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The words of God

by Mike Ratliff

34 ὃν γὰρ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὰ ῥήματα τοῦ θεοῦ λαλεῖ, οὐ γὰρ ἐκ μέτρου δίδωσιν τὸ πνεῦμα. John 3:34 (NA28)

34 For He whom God sent speaks the…

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Equiva-what? Types of Translations

To my bi- or poly-lingual friends:

Have you ever wanted to reach through the TV screen, or through time, and steal a translator’s keyboard before they mangled a beautiful scene or mis-translated a crucial word? 655 more words


Can Bible Translators Outdo God?

Those who frequent this blog know that I am an ardent defender of an essentially literal Bible translation. Many of you have informed me throughout the years that you too are of the same persuasion. 730 more words


The Lord is my...What?

“The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.” (Psalm 119:57, NASB95)

The NASB along with the ESV, LEB, NIV, and HCSB all translate quite literally here: “The Lord is my portion.”  But what does “my portion” mean?  206 more words