan in Judah' - that's some hardcore redemption shit. Just...wow. Okay, having checked the NCV, the remnant part means 'those who are left alive', so it's slightly less incredibly grace-y and redemptive, but it's still pretty great.

- 'no oppressor shall again overrun them, for now I have seen with my own eyes' - God's protection and watch over them.

- The poetry in this is soso much better than in the NCV.

- The fact that in Greek the word in verse 10 (referring to Jesus) is 'he' and in Hebrew 'I' is so cool and fascinating w/r/t God and the trinity.

- Restoring to them double! :)

- 'shall drink blood like wine' becoming about Communion as the prophecy switches from its original meaning to the Jesus interpretation! And being full like a bowl and drenched like the corners of the altar and the connotations of blessing and holiness there. (Purification - the corners were drenched with the bull-blood of the sin offering, apparently? On Yom Kippur the blood of a bull and goat was used to purify the altar, smeared on the corners and sprinkled on the altar.)

- God will save his flock, they will shine like jewels. Jesus is triumphant and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey (contrast <3), and he will command peace to the nations.

- At times I prefer the NCV because it shows you God's traits so sweetly and in such plain language - God is gentle, saves, does what is right in the NCV version of this, whereas in the NRSV he is humble, victorious and triumphant.