Sunday, November 7, 2021

King James Version - Patriarchal Text

I just had an email about a version I hadn't noticed before (Thanks, Joshua!). It is called the King James Version - Patriarchal Text. The New Testament is available here in PDF format. It is the work of David Hawthorne.

Friday, April 16, 2021

First Nations Version

I just heard about this new work: The First Nations Version.


From their website

First Nations Version of the New Testament is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of our Native storytellers in English while remaining faithful to the original language of the New Testament.


The entire New Testament is expected on August 3rd, 2021.  Part of the New Testament is available as a free download or for purchase on Amazon. The description on Amazon is as follows:

The First Nations Version was first envisioned by the author Terry M. Wildman and with the help of and Wycliffe Associates has expanded into a collaborative effort that includes First Nations/Native Americans from over 25 tribes. This book is the introductory publication of the First Nations Version of the New Testament. A translation in English by First Nations/Native Americans, for First Nations/Native Americans. This project was birthed out of a desire to provide an English Bible that connects, in a culturally sensitive way, the traditional heart languages of the over six million English-speaking First Nations people of North America. The First Nations Version Translation Council has been selected from a cross-section of Native North Americans-elders, pastors, young adults and men and women from differing tribes and diverse geographic locations. This council also represents a diversity of church and denominational traditions to minimize bias. For more information visit