Oh, How He Loves You: Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God is among you; He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 Berean Study Bible

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”


The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing


The Eternal your God is standing right here among you, and He is the champion who will rescue you. He will joyfully celebrate over you;  He will rest in His love for you; He will joyfully sing because of you like a new husband.

The Voice

“The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.


Amplified Bible – Translation method

The Amplified Bible attempts to take both word meaning and context into account in order to accurately translate the original text from one language into another. The Amplified Bible does this through the use of explanatory alternate readings and amplifications to assist the reader in understanding what Scripture really says. Multiple English word equivalents to each key Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise have been concealed by the traditional translation method.

Amplified Bible – Pros and Cons

The Amplified Bible can be a valuable study tool, as the different “alternate” renderings can give additional insight into the meaning of a text. The problem is the words the AMP gives alternate renderings for CAN mean those things, but do not mean ALL of those things. The fact that a word can have different meanings does not mean that every possible meaning is a valid rendering each time the word occurs. Also, it being based on the American Standard Version results in some of its wordings sounding archaic.

Kimberly Mervyn

Director of Soul Care

Leading spiritual transformation, Kimberly seeks the Lord’s will for Holy Yoga instructors and Holy Yoga communities. She collaborates with Holy Yoga Global to ensure that the Holy Yoga community remains Christ-centered and that the Word is studied well. Kimberly also works with Holy Yoga curriculum in order to enable and encourage Holy Yoga instructors to build and deepen communities. She studied at Premanada Yoga School in 2013 and received her Holy Yoga certification in 2014. She is a certified Spiritual Director through Selah School of Spiritual Direction. She and her incredible husband, Howard, have 4 children and she loves to cook, hike, and have soul-stirring conversations.

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