Sunday, June 29, 2003

Quick, Check Your Bible!

Look at Psalm 23:4. If it has a term other than "valley of the shadow of death," I declare that your Bible translation, in terms of poetry, is worthless. If a Bible translator can't even get that part right, then I immediately question their ability to translate the rest of the thing. So far, the New Living and New Revised Standard translations fail the test. The King James, New American Standard, and New International pass. I have no clue about versions such as the Douay Rheims, the Darby, the Scofield, or any of the immediate predecessors or successors to translations already listed, such as the New King James or Revised Standard.

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