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Th me she gave me fruit from the tree and ate it 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman What is this that Then the Lord God to the woman What is this that have done And the woman said The serpent beguiled and deceived me and I ate from the forbidden tree 14 The Lord God said to the serpent Because you have done thisYou are cursed than all the cattleAnd than any animal of the field On your belly you shall go And dust you shall eatAll the days of your life The reader will notice that there are differences between the New Jerusalem Bible and the other two apart from the fact that the NJB says Yahweh God instead of Lord God and that when the Almighty speaks it is not shown in verse To me it ust reads smoothly in many cases Eve complains that the snake tempted her rather than deceived beguiled or even tricked her as in other versions THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE is not a novelty but a significant different translation of the bible Unless you are Catholic you may not want to make it Unless you are Catholic you may not want to make it primary bible but it is a worthy contender among bibles and many people including one bible as literature professor have told me they think it ust reads smoothly and often meaningfully too The fifty dollar retail price can be significantly undercut by shopping around or buying used THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE has a new version on the way The Revised New Jerusalem Bible I m sorry to say I am not familiar with Y redesigned interior set in a two column format for easy reading With all the best features of much cumbersome and costly versions this Bible is a must have for home church and scho.
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general readers is how does it read It reads differently from most of the English language bibles around today thereaders is how does it read It reads differently from most of the English language bibles around today the reason is differently from most of the English language bibles around today the main reason is it s not descended from the line of Tyndale King James aka Authorised Version that most such bibles are Here s a comparison of a crucial Old Testament passage in three different translations leading with this one Genesis Ch 3 verses 12 14 In the New Jerusalem Bible 12The man
replied It was the woman you put with me she gave meIt was the woman you put with me she gave me fruit from the tree and I ate it 13Then Yahweh God said to the woman Why did you do that The woman replied The snake tempted me and I ate 14Then Yahweh God said to the snake Because you have done this Accursed be you of all animals wild and tame On your belly you will go and on dust you will feed as long as you live New International Version NIV 12 The man said The woman you put here with me she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman What is this you have done The woman said The serpent deceived me and I ate 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent Because you have done this Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animalsYou will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life Finally the Amplified Bible 12 And the man said The woman whom You gave to be wi. Ble this edition is destined to become a classic Using the same translation that has been hailed as truly magnificent Journal of Bible Literature the Standard Edition has a completel. Most people who debate the Bible s legitimacy have never actually read it The NJB makes this task accessible to students of religion I am fortunate enough to own the edition illustrated by Salvador Dali and it is exuisite both a delight to the senses but also so readable Yahweh is used in the Old Testament for clarity and authenticity I find myself going to this out sized edition in the Old Testament for clarity and authenticity I find myself going to this out sized edition than a smaller King James version every time I have this in the large edition and also in the smaller paperback One of the reasons I was drawn to this translation is that it is directly translated from the Hebrew Greek or Aramaic I received this as a gift upon graduation and I have treasured it since then as one of the most beloved books I own It s the most accurate translation currently available to my knowledge I like to go back and forth between it and other TRANSLATIONS LIKE THE KJV OR THE NIV WHEN I like the KJV or the NIV when I
t understand something This is the heavy hardbound book out ofunderstand something This is the heavy hardbound book out of 1985 with a repro of Raphael s Transfiguration on the front cover I came to this bible late in life having grown up Protestant but despite its size and bulk it has much to recommend it to the general reader For one thing it includes the Deuterocanonical books Apocryphal books that Protestant bibles generally do not While not the most elaborate study bible out there it has learn. The New Jerusalem Bible Standard Edition will satisfy the great need for an authoritative version of the greatest story ever told in a package so attractive user friendly and afforda.