Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

The Literal Translation

Young’s Literal Translation is a translation of the Bible into English, published in 1862…The Literal Translation is unusual in that, as the name implies, it is a strictly literal translation of the original Hebrew and Greek texts.”

Here are the first few verses from Genesis:

“In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth —
the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,
and God saith, ‘Let light be;’ and light is.
And God seeth the light that it is good, and God separateth between the light and the darkness,
and God calleth to the light ‘Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called ‘Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day one.”

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2 thoughts on “The Literal Translation

  1. Hmm, well as you know, the Bible is God’s Word, and I just have to figure He’d be a little more articulate than that.


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