|Contents:||Old Testament, New Testament|
|Source Used:||Zondervan Publishing House (1969)|
|Location:||Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom|
This version of the New Testament (1945) has gained for Dr. Gerrit Verkuyl a place among the first rank of translators of the Bible into modern English. This version of the Old Testament (1959) under his editorship, exhibits the same characteristics of faithful rendering of the original texts into lively modern English that mark his New Testament.
The aim of this version was to achieve plain, up-to-date expression which reflects as directly as possible the meaning of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It is not a paraphrase.
After twenty-five years, the need for revision became evident. This revision was very extensive, while not being a retranslation. Explanatory notes were revised as well as added. Topical headings were rephrased.
Genesis 1: 1, 2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness lay upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
John 1: 1 – 3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This is the One who was in the beginning with God. Through Him everything came into being and without Him nothing that exists came into being.
The following comparative studies include this version:
- Additions and Omissions in the Synoptic Gospels
- Authenticity of the Second Epistle of Peter
- Bishops, Overseers, Presbyters, and Elders
- Burden and Yoke to Be Removed
- Deceived Prophet
- From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
- Falsifying Scribes
- Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
- Gifts of the Spirit
- God So Loved the World
- Gods, God, or Judges
- Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
- Horses from Egypt and Kue
- Israelites and Baal-Peor
- 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
- Tragedy at Beth-Shemesh
- Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures