Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses in Japanese – Number 31- 40

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#31 Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

しかし彼はわれわれのとがのために傷つけられ、われわれの不義のために砕かれたのだ。 彼はみずから懲しめをうけて、われわれに平安を与え、その打たれた傷によって、われわれはいやされたのだ。

Kanji Used – 彼 – He (Kare) / 傷 – Wound (Kizu) / 不義 – Iniquity, Misconduct (Fugi) / 砕か – Crush,Smash (Kudaka) / 懲しめ – To punish (Koshime) / 平安 – Peace (Heian) / 与え – Giving (Atae) / 打 – To hit (Da)

#32 1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

ただ、心の中でキリストを主とあがめなさい。また、あなたがたのうちにある望みについて説明を求める人には、いつでも弁明のできる用意をしていなさい。

Kanji Used – 心 – Heart (Kokoro) / 中 – Inside (Naka) / 主 – Lord,God (Shu) / 望み – Wish,Desire (Nozomi) / 説明 – Explanation (Setsumei) / 求める – Seek (Motomeru) / 人 – Person (Hito) / 用意 – Preparation (Yoi) / 弁明 – Explanation,Apology (Benmei)

#33 2 Timothy 3:16: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

聖書は、すべて神の霊感を受けて書かれたものであって、人を教え、戒め、正しくし、義に導くのに有益である。

Kanji Used – 聖書 – Scripture (Seisho) / 神 – God (Kami) / 霊感 – Inspiration (Reikan) / 受け – Received (Uke) / 書く – To write, Written (Kaku) / 人 – Person (Hito) / 教え – Teaching (Oshie) / 戒め – Rebuking (Imashime) / 正しくし – Correcting (Tadashikushi) / 義 – Righteousness (Gi) / 導く – Leading to (Michibiku) / 有益 – Beneficial, Profitable (Yueki)

#34 Matthew 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

まず神の国と神の義とを求めなさい。そうすれば、これらのものは、すべて添えて与えられるであろう。

Kanji Used – 神の国  – God’s Kingdom (Kami no Kuni) / 義 – Teaching,Doctrine (Gi) / 求める – To seek (Motomeru) / 添え – To add as support(soete) / To gift/give – 与え (Atae)

#35 Hebrews 12:2: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

信仰の導き手であり、またその完成者であるイエスを仰ぎ見つつ、走ろうではないか。彼は、自分の前におかれている喜びのゆえに、恥をもいとわないで十字架を忍び、神の御座の右に座するに至ったのである。

Kanji Used – 信仰 – Faith (Shinko) / 導 – Guidance (Michibi(ku)) / 手 – Hand (Te) / 完 – Perfect,Finish (Kan) / 成 – To become(Naru) / 者 – Person (Mono) / 仰ぐ – To look up to (Aogu) / 見 – To look(Miru) / 走 – To run (Hashiru) / 彼 – He (Kare) / 自分 – Oneself (Jibun) / 前 – Before, In front (Mae) / 喜び – Joy (Yorokobi) / 恥 – Shame,Disgrace (Haji) / 十字架 – Cross (Jujika) / 忍び – To Endure,Bear (Shinobi) / 神 – God (Kami,Shin) / 御座 – HonorSeat (Goza) / 右 – Right,Righthandside (Migi) / 座 – Seat (Za) / 至 – To arrive (shitaru)

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#36 1 Peter 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

神はあなたがたをかえりみていて下さるのであるから、自分の思いわずらいを、いっさい神にゆだねるがよい。

Kanji Used – 神 – God (Kami) / 下 – Below (Shita) / 自分 – Himself,Oneself (Jibun) / 思い – Feelings,Care (Omoi)

#37 Ephesians 2:10: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

わたしたちは神の作品であって、良い行いをするように、キリスト・イエスにあって造られたのである。神は、わたしたちが、良い行いをして日を過ごすようにと、あらかじめ備えて下さったのである

Kanji Used – 神 – God (Kami) / 作品 – Work,Product (Sakuhin) / 良い – Good (Yoi) / 造 – Makeup,Structure (Tsuku) / 行い – Conduct,Deeds (Okonai) / 日 – Day (Hi) / 過ごす – To Spend (Sugosu) / 備え – Provision (Sonae) / 下 – Below,Before (Shita)

#38 1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

あなたがたの会った試錬で、世の常でないものはない。神は真実である。あなたがたを耐えられないような試錬に会わせることはないばかりか、試錬と同時に、それに耐えられるように、のがれる道も備えて下さるのである。

Kanji Used – 会 – Meeting (Kai) / 試錬 – Trial,Temptation (Shiren) / 世の常 – Ordinary,run-of-the-mill (Yo no tsune) / 真実 – Truth (Shinjitsu) /  耐える – To Bear,Endure (Taeru) / 同時 – simultaneously (Doji) / 道 – Road (Michi) / 備え – Provision,Preparation (Sonae)

#39 Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

すべて重荷を負うて苦労している者は、わたしのもとにきなさい。あなたがたを休ませてあげよう

Kanji Used – 重荷 – Heavy Burden (Omoni) / 負 – Negative (Fu) / 苦労 – Troubles,Hardship (Kuro) / 者 – Person (Mono) / 休み - Holiday、Rest (Yasumi)

#40 Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

さて、信仰とは、望んでいる事がらを確信し、まだ見ていない事実を確認することである.

Kanji Used – 信仰 – Faith (Shinko) / 望ん – Hoped For, Wants (Nozon) / 事 – Thing (Koto) / 確信 – Confidence,Conviction (Kakushin) / 見 – To See (Mi) / 事実 – Fact (Jijitsu) / 確認 – Confirmation (Kakunin)

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Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses in Japanese – Number 1-10

As many of you know, I am currently developing an Android App that will teach you Japanese by reading the bible,

I have been able to learn many Kanji by transcribing popular bible verses, and the app itself will contain the top 100 most read scripture passages according to biblegateway.

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#1 John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

神はそのひとり子を賜わったほどに、この世を愛して下さった。それは御子を信じる者がひとりも滅びないで、永遠の命を得るためである。

Kanji Used: 神 – God (Kami) / 子 – Son,Child (Ko) / 賜 – Give (Tama) / 世 – World (Yo) / 愛 – Love (Ai) / 御子 – God’s Son (Miko) / 信 – Faith (Shin) / 者 – Person (Mono) / 滅びる – To die, Be destroyed (Horobi) / 永遠 – Eternity (Eien) / 命 – Life (Inochi) / 得 – To profit, Gain (E)

#2 Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

主を恐れることは知恵のもとである、聖なる者を知ることは、悟りである List of Kanji – 主 – God (Shu) / 恐 – Fear (Kowa) / 知恵 – Wisdom (Chie) / 聖 – Holy, Saint (Sei) / 聖なる者 – Holy One (Seinarumono) / 知 – Understanding (Chi) / 悟る – Realize (Satoru)

#3 Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

わたしはあなたがたのために立てている計画をよく知っているからだ。ー主の御告げー それはわざわいではなくて、平安を与える計画であり、あなたがたに将来と希望を与えるためのものだ。

List of Kanji – 計画 -Plan (Keikaku) / 知 -To Know, Understand (Chi) / 主 – God (Shu) / 御告 – Revelation (O tsuge) / 平安 – Peace (Heian) / 与 – Given (Atae) / 将来 – Future (Shourai) / 希望 – Hope (Kibo)

#4 Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

神を愛する者、すなはち御旨によりて召されたる者の爲には、凡てのこと相働きて益となるを我らは知る。

Kanji Used – 神 – God (Kami) / 愛 – Love (Ai) / 者 – Person (Mono) / 御旨 – intention (Gyoshi) / 召 – To call (Me) / 爲 – Sake (Tame) / 凡 – All (Yoso) / 相 – Together (Ai) / 働 – Works (Hatara(ku)) / 益 – Benefit (Eki) / 我 – I,Me (GA) / 知 – To know. (Chi)

#5 Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

わたしを強くして下さるかたによって、何事でもすることができる。

Kanji Used – 強 – Strength (Tsuyo) / 何事 – Everything (Nanigoto)

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#6 Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

はじめに神は天と地とを創造された。

Kanji Used – 神 – God (Kami) / 天 – Heaven (Ten) / 地 – Earth (Chi) / 創造 – Creation. (Souzou)

#7 Proverbs 3:6: In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

すべての道で主を認めよ、そうすれば、主はあなたの道をまっすぐにされる

Kanji Used – 道 – Ways (Michi) / 主 – Lord (Shu) / 認 – Recognize,Acknowledge (Mitomeru)

#8 Romans 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

あなたがたは、この世と妥協してはならない。むしろ、心を新たにすることによって、造りかえられ、何が神の御旨であるか、何が善であって、神に喜ばれ、かつ全きことであるかを、わきまえ知るべきである。

Kanji Used – この世 – This world (Kono Yo) / 妥協 – Compromise, Conform (Da Kyou) / 心 – Heart,Spirit (Kokoro) / 新 – New (Shin) / 造り – Structure, Making (Tsukuri) / 何 – What (Nani) / 善 – Good (Zen) / 神 – God (Kami) / 喜ばれ – Pleasing (Yorokobare) / 全 – All (Zen) / 知る – To Know (Shiru)

#9 Philippians 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

何事も思い煩ってはならない。ただ、事ごとに、感謝をもって祈と願いとをささげ、あなたがたの求めるところを神に申し上げるがよい

Kanji Used – 何事 – Everything (Nanigoto) / 思い – Think (Omoi) / 煩 – Trouble (Han) / 事ごと – Everything (Koto Goto) / 感謝 – Thanks (Kansha) / 祈 – Pray (Inori) / 願い – Wish (Negai) / 求める – To wish for (Motomeru) / 神 – God (Kami) / 申し上 – To say onto (Moshia)

#10 Matthew 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

それゆえに、あなたがたは行って、すべての国民を弟子として、父と子と聖霊との名によって、彼らにバプテスマを施し,

Kanji Used – 行 – To Go (Iku) / 国民 – National (Kokumin) / 弟子 – Disciple (Deshi) / 父 – Father (Chi Chi) / 子 – Son (Ko) / 聖霊 – Holy Spirit (Seirei) / 名 – Name (Na) / 彼ら – They (Karera) / 施し – Charity (Hodokoshi)

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Bible Japanese: John 3:16 Furigana Hiragana Bible

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John Chapter 3 Verse 16

John 3:16

This is one of the most famous verses of the bible and some people claim that it can summarize the gospel in a nutshell.

You have heard it yourself more than likely.

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Breakdown:

English: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Japanese: 神はそのひとり子を賜わったほどに、この世を愛して下さった。それは御子を信じる者がひとりも滅びないで、永遠の命を得るためである。

Kanji Used:

神 – God

子 – Son / Child

賜 – Give

世 – World

愛 – Love

御子 – God’s Son

信 – Faith

者 – Person / Someone of that nature

滅びる – To perish / die / be destroyed

永遠 – Eternity

命 – Life

得 – To profit or to gain.

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What I learned taking the JLPT N4 Practice Test – Steps to study going forward.

Yesterday My wife and I were able to have the opportunity to take the JLPT N4 Practice exam.

Here are the key take-aways.

1) You know much less Kanji than you think you do.

2) You know much less Grammar than you think you do.

3) You know much less than you think you do.

I would say that after 6 months of study, we were able to fail respectably.  However in the next two weeks, we have time to prepare.

Here is our course of action –

Memrise –

Tae Kim’s guide to Grammar Course

JLPT Bootcamp – JLPT N4 Course

JapanesePod101 –

JapanesePod101 – NEW JLPT N4 Prep Course  (Under the bonus courses section)

We will both try to study for about 3-4 hours per day for the next two weeks in order to obtain a passing Grade.

I had an unfortunate experience of sitting next to a very urusai person who scribbled loud notes during the listening section. Note to Self – Keep coffee intake light.

Please wish us luck!!!!

Top 5 Funny Japanese Body Language Gestures

Japan is an interesting place and most foreigners will find things that they don’t understand.  One of the most comically different things is Japanese body gestures and body language.

Check out these five funny gestures below! More Japanese Lessons!

please

Please! / I’m sorry!

You can ask please by putting your hands together and saying onegaishimasu.  You can also use this gesture to say that you are sorry!

me?

“Me?”

If you want to ask if someone is talking about you you can point to your nose and upturn your eyebrows. You can also ask “Watashi?” while doing this.

come here

“Come here for a minute!” / “come here!”

By limp wristedly flapping your wrist up and down with a downturned palm, you can beckon for someone to come over to you!  It is the equivalent of the curled finger motion, but with non sexually suggestive undertones.

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“They’re arguing!”

By straightening your two index fingers and alternately crossing their paths (think itsy bitsy spider), you can let someone know that an argument is happening.  You do not need to use words with this gesture.

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“No Way!”

By waving your hand in front of your face as if you are batting away a cloud of noxious smell, you can signal that you are in complete disagreement!  It is just like saying “no way!” in English!

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