A Comparison of Ephesians 5:2 from Tyndale’s 1534 New Testament with three (3) other versions: KJV, NKJV and NIV.
“and walke in love even as Christ loved vs and gave him silfe for vs/ an offerynge and a sacrifyce of a swete saver to god.” (TYN, 1534, Original Spelling)
“and walk in love even as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet savour to God.” (TYN, 1534, Modern Spelling)
“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” (KJV)
“And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” (New King James Version)
“and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (NIV)
It is such an important verse. Reading it five (5) times in a row might help it to lodge in my heart today.
As is obvious, even the NIV — translated over 400 years after Tyndale’s 1534 New Testament – is still quite similar.
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