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One Last Article on the New Translations

Here is my last regular bulletin article on the new translations.

Bulletin Article for 11/27/2011

Appreciating the New Translations

Today, we begin using the new translations.  We may trip up on the words, forgetting to say “And with your spirit” instead of “and also with you.”  It may seem strange at first but we will adjust.  If nothing else, it will make us think.  Sometimes we may say the words without thinking about them.  We need to remember what it means to say that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  That’s what the priest’s says at Communion (The words come from John 1:29).  To which the people have been saying “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed.”  This becomes “Lord, I am not worthy that you should under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”  “Under my roof” may seem strange but it is another scriptural reference lost in the past translation.  It comes from Luke 7:6-7.  Check it out.

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