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"A new heart I will also give you, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." -Ezekiel 36:26 https://www.revisedcommonversion.com/text/ezekiel/ch36.html
"The common fault with the most of us is our readiness to yield to distractions." -Charles Spurgeon

This was said in response to Psalm 109:4, which says, "But I give myself unto prayer." You can find this quote in today's Evening devotional by Spurgeon.

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God shall stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105

"It is not left to every man to frame a system of religion according to his own judgment, but the standard of godliness is to be taken from the Word of God." —John Calvin
"The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the LORD is sure, making the simple wise." -Psalm 19:7

"For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only-begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him, should not perish, but have eternal life." -John 3:16

"Therefore, the law was our school-master to bring us to Christ so that we might be justified by faith." -Galatians 3:24

"For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God." -Ephesians 2:8

"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." -1st John 4:10

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." -John 1:1

A new edition of the RCV has been released. This is Edition r2109. All digital versionss have been updated. However, due to a font issue, the print version will be delayed until the third or fourth week of October. A couple big changes happened with this new edition, which I will write about in the days ahead.

I have updated the formatting of the PDF file on the Download page to look like the formatting in the print versions of the RCV found on the Purchase page. In addition to changing the formatting, the PDF has been resized to 8.5x11 inch paper. What this means is that you can now print your own RCV Bible at home. The margins should be deep enough on the spine side of the page that you could punch holes in the pages and put them in a three-ring binder. Furthermore, the odd and even pages should line up properly for two-sided printing, if your printer supports that feature.

If you decide to give this a try, please feel free to let me know how it looks or send me a picture of your print-your-own RCV Bible.

Some time ago, I pulled my copy of the Septuagint off my bookshelf and began to peruse it. I don't recall why I was reading the Septuagint. Most likely, I was either wanting to get a different take on a passage for clarity, or I was reading an alternate translation of a passage. What caught my eye is that there was an extra bit of text after the 150th Psalm. Below is that text, which is an unofficial 151st Psalm. It wasn't numbered in my copy of the Septuagint, but I'm just going to refer to it as Psalm 151. As you read this text, try to think about one detail of the story David leaves out.

I can honestly say that I have never read the text of the Apocrypha. I've always been curious about it, but never took the time to read any of the text. I decided to start with the shorter works in the Apocrypha as a sort of sample of the text. One of the shorter works is some extra text found in the Story of Esther. I was immediately fascinated by this extra text in Esther as it provided more details and extended accounts of portions of the canonical Esther. For instance, the king, Ahasuerus (named Artaxerxes in the Apocryphal text) wrote two letters mentioned in Esther. The canonical text does not contain those letters, but only mentions them; however, the Apocryphal text of Esther gives the full written letter. Another very interesting thing about the Apocryphal text of Esther is that, unlike the canonical Esther, it actually mentions God by name. In fact, both Mordecai and Esther prayed to God, and those prayers are recorded in the Apocryphal text.