Carissa: Yeah, I was going to say if you're part of the oppressed, then it's good news. 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. Tim: Yes. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. 54m, – This is the first episode in the new series on the Character of God. They don't say that. Or is this going to be for kids? And maybe we can just kind of make some initial observations about it. It's the same idea. Joining me is Tim Mackie, and another member of our team, Dr. Carissa Quinn. So yeah, there's definitely an interesting relationship. Tim: Yeah, totally. The last thought here is about visiting iniquity generationally. Carissa: The better part...I'm just kidding. They come up so much as you read throughout the rest of the Bible. 100 Most Popular Bible Verses. So there's not some unpredictability to Him. 1hr 2m, – And those will be in subsequent podcast. So here it is. Then he quotes visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third in the fourth generations of those who heed, but showing loving kindness to thousands to those who love me and keep my commandments." In Deuteronomy 5, He says, "I'm a passionate God?". You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin finding a group! Carissa: Maybe like uncontrolled rage or something. What is your most favorite Bible verse? Jon: No, we just ended up using the word jealous in the way that's used today. Bible Gateway. Watch and Explore over 150 BibleProject videos. Jon: I'm John Collins. QUOTE. We're discussing the character of God. Carissa observes that this passage specifically calls out God’s enemies who oppress, just as Pharaoh oppressed the Israelites. So that story we just read from Numbers, God's actually says to the rebels, spies, and to the people who rebelled, he says, "Oh, you don't want to go into the promised land? Well, it's a balance of mercy and compassion and patience, but also a very firm sense of justice, and accountability, and recompense. But in this episode, we want to lay some groundwork. Those attributes are really lovely. But he's the one who first showed me that this is, first of all, it's the first description of God's character that you come across as you're reading through the Bible from page one. But then when it says, (00:15:01) "...to the sons and their sons to third and fourth generation," on a plain reading, that just looks like God's holding a grudge. He's done it before." Whoever Believes In Him Shall Not Perish. Isn't that interesting? Tim: This is after Jonah. But I think like Jeremiah 18, you were talking about Jeremiah earlier, explains the consistency of God. Tim: Yes, it is. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. I wonder if there's some connection (00:48:00) to taking vengeance on those who are oppressing the weaker. In 2017, the three most popular verses on the site are: One way that it stays connected as one unified story is through repetition. So 10 of the spies give a report that "hey, the promised land, it's awesome. World's 10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2014. Speaking of our show notes, you should check them out. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. What we're going to do is these two verses in Exodus, and we're going to talk about those. There are more than 31,000 verses in the Bible. And he quotes the same words. And rend your heart and not your garments. Joel 2:13 Two of the five attributes that we had previously. 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." Do you notice there's also (00:28:00) two small differences to each of these lines that's not president in Exodus 34? And I'm so stoked to take one of my kids over to play at someone's house for an afternoon. Though you said Biblical Studies as a whole. The tension comes with how does God relate to people who constantly fail as His partners. (00:39:00) And so we have to deal with that.". Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. • Episode 1. Who does God say he is? Well, then you won't. But to tee this off, Tim, one thing that you told me is that this is the most referenced verse in the Bible by biblical authors? Tim: They just they come up so much as you read throughout the rest of the Bible. Inspirational Bible Verses - Scriptures to Inspire Your Heart and Soul! Tim: Slow to anger. But of course, what was it that moved God to have the fish vomit him out so that he would live and not die? 58m, – Jonah flips this over. Their own behavior matters for how (00:30:00) God responds to them. Popular Bible Verses. If you look through these 27 that I have, and I think there's a few more, the vast majority quote from verse 6, from like the goodie parts that we like. Tim: Say the right prayers. The Bible is the ultimate source for inspiration. Jonah could do nothing to prevent God from showing compassion toward those who turn to him. Nahum 1:2-3 Carissa points out that God said he wouldn’t clear the guilty, yet Moses concludes that God should forgive. It's a really intense language of divine anger and recompense on one of the great tyrants of the ancient Near East. But because of that quoting, he's asking that God would forgive the iniquity of the people. What is the most important Bible verse? We're going to start an entire series walking through these verses, and looking at the key vocabulary. It starts with "You shall not worship other gods or serve them." The Least Popular Book?) In this first episode of a new series, Tim, Jon, and Carissa look at the most referenced passages in the Old Testament—a description of God’s character by God himself. It reads, "Yahweh, Yahweh, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loyal love and faithfulness; maintaining love for thousands, forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin; yet, he does not leave the guilty and punished, he punishes the children and their children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generation.". But I think this seems like a whole heart thing about which God you worship. Carissa: He is, but it also takes him...with Moses, it's not until the fifth time that Moses resists and that He gets angry. Jon: Well, yeah. 1. And it's in the symmetry, that I'm supposed to kind of walk away with appreciating the tension, but also appreciating how much more highlighted God's attributes of faithfulness and slow to anger and gracious, how much more these good attributes, what we would call good attributes are supposed to stick with us in terms of being more important, even though there is attention. Well, that's really interesting. It’s as if these two verses, Exodus 34:6-7, were the John 3:16 of ancient Israel. Carissa: Yeah, that's the challenging part. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 But he throws in first, "Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness." We see them as these two parts of God's character that we perceive somehow in tension with one another. It's as if what He sees around them is the results of verse 7, right? But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. Today on the show, we're going to dig into these beautiful, important lines in Scripture. That's really worth observing. Or third. There's detailed notes adapted from Tim's original notes that we curated, and it's a wonderful resource. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Anyway. In this first episode of a new series, Tim, Jon, and Carissa look at the most referenced passages in the Old Testament—a description of God’s character by God himself. The tension comes with how does God relate to people who constantly fail as His partners? Which is intense. Jon: Just because your dad did something bad, why do you have to suffer? Tim: What's valuable about these, at least 27, but I know there's some more reuses of these verses is you get to actually see how the biblical authors themselves understood it. Tim: What prompted God to say this about Himself to Moses in the first place? https://www.ranker.com/list/most-quotable-bible-verses/ranker-bible Jon: That's weird. 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. 1hr 3m, – It's called the Character of God. This is in the book of Deuteronomy 5. And that has become the typical way that that word is used now. 9AM Worship Service: The Most Quoted Verse in the Bible. Jon: In Exodus, this is Yahweh Himself saying this about himself. 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. 1hr 8m, – KEY TAKEAWAYS And now it says, "But he will visit the iniquity on the father's and the children." Then the second half of the verse, it starts out really lovely too. But that's the way the design pattern works. Yeah, that's right. We haven't said that. But then it's also crucially important to remember it's aimed at a king of one of the most oppressive empires of the ancient world. Additional Resources Tim: Yeah, that's right. Below is a list of the seven most popular verses in the Bible.… (00:40:00) Just you say jealous to mean desire and need to have something that you don't have. Tim: Yeah, by repeating the divine name twice. Want to read through the Bible this year? Exodus 34:6-7 is the first condensed description of God’s character by God and is the most referenced passage within the Hebrew Scriptures. That is up on YouTube channel. Jon: Yeah, actually, Tristen and I had to deal with this as we've written about emotions and this idea of if you look up the way jealousy has been used traditionally, it means like when something that you deserve, or should have is taken from you, then you're jealous. 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. Speakers in the audio file: Jon Collins, Tim Mackie, Carissa Quinn. And for us, we hear those as somehow they're in conflict or intention. So we thought, "Let's make an intro video to a word study series." The Most Quoted Verse of the Bible. 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. This is the fourth rebellion story in the wilderness of the Book of Numbers. Tim: It is a good one. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. But then they say, "But we also saw huge cities and huge people." I Can Do All Things. That's the scene right here. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is … No one comes to the Father except through me. "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. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Carissa: I think that for a lot of people, it does conflict with that immutability or unchangeable nature of God. It also kind of makes me wonder about the Exodus passage, if that not clearing the guilty. Carissa: What's interesting, though, is that these verses are written about an oppressor to God's people. I’m not sure if it does yet! This actually a famous first. These were the five additional verses everyone told us we must include in this article! In part four (40:50–end), Tim brings up the prophet Joel, who describes the consequences of Israel’s sins and implores them to come back to God. Jon: And all those other thoughts like of being faithful and all those things all center in the background. There's not for the most part. Tim: So he doesn't use that word (00:49:00) loyal love because He's never made a covenant promise to Assyria, but he is great and power, which means that he oversees the nations and Assyria's time is up. "I am a jealous God." But why the word passion? He's going to stick by his covenant. It gives me this picture of like that God knows He's a pushover. This is the BibleProject podcast. And maybe, Jon, Deuteronomy 5:9. When you're writing something out...and when I think of writing a memorable paragraph, I'm going to end with the thing that I want the listener to really go away with. And I think that's because the biblical authors are putting them out there as genuine tensions. Show produced by Dan Gummel and Camden McAfee. Well, you can probably guess. For he is gracious and compassionate, Tim: So for me, this has forced me to go back in and really understand divine anger in context, which is why we're going to dedicate a whole video to it. (00:32:00). So you watch God say and do a lot of things, but it's the first time that God's own character is described in some kind of summary. Tim: We'll come back to that literary design of these couple verses. 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. 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