Mediating translations: Isaiah 63:9

Isaiah 63:9 NIV: In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. NET: Through all that they suffered, he suffered too. The messenger sent from his very presence delivered them. CSB: In all their suffering, He suffered, and the Angel of His Presence saved them.    NJB: In …

Search for a mediating translation: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB – a conclusion

This series was meant to search out a favorite mediating translation and was not for the purpose of coming to a conclusion to a “best translation”. A “favorite translation” can be very subjective because one person’s criteria as to why one is their favorite translation might be different than another person’s criteria. However, I can …

Mediating translation comparison #5: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB – Matthew 10:24, 28

So once again… the comparison series between mediating translations continues with Matthew, ch. 10. Matt. 10:24—student vs disciple; servant vs slave TNIV:Students are not above their teacher, nor servants above their master. It is enough for students to be like their teacher, and servants like their master. HCSB:A disciple is not above his teacher, or …

Mediating translation comparison #4: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB – Acts 2:11, 17-18

The comparison series between mediating translations continues with the rest of Acts, ch.2 Acts 2:11 TNIV: (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!" HCSB: both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs--we hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent acts of …

Mediating translation comparison #3: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB – Acts 2:3-4

The comparison series between mediating translations continues with the Acts of the Apostles, ch.2, the passage that deals with the birth of the church, and is in the spirit of Pentecost Sunday. It is also an admired passage for pentecostals and charismatics. (Note, the season of Pentecost, May 11 - July 27, is a part …

Mediating translation comparison #2: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB – John 20:23-24,31

The comparison series between mediating translations continues with the gospel of John, ch. 20. This time, I’ve included the New Jerusalem Bible in the table. John 20:23 TNIV: If you forgive the sins of anyone, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven. HCSB: If you forgive the sins …

Mediating translation comparison #1: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB – Romans 4

This series is devoted to comparing translations that fall into the intermediate range of word-for-word and thought-for-thought. The comparison between mediating translations will begin with Romans, ch. 4. I have unexpectedly found that I liked the flow of the International Standard Version (ISV) so I have included it in this chapter comparison as a fourth …

Search for an mediating translation: TNIV vs HCSB vs NAB

At the end of my last series “Search for a formal translation”, I mentioned that I will be blogging on translations that take an intermediate approach between formal equivalence and functional equivalence. I have decided that this new series will compare the TNIV, HCSB, and the NAB. Intermediate equivalence is not a technically correct term …