Randy White | – Should Young’s Literal be our preferred translation? | Ask the Theologian

09/12/17 edition of Ask the Theologian – Should Young’s Literal Translation be our preferred translation?

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Randy White www.randywhiteministries.org Randy White

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Comment (14)

  1. The Best translation is the YLT:

    YLT
    22 And Jehovah God saith, ‘Lo, the man was as one of Us, as to the knowledge of good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand, and have taken also of the tree of life, and eaten, and lived to the age,’ — 23 Jehovah God sendeth him forth from the garden of Eden to serve the ground from which he hath been taken; 24 yea, he casteth out the man, and causeth to dwell at the east of the garden of Eden the cherubs and the flame of the sword which is turning itself round to guard the way of the tree of life.

    KJV
    Genesis 3:22-24 “22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

    You can easily see the difference when reading in the YLT "was one of us" compared to the KJV like "became as one of us".

    This is the difference of man's will and it's outcome. Also do a word search of the word "will" and you will find the KJV has that 5 times more.

    Praise I AM,
    Michael Idarecis

  2. It's literal and yet clear. People say it's dangerous because people are afraid of truth. I love it. And it gets olam olam and aion right

    Forever sacrifice….Jonah in the whale forever etc etc??? Not possible. Contradictions.

    Christ reigns forever? Nope. Only UNTIL all enemies are safely under his feet. That's a good thing

    So even Christ will hand over the KINGDOM to his God so the creator can be all in all amen.

    Eternal life means to know God. Jesus gave the definition. It's not to liver forever.

    So age during is perfect. Its having real life knowing God to the age. It's not even referring to time.

    Eternal life doesn't even make sense. We had a beginning therefore eternal is wrong as it means no beginning or end. Eternal can never refer to a period of time otherwise it's not eternal.(duh?)

    Now aion can never mean eternal as it always refers to age or time.
    God is the God if the ages….what else? God of eternity? It doesn't even pertain to us so it wouldnt matter.

    There will always be time. The ages will continue from here on out. I don't claim to understand God's eternal state but the idea that we go into "eternity" is false. If there's another age then there is another after that one. Our minds can't see it right now.

    The alternative is nothing created us to the atheist. Which just logically speaking only….. requires infinitely more faith than believing in God.
    Anyways before I rant peace be unto all the saints in Jesus.

  3. The Youngs literal translation of the Bible should be either on your phone or sitting right next to you as you read and study your regular Bible, and when you see something that needs to be crossed out in your main Bible and replaced with the correct do it you won’t be sorry.

  4. A fantastic and unbiased breakdown of the subject. I subscribed as a result. I’ve also heard the YLT described as “ if Yoda was reading the Bible”. I’m KJV preferred and use the YLT1898 as a concordance. I’ll try what you suggested towards the end of the video.

  5. In my experience the modern versions even when they claim to be literal translations are lacking in precision and are watered down compared to the King James. Some of them even have heresies or serious doctrinal errors. Considering that it doesn't make sense to prefer them over the King James for a study bible and to use the KJV for "reading." Whatever that means. I think you mean commentary. I don't know about you but when I'm studying anything my goal is to thoroughly learn content and context so to use something inferior to that end would be self defeating to my ultimate goal. On the contrary the only bible the serious bible student needs for both studying and "reading" is the KJV. And why would you use three bibles when you really only need one? Sorry but I highly disagree with your point sir. It's completely erroneous to the facts anyone can examine for themselves.

  6. The biggest problem I have found is the translation of Gehenna into Hell, since the word hell didn't even exist until the 3rd or 4th century, and when it did exist it literally meant to cover/protect. They used to "hell up their potatoes" during the winter, today in parts of the U.K a roofer is known as a "hellier". The only place in history that hell ever meant an other worldly place of eternal punishment and damnation was amongst the Nordic peoples, the Vikings in which they believed in Hel, where horrible creatures would torture you day and night.

    I find this to be a massive disservice to anyone studying hell, how could Jesus mean hell when the word literally DIDN'T EXIST? lol. On top of that how would the Jews of the day interpret it to be an other worldly place of eternal punishment? They already knew about Hades and Sheol and Tartarus so why in the world would they think Jesus is using Gehenna as a metaphor for a place of eternal damnation, especially when it's tied directly to prophecy from Isaiah and other Old Testament books. They would have directly tied it to the prophecy of the fall of Jerusalem, which happened during the Roman Jewish war in which THOUSANDS of Jews were killed, and guess what? Burned in the pit of Gehenna. Jesus warned them, they didn't listen.

    It causes one to gain an entire different perspective on Jesus, on God on His character and who He is, which is the entire point of Christianity not to save people, not to be a good person it's not primarily a moral code, it's a LOVE AFFAIR! It's an intimate walk with our Creator. And in this sudden awakening of what Jesus meant by Gehenna, there is quite the relational bond to be had with our Father.

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