What’s your favorite passage from The Message?

A few months ago I decided to mainly write positive posts pertaining to translations. The Message isn’t one of my favorites but I’ve learned it has its bright spots thanks to other bloggers. If you don’t like it at all please don’t comment.

Mine is Psalm 119:92 “If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so, I would have given up when the hard times came.”

I wrote about this in a previous post.

If you have a favorite verse or passage, or more than one, please post them here.

5 Responses to “What’s your favorite passage from The Message?”


  1. 1 Jake

    I occasionally look up verses in the Message online, but I do not own a copy nor does anyone else in my house. Thus, I have not read much of it. However, I really like the Bible for a lot of what I have read. I am considering getting a copy.However, the silliness of this verse and the fact that our dog has done it before makes it hilarious to me. I’ll have to say it is my favorite.”As a dog eats its own vomit, so fools recycle silliness.” -Proverbs 26:11 (MSG)I think the Message kind of takes what the verse implies and says it very bluntly. It fully makes the comparison with recycling silliness (or folly) as eating the vomit shows recycling more than just returning to the vomit.

  2. 2 Tim

    Psalm 116: 12-19
    What can I give back to God       
    for the blessings he’s poured out on me?    
    I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!      
    I’ll pray in the name of God;    
    I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,       
    and I’ll do it together with his people.    
    When they arrive at the gates of death,       
    God welcomes those who love him.    
    Oh, God, here I am, your servant,       
    your faithful servant: set me free for your service!    
    I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice       
    and pray in the name of God.    
    I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,       
    and I’ll do it in company with his people,    
    In the place of worship, in God’s house,       
    in Jerusalem, God’s city.    Hallelujah!

  3. 3 Robin

    I love reading the messege too! It’s fun to read different versions and glean some new insights. 

  4. 4 Kevin Spencer

    Psalm 1-2
    How well God must like you—
    you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon,
    you don’t slink along Dead-End Road,
    you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.
    Instead you thrill to God’s Word,
    you chew on Scripture day and night.

  5. 5 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks for the interesting translation.
    Jeff

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