People seek the perfect Bible translation. There is none, but each has unique strengths and weaknesses. Usually, it is a toss-up between accuracy and how easy it is to understand. When we are searching out certain things in the Word, we seek out the translations that are most likely to convey the truths that we are seeking. For example, translations usually fall into different categories, such as literal, amplified, readable, or some combination.
Today, with more of His Light, we can spot translation segments that are off. That doesn’t mean that we throw away that Bible. Every translation will be off a bit here or there. Why? Because it is a translation!
We have gone from one language to another. So, how can it possibly be a perfect match? Does that mean that we throw up our arms in despair and don’t trust any of them?
Our trust is not in a book, but the person of Jesus Christ. He is the Word. We must hear from Him. The Bible confirms what He is saying.
As our relationship with Him grows, He guides us along in ever-increasing truth using the written Word in its various translations, His spoken Word, Creation, people, circumstances, dreams, prophecies, and so on. Our walk is a wonderful adventure as our love deepens, and understanding grows.
These three new additions to “Bible Mistranslations” and two new additions to “Religious Myths vs. Bible Truths” enlighten and encourage us in further truth and understanding. They are to shed light on meanings and to clear up misunderstandings. May they be a blessing to you.
We have posted Jackie Caporaso’s latest study, “The Horses are Here!” As always, we find her writings to be insightful. We love to share them with you.
Eric & Mary Ellis