|Contents:||Old Testament, New Testament|
|Source Used:||Tyndale House (1971)|
|Location:||Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom|
A paraphrase is the restatement of an author’s thoughts, using different words. The purpose of this version is for it to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for clear understanding by the modern reader. There is a danger in paraphrasing that the translator, though honest, may give the English reader something that the original writer did not mean to say. When the Greek or the Hebrew is not clear, the theology of the translator and his sense of logic are his guides. The theological guide in this version has been a rigid evangelical position.
This version has undergone several manuscript revisions. It has also been under the scrutiny of a team of Greek and Hebrew experts to check the content and of English critics to check for style. Thus, this edition is tentative.
It is a compilation of previous paraphrases by Tyndale: Living Letters (1962), Living Prophecies (1965), Living Gospels (1966), Living Psalms and Proverbs (1967), Living Lessons of Life and Love (1968), Living Books of Moses (1969), and Living History of Israel (1970).
Genesis 1: 1, 2
When God began creating the heavens and the earth, the earth was at first a shapeless, chaotic mass, with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors.
John 1: 1 – 3
Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is – nothing exists that he didn’t make.
The following comparative studies include this version:
- Bishops, Overseers, Presbyters, and Elders
- Burden and Yoke to Be Removed
- Deceived Prophet
- Entering His Rest
- Falsifying Scribes
- From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
- Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
- Gifts of the Spirit
- God So Loved the World
- Hebrew Poetry in the Bible
- Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
- Horses from Egypt and Kue
- Israelites and Baal-Peor
- Let No Man Judge You
- Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
- Lord’s Day in the Book of Revelation
- Minor Prophets
- Miracle at Cana
- Name of Our Heavenly Father
- Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
- Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
- Sabbaths and Sundown
- Scripture Inspired by God
- Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
- Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
- Some Variations in the Book of Acts
- Song of Solomon
- Speech Problem of Moses
- Story of the Adultress
- That Which Will Happen Before the End
- Those Who Work Iniquity
- Time of Peleg
- Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures