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Old 12-17-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Wa
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The YLT (Young’s Literal Translation) adheres to a literal word for word translation from one language to another, without due regard for the syntactical differences between the languages.
The YLT also renders the tense of every Hebrew verb and every Greek verb as though the meaning of the tense in the original language always means the same as the corresponding tense in English. This was translated by Robert Young, without any requirement of his work on God's Holy Word to be proofread by anyone or any committee.

It is none other than having a layman translating the Word without confirmation.

For instance, the present tense of a given word in the Greek text is always rendered by means of the present tense in the English rendering, regardless of the fact that, for example, the present tense in Greek may have a future meaning, as in this case: “Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth,” (Rev 2:16).

In the Greek text, the verb rendered “I will come” is in the present tense; however, the meaning is future tense, as rightly rendered in the English version.

Using the YLT is good at times, but leaning on it solely for a proper scriptural exegesis in not only dangerous, but it can lead to a misled interpretation of God's Holy Word. Always compare the various translations, and ask God to guide you through the Holy Spirit, and remember to always come before the Lord, with the blood of Jesus Christ on you, every time.

Stay Busy in the Word!
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:32 AM
 
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The YLT (Young’s Literal Translation) adheres to a literal word for word translation from one language to another, without due regard for the syntactical differences between the languages.
The YLT also renders the tense of every Hebrew verb and every Greek verb as though the meaning of the tense in the original language always means the same as the corresponding tense in English. This was translated by Robert Young, without any requirement of his work on God's Holy Word to be proofread by anyone or any committee.

It is none other than having a layman translating the Word without confirmation.

For instance, the present tense of a given word in the Greek text is always rendered by means of the present tense in the English rendering, regardless of the fact that, for example, the present tense in Greek may have a future meaning, as in this case: “Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth,” (Rev 2:16).

In the Greek text, the verb rendered “I will come” is in the present tense; however, the meaning is future tense, as rightly rendered in the English version.

Using the YLT is good at times, but leaning on it solely for a proper scriptural exegesis in not only dangerous, but it can lead to a misled interpretation of God's Holy Word. Always compare the various translations, and ask God to guide you through the Holy Spirit, and remember to always come before the Lord, with the blood of Jesus Christ on you, every time.

Stay Busy in the Word!
This is a great point that you make. Form can and does differ from funtion in all languages. One example in Hebrew is the plural form Elohim depends on the verb that it is used with. So that in Gen1:1 the verb 'created' controls the function of Elohim to be rendered as a singular. Also, Semantic differences are rarely picked up by such a translation. People should take a few linguistic classes before trying to expound the Scriptures - there are many dynamics that interplay.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:41 AM
 
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Here is some info on Young's Literal Version that might be helpful for those considering it's use:

Young's Literal Translation

Another good translation is the LITV by JP Green. The LITV makes for a good second read, as does the the less literal but equally good and trustworthy KJV.

Also the revised versions of the KJV, the British English Revised Version of 1881/1885, and it's American Counterpart, the American Standard Version of 1901 are also sometimes helpful, but their underlying Greek text is based upon Westcott and Hort, rather than the Received Text (Textus Receptus) or Majority Text.

Here is an excellent site that reviews many of the modern translations, their underlying Greek text, and why they differ from one another:

English Versions of the Bible
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:19 AM
 
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I prefer the KJV personally. But I read them all...NIV is a good one too, mainly because most of my study books have not only Strong's number's, but also Kohlenberger's numbers as well, which allows a more in depth analysis of the language being analyzed. Many of my linguistic keys use Kohlenberger's numbers more so than Strong's.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:37 AM
 
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I generally just use the KJV on e-sword, I like having the strongs numbers available on it.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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I cutteth my teeth on ye KJV as well - but I like to compare several translations (not just YLT) when digging.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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Good post.

I use the KJV, JP Geene's Literal, and the Geneva for study. And the NKJV for public reading, although it has some problems that shuold be corrected, it's a good translation. The rest of the mordern versions? Hum not much in my book
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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The YLT (Young’s Literal Translation) adheres to a literal word for word translation from one language to another, without due regard for the syntactical differences between the languages.
The YLT also renders the tense of every Hebrew verb and every Greek verb as though the meaning of the tense in the original language always means the same as the corresponding tense in English. This was translated by Robert Young, without any requirement of his work on God's Holy Word to be proofread by anyone or any committee.

It is none other than having a layman translating the Word without confirmation.

For instance, the present tense of a given word in the Greek text is always rendered by means of the present tense in the English rendering, regardless of the fact that, for example, the present tense in Greek may have a future meaning, as in this case: “Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth,” (Rev 2:16).

In the Greek text, the verb rendered “I will come” is in the present tense; however, the meaning is future tense, as rightly rendered in the English version.

Using the YLT is good at times, but leaning on it solely for a proper scriptural exegesis in not only dangerous, but it can lead to a misled interpretation of God's Holy Word. Always compare the various translations, and ask God to guide you through the Holy Spirit, and remember to always come before the Lord, with the blood of Jesus Christ on you, every time.

Stay Busy in the Word!

Good point!

Bud
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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The thread actually should read...Word of warning for those who use any translation....all bibles have translations errors and have some bias based on the translator translating.

LET THE SPIRIT LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT BIBLE VERSION YOU'RE USING.....THE SPIRIT WILL NEVER LEAD YOU WRONG!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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In the Greek text, the verb rendered “I will come” is in the present tense; however, the meaning is future tense, as rightly rendered in the English version.
I don't think you've established that "I come" is wrong. It's not like YLT is the only one who translates it in the present tense. A quck look at various translations on blue-letter-bible has about half saying "I will come" while the rest say either "I come" or "I am coming".
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