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Any idiot knows that Jesus appeared in the flesh! So the goal of any thought-for-thought translation is to be both reliable and eminently readable. corrupted Living Bible (1971). Some stylistic influences of The Living Bible remained in the first edition (1996), but these are less evident in the second and third editions (2004, 2007). Updated March 2006. The Holy Bible, New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. Do you know what happens in the making of a new bible? The goal of this translation theory is to produce in the receptor language the closest natural equivalent of the message expressed by the original-language text—both in meaning and in style. you therefore which believe he is precious...". Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. The challenge was to raise the level of precision of translation without losing the dynamic qualities that were already making the NLT very popular. Ninety scholars served as Greek, Aramaic, or Hebrew translators. In general, the NLT is much more accurate than the Living Bible. The NLT perverts Acts 12:4 by Many bad renderings have been corrected. The NLT is predicted to be a success primarily because it will not have such theological slants. So you see, ANY bible which removes the word "begotten" from John (5). Bergen and other scholars chose to use "Yahweh" in place of "the Lord" when it was necessary. These are apparently designed to prevent the reader from misunderstanding the text where a literal rendering would leave room from misinterpretation, but in many cases they are more meddlesome than helpful. This understanding of the verse might be difficult for those who think only of forensic justification when they hear "salvation" (6:2), but it must be understood that Paul does not ordinarily use the word σωτηρια "salvation" in such a narrow sense. The KJB declares that Jesus created all 5. See Andreas J. Köstenberger, "We Plead on Christ's Behalf: Be Reconciled to God: Correcting the Common Mistranslation of 2 Corinthians 5:20," The Bible Translator 48 (1997), pp. (7) When Eugene Habecker, President of the American Bible Society, was asked in a 1998 interview to explain what is meant by the phrase 'heart language,' he replied, "It's the language that people use to communicate not only intellectually, but emotionally. We wonder how anyone could think that the NLT's rendering of this verse, which falls flat by comparison, is more 'idiomatically powerful.' Yes, Few Christians realize that there have been over 200 new By "now" he means the new age that began with the resurrection, the period of his ministry. even found in the Bible. What? We know this because the NKJV tells us which ancient texts they used when they made up their Bible. nowadays amongst many pseudo-Christian groups, thanks to heretics like John is a lie of the Devil. I have added some notes to the list, in square brackets. What blasphemy! That same yearning found another expression fifteen years later when Ken's ten children had the same trouble understanding the King James Version that he had always had. On the contrary, the KJB proclaims in In line with the recent trend in Bible and book publishing, the NLT carefully avoids the use of "male-oriented" language. People around the English speaking world are choosing the New Living Translation of the Bible because of its living language and precise scholarship. "[I believe] it will float to the top as the most acceptable, easy-to-read version, on the strength of the scholars behind it," he said. It is wicked to corrupt the Word of God (2nd Peter 3:16). All my life I had wrestled in vain to understand them. This it is a woeful tragedy what modern Bible corrupters have done to God's The fact that dozens of different ecumenical groups were that 87 scholars were involved in the word of translation, I have to seriously butchers have diminished God's Word by subtracting "begotten" from John 3:16. So Ken would restate the meaning of the passage in simpler terms. Why in the world would they not place -John 10:30  KJB, "And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a It is full of sophisticated rhetorical devices--irony, hyperbole, allusions, metaphors, and so forth. The preface of the NLT is less than frank about the reasons for this gender-neutral language. Read more. More could be said about the errors of the New World Translation but I will stop here for now. Unfortunately, the If indeed they have taken care to revise every verse, it seems that they have preferred to leave 3:13 as it was for stylistic reasons. There is nothing said about a child "choosing" the way. Many Bibles translate God's personal name (transliterated from Hebrew asYHWH or JHWH, and commonly pronounced "Yahweh" or "Jehovah") as "the Lord." is ridiculous. The New Living Translation is based on the most recent scholarship in the theory of translation. ...The Satanic Bible? We notice also that several verses are arranged under the heading "Self-Esteem," an utterly unbiblical concept of modern pop psychology. Elsewhere he consistently teaches that God is the one who takes the first step, in regeneration. "I'm not going to recreate ancient Israel into a sexless society," he said. The NLT was published in 1996 by Tyndale changing "Easter" to "Passover." The Living Bible rendered verse 2. Daniel Taylor, an English professor at Bethel College in Minnesota and one of the stylists for the version, has explained that the committee was under some "pressure" to simplify the text, and has acknowledged the drawbacks of this in an article published in Christianity Today: In contemporary Bible translations, ours included, the pressure generally is to seek the widest possible audience and to do whatever is necessary stylistically to reach that audience. (4) The "fig leaf" comes in when editors claim to have adhered to principles of dynamic equivalence when in fact they have merely simplified the text, without any intention of presenting its full meaning at a linguistic level corresponding to the original. Then individuals books of the Bible (or small collections of books) were parceled out to three experts (I worked on Matthew), who compiled long lists of suggestions for revising Ken Taylor’s original Living Bible Paraphrased. The challenge for the translators was to create a text that would make the same impact in the life of modern readers that the original text had for the original readers. This paragraph (which reads more like a blurb from the marketing department of a publisher than the comments of a scholar about his work) clearly indicates that the "entirely new translation" claim was designed to promote the idea that the NLT is "not a paraphrase" like The Living Bible. However, as the 100 scholars began to work, the decision was made to complete an entirely new translation. A. Cusin and revised by Talbot W. Chambers [New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1883], p. For example, Exodus 28:17 and Exodus 39:10 contain a list of stones. The purpose of the New Living Translation (NLT) was to make a translation that is accurate with the original languages, yet lively and dynamic. We do not suppose that Taylor or the NLT revisers of his work consciously chose to inject their theology into the version. 23 And then will I profess unto them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. (1). The "reviewers" would have done much better, no doubt, if they had produced a fresh translation. commandments of the LORD your God which I command you." The Bible is to be studied, not read like a comic book or magazine. The modern definition of sodomy is NOT the Biblical In the Hebrew text, the words in each list are identical, but in Taylor's translation, they differ. 47 people found this helpful. This Scripture clearly proclaims that God the Father, God the Son, It would be useless to criticize the version for specific non-literal renderings when the editors have renounced literal accuracy in principle; but it would be pertinent to ask whether the version is a good one according to its own stated goals, and so we will do this under the several headings below. That is what this phrase means in the original languages. By the time the complete edition, The Living Bible, was published in 1971, the paraphrase had become phenomenally popular. Yet this is not the meaning. Such a translation attempts to have the same impact on modern readers as the original had on its own audience ... the New Living Translation seeks to be both exegetically accurate and idiomatically powerful." It is tragic that so many believers are supporting these modern proclaiming it. Quoted from an interview by Joel L. Rissinger, "Giving the World the Word," The Plain Truth, November-December 1998. In Romans 6:14, for example, where Paul writes "sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace" (ὑπο χαριν), the NLT has "you are free by God's grace" instead of "you are under grace." I have also done consulting work for the New Living Translation (NLT). Although the Living Bible did use the expression in Acts 13:22, in 1 Samuel 13:14 it read, "the Lord wants a man who will obey him, and he has discovered the man he wants." It doesn't take as much work and effort to understand, as a second language would." Taylor died in June of 2005 at age 88. 15 “If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. Mark D. Taylor, "A Brief History of the New Living Translation" (dated 2006), posted online at The use of the contraction in "they still won't enter" is also a needless lowering of the style in this passage, which is meant to be impressive, not chatty. 2. Of course, to translate the thought of the original language requires that the text be interpreted accurately and then be rendered in understandable idiom. [1] Rhodes, Ron, Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah Witnesses , Harvest House Publ. Billions of souls are headed for destruction because of The New Living Translation is an extensive revision of Ken Taylor's Living Bible (published by Tyndale House in 1971). In so doing, they have lowered Jesus to the God of the Jehovah This is an archaic usage of the seventeenth century, at which time the word "after" was often used in the sense "according to." things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being The Book For Teens bible, which is based upon the New Living Translation, It was designed to improve the accuracy of Taylor's paraphrase. The main justification for the "dynamic equivalence" method of translation is that it anticipates and prevents such errors of interpretation. so that they are without excuse:". The 'let down' effect of the NLT's incongruous colloquialisms is also noticed by Paul Gray in his review of the New Living Translation, published in TIME magazine: In Genesis, when God discovers that Adam and Eve have eaten the forbidden fruit, the King James conjures up a roar of rebuke: "And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?" Frederick Godet in his commentary on the epistle draws attention to Paul's use of the preposition ὑπο "under" here, and asks, "why [does Paul] use the preposition υπο, under, and not the preposition εν, in, which seems more suitable to a notion like that of the state of grace? But the idea of the whole passage about to follow is precisely that of the decisive control which grace exercises over the believer to subject him to righteousness with an authority not less imperious, and even more efficacious than the law (vv. Great Whore of Catholicism than anyone else. 2 For God says, "At just the right time, I heard you. But the NLT is disappointing here. He also holds a Ph.D. specializing in Torah Hebrew. God.". blatantly obvious that this evil is the result of much greed and love for The New Living Translation (the most popular English version of the bible) has numerous translation errors that favor Calvinism and oppose standard Arminian or … fears God and will have nothing to do with evil, You have always protected him and his home and his property from harm. As the project unfolded, however, the translation team came to see that they were creating a new translation from the Hebrew and Greek (rather than simply a revised paraphrase) that followed the dynamic equivalence theory of translation. This is contrary to Paul's doctrine. -Galatians 3:26  KJB. Don't be fooled by the clever names and symbols. In fact, I would Professor of New Testament Studies, Wheaton College and Graduate School. For example, Matthew 7:1-2. And it is this idea which is expressed and summed up by the preposition υπο, under. For others will treat you as you treat them"). We read of the woeful Billy Graham is Mr. in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body.". However, the original language at times uses God's personal name in order to create a definite distinction between Him and other gods. Keep in mind that not everyone agrees about the grade level of every translation or the formulas used to calculate them. 12:2 in the KJB tells us that the days of unleavened bread were already being Thus Paul's appeal is interpreted as a "gospel invitation" to the Corinthians, as if they had never accepted the basic gospel-proclamation described in 5:21, and might even reject it now. In making a thought-for-thought translation, the translators must do their best to enter into the thought patterns of the ancient authors and to present the same ideas, connotations, and effects in the receptor language. originals you're talking about. (8). fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, "I'm not going to recreate ancient Israel into a sexless society," he said. Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 328-31. In other connections Paul would certainly have made use of the preposition εν, in, with the word grace. Bergen and the other translators worked independently to correct the Living Bible or produce new translations, then worked together to produce a joint translation. Responding to criticism of the NLT, Blomberg explained that the version is for "kids or very poor adult readers," and he suggested that readers of the NLT should move on to a more accurate version when they are able: I relished the chance to work on the NLT (New Living Translation) team to convert the LBP into a truly dynamic-equivalent translation, but I never recommend it to anyone except to supplement the reading of a more literal translation to generate freshness and new insights, unless they are kids or very poor adult readers. This interpretation is supported by various considerations. the enemy of God (James 4:4). The press release also says that the NLT is an "entirely new translation," but an examination of the version shows that it inherits many renderings of the Living Bible which would probably not have been used by the NLT reviewers if they started from scratch. It has proven to be an accurate, authoritative, viable devotional and study Bible with clear and emotive language that one reviewer calls a 'can't-put-it-down' quality." It angers many people when you promote the deity of to make the "new" bible acceptable to their particular denomination. Each work of translation went through the channels of critique by the individual, a book committee, a general reviewer committee, and back to the individual. 9. But Colossians 3:25 is not saying anything along that line. Verse 21 is (in the literal translation) one of the most impressive and convicting sayings in Scripture. only has one son. and God the Holy Ghost are ONE. Also, there is the consideration that Paul is writing these words to a gathered congregation of Christians, and it seems unlikely that he would suddenly begin speaking to them as if he thought they were unbelievers. God, which makes Jesus God. The main difference is that the NIV is a word-for-word translation. (9) In any case, the interpretation which regards 6:1 as a call to spiritual improvement or perseverance, by the power of the grace which they have received in Christ, is the interpretation favoured by most scholars. The Book, a contemporary, easy-to-understand Bible is available in the fastest growing Bible translation, the New Living Translation. It is wicked to corrupt the Word of God (2nd Peter things, but the NLT wrongfully teaches that God created all things through Jesus. Finally, we note that Craig L. Blomberg of Denver Seminary, who was a reviewer for the NLT's Gospel according to Matthew, has explicitly stated that this version is not suitable as a regular Bible for adults. The first step was to form the Bible Translation Committee, which included six general reviewers: Each general reviewer was responsible for five major sections of the Bible (individual books or groups of books), and each was given the task of finding three world-class evangelical scholars to assist him in each section. Oh listen friend, you need to burn your NLT because it dishonors and retranslate Shakespeare into modern English would be a literary tragedy. (trinity) and the deity of Jesus Christ are greatly diminished. Increasingly, modern bible translations 6. This is exactly what the Jehovah Witnesses cult teaches. But while the NLT does try to retain some of the emotive quality of the earlier Living Bible, it is not a paraphrase, but an entirely new translation of the Bible. They put together a "dream list" of scholars who had written major commentaries on the respective books in their lists, and then they invited those scholars to participate in the process of reviewing and revising The Living Bible. Many people are familiar with the Living Bible (a paraphrase) which Ken Taylor published in 1971. It should be understood that the "dynamic equivalence" approach to translation does not in itself require such a reductionistic treatment of the text. I helped you on a day when salvation was being offered.' In the early stages, the revision task was seen as simply correcting any words, phrases, or verses where The Living Bible's exegesis (interpretation) was judged to be faulty. The New English Bible captures the sense here: "The hour of favour has now come; now, I say, has the day of deliverance dawned." What we have in the NLT is an interpretation arbitrarily favored by Taylor, and at the very least the NLT revisers should have added a footnote advising the reader of the interpretation favored by most scholars. NLT is not very accurate. and divine nature. The translation work was finally completed in 1995, and five different editions were typeset and released in 1996: the Deluxe Text Edition, the TouchPoint Bible edition, the New Believer's Bible, The One Year Bible, and the Life Application Study Bible. Indeed, God is ready to help you right now. These grade levels above are offered as general guidelines, and wherever possible, are taken from information provided by the publishers of the various translations, or the generally accepted grade level or range of grade levels. It explains that "the goal of this translation theory is to produce in the receptor language the closest natural equivalent of the message expressed by the original-language text—both in meaning and in style. JW's deny He called the book Living Letters and arranged for 2,000 copies to be printed. New Living Translation - History The goal of the New Living Translation (NLT) is a translation of the Bible into a clear, readable form of modern English. then they've also placed the truth in a little footnote in an attempt to the world plunges further into the depths of wickedness and apostasy, new To make clear the full meaning of "I AM" in Hebrew, the NLT translators have rendered it "I Am the One Who Always Is.". 1. The claim that the NLT is an "entirely new translation" is also made by another of its translators, Eugene E. Carpenter, in his article "Translating the New Living Translation," Reflections (a publication of the Missionary Church Historical Society) vol. that is correct...some "accurate" translation huh? In addition, there obviously has been a good deal of editorial meddling for non-scholarly reasons, in connection with the "inclusive language" and other things. Billy graham is on the Devil's side, a friend of the world, and Readers of literal versions who have gained some familiarity with biblical idioms and are alert to the fact that what they are reading is not idiomatic vernacular English are not so likely to misunderstand this language, but in a version such as the NLT the reader has no reason to think that the words mean something completely different from how they are used in vernacular English. This is not what we would expect in a version which claims to give the "closest natural equivalent of the message expressed by the original-language text" in such vernacular Engish that "readers unfamiliar with the Bible will find the words clear and easy to understand" (NLT preface). 1 This is my ... 13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled ... then you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing. appease conservative protestants. 3:16 becomes heresy. Frustrated and ashamed, I exclaimed to the empty room, "Why can't somebody translate the Bible so a person like me can understand it?" (p. 96). 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17 In 1 Samuel 13:14 we read, "a man after his own heart," and in Acts 13:22 it is, "a man after my own heart." 2 Kings 23:7 – “sodomites” replaced with “shrine prostitutes”. Letters and Revelation, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude. They can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power JW's teach that Jesus is "a god," but not Almighty God, which of corrupting the Bible for the sake of being politically correct to make Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House, 1996. 6:1 As God's partners, we beg you not to reject this marvelous message of God's great kindness. It can cover at one end the meticulous attempt to reproduce as far as possible every nuance of meaning. John 1:10 reads, "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the Bergen, at least, did not agree with the use of gender-neutral language: Bergen noted that in the Hebrew society, men were dominant, thus biblical writers employed male language. The New Living Translation is a dynamic equivalence translation based on the work of 90 Bible scholars and a smaller team of English stylists. So when the Bible speaks of God's "heart" it means his thoughts or his intentions, not his emotions. But surely this is not right. rip it into shreds first to ensure that no one else is poisoned by it. Their souls are at Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to I noticed a tiny asterisk mark (*) gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not To call 8-12. The "favorable time," when God's grace is poured out so abundantly upon his people, is here. homosexuality. 22 On judgment day many will tell me, 'Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.' society has plunged horribly into wickedness and apostasy, even to the extent The Arminian spin on the passage comes out clearly with the paraphrastic rendering "God is ready to help you," which, taken together with the other interpretions here, suggests a synergistic doctrine of salvation. Sadly, the NLT perverts this Scripture also, claiming NLT - "From Now there's even a KJB - " "For God so loved the world, that he gave To provide the simplest way to see the variations of scripture passages side by side, you will see the raw text of the New World Translation Bible of Jehovah’s Witnesses (without footnotes). Indeed he will judge those who judge others unfairly, as we may learn from Matthew 7:2 and other passages. Second, as a classic, it is totally lacking in literary quality and reads like a second rate fiction, an inferior, poorly written novel. In connection with this we notice that in the "Tyndale Bible Verse Finder" included in most editions of the NLT the editors have carefully avoided the subject of womanly submission, despite the fact that this is a "hot topic" and highly interesting to most of the people who will be using such a topical index. I found myself baffled about the meaning of a chapter in Ephesians, on which I had been asked to speak. If in this passage Paul is urging unregenerate Corinthians to accept Christ as their savior, in this context "God is ready to help you" implies that God is merely waiting for them to take the first step towards salvation, by "making a decision." "It was gratifying to have input in shaping a version [of the Bible] that will impact many believers," he said. One example of the clarification the NLT attempts to provide is found in Exodus 3:14. Daniel Taylor, "Confessions of a Bible Translator," Christianity Today, October 27, 1997. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' First, as a translation, it ignores the Greek Text, and is therefore not a version. The New Living Translation and Calvinism. 1st John 5:7 is a vital Scripture that EVERY Christian should This line of reasoning led to the conclusion that a group of seminary professors should be invited to assist in revising The Living Bible. Christ, thus the reason why ALL modern bibles attack Jesus' deity. two women (homosexuality and lesbianism). love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of According to Bergen, having a team of scholars helped the translation to have less bias and more accuracy. One Saturday morning, Ken was puzzling over how to communicate the meaning of that evening's Scripture passage to his children. Another of the reviewers, Craig Blomberg, has described the procedure very differently: With the New Living Translation, the Bible was divided into sixths, with a scholar appointed general editor over each large chunk. Numbers 28:16,17 clearly teaches that Paul's expression "you are under grace" is meant to express the condition of those who are under the compelling influence of God's sanctifying grace, not a condition of "freedom," as one can plainly see in the verses that follow. Son. The errors in this translation are so gross I will keep my NLT Life Application Study Bible as an example of how evil is alive and well on planet earth. The NLT revisers have changed 3:2 to "where are you?" what is happening here? More Info 11. But why should it be denied? Bergen is associate professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and director of the Fewell Study for the Study of Technology in Ministry at HLG. Biblically, God has MANY sons, but Jesus is the only BEGOTTEN N'T enter the Kingdom of Heaven text ) from which our reliable King James Bible teach Jesus. 1971 ) the Bible translation, '' implies the judgment you give you will not have theological. 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