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"Let Us Therefore"

The following study was put together using the classic Thompson’s Chain Reference, available at the Blue Letter Bible.

The New Testament letter to the Hebrews was written to encourage Christians during a time of trial. The author turns his readers’ attention to the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ in all of life. Dispersed […]

Grace Like Rain (Charles Spurgeon)

“Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools.” — Psalm 84:6

This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of […]

Luke 6:37 and Forgiveness

“And do not judge and you will not be judged (οὐ μὴ κριθῆτε – ou mē krithēte); and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned (οὐ μὴ καταδικασθῆτε – ou mē katadikasthēte); pardon, and you will be pardoned.” (Luke 6:37)

An important reality check

This is a very important passage. It […]

What was Paul's "thorn in the flesh"?

Today’s post is adapted from the BLB FAQ section, where thousands of your top questions have been answered by Bible experts.

What was the “thorn in the flesh” to which Paul makes reference in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9?

To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a […]


The following has been adapted from the commentaries of F.E. Marsh, coming soon to the Blue Letter Bible.

To abound means to be rich or well supplied; to be filled.

Here are 7 ways in which the Christian abounds, according to Scripture:

1. Abound in HOPE.

Now the God of hope fill […]

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The Names of God: Jehovah Sabaoth

(yeh-ho-vaw’ se ba’ôt) The Lord of Hosts, The Lord of Powers

Use in the Bible: Jehovah and Elohim occur with Sabaoth over 285 times. It is most frequently used in Jeremiah and Isaiah. Jehovah Sabaoth is first used in 1Sa 1:3.

Variant spellings: None

TWOT Reference: 1865a, 1865b

Strong’s Reference: […]

Emphatic Elements in the Greek: Matthew 24:32-41 (Summary & Review)

Justin Alfred, a Biblical language expert, has been walking us through “emphatic negations” in Biblical Greek. Emphatic negations are an explicitly strong way to express a negative. While a normal negative might mean “that will not happen,” an emphatic negative further tells the reader that there is not even the slightest possibility that something […]

The Names of God: Jehovah Shalom

(yeh-ho-vaw’ shaw-lome’) The Lord Is Peace

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Shalom occurs only once in Jdg 6:24.

Variant spellings: None

TWOT Reference: None

Strong’s Reference: 3073

Jehovah-Shalom in the Septuagint: eirênê kuriou…peace of the Lord

Meaning and Derivation: Meaning and Derivation: Jehovah is translated as “The […]

8 Biblical Truths Concerning Rest in God

The following has been adapted from the commentaries of F.E. Marsh, coming soon to the Blue Letter Bible.

In God we find…

1. Rest of salvation.

“Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today…” —Exodus 14:13

2. Rest of conscience about our […]