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Bible Translations

To Know, Guard or Watch Over? (Ps. 1:6, Heb. "Yada")

In Psalm 1:6 traditional Bible translations, like the King James Version, English Standard Version and many others, states that the Lord “knows” the way of the righteous. Other translations have other solutions, like the TNIV and HCSB that states that the Lord “watches over” the way of the righteous. Read on to get more details ... Happy Read More...

Weird HCSB difference in Kindle Version (Matt 1:12)

I just discovered in my “Holman CSB Bible” on Kindle, that Matt. 1:12 seems like a hybrid between the 2004 and 2009 revisions of the HCSB text. I assume it’s a bug and not a feature ... Happy Read More...

Want to check out the reliability of Biblical manuscripts yourself?

Have you ever wondered what “Other mss omit bracketed text” or “NU-Text omits this verse” mean? Or maybe you know what it means, but you want to dig deeper, do some New Testament text criticism on your own. Unless you know Greek and such, it might be difficult to find what you’re seeking on your own, and even if you know some Greek, it might be quite some work. This is where textual study commentaries might help you out. This blog entry comments on the NET “tc” notes and Philip Comfort’s Commentary on the New Testament Text. Read More...

Psa. 37:3–4 — New Depths Discovered in Translation Differences

Translating from Hebrew is hard, and in some places the different Bible translations have translated the same passages of scripture quite differently. Recently I happened to notice significant differences between translations in Psalm 37:3-7. Digging into this has been enriching, revealed deeper meaning to me. In this post I dig into the verses 3-4.

One example of how the translations differ (in verse 3):
Should we live securely/in safety, protect our integrity, cultivate faithfulness or feed on God’s faithfulness? Read More...

Phil. 2:6 "thought it not robbery" (HCSB and TNIV vs. KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, NET, NLT, AMP and NIV)

I never understood why Paul find it necessary to explain that Jesus did not see it as robbery to be equal to God (Phil. 2:6), it made no sense to me. But a couple of days ago I finally understood what that verse really meant, thanks to the HCSB/TNIV. Read More...

HCSB Second Edition and HCSB with Strongs

I just got my hands on the new HCSBS module to Accordance, the great Bible software from Oak Tree Software. The module is based on the 2009 revision of the HCSB translation, which I wasn't aware of until very recently. There's some interesting changes. I also got the NKJVS module, New King James keyed with Strong's numbers. I'm also waiting for the HCSB Study Bible this fall. Read More...