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The Message Bible Translation

Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by gibby, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. gibby

    gibby New Member

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    What do you all think about The Message? I personally would consider it a paraphrase as opposed to a translation. I really am not a fan, personally. Our church uses it quite a bit which I don't wholly agree with. :confused:
     
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    Christina New Member

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    gibbyI have never heard of it do you know if theres a web site I could checkout?
     
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    gibby New Member

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    You could go to www.biblegateway.com and they have a drop down box where you can choose your preferred translation before you look up a passage.
     
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    HammerStone Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    I went over to Matthew 24 with that version and I can say that I do not like this version at all. It completely changes the words and their meanings I and would recommend not even touching it with a 30 foot pole.For example, it takes the abomination of desolation and turns it into the "monster of desecration" which can really change the meaning and interpretation of the passage.
     
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    I'm with you; it's no good.
     
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    I never heard of "The Message". Seem like something different and totally weird.
     
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    People say makes good 'light reading', but I wouldn't take it as a serious translation. And yes, I completely agree, it does change the meaning of whole texts. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because of this. It does have it's good points though... although I can't think of any at this particular point in time [​IMG]
     
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    The Message Rules It Gives You A Differnent View And Helps You Understand Biblical Truth.
     
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    My wife had the Message translation giving to her as a gift. She say's it's alright but she doesn't carry it much. I personally haven't looked at it much, however what I have seen I really don't like it. It was hard for me to find verses and I didn't like the choice of words in that it seemed to change the meaning, as noted in previouse posts.
     
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