Thursday, August 29, 2013

Reader's Diary #1054- The New King James Version Bible: The Gospel of John

Finally, I've made it through the gospels. I wish I didn't feel that way, but the repetition of the four gospels did wear on me toward the end.

After finishing John I thought, wait a sec, what about "Jesus wept"? I loved that verse. Shortest verse in the Bible, powerful, and... I missed it? What gospel was that in? Turns out, John. Chapter 11, verse 35.

And I skimmed over it. Burnt out on the gospels and skimmed over one of the best lines.

Then I started thinking of other lines from the gospels that I knew of beforehand. "Why have you forsaken me?" What a controversial quote of Jesus that turned out to be. Again, I missed it. Way back in the book of Matthew. For someone who's been blogging about books for the past 3 decades, I'm realizing that I'm not the most careful or attentive of readers. It's time to pack it in I guess.

Nah! This time next week I'll still be here, missing the finer points of Acts.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Everyone knows it's hard to see through Minute Maid!

Perogyo said...

Possibly it would be easier to read without the fake eyeballs?