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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #46
58. I often have to read a few translations before I can get a firm understanding
of any given Bible verse. Some words are archaic and there's no modern equivalent to translate it to, or, if translated from Latin or Greek, certain words convey certain gender characteristics that don't always translate into non-gendered English. If you want a good tool to compare texts, the Bible Gateway has 20 English translations, as well as multiple translations in all the European languages, many Asian languages, some Slovic languages, some languages I've never heard of. The search engine allows searches for specific texts by either name, chapter number, word, or phrase.
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