Jesus is Emmanuel (God With Us)

Listen to page 3 of the Tyndale New Testament published in the year of 1526. It is read by a computer synthesized voice. Page 3 is Matthew 1:20 to 2:6 and includes the portion of Scripture where the unborn Jesus is called Emmanuel.

The name Emmanuel means: “God with us.” I am sure there are many things this name indicates to us about Jesus. These are just two I can think of, at the moment. One: It indicates His Divinity, and two: it may reference His coming to earth in human form.

I am thankful William Tyndale made the brave decision to translate the New Testament from Greek into English despite the threat of cruel punishment he faced. It is a compliment to his skill as a translator that so much of his work is reflected in the King James Bible which came about 85 years later.

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Walk in Love even as Christ Loved Us


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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