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ESV- Best Translation of 2 Timothy 3:16-17

In a previous post, I encouraged everyone to try the ESV Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is a good example of why the ESV is a translation worthy of use for reading and study.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (ESV)

Most translations read “All Scripture is inspired by God….” But the Greek word theopneustos that is translated by most translations as “inspired” literally means “God-breathed.” The ESV offers a great image of every scripture being breathed out of the mouth of God and given to us so that we can be equipped for every good work.