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I am wondering if anyone would have a suggestion of a good / different Bible translation please ? I use the New World Translation and also the old King James in paper format and I'm wondering if there is any other that is straight forward and reasonable in it's correctness. I don't like reading the Bible online although it is convenient. It just doesn't feel right to me. I do think it is good to compare translations though. Any thoughts ?
Perhaps the KIT could be the Society's next translation project ! .... Years ago, on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, below the fold, on the right hand side (if memory serves), was a 2"x2" or so picture of Star Trek - The Next Generation's Security Officer Worf, and the article announcing the publication the KLV Klingon Language Bible. I have forgotten many of the details if I ever knew them, as I was crying from laughter so much it was hard to see. I do remember from the article that there were particular difficulties in doing a good job of translating, as the Klingon language is very abrupt, and there is no word for the concept of "mercy".. I understand that the KLV Translation is somewhat like our "Silver Sword", in that it is simplified and is more like a commentary, but I think I will wait until someone puts out a Klingon Interlinear Translation of the Bible (KIT). I guarantee NOBODY will fall asleep at the Klingon speaking Kingdom Halls, as the speakers are VERY loud, and they have a tendency to yell and spit at the same time. You may want to sit at least three rows back.
Dr. William Woo, Professor Exaltus at Bulldog U, recently wowed the academic world with an astounding breakthrough in the highly specialized field of linguistical translagistics. His findings are to be published in the April issue of Wonderful Scientist Magazine and he is very excited, for he will get to rub shoulders with persons almost as brilliant as he. For years experts have scratched their collective heads at reports that, in a bi-lingual household, children become expert in both languages and in a tri-lingual household, all three. This clearly makes no sense. Lingual inter-fluency is an extraordinary complex skill. Good tools are critically important ... but the MOST important tools are highly qualified, trained, experienced, intelligent, and creative highly motivated, extremely competent "Renaissance Babies" who have the analytical skills of Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Woo’s hypothesis was that bi-lingual families have been clandestinely sending their infants to Harvard for eight years. He tested this hypothesis by telling Harvard not to accept them for a while. Sure enough, when he went back to check on his test families, the children were grunting like cavemen. Even the adults had regressed. Dr. Woo has traveled an unconventional path in his rise to stellar brilliance. For many years, he belonged to an oppressive religious cult where he and three others were the only smart ones. All the rest were morons. Oh, there was a fellow named Fred from long ago. But there has been no one since. There are some there who would like to think with their heads, but the cult leaders make them read endless material produced at a grade level far below anything Dr. Woo would ever be caught dead with. His former friends all hang out at various headquarters around the globe, where they can’t even figure out how to procreate, for that, too, requires a high level of special expertise which cannot be had without years at the university. Finally, Dr. Woo could stand it no more at the cult and he left. But – strangely, he didn’t leave. He spends all his spare time – possibly all his time – stalking his former chums and digging up slander on what used to be his most cherished cause. He will comment on some of his ex-friends posts, and if they reply, he will not seriously address their answer. He will just continue with more bitching. He doesn’t necessarily realize that his former chums will read the first paragraph of his endless comment, in huge font and bold print, see that no serious reply has been attempted, and skip all the rest, since they know a blowhard when they see one. I mean, he kind of comes across as a loser. You would think that, having decided to move on in life, he would do just that, instead of harassing his old chums like a crazed ex-wife who just can’t let go.