Holy Bible Recovery Version

Living Stream Ministry
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Throughout the centuries, translations of the Bible have steadily improved. In general, each new translation inherits from previous ones and opens the way for later ones. While a new translation derives help from its predecessors, it should go further. The Recovery Version of the New Testament, following the precedent set by the major authoritative English versions and taking these versions as reference, not only incorporates lessons learned from an examination of others’ practices but also attempts to avoid biases and inaccurate judgments. This version, frequently guided by other versions, attempts to provide the best utterance for the revelation in the divine Word, that it may be expressed in the English language with the greatest accuracy. Translating the Bible depends not only on an adequate comprehension of the original language but also on a proper understanding of the divine revelation in the holy Word. Throughout the centuries the understanding of the divine revelation possessed by the saints has always been based upon the light they received, and this understanding has progressed steadily. The consummation of this understanding forms the basis of this translation and its footnotes. Hence, this translation and the accompanying footnotes could be called the “crystallization” of the understanding of the divine revelation which the saints everywhere have attained to in the past two thousand years. It is our hope that the Recovery Version will carry on the heritage that it has received and will pave the way for future generations. As with any New Testament translation, the determination of the original Greek text, based upon the available manuscripts, forms the basis for the text of the Recovery Version of the New Testament. The Recovery Version follows, for the most part, the Nestle-Aland Greek text as found in Novum Testamentum Graece (26th edition). However, in determining the original form of any verse, the translators of the Recovery Version gave careful consideration to the larger context of chapter and book and to similar portions of the New Testament. The most recently discovered manuscripts or the manuscripts of oldest date are not necessarily the most accurate or reliable; hence, the determination of the text for this version was based largely upon the principle stated above. Departures from the Nestle-Aland text are sometimes indicated in the footnotes. Italicized words in the verses indicate supplied words, not found in the Greek text. Quotation marks are used to indicate close quotation from the Old Testament. The Recovery Version embodies extensive research into the meaning of the original text and attempts to express this meaning with English that is to the point, easy to understand, and readable. In those places where it is difficult to express the exact meaning of the original Greek, explanatory footnotes have been supplied. The subject provided at the beginning of each book and the outline of each book take the historical facts as their base and express the spiritual meaning in each book. The footnotes stress the revelation of the truth, the spiritual light, and the supply of life more than history, geography, and persons. The cross-references lead not only to other verses with the same expressions and facts but also to other matters related to the spiritual revelation in the divine Word.

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hephzivah israel
September 28, 2020
The more I use this bible, the more I realise that Witness Nee's devotion to God is off the scale .. and the revelation the Lord gave to him is beyond measure. And he shares it with us through his footnotes and other publications. His insight, evident in Life Studies for instance, are compelling and revelatory. If you want to really know the Triune God .. His love and His purposes and plans for you .. I recommend that you get this book.
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Daniel Acevedo
November 27, 2013
First on the Bible, it calms me, puts life in perspective, and brings me to Jesus Christ. This wonderful one revealed in this book is God, yet as I read on, this one becomes my God, my personal savior, my most intimate friend, my brother, my love, and my life. I started reading this book 18 years ago and plan to never finish reading it. The depth of its words is the depth of the universe. Isaiah, John, and Ephesians are some of its books. These bring me to tears, to laughter, to joy, and to the meaning of human life. Concerning this version and its footnotes, the overarching theme that is seen throughout and that brings everything together is GOD'S ECONOMY: Christ is the center, life is the way, and the building of God and man is the goal. In this version, God's economy is the glasses through which you touch God's word. No footnote or outline in this version departs from this glorious theme. The beauty of this is that if you open your heart and take in its content prayerfully, you get more than knowledge, you get the divine life dispensed into your being. Little by little, and day by day, this accomplishes God's eternal purpose.
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Sharon Parsons
August 20, 2014
Best translation on the planet. Plain English, very easily understood. Translated directly from the Greek and Hebrew texts. Is more correct than other version that I have used. Marvelous footnotes. However the best part is that one comes to know the great truths of the Bible as one eats God`s precious Word. The futher one reads the more intimately one comes to know our wonderful Savior and God's economy.
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