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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 1 Timothy   By: (1822-1902)

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In Richard Francis Weymouth's translation of the New Testament, he presents readers with a fresh and modern interpretation of the biblical text. Specifically, his version of 1 Timothy offers an accessible and contemporary understanding of an important Epistle.

One notable aspect of Weymouth's translation is his effort to make the language more understandable to modern readers. He masterfully captures the essence of the original text while using a vocabulary and sentence structure that is approachable for a modern audience. By avoiding archaic language and incorporating contemporary expressions, Weymouth successfully bridges the gap between ancient scripture and today's readers.

Moreover, Weymouth's translation demonstrates his commitment to accuracy. The precision with which he conveys the original meaning of the text ensures the intended message is not diluted or lost. This is particularly evident in his rendering of Paul's message through 1 Timothy. Weymouth carefully maintains the apostle's instructions and teachings, allowing readers to grasp the richness and depth of the biblical truths.

Additionally, throughout Weymouth's translation, one can discern his genuine reverence for the sacred text. His passion for Scripture is apparent as he handles the text with great care, respecting its inherent spiritual value. Weymouth's translation is not merely a scholarly exercise but an expression of his devotion to making the Word of God accessible to all.

Readers will also appreciate the inclusion of helpful footnotes and annotations throughout the text. These annotations offer valuable context, expand upon certain passages, and provide explanations for potentially ambiguous sections. Weymouth's attention to detail and his desire to aid readers in their understanding of 1 Timothy make this translation a valuable resource for both scholars and general readers.

The Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 1 Timothy is a commendable contribution to the realm of biblical translations. Weymouth's adeptness in capturing the original meaning, while adapting it to a contemporary language, is praiseworthy. His commitment to Scriptural accuracy and his profound respect for the sacred text further solidify the value of this translation. This book serves as an indispensable tool for those seeking to explore, comprehend, and apply the teachings of 1 Timothy in the context of the modern world.

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Book 54 1 Timothy 001:001 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope: 001:002 To Timothy, my own true son in the faith. May grace, mercy and peace be granted to you from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 001:003 When I was on my journey to Macedonia I begged you to remain on in Ephesus that you might remonstrate with certain persons because of their erroneous teaching 001:004 and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now. 001:005 But the end sought to be secured by exhortation is the love which springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith. 001:006 From these some have drifted away, and have wandered into empty words. 001:007 They are ambitious to be teachers of the Law, although they do not understand either their own words or what the things are about which they make such confident assertions. 001:008 Now we know that the Law is good, if a man uses it in the way it should be used, 001:009 and remembers that a law is not enacted to control a righteous man, but for the lawless and rebellious, the irreligious and sinful, the godless and profane for those who strike their fathers or their mothers, for murderers, 001:010 fornicators, sodomites, slave dealers, liars and false witnesses; and for whatever else is opposed to wholesome teaching 001:011 and is not in accordance with the Good News of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted... Continue reading book >>

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