Author Topic: This Thread is Sacrilege:John 3:16  (Read 3610 times)

Offline BlackString

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For Those With Religious Interests... John 3:16
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2009, 04:50:14 AM »
Hey peeps, for those of you who like the easter eggs and maybe a littlw more, I'm sure lots of you have already checked this out, but thought I'd post it for everyone to see.

John 3:16 (New International Version)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."


Some bibles give slightly different direct translations, but all means the same. Something to chew on peeps.  :D

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Re: For Those With Religious Interests... John 3:16
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2009, 01:40:02 PM »
ESV - word for word translation from original text.
NIV - thought for thought translation from original text.

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Re: This Thread is Sacrilege:John 3:16
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2009, 12:23:47 PM »
ESV - word for word translation from original text.
NIV - thought for thought translation from original text.

I won't turn this into any kind of debate, but you can't seriously believe that it is a word for word translation from the original text. Have you ever translated anything from one language to another? The resulting text would make no sense.  It needs some amount of interpretation when you translate.