Jokes in the NT?

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  1. Sopranette

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    John 1:45-51

    Philip found Nathanael and said unto him, "We have found of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazaraeth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said to him," Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him," Come and see!" Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed in him there is no guile." Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, I saw you yesterday, standing under a fig tree." Nathanael said, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered him, "Because I saw you standing under a fig tree, believest thou? You shall see greater things than these." And He said to him," Truly, truly, I say unto you, you shall see the heavens opened and the angels of the Lord ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

    1Samuel 4-6

    "There was a deadly destruction throughout all the city....and the men that died not were smitten with hemorrhoids: and the cry of the city went up to heaven."

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    Gal 5:6-13 (Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition):

    For in Iesus Christ neither circumcision auaileth any thing, neither vncircumcision, but faith which worketh by loue.
    7 Ye did runne well: who did let you, that ye did not obey the trueth?
    8 It is not the perswasion of him that calleth you.
    9 A litle leauen doeth leauen the whole lumpe.
    10 I haue trust in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but hee that troubleth you, shall beare his condemnation, whosoeuer he be.
    :11 And brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why doe I yet suffer persecution? Then is the slaunder of the crosse abolished.
    12 Would to God they were euen cut off, which doe disquiet you.
    13 For brethren, ye haue bene called vnto libertie: onely vse not your libertie as an occasion vnto the flesh, but by loue serue one another.

    Paul's joke: If they cut off some to circumcise,
    and they think that saves them -- how much more they would
    be saved if they would cut it all off?
     
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    Aside from the fact that you mislocated the OT verse, which is I Sam. 5:12, your point is?

    Although I can assure you that hemorrhoids are painful from my own experience.

    But there still does not seem to be a point about Nathaniel, unless I missed your sense, that I can see.

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    Here is a funny KJV humor (it is only funny in
    the English and in the KJVs)

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    2 Kings 19:35 (KJV1769):
    And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out,
    and smote in the camp of the Assyrians
    an hundred fourscore and five thousand:
    and when they1 arose early in the morning,
    behold, they2 were all dead corpses.

    Of course, it is only funny if you
    resolve the first "they1" as "the Assyrians"
    and the second "they2" as "the Assyrians"
    so it reads:

    2 Kings 19:35 (KJV1769):
    And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out,
    and smote in the camp of the Assyrians
    an hundred fourscore and five thousand:
    and when the Assyrians arose early in the morning,
    behold, the Assyrians were all dead corpses.

    Compare to the clarity of the HCSB = The Holman Christian Standard Bible
    2 Kings 19:35 (HCSB):

    That night the angel of the Lord went out
    and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians.
    When the people got up the [next] morning-there
    were all the dead bodies!


    But I love to praise Jesus in 17th Century talk:
    :wavey: Praise Iesus, the Christ :wavey:
     
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    Another good argument for using an updated translation.

    "The men who did not die were struck with tumors, and the cry of the city went up to heaven." (ESV)
     
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    Same difference, both are a pain in the back side... :thumbs:
     
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    I Sam. 5:12 in a few versions
    I gotta' admit, I don't recall ever hearing even one single sermon preached on this text.

    But I do think that 1994 is fairly recent, personally.

    I do wonder if the cry that went up was:


    "Who took my [​IMG] ???"

    And the response of the guy holding the toothbrush who said , "Oops!" [​IMG]


    [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Our pastor has been teaching through the Old Testament for several months in Sunday School now and taught out of 1 Samuel 5 a few weeks back.

    The army being smitten with emrods was mentioned and that passage of Scripture was a two-week study.
     
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    Opps, sorry! But the one where Nathaniel is getting all worked up is still kind of funny!

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    I Cor 11:18

    For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. (KJV)

    (Pun)
     
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    I guess I simply don't get what you are driving at concerning Nathaniel.

    It either sailed several feet over my head, or cut me off below the knees, but either way, I still don't get it. :confused:

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