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To Jeffrey: That was a mediocre play on words

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 17, 2006 at 16:14

Dear J,


Your play on words can only work on people who don't know their Bible, but not me. I know I have to instruct in the gospel, but not basic english written compositions. You quoted a few passages, in some of them God is the speaker addressing the children of Israel while in others it's Moses addressing his fellow Jews. Both God and Moses are talking about the same prophet, the same person but you try to make it look like they are talking about different people. They are not.

"I will raise up for THEM a prophet LIKE YOU from among THEIR brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him."

This is God telling Moses that He will raise a prophet for Israel like Moses.


"The LORD your God will raise up for YOU a prophet LIKE ME from among you, from YOUR brethren--him you shall heed--"

Moses was the intermediary between God and israel, therefore Moses related the message he received from God to the children of Israel. That God will raise a prophet for them, a prophet like himself. That's why Moses uses the pronoun "YOU".

Both God and Moses are talking about the same prophet. Not two different ones. So stop the deceptions.
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