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He will be God's own Son and his kingdom will never end. walked but some lucky people had a donkey to help carry the goods needed for the journey. they began to ask people: 'Where is the child who is born to be king of the Jews?'.
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Even with similar themes, each track is distinct from the rest providing God's Son with a "narrative sense". At times, he stops rapping, and starts commenting on how bad some of his lyrics are amongst other things.

About the wise men

According to one writer, "The self-examination that inevitably accompanies the death of a loved one has also provoked a renewed sense of socio-political consciousness in Nas. Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic claims that the first single on God's Son "announces Nas' periodic return with fury and bombast" and is a " Marley Marl -fashioned track. The 2nd and most successful single, " I Can ", was released as early as March 4, , internationally.

Its lyrics are positive, encouraging the youth to stay drug-free, and pursue their dreams. The lyrics also detail various events in African history, but Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone magazine labels "I Can" as "a silly stay-in-school ad attached to a Beethoven sample. Jon Robinson of IGN. The final single " Get Down " was released in July Its lyrics detail 3 loosely described criminal stories from different locations.

The first story takes place in New York City , New York , where an alleged criminal steals the gun of a court officer, and starts shooting. The 2nd story deals with cocaine dealers from Tennessee who provide Nas with a laced blunt. The final story takes place in Los Angeles where Nas goes to a violent funeral in Crenshaw with his cousin, and later kills 3 people.


  • Journey to Bethlehem.
  • About the wise men;
  • MENO: With Introduction and Analysis!
  • 1. Who and how many were the wise men (Magi)?.
  • Fughetta No. 6 from Twelve Fughettas, Op. 123a.
  • The Birth of Jesus;
  • A Collection of Pauls Poems.

The stories are linked together by a speech from Salaam Remi that implies that black people will never "get up" if they "get down" in crime. God's Son received universal critical acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 18 reviews. Nas has created an album that is at once mournful and resilient, street-savvy and academic.

Here, Nas is so fierce, so plainspoken, so lean with words, that he demolishes not just the oeuvre of our ruling rappers and recalls the music's lyrical champs like Rakim , he even brings to mind hip-hop progenitors like Muhammad Ali in the " Rumble in the Jungle " era Like pathbreaking projects past, God's Son is not simply a great album, it's a reminder of what we've been missing Nas brings Hip Hop back to the basics with a rough break-beat and a well-told story.

This is the essence of punk ; let's see if Nas's stripped-down rap starts a revolution. In a mixed review, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Village Voice criticized Nas for abandoning his role as "rap's foremost observer" for "the ballad of the learned thug" and stated, "Nas has rendered himself mediocre.

At his worst, he becomes a Tupac clone content to contemplate hackneyed hip-hop maxims , like whether there is a heaven for gangsters see 'Thugz Mansion N. Specifically, his consistency is such that he has the ability to save poorly produced songs with his rhymes alone.

An Angel Visits Mary

In his consumer guide for The Village Voice , Robert Christgau gave the album a three-star honorable mention , [28] indicating "an enjoyable effort consumers attuned to its overriding aesthetic or individual vision may well treasure. Either way, he's hip-hop's Comeback Playa of the Year. God's Son debuted at 18 on the Billboard chart with first week sales of , copies, [36] ultimately peaking at number God's Son was a chance for Nas to either reassure his prolific status or prove to be an inconsistent artist.

God's Son is monumental in terms of the current power struggle in Hip Hop. Whether you like it or not, " Ether " did this. Music found it to be an album "worthy of [Nas'] landmark debut" Illmatic and elaborated on God's Son ' s significance at the time, stating "If this is the last round with Jay , as the surprisingly civil tone and anti-battle messages imply, then God's Son is going out on top.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. God's Son Studio album by Nas. September 10, " I Can " Released: Nay, but I will be thy servant. Therefore Ammon became a servant to king Lamoni. He was sent among other servants to watch the flocks of Lamoni; he became a simple shepherd. Undoubtedly Ammon had had the privilege of having servants in his household, in the household of King Mosiah.

The King’s Son

He knew what it was to be royalty, to be treated with dignity. He knew what was expected of servants—how they should work, their loyalty. He knew the attitude it was necessary to possess in order to please the king. He knew it must also be sincere, from the depths of his soul. A certain number of Lamanites who had watered their flocks stood and scattered the flocks of Ammon and the servants of the king, and they scattered them so that they fled many ways.

Now the king will slay us, as he has our brethren because their flocks were scattered by the wickedness of these men. And they began to weep exceedingly, saying: Behold, our flocks are scattered already. Now when Ammon saw this his heart was swollen within him with joy; for, said he, I will show forth my power unto these my fellow-servants, or the power which is in me, in restoring these flocks unto the king, that I may win the hearts of these my fellow-servants, that I may lead them to believe in my words. My brethren, be of good cheer and let us go in search of the flocks, and we will gather them together and bring them back unto the place of water; and thus we will preserve the flocks unto the king and he will not slay us.

Encircle the flocks round about that they flee not; and I go and contend with these men who do scatter our flocks. They suggested that he was more than a man, that he might be the Great Spirit.

Where was Ammon during this report to the king? He was keeping the commandment of the king for the king had commanded his servants previous to the time of the watering of the flocks that they should prepare his horses and chariots and conduct him forth to the land of Nephi. Many of us would suppose that because Ammon had done such a great thing as defeating the enemies of the king, severing many of their arms from their bodies, and bringing them back to the king, that this would be sufficient to stand him in good stead with the king, that he need do no more.

Would that our Father, our Heavenly King, could say this about his children—that we remembered all of his commandments to execute them. What would our Heavenly King have us do as his children? We should be faithful in filling every assignment. We ought to be virtuous and pure and trustworthy. They also told their father what he had said to the king. And an angel said to me by the word of the Lord: Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your ancestors. The Lord has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the Lord had warned him.

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2. Were the wise men present the night of Jesus’ birth?

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