Today my leather-bound Gk. NT arrived (along with the Turabian style guide, the one used by theologians, and a book of Gk. principal parts). Now panache62 and I each have our own Gk. NT and between the two of us we have the two versions that all NT scholars use, so that's handy.
Today I also completed my first translation from the NT, John 2:13-25. And, by coincidence, John 2:13-22 is today's Gospel! So, without further ado, and because it has taken a lot of work to get to this point in a very short amount of time (only ten weeks!), here it is!
Then the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And in the temple area he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves as well as seated money-changers, and he made a whip out of some ropes and chased everyone out of the temple area along with their sheep and cattle, and he dumped out the money-changers' coins and overturned their tables, and he said to the people who sold doves, "Take these away, and stop turning my Father's house into a market." His disciples remembered that it had been written, "Zeal for your house will consume me."
So the Jews answered and said to him, "What sign can you show us for doing this?" Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." So the Jews said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?" But he said this about the temple of his body. So when he had been raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had said.
And while Jesus was in Jerusalem during the feast of the Passover, many, because they saw the signs that he was performing, believed in his name; but Jesus did not entrust himself to them, because he knew them all and because he did not need anyone to testify about humankind; for he himself knew what was in humankind.
x-posted to my own journal