Proverbs 3-14-23

“Which version of the Bible is the best? The one you’ll pick up and read.” Check out these versions.

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

15 Work hard so God can say to you, “Well done.” Be a good workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when God examines your work. Know what his Word says and means. 2 Timothy 2:15 Living Bible

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as a tried-and-true worker who isn’t ashamed to teach the word of truth correctly. 2 Timothy 2:15 God’s Word Bible

I read the following article from Patterns of Evidence and found it very enlightening. It has a guide to translations in it that tells where a particular translation falls on the “literal” to “functional” scale. It all comes down to this: God wants to impart His words and His Spirit to us. The best way for us to receive them is to read them, heed them, and ask Him to explain them to us, individually and collectively. Talking about His Word is good for us because we all have different perspectives. The more we share with each other, the greater our knowledge base.

I pray that you will read the article and read His Word for yourself.

Abba, “open our eyes that we may see wonderful truths in your law” (Psalm 119:18). Amen.

A Guide to English Translations

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