And that has become the typical way that that word is used now. This is from chapter 1. Jon: What you're saying then is the whole bit about generations is just God clarifying, "This isn't just for you guys. And what should come is "in loyal love." He's like protecting Himself. Tim: Slow to anger. So not Exodus 34. Carissa: Yeah, I was going to say if you're part of the oppressed, then it's good news. https://www.ranker.com/list/most-quotable-bible-verses/ranker-bible 59m. Carissa: Probably. This is sarcastic. At least I think that the whole point of God giving Israel the terms of the covenant, and then here saying, this is how God will relate to you based on the covenant. The Bible's most misinterpreted, misused and misunderstood scripture verse is once again in the forefront of our public discourse. What is the most important Bible verse? That's the scene right here. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 Tim: In Jonah? So the ten spies says, "No way, we're not going in there. So that's intense. The Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries, Joel sees the consequences of Exodus 34:7 all around him, but even in the midst of that, he brings up the first half of the passage, emphasizing God’s grace and compassion. There's some little neighborhood buddy friends that are awesome. Yeah. Jon: Did he not just listen to his own statement? Sheila on January 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm . But for the moment, Carissa, you're just naming this is the moment that Moses is in a cave up on Mount Sinai, and there's a divine storm cloud passing by because Moses asked to see God's glory. "Passionate" is still hard. So we'll put the rest of these scripture references that requotes Exodus 3:6-7 from the show notes, if you want to geek out further. I don't know. (00:52:00) I don't know, a public kind of whistleblowing on abuse of power, and angry authority figures, and abuse. This collection of Bible verses will inspire and lift your spirits as you seek a joy-filled life in God. They come up so much as you read throughout the rest of the Bible. Tim says it's better to understand the passage as striking a balance. (00:51:00) I don't have to wonder. Watch and Explore over 150 BibleProject videos. And he reserves wrath for his enemies. So big picture, we're going to do five-word studies that are all come from one verse (00:06:00) in the book of Exodus, Exodus 34:6. If all of these verses were to enter a popularity contest, which one would win? There's all the symmetry. It starts with "You shall not worship other gods or serve them." And I think that's because the biblical authors are putting them out there as genuine tensions. Tim: Totally. Carissa: And forgiving. But his takeaway, even after quoting that God won't clear the guilty and visit iniquity of fathers on the children, his takeaway is "so forgive the people." Reply. It settles a little better. Carissa has been part of our team for a while now. Tim: Mm hmm. Notice he's just quoted from what we call verse 6 of Exodus 34. Or if you are building a Bible study, or if you're building a curriculum, I highly recommend checking out these notes. Speakers in the audio file: Jon Collins, Tim Mackie, Carissa Quinn. We're discussing the character of God. But I think like Jeremiah 18, you were talking about Jeremiah earlier, explains the consistency of God. It gives me this picture of like that God knows He's a pushover. Do you guys resonate with that? And during that conversation, we will talk about the idea of God being angry. So what Moses says, what he responds is these verses in Numbers 14:17. So what God says is exactly what He says in the lead up to God saying this about Himself in the book of Exodus. Jon: Cool. I know in the Christian tradition, different strands of the tradition—I don't know in Judaism—but the idea of a generational curse, where there can be some kind of divine judgment that lingers over a family so the bad stuff happens to them for generations and so on. Because that's what you say you do. Their own behavior matters for how (00:30:00) God responds to them. When it comes to looking up for Bible verses on the web, nothing beats Bible Gateway. But what else does he mean to say, "You won't clear the guilty, so forgive these guilty people?". The symmetry of these verses helps us to appreciate their tension. Well, then you won't. Carissa: Maybe like uncontrolled rage or something. Those attributes are really lovely. Especially then if you interpret the quality of your life as a form of blessing or judgment. But I think it at least does a better job than jealousy because it will raise the question of like, "What does that mean?" And I'm so stoked to take one of my kids over to play at someone's house for an afternoon. Jon: So you think the big takeaway is, okay, now I know the attributes of God that He wants me to care about, and they're His patience and His mercy and His faithfulness. Covenant love. So should (inaudible- 00:17:05) Some of them are really interesting. Tim: This is after Jonah. I'm a Bible scholar and educator. So Numbers 14, this is the story of the rebel spies who go into the land and then come back. Carissa: There's almost an element of compassion and passion. Tim: Can you think of another English word that captures that idea? So we're talking about an empire that ruled the ancient Near East for centuries with iron fist. This actually, I think, is hugely significant. But I'm sure because it is a really important...I mean, these verses are super important for understanding who Yahweh is because it's all about God revealing Himself and all His goodness to Moses. There's detailed notes adapted from Tim's original notes that we curated, and it's a wonderful resource. Tim: The first time that it gets requoted in the book of Numbers 14. In our modern use, jealousy has come to mean the same as envy, but qanna' describes the response when someone covenantally connected to you gives their allegiance and wellbeing to someone who will hurt them. So Carissa, why don't you introduce us...just actually just read these two verses aloud? This list ranks the most quoted Bible verses from both the Old Testament and New Testament. It seems like he would have just left off the second half and just quoted the first. You and Tristen? The Most Quoted Old Testament Verse March 30, 2016 No other passage from the Old Testament is quoted more by New Testament authors than Psalm 110:1. I think jealousy in English for most English speakers has a self-oriented focus. So Nahum writes (00:47:00) this poem to talk about how he believes Yahweh is the one behind the downfall of Nineveh. Jon: Hello, Tim. He doesn't see God's justice and His mercy as contradictory. Jon: That's interesting. This is what bothered you, Jon? It's two verses, 6 and 7. Jon: Because this is a moment of iniquity, right? And God passes by in a storm, and then what Moses hears is this announcement. Jonah flips this over. Jon: Yeah. Carissa: Sure. And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Another striking example comes up in the book of Jonah after the prophet preaches to Nineveh and the whole city turns to God. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. It's that I think the values we're trying to give him are the ones that are actually going to help him flourish the best. Then we're going to actually dig in deep to five attributes of God that we find in those. This is God's revelation of His character to the specific people group that He's made a generational covenant with. Again, the language of Exodus 34:6 and 7 gets repeated or re-quoted or reused...I used (00:16:00) to say, over 20 times in the Bible. Tim: Yeah, I agree. That's a pretty intense. They are also the most quoted verses in the Old Testament. But my disposition is lovingkindness.". Let's look at how it gets used in the Prophets. So yeah, there's definitely an interesting relationship. Tim points out an interesting counterexample in Jeremiah, where God tells Jeremiah not to pray for Israel. So the ten rebel spies get the whole people into a riot, and the people want to actually appoint a new leader, and go back to Egypt. Oh, but he's loving." Tim: Yeah, totally. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. December 21, 2014 ... John 3:16, failed to make this shared list, it still ranks as the most searched verse on the web. Carissa: Okay, good. Tim: Yeah, the God's goodness. #19 of 21 The Most Helpful Bible Verses#11 of 20 The Best Bible Verses About Strength. The forgotten chapter of the Bible. That's a great observation. But what we wanted to do was actually make a video that introduces people to these verses and where they appear in context, because they are the most requested and cross-referenced verses within the Old Testament. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But He also wants me to know that (00:35:00) He has a consistency for how He's going to deal with us and that I can know that. Character of God 1. And not only will he not clear the guilty, but generations to come. "Yet he will not clear the guilty, He will visit the iniquity upon the fathers and the sons and on their sons and their son, like the grandkids to the third and fourth generation. Tim: Yeah, that's right. In other words, he condenses the first half, Exodus 34:6, and he just quotes two out of the five. It's like more (00:27:00) digestible when he flips it. Valley Grove is located at 9000 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Tim: I think that's what it means. That's my translation. When you get in to the book of Jeremiah, he actually tells Jeremiah not to pray or intercede. Tim says there are two key differences in this description that are not found in Exodus 34. That I'm jealous for this, meaning I'm passionate to see... Jon: Yeah. It takes the mystery out of it. The Most Famous Verse in the Bible. Though the Bible is a religious text, it is also one of the most read and bought books in the world and has often been quoted in other forms of literature and media, including television, music, and movies. And then there's a locust swarm. That's what you would want in any friend. Anyway. (00:24:00). Tim: We'll come back to that literary design of these couple verses. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. I've become convinced that the English word jealousy communicates only part of what kanna is communicating. Carissa: What's interesting, though, is that these verses are written about an oppressor to God's people. Description. He's done it before." Tim: Yes, it is. It's as if when you're reading and just Exodus 34, and you read, "He visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the grandsons to the third and the fourth generation." Jon: Today's episode was produced by Dan Gummel, our theme music comes from the band Tents, and our show notes are produced by Camden McAfee. Speaking of our show notes, you should check them out. These were the five additional verses everyone told us we must include in this article! We're going to talk about each attribute, and we're going to get to slow to anger. So Deuteronomy 5 actually it's a re-quotation of the Ten Commandments. Carissa: It's really interesting that right before that it says, "Forgiving iniquity." I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Carissa: Yeah, I think when I've quoted this verse, or said, "Oh, I love this verse," I stopped after "forgiver of iniquity, transgression, and sin.". Here is an analysis of the books in the Old Testament that are most often quoted directly in the New Testament: Psalms (quoted 68 times in the New Testament) Isaiah (55 … And rend your heart and not your garments. It’s as if these two verses, Exodus 34:6-7, were the John 3:16 of ancient Israel. One of the important other times kanna is used is that of a husband and a wife, where a husband hears or is suspicious that his wife is sleeping with another man. A lot of the quotations you have here just quote from the first half. I don’t want to minimize the differences between Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 (the first and second statements of the 10 commandments), but it’s difficult to exaggerate their similarities. Two of the five attributes that we had previously. You know how John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son…” is the most quotable verse in the New Testament? The most quoted verse in the Bible also speaks of the greatest good, the greatest action, the greatest need, the greatest example, the greatest sacrifice, the greatest invitation, the greatest response, the greatest horror and the greatest gift the world has ever seen. The first verse is really wonderful. (00:20:00) It's really interesting that he quotes the second half, this part that we think is really more harsh. It's from the repurposing of these words in Jonah. I’m not sure if it does yet! When an appeal to God’s mercy is made, God almost always responds with mercy. 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