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WHUV QXPHOH GH]EUFkQGX-l cu totul de identitatea lui. Tot


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YUHRGDWFXPDUILSXWXWDUWDVRDUWDOXLPe undeva, el murise,
dar FRQWLQXDVWULDVF6XQWVLJXUFDIRVWWHQWDWVFUHDG
FDUILIRVWPDLELQHGDFIUDLLOXLO-ar fi omort. Ideea care
VH GHVSULQGH GH PDL VXV HVWH F DFLXQHD IUDLORU OXL D IRVW
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Dumnezeu. Era sclav ntr-RDUVWULQ1XSXWHDVSOHFHGLQ
(JLSW(UDSHYLDSURSULHWDWHDDOWFXLYD
Iosif a fost vndut unui om numit Potifar, RILHU DO
IDUDRQXOXLLFRQGXFWRUDOVWUMHULORU/-a slujit n jur de zece
ani. N-DSULPLWQLFLRGDWYUHRYHVWHGHODIDPLOLDOXLLWLDF
WDWOVXvOFUHGHDPRUW9LDDORUDPHUVvQDLQWHIUHO,RVLI
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41

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minile ei9]kQGuna ca asta, ea s-DVLPLWMLJQLWLDLSDW
9LRO3RWLIDUO-a aruncat pe Iosif n nchisoare.
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]LOHOH QRDVWUH $P VOXMLW vQ PDL PXOWH vQFKLVRUL L RULFkW GH
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DX VIkULW-o cu visurile lui Iosif. Au spus chiar cu gura lor:


9HQLLDFXPV-ORPRUkPLV-ODUXQFPvQWU-una din aceste
groSL 9RP YHGHD FH VH YD DOHJH GH YLVXULOH OXL (Geneza
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&UH]L RDUH F DWXQFL FkQG HL O-au vndut ca sclav,
Dumnezeu a privit n ceUXUL OD )LXO L OD 'XKXO 6IkQW
VSXQkQG&H-RVQHIDFHPDFXP"8LWHFHDXIFXWIUDLLOXL
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vQ FDUH UHDFLRQP VXJHUHD] F DFHVWD HVWH IHOXO vQ FDUH O
privim pe Dumnezeu.
6YHGHPFXPL-ar merge lui Iosif n bisericile noastre de
DVW]L'DFV-DUDVHPQDFXFHLPDLPXOLGLQWUHQRLWii ce
DUIDFH"$USXQHODFDOHU]EXQDUHD6-ar mngia cu gnduri
GH IHOXO &kQG SXQ PkQD SH HL OH IDF IHOXO L RPRU SH WRL
pentru ce mi-DXIFXW2VSOWHDVFSHQWUXDVWD
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l-DU IL OVDW V SXWUH]HDVF vQ WHPQL 3HQWUX F GDF DU IL
LHLWGLQvQFKLVRDUHFXPRWLYDLDDFHDVWDDUILXFLVFSHWHQLLOH
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l-ar ILLQFOXVLSH,XGDGLQDFUXLVSLGHQHDPXUPDV6H
QDVF0HVLD
Da, cei care l-au tratat pe Iosif n mod att de nemernic
au fost patriarhii lui Israel! Iar Dumnezeu i promisese lui
45

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YLQvQFHOHGLQXUPvQOXPHFKLDU'RPQXO,VXV,RVLIQXV-a
OVDW VWSkQLW Ge puterea ofensei, iar planul lui Dumnezeu a
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L FDUH L-au tulburat adnc. Iosif a interpretat visele
DPkQGXURUD FX R DFXUDWHH XLPLWRDUH 8QXO GLQWUH FHL GRL
XUPD V ILH HOLEHUDW L V-L UHSULPHDVF VOXMED LDU FHOODOW
XUPD V ILH Hxecutat. Iosif l-D UXJDW SH FHO FDUH XUPD V VH
vQWRDUF OD VOXMED OXL V-L DPLQWHDVF GH HO DWXQFL FkQG YD
UHLQWUD vQ JUDLLOH IDUDRQXOXL 2PXO V-a ntors n slujba lui
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YUHRWLUHGHODHO ,DWvQFRGH]DPJLUHSHQWUX,RVLIvQFR
RFD]LHGHDVHVLPLRIHQVDW
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A sosit vremea n care faraonul a avut un vis foarte
vQJULMRUWRU 1LFLXQXO GLQWUH YUMLWRULL VDX GLQWUH vQHOHSLL OXL
nu i l-au putut explica. AbLDDWXQFLVOXMLWRUXOUHSULPLWvQVOXME
L-a amintit de Iosif. A povestit cum acesta interpretase n
vQFKLVRDUH YLVXO OXL L DO FHOXLODOW VOXMED ,RVLI D IRVW DGXV
vQDLQWHDIDUDRQXOXLL L-DVSXV FDUH HUDVHPQLILFDLDYLVXOXL
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46

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JkQG vPSRWULYD IUDLORU VL DFHVWD HUD PRPHQWXOSRWULYLW V-l
GXFODvPSOLQLUH,-DUILSXWXWvQWHPQLDSHYLDL-ar fi putut
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DO GRLOHD FD SXWHUH vQ (JLSW )UDLL OXL QX YDORUDX QLPLF vQ
ochii faraonului.
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niciun ban. Apoi li s-D GDW FHO PDL EXQ SPkQW GLQ (JLSW
SHQWUXIDPLOLLOHORULDXPkQFDWJUVLPHDULL3HVFXUWV-au
EXFXUDW GHWRWFHHUDPDL EXQvQ DUD(JLSWXOXL ,RVLIDDMXQV
V-i binecuvnteze pe cei ce l-DX EOHVWHPDW L V IDF ELQH
celor ce l-au urt. (Vezi Matei 5:44).
6 IDFHP XQ SDV PDL GHSDUWH L V YHGHP FH OH-a spus
,RVLI IUDLORU OXL FkQG DX IRVW GLQ QRX vPSUHXQ $FXP QX
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DLFL FFL FD V Y VFDS YLDD m-a trimis Dumnezeu naintea
YRDVWU,DWVXQWGRLDQLGHFkQGEkQWXLHIRDPHWHDvQDUL
vQFFLQFLDQLQXYDILQLFLDUWXUQLFLVHFHULDumnezeu m-a
trimis vQDLQWHDYRDVWUFDVYUPkQVPkQDYLHvQDUL
ca VYSVWUH]HYLDDSULQWU-RPDUHL]EYLUH $DFQXYRL
m-DLWULPLVDLFLFL'XPQH]HX Geneza 45:5-8).
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IRDPHWHDDVXSUDULLLDWLDWRULFHPLMORFGHWUDLLe-a trimis
nainte pe un om; Iosif a fost vQGXW FD URE (Psalmul
105:16-17).
Cine l-DWULPLVSH,RVLI")UDLLOXLVDX'XPQH]HX"*XUDD
GRL PDUWRUL DILUP F 'XPQH]HX D IRVW &HO FDUH O-a trimis.
Iosif le-DVSXVFODUIUDLORUOXL1XYRLP-DLWULPLV,DWFH
spune Duhul Sfnt!
$D FXP DP DUWDW GHja, niciun muritor sau demon nu
SRDWHGDODRSDUWHSODQXOOXL'XPQH]HXSHQWUXYLDDWD'DF
WHLLVWUkQVGHDGHYUXODFHVWDHOvLYDDGXFHHOLEHUDUHD'DU
H[LVW R VLQJXU SHUVRDQ FDUH WH SRDWH vQGHSUWD GH YRLD OXL
'XPQH]HXLDFHHDHWLWX
47

6QHJndim la copiii lui Israel. Dumnezeu le-a trimis un


HOLEHUDWRU SH 0RLVH FDUH V-L VFRDW GLQ URELD (JLSWXOXL L
V-L FRQGXF vQ DUD SURPLV 'XS XQ DQ SHWUHFXW vQ SXVWLH
au fost trimise doisprezece cSHWHQLL FDUH V LVFRGHDVF DUD
$FHWLD V-au ntors plngndu-VH /H HUD WHDP GH SRSRDUHOH
FDUH ORFXLDX DUD L FDUH HUDX PDL PDUL L PDL SXWHUQLFH GLQ
punct de vedere militar.
7RL RDPHQLL FX H[FHSLD OXL ,RVXD L &aleb, au fost de
acord cu aceste cSHWHQLL ,VUDHOLLL DYHDu LPSUHVLD F
Dumnezeu i scRVHVH GLQ (JLSW GRDU FD V-i dea pieirii. Se
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repeta de mai bine de un an de zile. Crtirea n care s-au
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QXIDFGHFkWVvPSOLQHDVFVFRSXO'LDYROXOXLGHD-LvQGHSUWD
de voia lui Dumnezeu.
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YRLDOXL'XPQH]HX'DFDFFHSLRIHQVDYHLILOXDWSUL]RQLHU
GHFWUH'LDYROFDVIDFLYRLDOXLLV-LvPSOLQHWLVFRSXULOH
7XDOHJL(VWHPXOWPDLEHQHILFSHQWUXWLQHVWHLLGHSDUWHGH
mrejele jignirii.
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SHVWHQRLIUFD'RPQXOVWLHGLQDLQWHFHQLVHYDvQWkPSOD
'DF'Lavolul ne-DUSXWHDQLPLFLGXSEXQXOOXLSODFQH-ar fi
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ILLQD OXL 3VWUHD] vQWRWGHDXQD vQDLQWHD RFKLORU WL YHUVHWXO
acesta:
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48

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RIHULVHILLFDGHVRLHFHOXLFDUHDYHDVvQIUkQJXULDXO
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PHUJHODOXSW /-DXFLV SH*ROLDWL DFkWLJDW-o pe fiica lui
6DXO$UHXLWDVWIHO VLQWUHvQJUDLLOHUHJHOXLLDIRVWDGXVV
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'DYLG 0kQD 'RPQXOXL HUD FX 'DYLG vQ RULFH VDUFLQ vL
vQFUHGLQD UHJHOH L WRate i mergeau bine. Saul a cerut ca
'DYLGVPQkQFHODPDVDOXLDOWXULGHILLLVL
'DYLG HUDvQFkQWDWSHVWHPVXU /RFXLDvQ SDODWPkQFD
ODPDVDUHJHOXLVHFVWRULVHFXILLFDDFHVWXLDHUDSULHWHQFX
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V FkWLJH FKLDU L LQLPD SRSRUXOXL 3XWHD YHGHD SURIHLD
mplinindu-se sub ochii lui.
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VOXMLWRULDLOXL'HYHQLVHFDXQSULQWHSHQWUX'DYLGLDUDFHVWD
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]LFXPDUHFLQVWHV-ODH]HSHWURQXOOXL'DYLGVHEXFXUDGH
FUHGLQFLRLDLGHEXQWDWHDOXL'XPQH]HX
Dar, ntr-o zi, totul s-a schimbat.
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PHDUJV-a dus n pustie.
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V VH vPSOLQHDVF VXE RFKLL PHL LDU DFXP WRWXO D IRVW
VSXOEHUDW &HO FDUH HUD PHQWRUXO PHX FDXW V P XFLG &H
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PHD FH DQVH DP" (O HVWH UHJHOH RPXO OXL 'XPQH]HX SXV
peste SRSRUXOOXL'XPQH]HX'HFHvQJGXLH(OXQDFDDVWD"
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SHWHU vQ SHWHU vQVRLW GH WUHL PLL GLQWUH FHL PDL EXQL
U]ERLQLFL GLQ ,VUDHO $YHDX XQ VLQJXU VFRS V-O QLPLFHDVF
pe David.
Q DFHDVW SHULRDG SURPLVLXQHD SUHD GRDU R XPEU
David nu mai locuia n palat, nici nu mai mnca la masa
UHJHOXL6H DGSRVWHDvQ SHWHUL MLODYHL PkQFDDQLPDOHOHSH
FDUHOHSXWHDYkQDvQSXVWLH1XPDLFOUHDODGUHDSWDUHJHOXL
ci era vnat de oamenii care luptasHU FkQGYD DOWXUL GH HO
Nu-O PDL DWHSWD QLFLXQ SDW FDOG VDX VHUYLWRUL FDUH V-i
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SULPLWH OD FXUWHD UHJDO 0LUHDVD OXL D IRVW GDW DOWXL EUEDW
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2EVHUYDLF'XPQH]HXQX'LDYROXOvOIFXVHSH'DYLG
VDMXQJvQJULMDOXL6DXO$WXQFLGHFHDUvQJGXL(ODFHDVWD
ED FKLDU PDL PXOW GH FH DU SOQXL DFHDVW vQWRUVWXU D
VLWXDLHL" 'H FH D IRVW EXQYRLQD UHJHOXL IOXWXUDW VXE RFKLL
lui David, dRDUFDV-LILHOXDWDSRLSHQHDWHSWDWH"$FHDVWDD
IRVWSULPDRFD]LHDOXL'DYLG GHDVHVLPLUQLW QXGRDUGH
6DXO FL L GH 'XPQH]HX 7RDWH vQWUHEULOH IU UVSXQV
VSRUHDXWHQWDLDGHDSXQHODvQGRLDOvQHOHSFLXQHDLSODQXO
lui Dumnezeu.
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SUHvQFkWQHEXQLDOXLDOXDWSURSRULL$DMXQVVILHFXSULQV
GH GLVSHUDUH 3UHRLL GLQ RUDXO 1RE L-au oferit lui David
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FL FUHGHDX F SOHFDVH V vQGHSOLQHDVF R VDUFLQ SH FDUH L-o
vQFUHGLQDVH UHJHOH $X vQWUHEDW SH 'RPQXO vQ QXPHOH OXL
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RSW]HFL L FLQFL GH SUHRL QHYLQRYDL DL 'RPQXOXL L D WUecut
SULQDVFXLXOsabiei vQWUHDJDFHWDWH1RERULFHEUEDWIHPHLH
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QHYLQRYDL MXGHFDWD FUHLD DU IL WUHEXLW V-L FDG YLFWLPH
DPDOHFLLL6DXO HUDXQXFLJD&XP DSXWXW'XPQH]HXV-L
SXQ'XKXOSHste un astfel de om?
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QFXUVXOPDUXOXLORUV-DXRSULWVVHRGLKQHDVFODJXUDXQHL
SHWHUL IU V WLH F 'DYLG VH DIOD DVFXQV vQXQWUX vQ
vQWXQHULF6DXOL-DGDWMRVPDQWLDLDSXV-RDOWXUL'DYLGV-a
VWUHFXUDW SH QHVLPLWH GLQ DVFXQ]WRDUH D WLDW XQ FRO GLQ
PDQWLH L V-D vQWRUV SULQWUH DL OXL IU FD FLQHYD V EDJH GH
VHDP
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viaD 6DPXHO 
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SULQWHSHQWUXPLQHDPQHYRLHGHXQFRQGXFWRUFDUHVP
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$PvQWkOQLWVWULJWXODFHVWDvQLQLPDDQHQXPUDLEUEDL
L IHPHL GLQ WUXSXO OXL &ULVWRV &HL PDL PXOL GLQWUH DFHWLD
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vQ YLDD ORU (L VWULJ GXS XQ SULQWH GXS XQ RP FDUH V-i
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DFHHD D VSXV 'XPQH]HX F YD vQWRDUFH LQLPD SULQLORU >D
liderilor] spre copiL >VSUH RDPHQL@ L LQLPD FRSLLORU VSUH
SULQLLORUFDODYHQLUHD/XLVQXORYHDVFDUDFXEOHVWHP
(Maleahi 4:6).
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OXFUWRUL  vQ DQLL  L  LDU DVW]L VWDUHD QRDVWU VH
vQUXWHWH $VHPHQL OXL 6DXO PXOL GLQWUH OLGHULL GLQ
FPLQHOHGLQvQWUHSULQGHULOHLGLQELVHULFLOHQRDVWUHVXQWPDL
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'LQ SULFLQD DFHVWHL DWLWXGLQL RDPHQLL DFHWLD vL YG SH
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RDPHQLORU 6XFFHVXO YL]LXQLL MXVWLILF SUHXO YLHLORU UQLWH L
DO RDPHQLORU ]GURELL 'UHSWDWHD PLOD LQWHJULWDWHD L
dragostea sunt compromise de dragul succesului. Deciziile
VXQWOXDWHvQIXQFLHGHEDQLGHFLIUHLGHUH]XOWDWH
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Aceasta deschide calea unui tratament de felul celui pe


care l-a primit David ODXUPDXUPHL6DXODYHDRvPSULH
GH DSUDW $FHVW IHO GH WUDWDPHQW HVWH LQDFFHSWDELO vQ PLQWHD
liderilor, fiindc DFHWLD WUHEXLH V FDXWH vQDLQWDUHD
Evangheliei.
&kL OLGHUL DX vQGHSUWDW RDPHQL DIODL vQ VXERUGLQHD ORU
din pricina suspiciunii? De ce nutresc liderii astfel de
JkQGXUL" 3HQWUX F QX-L slujesc pe Dumnezeu. Ei slujesc o
viziune. Asemeni lui Saul, sunt QHVLJXUL vQ FH SULYHWH
FKHPDUHD ORU LDU DFHDVWD G QDWHUH JHOR]LHL L PkQGULHL
5HFXQRVF FDOLWLOH RDPHQLORU HYODYLRL L VXQW GLVSXL V-i
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s-D EXFXUDW GH VXFFHVXO OXL 'DYLG SkQ FkQG D vQFHSXW V-l
FRQVLGHUHRDPHQLQDUHODDGUHVDOXL$WXQFLO-DUHWURJUDGDWL
DvQFHSXWVFDXWHXQPRWLYV-OXFLG
$P GLVFXWDW FX QHQXPUDL WLQHUL L WLQHUH FDUH WkQMHDX
GXSRUHODLHvQFDUHVILHWUDLODUVSXQGHUH'RUHDXVVH
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VLQJXUL&XWDXSHFLQHYDFDUHVMRDFHvQYLDDORUUROXOXQXL
SULQWH QV 'XPQH]HX D vQJGXLW V WUHDF SULQ H[SHULHQD
UHVSLQJHULL ILLQGF GRUHD V IDF vQ HL FHHD FH D IFXW vQ
'DYLG$VFXOWDLFXDWHQLHFH spune Duhul.
'DYLG HUD SUHRFXSDW GH JkQGXO F 6DXO vO FRQVLGHUD
U]YUWLW L UX 3UREDELO F 'DYLG L-a cercetat inima,
ntrebndu-VH8QGHDPJUHLW"&XPGHV-a ntors inima lui
6DXODWkWGHUHSHGHvPSRWULYDPHD"'HDFHHDDVWULJDWFWUH
6DXO &LQHYD m-D vQGHPQDW V WH RPRU GDU DP UHIX]DW
L-DPWLDWGRDUFROXOKDLQHLFDVWLLLVYH]LFQXHVWH
QLFLUXWDWHQLFLU]YUWLUHvQ inima PHD (1 Samuel 24:1011, traducere GLQ OLPED HQJOH]  'DYLG FUHGHD F GDF vL
putea dovedi lui Saul iubirea pe care i-o purta, regele l va
SULYLLDULFXEXQYRLQLDUSURIHLDYDILvPSOLQLW
2DPHQLL FDUH DX IRVW UHVSLQL GH XQ SULQWH VDX GH XQ
OLGHUWLQGVLDDVXSUDORUWRDWYLQD6XQWKLWXLLGHJkQGXUL
FKLQXLWRDUH SUHFXP &H DP IFXW" sau $ IRVW LQLPD PHD
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vQWHHVFHIRUWXULOHFXDWkWVHVLPWPDLUHVSLQL
&,1(09$5=%81$"
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DFHVWDDUILSXWXWV-OXFLGGDUFQXVHDWLQVHVHGHHO$DF
6DXO L RDPHQLL OXL DX SOHFDW 'DYLG WUHEXLH V VH IL Jkndit:
$FXPUHJHOHPYDUHSXQHvQGUHSWXULLSURIHLDVHYDvPSOLQL
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ELQHFXPLQH
1X WH JUEL 'DYLG 1X GXS PXOW WLPS QLWH RDPHQL L-au
DGXV OD FXQRWLQ OXL 6DXO F 'DYLG VH DIOD SH GHDlul Hachila.
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GH VROGDL 6XQW FRQYLQV F DFHDVWD O-D GUkPDW SH 'DYLG L-a
GDW VHDPD F QX IXVHVH YRUED GHVSUH R QHvQHOHJHUH FL F 6DXO
FXWDV-LLDYLDDvQPRGLQWHQLRQDWLIUV fi fost provocat.
&kWGHUHVSLQVWUHEXLHVVHILVLPLW6DXOWLDFLQLPDOXL'DYLG
HUDFXUDWLWRWXLPUOXLDvPSRWULYDOXL
PSUHXQ FX $ELDL 'DYLG D SWUXQV vQ WDEUD OXL 6DXO
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toLvQWU-XQVRPQDGkQF$FHWLGRLRDPHQLV-au strecurat printre
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$ELDL D FXWDW V-O FRQYLQJ SH 'DYLG 'XPQH]HX G
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ORYHVFFXVXOLD PHDLV-l pironesc dintr-RORYLWXUvQSPkQW
FDVQ-DPQHYRLHV-LPDLGDXDOWD 6DPXHO 
$ELDL DYHD WRDWH PRWLYHOH SHQWUX R DVWIHO GH FHUHUH 0DL
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recunoDWHGUHSWXODFHVWD
n al treilea rnd, prin Samuel, Dumnezeu l unsese pe
'DYLGFDYLLWRUUHJHDO,VUDHOXOXL'DYLGWUHEXLDV-LUHYHQGLFH
PRWHQLUHDGDFQXYURLDVVIkUHDVFvQUkQvQDLQWHVYDG
vPSOLQLUHDSURIHLHL
n al patrulea rnd, DumnezHX FXIXQGDVH vQWUHDJD DUPDW
GXPDQvQWU-XQVRPQDGkQFDDvQFkW'DYLGL$ELDLVSRDW
DMXQJHSkQOD6DXO'HFHDOWFHYDDUILIFXW'XPQH]HXDFHDVWD"
'XS$ELDLVHSUHDF'DYLGQXDYHDVVHPDLEXFXUHGHR
asemenea ocazie.
Toate aceste motive pUHDX EXQH (UDX ORJLFH LDU HOH HUDX
DGXVH vQDLQWHD OXL 'DYLG GH FWUH XQ IUDWH FDUH FXWD V-l
vQFXUDMH]H $D F GDF 'DYLG DU IL SVWUDW RIHQVD UHJHOXL vQ
inima sa, i s-DU IL SUXW IRDUWH vQWHPHLDWH L L-DU IL vQJGXLW OXL
$ELDLV-OVWUSXQJSH6DXOFXVXOLD
$VFXOWDL UVSXQVXO OXL 'DYLG 1X-O RPRUv &FL FLQH DU
putea pune mna pe unsul Domnului LVUPkQQHSHGHSVLW"
Viu este Domnul FQXPDLDomnul vOSRDWHORYLILHF-i va veni
]LXD V PRDU ILH F VH YD FRERUv vQWU-XQ FkPS GH EWDLH L va
SLHUL6PIHUHDVFDomnul VSXQPkQDSHXQVXODomnului
(1 Samuel 26:9-11).
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lui Dumnezeu.
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Apoi, n Psalmul 119:165, spunea mai multe despre
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ce i spune El lui Petru:
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va veni nti; deschide-L JXUD L YHL JVL vQ HD R
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pentru tine.
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The Rockford Institute, Center on the Family in America (Rockford, IL).

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Zondervan Topical Bible *UDQG5DSLGV0,=RQGHUYDQ 6LPRQ
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1. Logos Bible Study Software for Microsoft, version 1.6 (Oak Harbor, WA:
Logos Research Systems Inc., 1993), a cerne.
2. J. D. Douglas, et al., eds., New Bible Dictionary (Wheaton. IL: Tyndale
House, 1982), edLLDDdoua, PetrX
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CAPI TOLUL 11 - I ERTAREA: '$&18'$,, 1835,0(7,


NotPDUJLQDO: New King James Version (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1988).
Logos Bible Study Software, (Oak Harbor, WA: LRS Inc., 1993).
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Ediia a zecea (Springfield, MA, 1993).

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Francis Frangipane, The Three Battlegrounds (Cedar Rapids. IA: ACP, 1989), 50.

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