"I wrote for the young people who belonged to my youth club...and I undertook the work simply because I found that the Authorized Version was not intelligible for them. (Was that the Bible’s problem or the failure of the teacher?) My primary aim was not in any sense to compete with the version of 1611, but to communicate to young people inspired truths of which they were almost entirely ignorant." (There is a right way to do that: Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. Start by reading the book, not by rewriting it. Then give the sense and then cause them to understand the reading. Why dumb the book down: why not teach the kids up?)
The result of believing the students were incapable was that J. B. Phillips work replaced the Authorized Version for hundreds of thousands and rather than teaching the children he brought the material down to the level of their ignorance.
The New Testament in Modern English revised Student Edition is closer to being a paraphrase than a translation, although John Bertram Phillips might protest that "I have worked from the Greek Text used in the 1881 revision (Westcott-
Commonly referred to as the Phillip’s translation, this paraphrase became the darling of the CS Lewis crowd of unsaved liberal religionists. The people who think ‘Guideposts’ is Christian literature: you know that crowd.
“In order to make this translation more useful for schools the verse numbers of the Authorized Version have been printed in the margin… I simply have worked from later and more reliable Texts than those available to the translators of 1611.” Now that is a cleverly told lie: yes, new manuscripts have been discovered but the readings in those manuscripts were in the possession of the King James translators in different forms. This ‘Modern English’ Bible was begun in 1941 and completed in 1957. Modern cars from 1941 to 1957 are in the Henry Ford Museum as antiques and Phillip’s translation belongs in the trunk of a 58 Edsel.
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Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Knowing is better than not knowing. 08/27/17
What doctrines do you sing? 08/20/17
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery
It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. Miles Coverdale
What do you get when you cross reference
Ep. 3:10 with Ep. 6:12? 08/13/17
Zechariah Chapter Eight concludes with
reminders of important facts 08/13/17
The first eight verses of Zechariah Nine
and the burden of the word of the LORD 08/09/17
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