Lists about the world's largest monotheistic religion, based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and the 2.4 billion people who follow it. In other words, when God says in Deuteronomy 5 "visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations of those who hate me," it's clarifying that what we're talking about is if later generations repeat or persist in the covenant rebellion of their ancestors, they're going to get the same consequence. Chapter 1, verses 2, and 3. God is not clearing the guilty, and He's visiting the iniquity on us. But when the biblical authors heard this, they heard the whole thing as a statement of stability and assurance. 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. Because that's what you say you do. Quickly, just the quick bio of yourself and what you've been doing on the team? I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 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. The book would have listed in it the top 100 most often memorized or quoted verses in the Bible. 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. It's really cool stuff. Show produced by Dan Gummel and Camden McAfee. And he quotes the same words. But then they say, "But we also saw huge cities and huge people." This is in the book of Deuteronomy 5. (00:20:00) It's really interesting that he quotes the second half, this part that we think is really more harsh. In part three (25:20–40:50), the group looks at the book of Deuteronomy, when Moses retells the ten commandments to a new generation. Thanks for joining us. 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. The Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but He will by no means clear the guilty visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations. Yeah. And he reserves wrath for his enemies. It's interesting. Tim:    Doing calamity, yeah. The forgotten chapter of the Bible. He's like protecting Himself. Is that the right word for it? Tim:    I think it could have a more negative selfish meaning or it could have a more positive, other-centered meaning. Blue Telusma. Tim:    Because then you got the goodies, all the God's goodies (00:10:00) before that point. Carissa:    That's really interesting. But verse 7 is just as important of a statement about God's character. Especially because there's something about our cultural context. Tim says it's better to understand the passage as striking a balance. Character of God That's the kind of passion. So early April 2020. This is how it's always going to be. So we thought, let's make a video about these key words because it's a description of God's attributes. What are the most popular Bible verses? And during that conversation, we will talk about the idea of God being angry. We're going to start an entire series walking through these verses, and looking at the key vocabulary. We feel a tension between God’s mercy and justice, and this tension causes us to ask how God will respond to a covenant people who constantly fail as his partners. Watch and Explore over 150 BibleProject videos. There's some little neighborhood buddy friends that are awesome. by Marie Telling. This is what bothered you, Jon? And it's verses 6 and 7. The Most Quoted Verse in the Bible - Character of God E1. Jon:    If we go back to the original story, we haven't talked about the narrative yet, but He's angry. This is the first episode in the new series on the Character of God. Tim shares a couple of closing conclusions. It appears in a prayer of Moses in the book of Numbers after Israel decides not to enter the promised land. — John 3:16 (NIV) If we ever memorize a verse of Scripture, it will most likely be John 3:16. And that He's going to be like this always for every generation, not like change from generation to generation. (00:13:00) And it is interesting that this self-revealing of God is portrayed a something new, and that God says explicitly to Moses that even though he's revealed Himself in the past, He hasn't made Himself known by his name, which is exactly what he's doing here. I think it was a theology class. Jon:    Can we stop there, Tim? These verses inspire, encourage, feed the mind, and heal the soul. Return to the Lord your God because He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in loyal love and relenting of doing harm or doing catastrophe.". Jon:    You might remember Carissa from a podcast episode maybe even (00:03:00) a year ago, where she walked us through the word "witness" in the Bible for word study that she wrote. That's really worth observing. Jon:    Thank you for going down that rabbit hole. 58m, –  I want to dig into that more, but I'm just kind of knowing that we will interact, right? 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? Tim:    Yeah, I agree. So I don't know if this makes you squirm. Tim:    Oh, this what you were talking about earlier? Carissa:    I think that for a lot of people, it does conflict with that immutability or unchangeable nature of God. So the point is as the generations go by, as we go down the line in this long history of relationship, you can count on me being this way. The feeling inside of me is a kind of protective jealousy I think of like, "Oh, no, dude. 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. But that's interesting to think about it from that angle, Jon, where from a modern communication standpoint, you end with the thing that you really want to make sure they take away for long term. It's called the Character of God. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. The most quoted verse is the second greatest commandment: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Perhaps this verse ought to be on our hearts and minds more often. This is from chapter 1. Jon:    So these are coming out in the fall. The Most Quoted Verse in the Bible - Character of God E1. And like it's like a consistent thing you can depend on with God. That's because the consistent depiction of allegiance to other gods is that it will degrade your humanity and lead Israel to death, specifically towards injustice and neglect of the poor. (00:29:00) Is that what Exodus 34:7 means? (NIV) I think jealousy in English for most English speakers has a self-oriented focus. Their own behavior matters for how (00:30:00) God responds to them. Looking at these instances helps us discern how the biblical authors understood the original verses and the character of God. 59m. So thank you for being a part of this with us. So 10 of the spies give a report that "hey, the promised land, it's awesome. We're going to talk about each attribute, and we're going to get to slow to anger. –  Jon:    What you're saying then is the whole bit about generations is just God clarifying, "This isn't just for you guys. Actually, I am only guessing that this is the most famous verse in the Bible. QUOTE. And they don't deserve your patient mercy. In Deuteronomy 5, He says, "I'm a passionate God?". Carissa:    It's really interesting that right before that it says, "Forgiving iniquity." — Philippians 4:13 (NIV) But I’ll bet you can’t guess which verse would come second. That's a great observation. Tim points out how Nahum says God is “great in power,” a phrase that highlights God’s authority over the nations who are not covenant partners with him. I work here at the BibleProject doing biblical research and developing educational resources. The tension comes with how does God relate to people who constantly fail as His partners? 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. There's all the symmetry. And that God will deal with us justly and fairly, always tending towards mercy. A jealous and avenging God is the Lord; Tim:    In Jonah? If all of these verses were to enter a popularity contest, which one would win? 4 of the Most Misquoted Bible Verses 1. It's one of the most important statements in the Old Testament itself. #3 Jeremiah 29:11 Then right after that. The promise of God’s judgment offers stability and assurance in God’s response. 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 … It's going to be awesome." Carissa:    Maybe like uncontrolled rage or something. So when he gets to the first commandments about having no other gods, he inserts a quotation of these lines. With this huge number, it just goes to show how well-loved and heartwarming this Bible verse is. From Conservapedia. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Joel 2:13 Because I take that for granted maybe. So should (inaudible- 00:17:05) Some of them are really interesting. Today on the show, we're going to dig into these beautiful, important lines in Scripture. So we'll come back around to that I think by the end of this first conversation. Well, that's really interesting. The next episode will unpack the narrative context of Exodus 34 and examine why God gives this description of himself. You know exactly why. It's two verses, 6 and 7. I understand why you'd move away from jealousy. Common Bible Verses Taken Out Of Context Matthew 7:1 | Judge Not, Least You Be Judged Judge not, lest you be judged. But the question is, are these tensions that God feels within Himself? Jonah 4:1-2 Of course, you know which part of the Bible is near and dear to your heart. Here is a list of the 5 most misused and abused Bible verses: 1. Tim points out an interesting counterexample in Jeremiah, where God tells Jeremiah not to pray for Israel. It's a promise of stability, of a predictability in God's response. It's not about me as such. 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. So the ten spies says, "No way, we're not going in there. Bible Gateway. It seems to be a different communication strategy here, where there's a balance. Well, it's a balance of mercy and compassion and patience, but also a very firm sense of justice, and accountability, and recompense. And maybe we can just kind of make some initial observations about it. There's detailed notes adapted from Tim's original notes that we curated, and it's a wonderful resource. The Least Popular Book?) (00:37:00) It's about what I deserve and what I want. And God passes by in a storm, and then what Moses hears is this announcement. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Tim:    This is after Jonah. 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." For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. "I am a jealous God." It's like somehow he knows if I press on the mercy side of the scales, God will yield. Popular Bible Verses. 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. (00:18:00) The Nephilim, they say, are there, the group called the Anakites or the Anakim who are descendants of the Nephilim from the flood story. Jon:    Where they're saying, "We're not going to go to where God wants us to go.". But then the second half is about how God's generosity is not licensed for people to go do whatever they want. Most often in these passages, God’s grace and compassion are emphasized by people who choose to return to him. He forbids him. This is the BibleProject podcast. And that's what this poem is emphasizing. In the book of Joel, he's watching a drought, which causes a famine in the land of Israel. Jon:    Yeah. And what we found (00:14:00) was this tension—this is what you were feeling, Jon—of like, what is God like if I just look at this first description of God in the Bible? But my disposition is lovingkindness.". World's 10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2014. We're in Portland, Oregon. Eric takes the reader through 17 often misquoted verses and helps us see their proper meaning and application. Tim:    Yes. But I think it at least does a better job than jealousy because it will raise the question of like, "What does that mean?" 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. What's interesting about that is to say that He's great in loyal love, that's a covenant term. 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. The Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries, So it's really it's a statement about the stability (00:31:00) of God's character. My main areas of research or the things that I'm really fascinated with all have to do with the literary artistry of Scripture. We make free resources that help you experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus and we're so grateful to be able to work on this project and so grateful for you who make it possible. 100 Most Popular Bible Verses. Tim:    Correct. This is the fourth rebellion story in the wilderness of the Book of Numbers. So Carissa, why don't you introduce us...just actually just read these two verses aloud? This is like a real crisis for a lot of ancient cultures, and some cultures still today that still relate. This collection of Bible verses will inspire and lift your spirits as you seek a joy-filled life in God. Those attributes are really lovely. Carissa, you're creating in between sessions video of Classroom sessions. I've had to work through some kind of squirming is about that. But in this episode, we want to lay some groundwork. This is from Jonah chapter 4. Jon:    Cool. The narrative (00:45:00) doesn't say it, but the implication is because God was gracious and compassionate with him. Jon reflects that the first half of this description is wonderful, but the second half seems to take a turn and depict God as vengeful. It's not actually very different than the passion. (00:44:00) "But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. You can ask me questions like: Character of God: Exodus 34:6-7 Video Notes. These verses are the first description of God’s character in the Hebrew Scriptures. What is your most favorite Bible verse? You can find it on our websites under the "Resource" tab. and it’s words were quoted more often by Jesus than the words from any other book. 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? It's from the repurposing of these words in Jonah. Tim:    Mainly because jealousy, I think in English, at least, what it means to me, and I've asked lots of other people about this too before because I gave a sermon on this once and I really wanted to figure it out. 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. For many of us—I feel it too—we start to get a little uncomfortable. Sheila on January 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm . So we thought, "Let's make an intro video to a word study series." So God tells him not to pray on behalf of the people. Another striking example comes up in the book of Jonah after the prophet preaches to Nineveh and the whole city turns to God. Tim says the entire context of Exodus 34:6-7 would have been assuring to the people of Israel, who lived in a world where gods were perceived as unpredictable. But I think like Jeremiah 18, you were talking about Jeremiah earlier, explains the consistency of God. What is the most important Bible verse? 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