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2nd Sun A
Sunday 19th January 2020


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The Gospel Paraphrased

There are many fine translations of the Gospels readily available.  This paraphrase is not meant to replace them.  Rather the intention here is to offer a more contemporary rendering so that you can imaginatively translate the Gospel into your own situation.

This Sunday's Gospel Paraphrased

Jn 1:29-34

The next day, seeing Jesus come towards him, John said, ‘See and understand, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I was talking about when I said that the one who comes after me ranks before me because he existed before me. I didn’t realise it was him yet I came baptising in order to reveal him to Israel.’ And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descend like a dove and remain above him. I didn’t realise it was him, but the one who sent me to baptise with water told me that the one on whom I recognised the Spirit descending and remaining was the one who would baptise with the Holy Spirit. I saw and now I testify, this one is the Son of God.

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