NL-Day025 Genesis 41; Job 25; Mark 15:33-47
In yesterday's reading, Joseph interpreted two dreams. He said something significant: Interpreting dreams is God’s business.
Yesterday Job said,
Why doesn't God set a time for judging, a day of justice for those who serve him? (Job 24:1)
And speaking of the helpless and downtrodden he said,
“In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers. (v12)
Starting in v18 GNT follows a number of other translations in saying that Zophar chimed in, disagreeing that the wicked are indeed punished, contradicting what Job was saying. NLT doesn’t do that. When you find a place like that and want more information, it is always a good idea to see if the NET (New English Translation) has a footnote. If you are using the YouVersion Bible reader, and do not see the footnote marks in NET and GNT, click the Menu button, then click Settings, and activate Show Notes.
In chapter 25, Bildad only has time to speak a few lines when Job interrupts him.
In the first half of this chapter, Jesus was tried by Pilate, and condemned when Pilate caved in to pressure orchestrated by the religious leaders. The soldiers beat and mocked Jesus, he was nailed to the cross, and then everyone mocked him.
GNT Translation notes:
Gen. 41:55 When the Egyptians began to be hungry, they cried out to the king for food. So he ordered them to go to Joseph and do [whatever Joseph//what he] told them.
Mrk. 14:40 Some women were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome.
47 Mary [— the one from Magdalene//Magdalene] and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed.