Category Archives: Translations

various aspects of translating Biblical texts

Psalm 7:6 translation

In daily readings through the Bible, I also include the Psalm related to the day in multiples of 30 (7, 37, 67, etc.); so reading one Psalm a day I can cover the entire Psalmody in five months (days with … Continue reading

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MEV Layout & Readability

I have considered Bible translations for the past 30 years. Obviously solid translations handle issues in all these areas: words, phrases, syntax, linguistics, etc. Another area that is important to help the reader (silently or orally), which is not a translation … Continue reading

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Translating confuses connections

Translating any text from one language to another faces many challenges. Simplisticly some want one word in language A to match perfectly with language B. Some might be tempted to say this is the most “literal” translation. Interlinear translations follow … Continue reading

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When God’s Approval Isn’t

Background on GW I have written before about the God’s Word (GW) translation. This includes my background as serving pastor of three different congregations that were test congregations for checking readability, oral comprehension, etc. For the most part it is … Continue reading

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Evangelism Study Bible — not

This Bible is of mixed value. I had high expectations, but was disappointed with the result. There are some very good things, and then there are some serious concerns. Good: Design One of the best features: the footnotes. Sadly many … Continue reading

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Ex. 14 and ESV

In my daily reading (today Exodus 13-14, using ESV), I came upon an unusual rendering in two places in Exodus 14. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and … Continue reading

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Sermon March 15, 2015

The Gospel reading and sermon text for today (Narrative Lectionary): Sermon: Matthew 25:1-30 Text: HCSB [Jesus said:] 1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 
10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Five … Continue reading

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