I’m reading through The Message this year in my devotions, so I’m hoping to capture some of Eugene Petersen’s brilliance at paraphrase. Some fine examples:
- The Man said, Finally! (Gen 2.23) – Adam’s reaction to seeing Eve for the first time. Love it!
- It was so good, so very good (Gen 1.31) – God’s reaction to his own creative genius.
- Murder Meadow (Acts 1.19) – The place where Judas died.
- I’ve pitched my tent in the land of hope (Acts 2.26) – Peter quoting David. “Come, Brothers of Israel, pitch your tents in the land of hope.” Love it, love it!