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We have had some good laughs, especially when we see some of the typos in our worship song book. Then of course, there are the times when children or even adults have misunderstood what the lyrics were..
Thought you might get a chuckle too!
Rust in the Lord with all your heart....and lean not on your own understanding... (Trust in the Lord; Ronen Shalom)
On your walls, Oh Jerusalem we shall never hold our peach. (On Your Walls: Paul Wilbur)
...out where the yeast winds have blown us, away from our home... (Call to Ephraim, Lenny & Varda Harris)
He has mittens and He will bind us up again... ( I suppose smitten sounds like mittens...)
Get away from the people... (Prepare the Way; Paul Wilbur)
He'll wipe away your tears, And still your restless sighs,
And lovingly He'll listen till you stop your worthless cries.
(um, that would be "wordless"
He'll Wipe Away Your Tears: Michael Card)
In a slightly different vein, we have been studying through Joshua for the past few months. No less than 27 times is there a reference to the cities and their villages, begining with:
|Jos 13:23||And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and the border [thereof]. This [was] the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their families, the cities and the villages thereof.|
and ending with:
|Jos 19:48||This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.|
It is our custom to read the portion aloud, taking turns to allow as many as possible to read. As we have been reading through Joshua Janell had a "slip of the tongue" that gave us a new contraction!
She kept finding herself saying "and their cittages," a rather useful way to say it, don't you think?
As we were reading from Judges on Shabbat, it came to an 8 year old boy's turn.
And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
We were all trying hard not to laugh as he had a few pronunciation challenges. He came to the history of fathers and sons, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo...
I was thinking of the bird being funny, but he pronounced it as "duedue"...
A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 15:13 NKJV