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An Attempt Toward Revising Our English Translation of the Greek Scriptures

Also known as Newcome's Revision of the KJV New Testament, and The New Covenant of Jesus: and Toward Illustrating the Sense by Philological and Explanatory Notes.
Date translation originally released - 1796

Translator - William Newcome

Texts used in the translation - King James Version, critical text of Griesbach, and controversial works of various Armenian theologians.

Type of translation - Dynamic equivalence

Standard abbreviation - None known

Revisions to the translation - None known.

Sample Verses

John 3:16 - For God hath so loved the world that he hath given his only-begotten Son, that everyone who believeth in him may not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 10:9 - I am the door: By me if any enter in he shall be safe, and shall go in and out and shall find pasture.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - Know ye not that injurious men will not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor pathicks, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor oppressors, will inherit the kingdom of God.

For more information: and digitized copies of both volumes are available in Google books.

Overview of the translation

.......Released in two volumes, this translation was printed in 1796 but wasn't published until after Newcome's death in 1800. An Anglican clergyman, Newcome revised Scripture with the critical text of Griesbach, a German Biblical scholar, as the basis of his work. This translation has an Arminian interpretation for the most part, and one critic stated that the text was "undisciplined". His Old Testament translation work included "An Attempt Towards an Improved Version, a Metrical Arrangement, and an Explanation of the Twelve Minor Prophets" in 1785, and "An Attempt Towards an Improved Version, a Metrical Arrangement, and an Explanation of the Prophet Ezekiel" in 1788.

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