|The Modern Speech New Testament|
This translation, made by Richard Francis Weymouth, offered to English-speaking Christians, is a bona fide translation made directly from the Greek, and is in no sense a revision. The plan adopted has fourteen points.
The Greek text used is that given in the Translator's Resultant Greek Testament. There was an earnest endeavor to ascertain the exact meaning of every passage not only by the light that classical Greek throws on the language used, but also by that which the Septuagint and the Hebrew Scriptures afford. Aid was also sought from Versions and Commentators ancient and modern, and theological and classical reviews and magazines. Then it had to be considered how it could be most accurately and naturally exhibited in the English of the present day. Lastly, comparison was made with the renderings of other scholars, especially with the Authorized and Revised Versions. There was an attempt to bring out the sense of the Scriptures as well as present-day English. Pains were taken to bring out an exact rendering of the tenses of the Greek verbs.
Baker and Taylor (1902)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing that exists came into being.
Comparisons which include this version:
Additions and Omissions in the Synoptic Gospels
The Authenticity of the Second Epistle of Peter
Bishops, Overseers, Presbyters, and Elders
Commandments or Clean Robes?
The Criminals on the Crosses
God So Loved the World
Hebrew Poetry in the Bible
Jude's Advice About Saving People
The Lord's Day in the Book of Revelation
The Miracle at Cana
The Name of Our Heavenly Father
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
A Reference to the Trinity
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
Those Who Work Iniquity
Who Will Mourn?
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures