By N. B. Hardeman Your continued presence and evidence of interest in these talks are genuinely appreciated not only by me, but by those brethren who are making possible this meeting. Allow me to read to you 2 Tim. 3: 16, 17. â€œAll scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.â€
I had mentioned that I would read through the NLT in one year. It began to dawn on me, however, that if I do that for each translation, it will be years before I am able to get through them all. I do not want to assume that I have that much time granted to me and I don’t want it to be years before I try the TNIV, NET, the second edition of the HCSB, and any other new translations that come out this decade. So I am going to shift and only read the New Testament. This way I can read two or three translations in one year and I think still have a good feel for the translation. So, just an update about that. Right now I am reading the NLT and ESV in the New Testament. I think I will have them completed in a couple months and will begin another translation in the summer.