Dayspring is an old word that means “dawn” or “morning”. It is not used in our language today, but you may be familiar with the Christian greeting card company that is named after it. The word is only mentioned twice in the Bible, once in the beginning and once near the birth of Christ, and only in the King James Version. Some of our words change meaning or become archaic over the years, so that is why it is necessary to have updated versions of the Bible with current meanings. You can see from the two translations below how the updated version makes it easier to read without losing the original meaning. King James Version: “Hast thou commanded the morning […]
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Jesus  (John 8:12) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Sermon on the Mount, Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land […]
The Holy One of Israel is the main title for God used by the prophet Isaiah. It is mentioned 25 times in book of Isaiah, but rarely mentioned elsewhere in the Bible. However, the concept of God’s Holiness is mentioned throughout the Bible. This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says… I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. (Isaiah 43:14-15) The concept of God being Holy is first told in the Bible through the encounter with Moses at the burning bush. God said, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)  Holiness continues in the book of Leviticus, when the Israelites […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.