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John 1:29-31

March 6, 2013

29 The next day he saw the Jesus coming towards him and he said, “Behold! The the lamb of the god which lifts up the sin of the world. 30 This is about who I said, ‘Behind me is coming a man who has come in front of me, because he was before me.’ 31 and I did not know him, but so that he might be revealed to the Israel – according to this I came while immersing in water.

I find the phrase “lifts up the sin of the world” particularly interesting. I don’t think it’s going to change any doctrines or anything, but this is the most literal translation that I could come up with (which is what I try to do anyway). Lifts up is often translated “takes away” and “sin” is usually made plural. Does it matter? Don’t know, I’ll tuck that little piece of information away.

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