MLB And NIV

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  1. Rippon

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    Back to comparisons. Don't you miss my comparisons?
    The MLB now ranks #2 after the TNIV. It could very well have occupied the place that the NIV has enjoyed all these years (with some tweeking because some of its language is decidedly not modern). Sometimes the MLB sounds more contemporary or more casual in its phraseology. It just depends on the given passage.

    The MLB = M. The NIV = N.

    Matthew

    3:9
    M : Do not fancy that you can say to yourselves
    N : do not think you can say to yourselves

    4:10
    M : Be gone Satan
    N : Away from me, Satan!

    5:47
    M : if you greet only your kin
    N : if you greet only your brothers

    7:14
    M : narrow is the gate and contracted the road
    N : small is the gate and narrow the road

    7:25
    M : it never collapsed, for it was based on the rock
    N : it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock

    9:2
    M : Cheer up,son
    N : Take heart,son

    9:22
    M : Cheer up,daughter
    N : Take heart,daughter

    11:16
    M : calling at their playmates
    N : calling out to others

    12:27
    M : On this score they will be your judges
    N : So then, they will be your judges

    13:12
    M : will receive superabundantly
    N : will have an abundance

    13:43
    M : Then will the righteous radiate like the sun
    N : Then the righteous will shine like the sun

    13:52
    M : Every teacher, therefore, who is versed in the kingdom of God
    N : Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven
     
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    Continuing In Matthew

    14:15
    M : The time is now advanced
    N : it's already getting late

    14:27
    M : Cheer up! It is I; have no fear.
    N : Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid.

    15:6
    M : you have nullified the word of God
    N : you nullify the Word of God

    15:26
    M : throw it to the house dogs
    N : toss it to their dogs

    16:23
    M : you are not taking the divine view
    N : you do not have in mind the things of God

    17:25
    M : What is your idea,Simon?
    N : What do you think,Simon?

    21:32
    M : John came to you on a mission of righteousness
    N : John came to you to show you the way of righteousness

    22:16
    M : You court no one's favor
    N : You aren't swayed by men

    22:34
    M : they put their heads together
    N : the Pharisees got together

    22:46
    M : neither from that day did anyone presume to question Him
    N : and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions

    23:25
    M : full of extortion and self-indulgence
    N : full of greed and self-indulgence

    24:45
    M : faithful and prudent slave
    N : faithful and wise servant

    25:43
    M : you did not entertain Me
    N : you did not invite me in

    26:38
    M : My soul is mortally grieved
    N : My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death

    26:73
    M : your accent reveals it
    N : your accent gives you away

    27:64
    M : the final fraud will be worse than the first
    N : This last deception will be worse than the first.
     
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    I didn't know Major League Baseball was involved in translating Bibles.
     
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    I prefer NIV/TNIV, all else being equal
     
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    Isn't it odd to have a translation that is more colloquial yet more latinate?
     
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    Really....how so?
     
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    :laugh: I wondered the same thing...
     
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    fancy vs. think

    contracted vs. narrow

    collapsed vs. fall

    superabundantly vs. have an abundance

    radiate vs. shine

    advanced vs. late

    divine view vs. in mind the things of God

    idea vs. think

    mission vs. way

    court vs. swayed

    presumed vs. dared

    extortion vs. greed

    prudent vs. wise

    mortally grieved vs. overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death

    reveals vs. gives away

    The first example in the list is from Latin or French; the second from Germanic.
     
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    Well, since you asked..............no, no I don't.
     
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    Seriously, what is the MLB?
     
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    Modern Language Bible (formerly known as the Berkeley Version).
     
  12. Rippon

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    That is an astute observation.
     
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    Agreed. Ya know, I was gonna say the same thing......:laugh:

    Kidding.
     
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    Snips From The Book Of Acts

    Modern Language Bible = M
    New International Version = N

    2:37
    M : they were moved to the depths of their hearts
    N : they were cut to the heart

    3:12
    M : through our own power or piety
    N : by our own power or godliness

    3:19
    M : Repent and turn about
    N : Repent,then, and turn

    4:2
    M : chagrined
    n : greatly disturbed

    4:13
    M : without schooling or skill
    N : unschooled

    4:26
    M : the rulers mustered themselves
    N : the rulers gather together

    4:28
    M : all doing what Thy hand and Thy purpose preordained to take place
    N : did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen

    4:33
    M : grace rested liberally on all of them
    N : much grace was upon them all

    5:16
    M : the crowd came streaming in
    N : Crowds gathered

    9:24
    M : but Saul got wind of their plot
    N : but Saul learned of their plan

    9:31
    M : progressing in reverence toward the Lord
    N : living in the fear of the Lord

    10:2
    M : He practiced liberal benevolences among the people
    N : he gave generously to those in need

    10:28
    M : not to call any human being unhallowed or unclean
    N : not call any man impure or unclean

    12:15
    M : But she insisted up and down that it was so
    N : she kept insisting that it was so
     
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    I enjoyed reading through the MLB New Testament last year. I would highly recommend it.
     
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    Continuing Snips From Acts

    MLB =M
    NIV = N

    12:18
    M : there was no little consternation
    N : there was no small commotion

    14:15
    M : We are human, with emotions as yourselves
    N : We too are only men,human like you.

    17:5
    M : unprincipled loungers
    N : bad characters

    17:25
    M : neither is He served by human hands
    N : he is not served by human hands

    17:29
    M : humanly manufactured or invented
    N : by man's design and skill

    20:9
    M : heaveniness of sleep proved too much for him
    N : sinking into a deep sleep

    21:32
    M : stopped pommeling Paul
    N : stopped beating Paul

    23:22
    M : Divulge to no one
    N : Don't tell anyone

    24:5
    M : We have found this man to be a veritable plague
    N : We have found this man to be a troublemaker

    24:25
    M : the mastery of passions
    N : self-control

    25:9
    M : desirous to curry favor with the Jews
    N : wishing to do the Jews a favor

    25:17
    M : I lost no time
    N : I did not delay

    26:24
    M : Your excessive study
    N : Your great learning
     
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    I notice lots of translations are eschewing the word "lusts," instead opting for "passions." Rippon's beloved ESV does it :tongue3:
     
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    Snips From Romans

    1:3
    M : who,as to His human nature was descended from David
    N : who as to his nature was a descendant of David

    1:7
    M : To all God's loved ones in Rome
    N : To all in Rome who are loved by God

    1:21
    M : they indulged in their speculations until their stupid minds were all in the dark
    N : their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts became darkened

    2:5
    M : in line with your obstinacy
    N : because of your stubbornness

    2:6
    M : will reward each person
    N : will give to each person

    2:9
    M : Affliction and anxiety will be given to every human soul who does evil
    N : There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil

    2:10
    M : to all who do what is good
    N : for everyone who does good

    2:18
    M : the things that really matter
    N : of what is superior

    3:5
    M : our wrongdoing brings out so strikingly the righteousness of God
    N : our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly

    3:20
    M : not a single human being
    N : no one

    3:25
    M : God put forward as a reconciling sacrifice
    N : God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement

    4:7
    M : Blessed are they whose iniquities have been forgiven
    N : Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven
     
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    Continuing In Romans

    5:7
    M : One would hardly die for a righteous person
    N : Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man

    5:12
    M : death passed on to all persons
    N : death came to all men

    5:14
    M : who foreshadowed the Coming One
    N : who was a pattern of the one to come

    5:17
    M : one person's transgression
    N : the trespass of the one man

    6:6
    M : our old self was crucified with him
    N : our old self was crucified with him

    6:7
    M : a corpse is considered guiltless of sin
    N : anyone who has died has been freed from sin

    6:19
    M : I speak in these human terms because of your human weakness.
    N : I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves.

    7:1
    M : the Law has authority over a person
    N : the law has authority over a man

    7:5
    M : when we lived our earthly way
    N : when we were controlled by the sinful nature

    7:22
    M : in my inmost heart
    N : in my inner being

    7:25
    M : with my human nature I serve the principle of sin
    N : in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin

    8:12
    M : not to our human nature to live under its control
    N : not to the sinful nature, to live according to it


    8:21
    M : liberated from its enslavement to decay
    N : liberated frfom its bondage to decay
     
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    Romans Continued

    10:10
    M : For with the heart one believes
    N : For it is with your heart that you believe

    12:16
    M : Live in harmony with others; do not aspire to eminence, but associate yourselves with humble people; do not be conceited.
    N : Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

    12:17
    M : Determine on the noblest ways of dealing with all people.
    N : Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

    12:18
    M : live at peace with everyone
    N : live at peace with everyone

    13:8
    M : Owe no one anything
    N : Let no debt remain outstanding

    14:4
    M : Who are you to censure another's servant?
    N : Who are you to judge someone else's servant?

    14:5
    M : Each person should be fully convinced
    N : Each one should be fully convinced

    14:22
    M : no qualms of conscience
    N : who does not condemn himself

    15:1
    M : bear with the scruples of those who are weak
    N : bear with the failings of the weak

    15:20
    M : in order not to build on the foundation of someone else
    N : so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation

    15:27
    M : they owe them their service in material things
    N : they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings

    16:18
    M : By means of ingratiating talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the unsuspecting.
    N : By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.

    16:19
    M : the report ... has reached everyone
    N : everyone has heard
     

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