John 8:12 – OP443

Light - artbybruce - Bruce Andrew

This still life is an Oil painting on canvas and measures 297 x 420 mm or 11.5 x 16.5 inches.
It was done as an entrant in the “Light” exhibition held by the Volmoed Art Group in Hermanus. For me the source of all light is Jesus Christ, both in a physical and spiritual dimension. It’s title is Light and the sub title is simply John 8:12.

There are hundreds of bible translations but they all say the same thing. No Jesus – No light and if there is no light you will lose your way and eventually stumble and fall.
The New International Version” (NIV) says in John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The Message” says
Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.”

The King James Version” says
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.

The Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB) says at Yochanan 8:12
12 Then again he spoke to them, saying, Ani Hu HaOhr HaOlam Hazeh. The one following me will never walk in choshech, but will have the Ohr HaChayyim.

The Japanese Living Bible (JLB) puts it this way
12 そのあとで、イエスは人々にお話しになりました。「わたしは世の光です。わたしに従って来れば、暗闇でつまずくことはありません。いのちの光が、あなたがたの進む道を明るく照らすからです。」

Not matter where you are, or what language you speak, the Bible’s message is the same.

These extracts are from Bible Gateway where you can read any one of the hundreds of Bible translations on their site.

I have added a second image of the incomplete work, which more accurately gives an idea of the depth of colour in the piece.

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