Renewing Your Mind

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William Tyndale’s translation of Romans 12:1-3 varies a little from the King James Bible, but there’s not a huge difference. I especially was struck by Tyndale’s turn of phrase in verse 2: “be ye changed in your shape, by the renewing of your wits…”. The King James Bible has: “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Both translations are very understandable and convey the same message — just in slightly different wording. Sometimes it is good to read a verse in more than one translation.

I need to be busy, myself, in “changing my shape by renewing my wits.” One good way to renew our minds is by studying the Bible and getting God’s Word inside our hearts. I am currently using the Professor Grant Horner Bible Reading Plan. I think it is one of the best. You can easily find more about this plan by doing a web search.

Romans 12:1-3 – TYNDALE’S NEW TESTAMENT, 1534

[1] I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercifulness of God, that ye make your bodies a quick sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable serving of God.

[2] And fashion not yourselves like unto this world: But be ye changed in your shape, by the renewing of your wits that ye may feel what thing that good, that acceptable, and perfect will of God is.

[3] For I say (through the grace that unto me given is) to every man among you that no man esteem of himself more than it becometh him to esteem: but that he discreetly judge of himself, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Here are the same verses from the King James Version:

Romans 12:1-3 KING JAMES VERSION

[1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[3] For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

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Steadfast Against Crafty Assaults of Devil (Ephesisans 6)

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The image above is from the 1526 Tyndale New Testament. It contains Ephesians 6:10-13.

Just wanted to mention again that no English Bible had verse divisions until the 1557 Geneva New Testament. I have added them here as a help.

Ephesians 6:10-13 1526 Tyndale NT – Original Spelling

[10] Finally, my brethren be stronge in the lorde, and in the power of his myght.

[11] Put on the armour of god, that ye maye stonde stedfast agaynst the crafty assautes off the devyll.

[12] For we wrestle not agaynst flesshe and bloud: but agaynst ruele, agaynst power, and agaynst worldy ruelars of the darckenes of this worlde, agaynst spretuall wickednes in hevenly thynges.

[13] For this cause take unto you the armoure off god, that ye maye be able to resist in the evyll daye, and to stonde perfect in all thinges.

Here are the same verses in the King James Bible:

[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

[11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places .

[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

As you see from the comparison, Tyndale’s version and the King James version are very similar.

Very important verses. We need to heed the lesson and let God help us to stand against the “crafty assaults of the devil.”

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No pressure from me — for anyone — to buy anything.

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

However, are you curious about owning a William Tyndale Bible? Check out our small Store. Orders are fulfilled by Christianbook Distributors located in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA.

The British Library paid over one million pounds in 1994 for an original copy of the 1526 New Testament. A facsimile (digital photocopy) of this same New Testament is available in our store — for a very reasonable price.

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

One example, you can rent via streaming the “Man with a Mission” documentary which features Tyndale scholar, David Daniell. It is very low cost, but quite an interesting video.

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.

Rise & Get Thee to Nineveh (Jonah 1)

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William Tyndale published the book of Jonah around 1531. It was probably printed in Antwerp where he had earlier published the Five Books of Moses (Pentateuch) in 1530.

Below you will find the title page (Page 1), the first few lines of the prologue (Page 2-exerpt) entitled: “W.T. vn to the Christen reader” and the first few verses of Jonah, Chapter 1 (Page 40-exerpt). Tyndale’s Prologue was 38 pages long – much longer than the book of Jonah itself – which is only 4 short chapters and consisting of 7 pages in this printing from 1531.

Page 1 – Original Spelling

¶ The prophete
Ionas / with an introduccion before teachinge to vnderstonde him and the right vse also of all the scripture / and why it was written / and what is therin to be sought / and shewenge wherewith the scripture is locked vpp that he which readeth it / can not vnderstonde it / though he studie therin neuer so moch: and agayne with what keyes it is so opened / that the reader can be stopped out with no sotilte or false doctrine of man / from the true sense and vnderstondynge therof.

Page 2 (exerpt) – Original Spelling

W. T. vn to the Christen reader.

As the envious Philistenes stopped the welles of Abraham and filled them vpp with erth / to put the memoriall out of minde / to the entent that they might chalenge the grounde: even so the fleshly minded ypocrites stoppe vpp the vaynes of life which are in the scripture / with the erth of theyr tradicions / false similitudes & lienge allegories: & that of like zele / to make the scripture theyr awne possession & marchaundice: and so shutt vpp the kingdome of heven which is Gods worde nether enteringe in them selues nor soferinge them that wolde.

Page 40 (exerpt) – Original Spelling

¶ The Storie of the prophete Ionas.

The first Chapter.

The worde of the lorde came vn to the prophete Ionas the sonne of Amithai sayenge: ryse & gett the to Niniue that greate citie & preach vn to them / how that theyr wekednesse is come vpp before me.

¶ And Ionas made him ready to fle to Tharsis from the presens of the lorde / & gatt hym downe to Ioppe / and founde there a sheppe ready to goo to Tharsis / & payed his fare / & went aborde / to goo with them to Tharsis from the presens of the lorde.

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No pressure from me — for anyone — to buy anything.

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

However, if you are curious about owning a William Tyndale Bible? Check out our small Store. Orders are fulfilled by Christianbook Distributors located in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA.

The British Library paid over one million pounds in 1994 for an original copy of the 1526 New Testament. A facsimile (digital photocopy) of this same New Testament is available in our store — for a very reasonable price.

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

One example, you can rent via streaming the “Man with a Mission” documentary which features Tyndale scholar, David Daniell. It is very low cost, but quite an interesting video.

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.