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passages by converting the original languages into the tone and the rhythms
of modern-day American speech while retaining the idioms and meaning of
the original languages.
Fourth grade reading level. An easy-to-read, modern-language paraphrase
Eugene H. Peterson
This paraphrase was translated using contemporary
idioms as well as the rhythms and tone of contemporary English to communicate
the original authorís intent to the modern reader. New Testament published
in 1993, Old Testament in 2002.
"We're not, understand, putting ourselves
in a league with those who boast that they're our superiors. We wouldn't
dare do that. But in all this comparing and grading and competing, they
quite miss the point. We aren't making outrageous claims here. We're sticking
to the limits of what God has set for us. But there can be no question
that those limits reach to and include you." 2 Corinthians 10:13