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Last LIT (Literal Idiomatic Translation) update:    2023.09.21

 

Last LITG (Glossary) update: 2023.05.30

 

Last LITAGL (Analytical Greek Lexicon) update: 2023.09.18

 

Last update to this page: 2023.09.21

 

 

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The LIT is now very close to being in final form, but from here occasional ongoing editing will still need to continue; for punctuation, spelling, use of correct inflected forms, in-verse alerts to biblical authors' use of ellipsis, zero copulas, indefinite articles, foot notes, passage links and references, and other miscellaneous editing, throughout the life of the work. 

 

Please note: The LITAGL is now available here in Excel spreadsheet form as a free download.  I don't sell anything.  Everything listed on my Downloads Page is available for downloads. 

 

 These downloadable files can be used by anyone to verify the accuracy and quality of the LIT, or any Bible translation, and for use in translating any of the other related ancient biblical Greek texts, such as certain biblically-related texts which were ignored for inclusion with the "accepted" 66 biblical texts. 

 

The very valuable and unique functionality of the LITAGL is that for each of the about 19,381 individual inflected Greek word forms in the UBS4 text(s), I show exactly how I translated each one of those Greek words into the LIT, using specific English words and phrases based upon a Greek root word's meaning and its specific inflected forms.  An inflected form of a Greek verb root is constituted by any combination of its inflection components; type, mood, tense, voice, case, gender, person and number.  These eight points of inflection, or any combination of them, are built directly into a biblical authors' deliberate choice of verbs they chose to use to convey their meanings to their readers.  No assumption should be made that any of the biblical writers were writing accidentally or unconsciously. 

 

By showing a reader of the LIT exactly how I translated each and every word out of the UBS4 text(s) into English, a reader can see how a word's root meaning can, and should be, applied across all of its inflected forms (with the possible exception of inflected forms used as figures of speech), which standardization of application makes it abundantly obvious why paraphrases should not be used. When a reader can see all of the specific translations in English for each and every Greek root word's inflected forms, then it's much easier for a reader to see and determine if and how any biblical passage, in any Bible translation, has been theologically altered from what is written in the UBS4 text(s).    

 

Because the LIT literally quotes the new covenant writers, all of the grammatical, colloquial and idiomatic "flavors" and "colors" of the Greek language used by each of the biblical writers comes through into English for readers to "see" and learn for themselves.  Jesus' pet words and phrases, Paul's, Peter's, John's and those of the others, all come through into English now with the absence of any triune godhead-related paraphrasing and creative "synonyming", as is heavily used in virtually all other theologically-sculpted/fudged Bible translations.

 

If while reading the LIT you may come across words which have been superscripted with a Strong's number, try looking up that number in the LIT Glossary (LITG) of terms and idioms.  You'll discover a vast amount of ancillary information about cultural customs and practices, and explanations about Greek language colloquialisms and idioms used by the Judeans and other ethnic groups.  While you're reading the LIT you may wish to survey the LIT Analytical Greek Lexicon (LITAGL), so if when you may have a question about any Greek word's translation you can look it up in the lexicon and so how all of that word's other related inflected forms were translated as well, to see if there may be some unwarranted deviation from an inflected form's essential root word meaning, given its inflected form and context. 

 

I hope an exact quote of the new testament biblical Greek texts into English, as in the LIT, can help you learn God's Word and grow in your own personal spiritual life (Eph. 4:13).

 

Brother Hal Dekker

 

 

MATTHEW

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28

 

MARK

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16

 

LUKE  

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24

 

JOHN  

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21

 

ACTS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28

 

ROMANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16

 

1 CORINTHIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16

 

2 CORINTHIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13

 

GALATIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6

 

EPHESIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6

 

PHILIPPIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4

 

COLOSSIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4

 

1 THESSALONIANS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5

 

2 THESSALONIANS

Chapter  1  2  3

 

1 TIMOTHY

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6

 

2 TIMOTHY

Chapter  1  2  3  4

 

TITUS

Chapter  1  2  3

 

PHILEMON

Chapter  1

 

HEBREWS

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13

 

JAMES

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5

 

1 PETER

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5

 

2 PETER

Chapter  1  2  3

 

1 JOHN

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5

 

2 JOHN

Chapter  1

 

3 JOHN

Chapter  1

 

JUDE

Chapter  1

 

REVELATION

Chapter  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22