Sunday, March 8, 2015

Focus on Psalm 27:14

One of my March memory verses is Psalm 27:14. Though I've chosen to memorize this verse in the ESV, I thought it would be interesting to see how other versions of the Bible translate this verse. After all, almost more important than memorization is meditation and understanding. And reading in various translations can help with that!

  • Hope in the Lord: be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart, and trust in the Lord. (1599 Geneva)
  • Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. (King James Version)
  • Wait on the LORD: be strong, and let thine heart take courage; yea, wait thou on the LORD. (English Revised Version)
  • Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah. (American Standard Version)
  • Wait for the Lordbe strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the Lord! (Revised Standard Version)
  • Don’t be impatient. Wait for the Lord, and he will come and save you! Be brave, stouthearted, and courageous. Yes, wait and he will help you. (Living Bible)
  • Trust in the Lord. Have faith, do not despair. Trust in the Lord. (Good News Translation)
  • Wait on the LordBe of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! (NKJV)
  • Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (NIV)
  • Wait for the LordBe strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. (NASB)
  • Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. (NLT)
  • Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai! (Complete Jewish Bible)
  • Wait for the Lordbe strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (ESV)
  • Wait on the Lordbe strong, and may your heart be stout; wait on the Lord. (MEV)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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