Holy Bible Recovery Version

Living Stream Ministry
658 reviews

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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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658 reviews
John Cope
January 17, 2024
Jesus promised that "The words I speak to you are Spirit and life. "Lord Jesus, I come to your presence afresh, cleanse me in your redeeming blood, enlighten me, give me a drink, I open to the river of life, the Spirit of life, the water of life in Your word. Speak to the rock," quench all the dryness, give me a drink." In spirit each morning before the bustle, gaze, strengthen, by His supporting might and grace illuminate and encourage me. This translation gives me more of God's dear life and nature, metabolicly transfuseing His supply, it helps you grow unto maturity in living faith, He is preparing the bride, a mature counterpart will greet Him. I appreciate even praying and singing with the word as He touches me. Much study and fellowship went into the more than 1,900 notes that make it clear and interesting. Relating verses are mentioned by many cross references in the margin. who eats Me shall live (mutually as Jesus the Son did in God the Father) Amen."
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robert sun
January 13, 2024
I have gone through the Bible hundreds of times using many different versions, and this is the best Bible for me. The transliteration of the text from the original languages brings the reader to the original meaning, and the outlines and footnotes are priceless treasures in opening up the Scriptures to seeking hearts. Highly recommended!
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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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