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Gifts and Rewards — 5 Comments

  1. AMEN! I receive This as I believe the On the word of God & I am established! Believe His Prophet & so Shall I PROSPER!!! THANK YOU AGAIN❣️

  2. People may not be interested in this study, but the Lord did speak about these words for a reason. I found a page from the original study! Let us look at the pattern of differences. I am not fluent in ancient languages so I have used G/K (updated Strong’s) numbers for Greek:

    ……………f…………..f
    G/K……….WORKS……….DEEDS
    4399………..1…………..0
    4566………..1…………..0
    4567………..1…………..0
    4639……….41………….17
    4611………..1………….45
    4659a……….1…………..0
    4659b……….2…………..0
    6213a……….6…………..0
    6384………..5…………..6
    6466………..2…………..0
    6468………..1…………..2
    5998………..1…………..0
    817…………0…………..1
    1697………..0…………..3
    1576………..0…………..1
    f>5
    6666………..0…………..7
    5949………..0………….17

    These results suggest to me that the translators of the NIV thought that there were differences between “works” and “deeds.” This confirms what the Lord said to my friend, that there were differences between these words. The reason is that the Lord may want us to do something that has no monetary reward, but there will be great reward in heaven. Amen

  3. My conclusion was that “deeds” had a more internal basis than “works.” Thus:

    DEEDS
    internal
    ________

    external

    WORKS
    external
    ________
    internal

    In other words, works are earned and deeds are noble.

    Note, my PhD is in psychology rather than theology. So I sent a copy of the study to a scholar in residence at UBS and he said that it was an “impressive study.” Back to works.

  4. Thank you. A friend received a Word that there is a difference between “works” and “deeds.” My study of these words led me to conclude that there is a difference between these words in the original languages, but the difference is clearer in the Greek than in the Hebrew. Professor Van Gemeren informed me directly that we cannot be certain in the Hebrew. However, the difference in the Hebrew is similar to the difference in the Greek. I posted the results of the study on my facebook and this is where I am proceeding.

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