My favorite translation
I go to BibleGateway.com to study the Bible. This website has many translations of the Bible, and I look at each translation of the passage I’m interested in. I know that whichever one has an inspired message for me and brings the most light is the one to choose. Lately, I have been reading the Amplified Bible and enjoying it.
After attending funeral services for a friend some time ago, I read the Beatitudes in the Common English Bible. This passage, “Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad” (Matthew 5:4), meant a lot as I thought of my dear friend’s loved ones. And the Amplified Bible speaks of God’s favor and the revelation of His matchless grace, which are there for those who mourn , “for they shall be comforted.” This thought comforted me, and I know that His grace will be there for these people in a way that they can understand and accept. We all have access to the happiness that comes from God.
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I go to Bible Gateway.com to study the Bible. This website has many translations of the Bible, and I look at each translation of the passage I’m interested in. I know that whichever one has an inspired message for me and brings the most light is the one to choose. Lately, I have been reading The Amplified Bible and enjoying it.
After attending funeral services for a friend some time ago, I read the Beatitudes in the Common English Bible. “Happy are they that mourn for they shall be made glad” (Matthew 5:4), meant a lot as I thought of my dear friend’s loved ones. And the Amplfied Bible speaks of God’s favor and the revelation of His matchless grace which are there for those who mourn, “for they shall be comforted!” This thought comforted me, and I know that His matchless grace will be there for these people in a way that they can understand and accept. We all have access to the happiness that comes from God.
In my early years of Bible study I read the New International Version. When I started working with a Christian Science practitioner this individual suggested I read the King James version, which is much more poetic. I also enjoy The Message when I want to experience Christ’s eternal message of Love in the language of today. Through the Bible Gateway, a wonderful internet tool, I would say my favorite translation varies each day.
Theresa Talley lives in Wilmington, Delaware.•
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