Wednesday, 12 August 2009

God has visited His people

On one of the forums I am debating I was presented the following:


Luke 6:11

Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Naim; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

Just sayin'.
I replied:
Luke 6:16: Lu 7:16 Now everyone was overcome with fear and they began to glorify the God, saying: “A great prophet has been raised up among us, and The God has visited His People!” (MHM)
Lu 7:16 All were awe-struck, and they gave glory to God—some saying, "A Prophet, a great Prophet, has risen up among us." Others said, "God has not forgotten His People." (Williams)
‘God did look upon His people.’ (YLT), and God has turned his face towards his people." (Phil), "God has given thought to his people." (BBE), “God has come to help his people.” (Cjb), "God has taken care of his people." (GWV)

“God has visited His people.” or in a few more translations: "God has seen his people" or "God has taken care of His people" / looked back (HSVNTPS in translation) (WV 95) (Afr) "payed attention" (LEI) "and God looked back at His ecclesia" (NB) "and God cared about Hs people" (Nbv) "and God looked mercifully down at his people" (Willibrord 78), "Looked in grace" (AlbNT), "Today we have seen what God can do" (Book) "God has taken care of his people" (GNB)

Like in Luke 5 people were astonished and praised God. It is because a prophet has come down, or a spokesman from God that they can say that it was the God who came unto them. In other translations it is clear that they agreed that it was God who looked at them (from there: "joined them")

God did not forget them and send them a prophet. God also has visited the people because it was God who raised the dead boy. Jesus did not claim that he raised him from the dead. Because God had done that, He really came to join His people. 


Who can help me further out with answers?

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