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Sunday, April 24, 2022

The KJV Update Project

This effort to produce an updated KJV called The KJV Update Project started in April of 2019.

From the website:

The Holy Scriptures Bible Society is conducting this project to faithfully and definitively update the old language of the King James Version (KJV) of the Holy Bible. The purpose of the project is to help readers and hearers of the KJV better understand the word of God. As it is written, “So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.” (1 Corinthians 14:9) Imagine a genuine KJV 2022; that should paint a good picture of the vision for this work. A modern KJV that keeps the same meaning as the original would be an enormous blessing for millions of people. This includes retaining the distinction between singular and plural pronouns that is present in the KJV and important for many of its readers. For students of God’s word who primarily use a different translation, this work may prove to be a useful study resource. The project is to update antiquated language, including outdated vocabulary, spelling, grammar, verb endings, and punctuation. To date, a satisfactory and definitive KJV update has not been found to exist.  The New King James Version is not a strict update of the KJV, for it was re-translated from the original languages and significantly differs in meaning from the KJV in places. 

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Word Come Alive

Here is a new version in the works: Word Come Alive. The Gospel of John, Chaper 1 is available for reading online. The website states:
‘Word Come Alive’ is an expanded translation (paraphrase) of the New Testament of the Bible by respected editor Martin Manser. It supplies linking phrases and background information in italics within the text to help make its message more immediately understandable It aims to express the sense of the original in contemporary, natural English and to have a powerful effect on readers, with a fresh, incisive quality that will make readers sit up and think.


Thank you to B.B. for this version!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Feminine Translation Version

Joshua sent me this notice. This is the "Feminine Translation Version." On the website it states "The Holy Bible Feminine Translation Version is about God named YHWH and the Holy Spirit Mother in heaven of the Son of God." The FTV is based on the American Standard Version. You may learn more about this work here: https://ftvbible.com/.

Friday, January 7, 2022

New Revised Standard Version, Updated Edition

The New Revised Standard Version has been updated. Neil Short has an excellent article on his blog. Update: a sampler of the new revision is available here.