Sunday Scripture: Jesus Cleanses a Leper


And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. And Jesus sternly charged him and sent him away at once, and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.

-- Mark 1:40-44, English Standard Version

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  1. I like the ESV and the KJV versions of the bible.

    Hey Didact if you have time take a look at what the NIV said on Mark 1:40-41 . This is and other reasons is why i do not like the NIV.

    By the way thank you for the Russian and Swedish articles you did a few weeks ago. I felt inspire.

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    1. I like the ESV and the KJV versions of the bible.

      Me too. I have both in physical form. I started with the KJV because it was the most traditional version around these days, but I found it very hard slogging to read because of the archaic language. I think I stopped reading it around halfway through Ecclesiastes. This was a few years before I bent the knee. After I witnessed Christ as King, I got myself a copy of the ESV and have used it quite happily since.

      Hey Didact if you have time take a look at what the NIV said on Mark 1:40-41 . This is and other reasons is why i do not like the NIV.

      Yes, I don't much like the NIV myself. I find the translation a little too "informal" in terms of language and style.

      I have seen arguments, however, that the ESV also omits quite a bit of language that the KJV includes, and has major problems due to its use of gender-neutral pronouns..

      I take no particular side in such arguments, as they strike me mostly as debates over semantics and details rather than the true message of Jesus. In my view, any reasonably decent translation of the Bible is useful - except for the Scofield Bible, which is outright blasphemous.

      By the way thank you for the Russian and Swedish articles you did a few weeks ago. I felt inspire.

      Thank you, I'm glad to see that.

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