HCSB and HCSBse Revisions (Galatians 3)

January 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment

Galatians 3 Revisions

HCSB HCSBse
8 Now the Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and foretold the good news to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed in you. 8 Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you.
10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written: Cursed is everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law. 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written: Everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law is cursed.
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. 13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.
14 The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 14 The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit through faith.
15 Brothers, I’m using a human illustration. No one sets aside even a human covenant that has been ratified, or makes additions to it. 15 Brothers, I’m using a human illustration. No one sets aside or makes additions to even a human covenant that has been ratified.
16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say “and to seeds,” as though referring to many, but and to your seed, referring to one, who is Christ. 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say “and to seeds,” as though referring to many, but referring to one, and to your seed, who is Christ.
17 And I say this: the law, which came 430 years later, does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God, so as to cancel the promise. 17 And I say this: The law, which came 430 years later, does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God and cancel the promise.
19 Why the law then? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was ordered through angels by means of a mediator. 19 Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ like a garment.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.

I think we are left with a much more readable text here in the second edition but I was interested in seeing how some of the other translations rendered a couple verses.

Galatians 3:15

(ESV) “To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified.”

(TNIV) “Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case.”

(NLTse) “Dear brothers and sisters, here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case.”

Galatians 3:19

(ESV) “Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.”

(TNIV) “What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.”

(NLTse) “Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.”

Galatians 3:27

(ESV) “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

(TNIV) “for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

(NLTse) “And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.”

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