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Thursday, July 30, 2009

MacDonald's Idiomatic Translation

This is a call for help...in getting a couple Scripture quotes. If you have access to Bibleworks 8 - I have a favor to ask. There is a new Bible version in Bibleworks 8 that isn't available anywhere else (yet). It is MacDonald's Idiomatic Translation. If someone could send me John 14:6 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17 I would be much obliged.

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  1. Dear Pastor Brad,

    Here are the two texts from the Idiomatic Translation you requested:

    "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, the life. No one approaches the
    father except through me." (John 14:6)

    "God's breath permeates all Scripture, making it valuable for doctrine, for censure,

    for correction, and for discipline in righteousness. Its purpose is that the man of God
    might be fully qualified, equipped for every good work." (2 Tim 3:16-17).


    I hope this helps! God bless you,

    Laurie MacDonald (daughter-in-law of William G. MacDonald, writer of the MIT)



    www.macdonaldfamilysingers.com

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    1. Is the version available anywhere in book form?

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  2. Laurie:

    Thank you so much for sending me these verses! Will your father-in-law be publishing his translation in print?

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    1. Hi Pastor Brad, If you have not already received it, I can email you a PDF copy of MacDonald's translation if you provide an email. It was late in coming, and I do apologize, but I just caught up with all the requests!! If possible, you may upload the PDF copy to this website for others to download directly. Thanks for your interest! Grace and Peace, Laurie MacDonald

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  3. Hi!

    His translation is in pre-publication print, but in very limited quantity at this time. Do you have an e-mail that he may send you a copy of the introduction to his translation? We both tried to use the e-mail listed, but it did not work. That's why I left the comment on your blog : )

    Please e-mail me at:

    macdonald7@juno.com

    and we will get it to you asap.

    Thanks so much!

    Laurie

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  4. I've just heard about MacDonald's Idiomatic Translation thanks to some praised quotes in the 'Focus on the Kingdom' magazine (restorationfellowship.org).

    The quotes for John 1: 1 & Philippians 2: 5-11 are just fantastic. This is a translation that I could make big use of. How can I get hold of a copy? How much would it cost? Any ideas?

    The magazine article does say the translation is available on BibleWorks 9 software. But when I search under that what I get is confusing or hideously expensive looking. Can you help?

    I'm in the UK, if it helps. Could you perhaps post me a link?

    Many thanks!

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    1. Hello! If you send me your email, I can send you a PDF copy of the MIT. My email is: oldmacdonald7@gmail.com

      Thanks for your interest!
      Grace and Peace,
      Laurie MacDonald

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    2. Dear Laurie,
      I was just doing a search for this MIT version and came upon this site. Could you please send me a PDF copy as well? Greatly appreciated. Many blessings to you and all whom you love. Myrym

      metarrus@yahoo.com

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  5. I haven't seen this in print yet. So far I've only seen it in the BibleWorks program.

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  6. Hello,

    If anyone would like an electronic copy of my father-in-law's idiomatic translation of the NT, called the "MacDonald Idiomatic Translation" 2015 edition, please provide your email address and I will gladly send you an electronic copy! By the way, William just passed away recently (Dec. 31, 2017). He was very generous and would be very happy to know that his translation is being read. To God be the glory! If anyone is interested in one of his many papers, there is a link to his "Wonderful Jesus" that is posted on our family music ministry website. Feel free to go there and see it at macdonaldfamilysingers.com.

    Grace and Peace,

    Laurie MacDonald

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    1. Please can you email me a copy of the idiomatic translation of the New Testament to iannisan@googlemail.com please Regards Ian Hobbs

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    2. Please send me a copy at drhodes1215@gmail.com Thank you!

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    3. a.antonio4359@gmail.com.....Please send me a copy of the MIT translation thank you

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    4. Please email me a copy of the Idiomatic translation at JeffreyBNerhood@Protonmail.com. The God be the glory!

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  7. I would very much like an "idiomatic translation" please email me at:

    borbabs13@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    Grace and peace

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  8. I also would like this version. My condolences for your temporary separation from your godly Father-in-law.
    carman.tim@gmail.com
    In Christ
    Tim

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  9. If you are still sending, I would dearly love to have a copy of this translation, The Idiomatic Translation of the New Testament, by William Graham MacDonald.

    Thanks!

    Lloyd Stewart
    light3@sbcglobal.net

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  10. CAN YOU please SEND A COPY TO iannisan@gmail.com

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  11. Dear family,
    Like so many others I'll hope you will send to my also a copy of this beautiful translations.
    Thanks so much,
    Pierre Beeckman

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  12. Dear Laurie,

    I would also be interested in receiving a copy of the translation too. If you are still sharing it in this way, my email is:

    tomglewesol@gmail.com

    With thanks and warm regards,
    Tom

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  13. Hi Laurie - I know this is coming along the line kind of late - If you do get this message, I would very much appreciate receiving a copy Dr. MacDonald's Translation and any other papers of his that you may have. They would truly be a treasure to have. Thank you so much for offering to do this. - J. Dan Gill jdan@21stcr.org

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  14. Here is a new email to request the MacDonald Idiomatic Translation: send your request to oldmacdonald7@gmail.com! Also, there is a paper by Dr. William MacDonald called "Wonderful Jesus" at the following website: www.macdonaldfamilysingers.com Thanks for your interest! Grace and Peace, Laurie MacDonald

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  15. Hello, I just became aware of this translation and would love to be able to read it - can you send me a copy? Thank you so much!

    Dusty Rhodes
    drhodes1215@gmail.com

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  16. Laurie, I would also like a digital copy of your father-in-law's translation. My email is dcrociani@gmail.com thanks

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  17. I would be very grateful for an electronic copy (pdf, or Kindle or Nook) of the MacDonald Idiomatic Translation. It seems like it would be most useful for me in teaching especially. Thank you and God’s blessings to you.
    mscot1@live.com.

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  18. Heard about it from Chuck Missler, in his book , Fulcrum of the Universe, about Isaiah 53. MScott

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  19. Please send us a copy of the McDonald Idiomatic version! We would much appreciate it!

    Barbarafall@gmail.com

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  20. Please send me a copy of McDonald Idiomatic Version. Thank you so much. floh@q.com

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