The Language Of The NLTse

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    I thought I would give some snippets from the NLTse , otherwise known as the NLT2 . I will initially start with examples from the Psalms . In this post I will give some of the more idiomatic renderings .

    10:7 : on the tips of their tongues
    13:3 : Restore the sparkle to my eyes
    28:1 : Do not turn a deaf ear to me
    35:20 : they plot against innocent people who mind their own business
    36:11 : the wicked push me around

    38:17 : I am on the verge of collapse
    39:13 : Leave me alone so I can smile again
    40:15 : Aha ! We've got him now !
    43:2 : my only safe haven
    44:12 : making nothing on the sale

    44:14 : You have made us the butt of their jokes
    50:17 : treat my words like trash
    56:5 : They are always twisting what I say .
    62:10 : don't make it the center of your life
    64:2 : this gang of wrongdoers

    65:13 : the valleys are carpeted with grain
    69:12 : I am the favorite topic of town gossip
    69:26 : they add insult to injury
    73:7 : These fat cats [ I had thought only Eugene P. had used this expression in a Bible version ]
    77:9 : Has he slammed the door on his compassion ?

    80:6 : Our enemies treat us as a joke
    81:11 : Israel did not want me around
    94:8 : Think again , you fools ! ... When will you finally catch on ?
    101:8 : My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked
    107:18 : they were knocking on death's door

    109:1 : don't stand silent and aloof
    112:10 : they will slink away
    119:87 : They almost finished me off
    119:119 : You skim off the wicked of the earth like scum
    125:4 : whose hearts are in tune with you
    142:4 : no one gives me a passing thought ! ... no one cares a bit what happens to me
     
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    Some more that I had neglected from the Psalms .

    16:3 : The godly people in the land are my true heroes !
    40:12 : I can't see my way out .
    56:1 : people are hounding me
    60:4 : a rallying point
     
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    Still In Psalms

    I had just quoted some vernacular expressions from the NLTse . Here I want to demonstrate the less colloquial speech used in it . It really uses a less conversational style most of the time despite it's image as a "dynamic equivalent version " . Now a version may be functionally equivalent while using more elevated wording -- the Revised English Bible comes to mind . Here I just want to strictly address the style , not accuracy as such . ( BTW , I do not think that the more formal equivalent versions are necessarily more accurate . But that subject can be dealt with on another thread . )

    1:2 : they delight in the law of the Lord
    9:19 Arise , O Lord !
    19:1 : The heavens proclaim the glory of the Lord .
    27:1 : The Lord is my light and my salvation .
    27:4 : delighting in the Lord's perfections

    31:18 : Silence their lying lips
    32:6 : the floodwaters of judgment
    37:25 : their children begging for bread [ I'm surprised "bread" was chosen when it just means food . After a quick search , the TNIV , NIrV and HCSB also use the word "bread" ]
    44:12 : for a pittance
    51:4 : Against you , and you alone , have I sinned

    62:2 : He alone is my rock and my salvation
    78:49 : He loosed on them his fierce anger
    79:12 : the scorn they have hurled at you
    79:13 : the sheep of your pasture

    89:13 : Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength
    105:3 : Exult in his holy name
    119:131 :I pant with expectation
    120:3 : O deceptive tongue
    128:2 : You will enjoy the fruit of your labor .
    139:13 : knit me together in my mother's womb
     
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    Isaiah :In The Vernacular

    1:12 : who asked you to parade through my courts
    5:11 : flaming drunk
    5:14 : is licking its lips in anticipation
    10:7 : his mind does not work that way
    10:14 : or utter a peep of protest
    22:17,18 : He is going to grab you , crumble you into a ball
    28:23 : pay close attention
    29:13 : man-made rules learned by rote
    30:22 : Good riddance !

    32:7 : The smooth tricks
    42:22 : they are fair game for anyone
    43:18 : but forget all that
    44:20 : he cannot bring himself to ask
    47:11 : you won't be able to charm it away ... you won't be able to buy your way out
    48:7 : They are brand new
    49:20 : It's crowded here !
    55:3 : your ears wide open
    58:5 : going through the motions
     
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    More Snippets From Isaiah In The V .

    1:18 : Come now , let's settle this
    8:20 : are completely in the dark
    17:11 : a load of grief
    21:4 : my mind reels and my heart races
    22:3 : The people tried to slip away
    36:8 : I'll tell you what !
    38:10 : In the prime of my life
    41:7 : It's coming along fine
     
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    Still In Isaiah , With A More Elevated Style

    16:10 : gone the joy of harvest
    24:23 : the glory of the moon will wane
    29:13 : They hear me with their lips , but their hearts are far from me
    30:15 : In quietness and confidence is your strength
    37:23 : Against whom did you raise your voice ?
    37:26 : But have you not heard ?
    39:8 : The grass withers and the flowers fade

    42:25 : They were enveloped in flames
    43:19 : Do you not see it ?
    45:19 : I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner .
    45:21 : Was it not I the Lord ?
    61:10 : draped me in a robe of righteousness
    63:5 : my wrath sustained me
     

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