I am currently reading The Preacher and His Preaching by Alfred P. Gibbs. On page 174 he states: This author seems to be implying that the Bible reader is unable to correctly interpret the Scripture without consulting the "original." Granted, he is writing to preachers, but if the original languages were necessary to a proper understanding of a passage, it would be somewhat fruitless for the Christian to read the Bible alone. Can you think of a passage which is necessary to consult the "originals" to gain the correct interpretation? Is the English alone inadequate to gain the proper understanding?