Friday, February 11, 2022

The WORKMAN's RESPONSIBILITY

 

2 Timothy 2:15

King James Version

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 

rightly dividing the word of truth.


It's interesting to compare Bible versions. 

Here's what I found, as I followed the LORD's prompt that I compare Bible versions regarding His SON's important command.

The HOLY SPIRIT led me to KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) right from the start.

So, let's listen to what JESUS asked of us here:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


That's FOUR statements in just one verse:

1. "The time is fulfilled,

2. the kingdom of God is at hand:

3. repent,

4. and believe the gospel."


Compare the versions:

Mark 1:15

21st Century King James Version

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the Kingdom of God is at hand. 

Repent ye and believe the Gospel.”


Mark 1:15

American Standard Version

15 and saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe in the [a]gospel.


Mark 1:15

Amplified Bible

15 and saying, 

“The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life] 

and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].”


Mark 1:15

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

15 And saying, 

The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled (completed), 

and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent ([a]have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) 

and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel).


Mark 1:15

BRG Bible

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


Mark 1:15

Christian Standard Bible

15 “The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God has come near. 

Repent and believe the good news!”


Mark 1:15

Common English Bible

15 saying, 

“Now is the time! 

Here comes God’s kingdom! 

Change your hearts and lives, 

and trust this good news!”


Mark 1:15

Complete Jewish Bible

15 “The time has come,

God’s Kingdom is near!

Turn to God from your sins

and believe the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

Contemporary English Version

15 He said, 

“The time has come! 

God’s kingdom will soon be here.[a] 

Turn back to God and believe the good news!”


Mark 1:15

Darby Translation

15 and saying, 

The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn nigh; 

repent and believe in the glad tidings.


Mark 1:15

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

15 and saying that “The time has been fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God has drawn-near. 

Repent, 

and put-faith in the good-news”.


Mark 1:15

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition

15 And saying: 

The time is accomplished, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent, 

and believe the gospel.


Mark 1:15

Easy-to-Read Version

15 He said, 

“The right time is now here. 

God’s kingdom is very near.[a] 

Change your hearts and lives, 

and believe the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

Evangelical Heritage Version

15 “The time is fulfilled,” 

he said. 

“The kingdom of God has come near! 

Repent, 

and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

English Standard Version

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand;[a] 

repent and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

English Standard Version Anglicised

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

Expanded Bible

15 He said, 

“The ·right time has come [L time is fulfilled]. 

·The kingdom of God [God’s sovereign rule] is ·near [at hand]. 

·Change your hearts and lives [Turn from your sins; Repent] 

and believe the ·Good News [Gospel]!”


Mark 1:15

1599 Geneva Bible

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent and believe the Gospel.


Mark 1:15

GOD’S WORD Translation

15 He said, 

“The time has come, 

and God’s kingdom is near. 

Change the way you think and act, 

and believe the Good News.”


Mark 1:15

Good News Translation

15 “The right time has come,” 

he said, 

“and the Kingdom of God is near! 

Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

Holman Christian Standard Bible

15 “The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God has come near. 

Repent and believe in the good news!”


Mark 1:15

International Children’s Bible

15 Jesus said, 

“The right time has come. 

The kingdom of God is near. 

Change your hearts and lives and believe the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

International Standard Version

15 He said, 

“The time is now! 

The kingdom of God is near! 

Repent, 

and keep believing the gospel!”


Mark 1:15

J.B. Phillips New Testament

Jesus begins to preach the gospel, 

and to call men to follow him

14-15 It was after John’s arrest that Jesus came into Galilee, 

proclaiming the Gospel of God, saying, 

“The time has come at last—the kingdom of God has arrived. 

You must change your hearts and minds and believe the good news.”


Mark 1:15

Jubilee Bible 2000

15 and saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent ye and believe the gospel.


Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


Mark 1:15

Authorized (King James) Version

15 and saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


Mark 1:15

Lexham English Bible

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near. 

Repent and believe in the gospel!”


Mark 1:15

Living Bible

15 “At last the time has come!” 

he announced. 

“God’s Kingdom is near! 

Turn from your sins and act on this glorious news!”


Mark 1:15

The Message

14-15 After John was arrested, 

Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: 

“Time’s up! 

God’s kingdom is here. 

Change your life and believe the Message.”


Mark 1:15

Modern English Version

15 saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand. 

Repent and believe the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

Names of God Bible

15 He said, 

“The time has come, 

and the kingdom of God is near. 

Change the way you think and act, 

and believe the Good News.”


Mark 1:15

New American Bible (Revised Edition)

15 “This is the time of fulfillment. 

The kingdom of God is at hand. 

Repent, 

and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

New American Standard Bible 1995

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God [a]is at hand; 

repent and [b]believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

New Catholic Bible

15 “The time of fulfillment has arrived, 

and the kingdom of God is close at hand. 

Repent, 

and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

New Century Version

15 He said, 

“The right time has come. 

The kingdom of God is near. 

Change your hearts and lives and believe the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

New English Translation

15 He[a] said,

 “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God[b] is near. 

Repent and believe the gospel!”


Mark 1:15

New International Reader's Version

15 “The time has come,” 

he said. 

“The kingdom of God has come near. 

Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!”


Mark 1:15

New International Version

15 “The time has come,” 

he said. 

“The kingdom of God has come near. 

Repent and believe the good news!”


Mark 1:15

New International Version - UK

15 ‘The time has come,’ 

he said. 

‘The kingdom of God has come near. 

Repent and believe the good news!’


Mark 1:15

New King James Version

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God [a]is at hand. 

Repent, 

and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

New Life Version

15 He said, 

“The time has come. 

The holy nation of God is near. 

Be sorry for your sins, 

turn from them, 

and believe the Good News.”


Mark 1:15

New Living Translation

15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” 

he announced. 

“The Kingdom of God is near! 

Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

New Matthew Bible

15 and saying, 

The time has come, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand. 

Repent, 

and believe the gospel!


Mark 1:15

New Revised Standard Version

15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[a] repent, and believe in the good news.”[b]


Mark 1:15

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

15 and saying, 

‘The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God has come near;[a] 

repent, 

and believe in the good news.’[b]


Mark 1:15

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition

15 and saying, 

‘The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God has come near;[a] 

repent, 

and believe in the good news.’[b]


Mark 1:15

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God has come near;[a] 

repent, 

and believe in the good news.”[b]


Mark 1:15

New Testament for Everyone

15 ‘The time is fulfilled!’ 

he said; 

‘God’s kingdom is arriving! 

Turn back, 

and believe the good news!’


Markos 1:15

Orthodox Jewish Bible

15 And saying, 

The appointed time has been fulfilled and the Malchut Hashem has come near. 

Make teshuva, 

and have emunah in the Besuras HaGeulah.


Mark 1:15

The Passion Translation

15 His message was this: 

“At last the fulfillment of the age has come! 

It is time for God’s kingdom to be experienced in its fullness![a] 

Turn your lives back to God and put your trust in the hope-filled gospel!”[b]


Mark 1:15

Revised Geneva Translation

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled! 

And the Kingdom of God is at hand! 

Repent and believe the Gospel!”


Mark 1:15

Revised Standard Version

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent, 

and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent, 

and believe in the gospel.”


Mark 1:15

Tree of Life Version

15 “Now is the fullness of time,” 

He said, 

“and the kingdom of God is near! 

Turn away from your sins, 

and believe in the Good News!”


Mark 1:15

The Voice

Jesus: 15 It’s time! 

The kingdom of God is near! 

Seek forgiveness, 

change your actions,[a] 

and believe this good news!


Mark 1:15

World English Bible

15 and saying, 

“The time is fulfilled, 

and God’s Kingdom is at hand! 

Repent, 

and believe in the Good News.”


Mark 1:15

Worldwide English (New Testament)

15 `The time has come,' 

he said. 

`The kingdom of God is here. 

Stop your wrong ways, 

turn back to God and believe the good news.'


Mark 1:15

Wycliffe Bible

15 and said [and saying], 

That the time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God shall come nigh; 

do ye penance [repent ye], 

and believe ye to the gospel.


Mark 1:15

Young's Literal Translation

15 and saying -- 

`Fulfilled hath been the time, 

and the reign of God hath come nigh, 

reform ye, 

and believe in the good news.'


Interesting, right?

Which ones were precise?

Which ones had the right interpretation?

Which ones had the right tenses?

Why so many BIBLE versions?

That's for the another post.

Spirit and I will share links on the basis for those versions.

At least, the ENGLISH translations.


Related material:

WORD of GOD

DEVOTION to the WORD of GOD

How the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD Taught Me

BIBLE versions


(Translations source: Bible Gateway)

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