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Play The Men?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    The KJV has the curious rendering of : Be of good courage, and let us play the men... (2 Samuel 10:12)

    Coverdale : Take a good corage vnto the, and let us be strong...

    Geneva : Be strong & let us be valiant ...

    Young's Literal : be strong and strengthen thyself...

    Darby : Be strong, and let us shew ourselves valiant ...

    NASBU : Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous...

    NET Bible : Be strong. Let's fight bravely ...

    HCSB : Be strong! We must prove ourselves strong ...

    NLTse : Be courageous! Let us fight bravely ...

    TNIV : Be strong, and let us fight bravely ...

    Methinks the KJV was too idiomatic here. It didn't need to be so dynamic.
     
  2. Forever settled in heaven

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    doesn't it say Quit elsewhere--as in quit ye like men.

    and u thot we're NOT supposed to be quitters! :D
     
  3. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    1 Samuel 4:9 : Be strong, and quit yourselves like men ... quit yourselves like men and fight.

    1 Corinthians 16:13 : Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

    Certainly some rather loose phraseology being employed in the KJV in these instances.
     
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    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    I know. I was so confused today by those literates over at sportinglife.com: "Rangers acquitted themselves well against league opposition".
     
  5. AntennaFarmer

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    8. To conduct (oneself) in a specified way: Quit yourselves like adults.


    quit." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 27 Jul. 2009. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/quit>.


    Ignurnt (sic) dictionary!
     
  6. Forever settled in heaven

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    guess that means "missed the irony"!

    :laugh:
     
  7. AntennaFarmer

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    Reckon it means "can't take you fellows seriously".
     
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