A comparison of Bible verse interpretations

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 5:30 AM

Contributors to the Conservative Bible Project argue that contemporary translations like the English Standard Version are slanted by liberal political bias. They're working off the King James Version to produce a new Bible translation they say better reflects its core conservatism. Here are a few verses as rendered in the King James, English Standard, and Conservative Bible Project versions:

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LUKE 10:21

King James: In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight."

English Standard: In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will."

Conservative Bible Project: With that Jesus rejoiced, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for withholding Truth from the intellectuals while revealing it to common man, as this pleased You."

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PHILEMON 3

King James: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

English Standard: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Conservative Bible Project: God's grace to you, and peace of mind, from our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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JUDE 7

King James: Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

English Standard: Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Conservative Bible Project: Furthermore, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them whose people also gave themselves over to sensuality, and homosexuality and bestiality, were made examples of, and suffered the vengeance of eternal fire.

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ACTS 2:44

King James: And all that believed were together, and had all things common.

English Standard: And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

Conservative Bible Project: Everyone who believed was together and shared values, faith, and the truth.

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On the Net:

Conservative Bible Project: http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservative_Bible_Project