|Common English New Testament|
This Revised Testament was prepared under the auspices of the American Bible Union by the most competent scholars of the day. No expense was spared to obtain the oldest translations of the Bible, copies of the ancient manuscripts, and other facilities to make the revision as perfect as possible.
The paragraph form was adopted in preference to the division by verse, a mode never used in the ancient Scriptures. However, for convenience of reference, the numbering of the verses was retained.
All quotations from the Old Testament are distinctly indicated. The poetic form is restored to those which appear as poetry in the original.
The received Greek text, critically edited, was followed. The original common English version was the basis of revision. The exact meaning of the inspired text of the original Scriptures at the time that they were written were given in corresponding words and phrases, so far as they could be found in the English language.
This is an exact reprint of the second edition published in 1865, and is the work of Drs. H. B. Hackett, A. C. Kendrick, and J. C. Conant. It was reproduced by B. C. Goodpasture in 1955.
American Bible Society (1877)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was nothing made that has been made.
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