Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses in Japanese – Number 11-20

Continuing our series from The Previous Top 100 Bible Verses in Japanese Post

Here are verses #11-20 of the Top 100 Most Read Bible Verses in Japanese

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#11 Ephesians 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

— あなたがたの救われたのは、実に、恵みにより、信仰によるのである。それは、あなたがた自身から出たものではなく、神の賜物である。

Kanji Used – 救 – Salvation (Sukui) / 実 – truly, truth (Jitsu) / 恵み – Grace (Megumi) / 信仰 – Faith (Shinko) / 自身 – Own,Oneself (Jishin) / 出た – To come from, to exit out of (Deta) / 神 – God (Kami) / 賜物 – Gift (Tamamono)

#12 Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

しかし、御霊の実は、愛、喜び、平和、寛容、慈愛、善意、忠実、

Kanji Used – 御霊 – Spirit (Mitama) / 実 – Fruit (Mi) / 愛 – Love (Ai) / 喜び – Joy (Yorokobi) / 平和 – Peace (Heiwa) / 寛容 – Tolerance (Kanyo) / 善意 – Good Will (Zen I) / 忠実 – Faithfulness (Chujitsu)

#13 Romans 12:1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

兄弟たちよ。そういうわけで、神のあわれみによってあなたがたに勧める。あなたがたのからだを、神に喜ばれる、生きた、聖なる供え物としてささげなさい。それが、あなたがたのなすべき霊的な礼拝である。

Kanji Used – 兄弟 – Brothers (Kyoudai) / 神 – God (Kami) / 勧 – Recommendation (Susumu) / 喜ばれる – Appreciated By (Yorokobareru) / 生きた – Living (Ikita) / 聖なる供え物 – Holy Offerings (Seinaru Sonaemono) / 霊的 – Spiritual (Reiteki) / 礼拝 – Worship (Reihai)

#14 John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

盗人が来るのは、盗んだり、殺したり、滅ぼしたりするためにほかならない。わたしがきたのは、羊に命を得させ、豊かに得させるためである。

Kanji Used – 盗人 – Thief (Nusu Hito) / 来る – To come (kuru) / 盗 – To steal (Nusu) / 殺し – To Kill, Murder (Kurushi) / 滅ぼし – To destroy (Horoboshi) / 羊 – Sheep (Hitsuji) / 命 – Life (Inochi / 得させ – Have,obtain (Esase) / 豊か – Fully, Abudantly (Yutaka)

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#15 Acts 18:10: For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.

あなたには、わたしがついている。だれもあなたを襲って、危害を加えるようなことはない。この町には、わたしの民が大ぜいいる

Kanji Used – 襲って – Attack (Osotte) / 危害 – Harm (Kigai) / 加える – To Add (Kuwareru) / 町 – City, Town (Machi) / 民 – People,National (Min)

#16 Acts 18:9: One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.

すると、ある夜、幻のうちに主がパウロに言われた、「恐れるな。語りつづけよ、黙っているな

Kanji Used – 夜 – Night,Evening (Yoru) / 幻 – Vision,Apparition (Maboroshi) / 主 – Lord (Shu) / 言われた – To be told / 恐れるな – Do not be afraid (Osoreru Na) / 語 – Language,Speech (Go) / 黙 – Silence (Dama)

#17 Acts 18:11: So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.

パウロは一年六か月の間ここに腰をすえて、神の言を彼らの間に教えつづけた。

Kanji Used – 年 – Year (Nen) / 六 – Six (Roku) / 月 – Month (Getsu) / 間 – Time,Period (Ma) / 腰 – Hip (Koshi) / 神 – God (Kami) / 言 – Word (Gen) / 彼 – He,His (Kare) / 間 – Time,Period (Ma) / 教え – Teaching (Oshie)

#18 Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

生きているのは、もはや、わたしではない。キリストが、わたしのうちに生きておられるのである。しかし、わたしがいま肉にあって生きているのは、わたしを愛し、わたしのためにご自身をささげられた神の御子を信じる信仰によって、生きているのである

Kanji Used – 生 – Life (Sei) / 肉 – Flesh (Niku) / 愛 – Love (Ai) / 自身 – Oneself (Jishin) / 神 – Kami (God) / 御子 – God’s Son (Miko) / 信 – Faith,Trust (Shin) / 信仰 – Faith (Shinkou)

#19 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

もし、わたしたちが自分の罪を告白するならば、神は真実で正しいかたであるから、その罪をゆるし、すべての不義からわたしたちをきよめて下さる。

Kanji Used – 自分 – Myself,Oneself (Jibun) / 罪 – Sin (Tsumi) / 告白 – Confession (Koku Haku) / 神 – God (Kami) / 真実 – Truth (Shinjitsu) / 正しい – Righteous (Tadashi) / 不義 – Unrighteousness (Fugi)

#20 Romans 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

すなわち、すべての人は罪を犯したため、神の栄光を受けられなくなっており

Kanji Used – 人 – Person (Hito) / 罪 – Sin (Tsumi) / 犯す – To commit a crime,break a rule (okasu) / 神 – God (Kami) / 栄光 – Glory (Eikou) / 受ける – To receive (Ukeru)

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Check back next week when we post #21-30

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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Integrated Learning: Android Development and Learning Language – Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese

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Want to make an android application? Want to learn a language at the same time?  Don’t know how to code? No Problem. You can develop Android applications, learn the basics of coding, and develop final products, WHILE LEARNING YOUR TARGET LANGUAGE. Read more below to find out how.

I am using the MIT App Inventor which you can get access to here: http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/, it comes with a point and click app designer, as well as a point and click coding interface and many video tutorials geared towards absolute beginners.  The Idea being that coding should be accessible to everyone, MIT has crafted an amazing tool that allows you to develop simple mobile applications that you can publish to the android store.

So how am I using this to learn language?

I am building an application that displays a random verse of scripture in English and Japanese with a vocabulary list that displays the kanji. You can see the beginnings of it in the screenshot above.

If you have ever seen the last lecture by the late carnegie mellon professor Randy Pausch, he speaks about “headfake” learning, the idea being that by taking the focus off of learning and participating in activities where the concepts of what you want to learn are used, you are able to learn much more efficiently.

I have noticed that using app inventor is so fun that I do not mind studying the vocabulary in order to build the application. It’s a twofer!

Setup is very simple, you just need to download a 99mb tool kit if you want to run an android emulator for the program that you are building and everything else is cloud based.  You retain rights for everything that you develop so you can publish the application later to the google play store and monetize it!

It’s a win win win.

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Bible Japanese: John 3:16 Furigana Hiragana Bible

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John 3:16 Furigana Hiragana Bible

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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Bible Japanese: Proverbs 9:10 – Furigana Hiragana Bible

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Proverbs 9:10 Furigana Hiragana Bible

In an Earlier Post, we showed you about using the Kougo KJV App to study the bible and learn Japanese.  Here we will break down the Verse and Kanji Used.

Proverbs Chapter 9 Verse 10

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

Literal Translation: The fear of the Lord is the source of wisdom, to know the holy, is the enlightenment

List of Kanji –

主 – God

恐 – Fear

知恵 – Wisdom

聖 – Holy

聖なる者 – Holy One

知 – Understanding / To Know

悟 – Realize

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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!!!!

JLPT N4 Resources – Study Update

Between going on vacation and hanging out with Domo-Kun, getting sick, and playing airsoft, we have been unfortunately neglecting the regular updates of this blog!  We apologize!!!

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However, we have some good news!  Both of us have registered for the JLPT N4 Exam.  The exam is 3 months away, taking place on July 5th.

In order to mark this momentous occasion, I have compiled a list of Study Resources geared towards the JLPT N4 Exam.

1) JapanesePod101 Prep Course

JPod101 has a prep course geared directly towards preparing you for the JLPT N4 Exam.

It explains what to expect during the exam and how to prepare for it, it also discusses some of the most commonly used vocabulary in an innovative “meta” way.

2) The JLPT Level N4 Study Page

This page provides a comprehensive vocabulary, kanji, grammar, and idioms guide.  It also gives examples of past tests and quizzes.  All in all a great resource.  However, beware that this page adheres to the previous format of the test so some of the information about the test itself may be a bit dated.  There is also a link to a JLPT study forum.

3) JLPT Bootcamp N4 Official Workbook

An older article, but should still be quite useful.

4) Nihongo Ichiban JLPTN4 Study Material

A slick and stylish well compiled site.  Some repeated material, but seems to be quite up to date.

5) Anki JLPT Decks

Good list of anki practice decks for all levels of jlpt.

I took an n5 practice test the other day and did well.  I hope that n4 affords a considerable challenge.  And after we pass it, it will be on to N2!

Registering for the exam has done wonders for my motivation.  It has given me a renewed commitment to my Japanese learning.

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Japanese Airsoft Vocabulary – サバイバルゲーム

Airsoft – in Japan, is referred to as サバイバルゲーム or Sa Ba I Ba Ru gamu – Sabage for Short.  It is kind of like paintball, only it can be done without ruining the carpet.

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Throughout the course of playing with Japanese people, I quickly realized that I should probably learn some Airsoft Japanese

Here is a list of Japanese Airsoft Vocabulary Terms;

アサルトライフル – Asarutoraifuru – Assault Rifle

カムフラージュ – Kamufurāju – Camoflauge

ヒット- Hitto – Way to say that youre hit!  (You can also say – ヒットとります – hitto torimasu – I’ve been hit)

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近接戦闘(CQB)- Kinsetsu sentō (CQB) – There are generally two types of airsoft – close quarters indoor and outdoor. CQB refers to close quarters airsoft.

グルーピング – Gurūpingu – Grouping – Where your bullets hit, showing a sign of accuracy.

スコープ – Sukopu – Scope – Aiming sight for a sniper rifle.

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援護 –  Engo – Cover/ Suppcort – Asking for covering fire.

援護射撃 – Engo shageki – Covering Fire!  ( Used to request cover fire.)

右 – Migi – Right  (Used to indicate direction.)

左 – Hidari – Left (Used to indicate direction.)

あそこ – Asoko – Over There

います – Imasu – Theres someone!  – You can say this to indicate that there is someone waiting around a corner.

アイアンサイト – Aian saito – Iron Sight – Metal sight connected to the gun and used for aiming.

レイル – Reiru – Rail – Refers to a rail attachment system that guns use so that they can add attachments.  Very popular!

援護に回れ – engo ni maware – Go provide support!

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I will be adding to this list in the coming weeks so check back for more updates!

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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.

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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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