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Something I read today...

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by MatthewHenry, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. MatthewHenry

    MatthewHenry New Member

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    Mom's Translation

    Scripture: Ezra 9:5-15

    Four Pastors were discussing the merits of the various translations of the Bible. One liked a particular version best because of its simple, beautiful English. Another preferred a more scholarly edition because it was closer to the original Hebrew and Greek. Still Another like a comtemporary version because of it's up-to-date vocabulary.

    The Forth Minister was silent for a moment, then said, "I like my Mothers translation best", Suprised, The other three men said they didn't know his mother had translated the Bible. "yes" He replied. "She translated it into life. and it was the most convincing translation I ever saw"

    Instead of discussing translation preferences, this pastor reminded them that the most important focus should be the learning of God's Word and doing it. That was the top prority of Ezra's Life. As a Scribe He studied the Law, obeyed it and taught it to the Israelites for example, God Commanded His people not to Intermarry with neighboring nations who served pagan gods, Ezra Confessed the nations sin to God. and corrected the People, who then repented.

    Let's fellow Ezra's example by seeking the Word of God and Translating it into life.

    The Best Commentary on the Bible is a person who puts it into practice.

    Because of Jesus,

    MH
     
  2. Phillip

    Phillip <b>Moderator</b>

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    This is exactly the reason I started using a modern translation when I was young--so I could understand and put it into practice. Good point....
     
  3. Linda64

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    Amen MH!!

    I've heard it said: "You may be the only Bible someone ever reads." That's why YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN :D
     
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    Couldnt say it better.
     
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    Excellent post!

    But I wonder how long it was before someone said, "She done this wrong" or "She didn't do this or that".
     
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