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Sunday 17th January 2021


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The Gospel Paraphrased

There are many fine translations of the Gospels readily available.  This paraphrase is not meant to replace them.  Rather the intention here is to offer a more contemporary rendering so that you can imaginatively translate the Gospel into your own situation.

This Sunday's Gospel Paraphrased

Jn 1: 35-42

The next day, John was standing with two of his disciples, and looking intently at Jesus as he walked by, John said, ‘Look! there is the Lamb of God!’ The moment the disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning, Jesus saw them following him and asked them, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi (which can be translated as Master), where are you living?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ So they came and saw and remained with him for the rest of the day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.

One of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He went straightaway and found Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah (which is translated as the Anointed One).’ And he brought him to Jesus. When Jesus looked intently at him, he said, ‘You are Simon, the son of Jonah. You are to be called Cephas (which is translated as a Rock).’

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