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Excerpt from Authorized or Revised?: Sermons on Some Texts in Which the Revised Version Differs From the Authorized Endeavour to revise the Version of ad. 161 1 has by them been discharged. It was quite evident to every re ecting person that a strong prejudice would be sure to show itself, as time went on, against any changes actually made in the particular form of the English Scriptures which had gathered around it so many precious associations. One of the Revisers themselves, writing twenty years ago upon the possibility of such a work being undertaken, used the following expressions, in justification of some English renderings of his own from the Greek Testament. No one will imagine that the bald and stiff translations prefixed to these Lectures are offered as substitutes for the graceful and idiomatic sentences which correspond to them in the Authorized Version. To supplement is not to supersede. And the more carefully our Congregations are ih structed in the true meaning, the literal language, of the original Word of Inspira tion, the less need will there be for a recon struction of its popular form. The English Bible is a standard of taste, a model of lanviii. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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