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Revised Fenton

The Holy Bible in Modern English. Revised Edition.
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   Work on the 'The Holy Bible in Modern English' began in 1853 by a London businessman named Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though some individual bible 'books' were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years.
   Fenton is well known for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the Old Testament, this order follows that of the Hebrew Bible. The name of God was translated throughout the Old Testament as "The Ever-Living".
   Fenton is an exciting translation that shows respect and gives clarity in many areas where other translations fall short. This Bible is described as being "translated into English direct from the original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek languages."

    Henrik Borgström assisted Fenton with his translation of the Book of Job, which first appeared in 1898. The book of Job was "rendered into the same metre as the original Hebrew, word by word and line by line". His translation of the New Testament is based on the Greek text of Westcott and Hort. The ordering novelty in the New Testament is that it places the Gospel of John and the First Epistle of John at the beginning before the Gospel of Matthew, thus placing the Acts of the Apostles immediately after the Gospel of Luke.

   Notable as well, is Ferrar Fenton's restoration of the Psalms into the musical verse form as close to the original as he could get. The Psalms were, quite literally, songs, complete with instructions for the "choirmaster" as well as descriptions of the proper musical instruments to be used. Today Psalm 48, Psalm 137, and Psalm 23 are still sung in churches, albeit to tunes not the original.

   This bible is named the "Revised Fenton" because it puts things back into chronological order. In many cases, whether in error or not, Ferrar moved some parts of the scriptures down to the footnote section. These re-ordered verses have been returned to their chronological order as they are currently found in the King James Version. There was no alteration of the wording or intended meaning of what was originally intended by Mr. Fenton."

Blog entry: September 17, 2016


   Welcome to the new blog section. Join us in this exciting effort to display the works of Ferrar Fenton! The Holy Bible in Modern English is now fully digitized and can be seen for it's creative and artistic beauty as well as for the spiritual edification that we all need through the daily study of the scriptures.


   This project actually began in 2012 when the conversion of scanned images, using OCR software, revived a very beautiful but tangled digital version of Ferrar Fenton's work. The major part of the editing, including verse alignment, OCR errors and chapter breaks took over one year. Still, as we go there are minor fixes to punctuation and a few odd necessary edits.

   In its very raw form, 'The Holy Bible in Modern English' went online with a free but very undependable web hosting service in 2014, where it has been ever since.
   With thanks to the generosity of others, just recently, the site has been moved to its current home. This hosting service is by far superior to the previous but costs are high so we are maintaining an ad service to help offset the costs.

   
KJVP EZE 25:1 The wordH1697 of the LORDH3068 cameH1961 again unto me, sayingH559,
   
KJVP EZE 25:2 SonH1121 of manH120, setH7760 thy faceH6440 againstH413 the AmmonitesH1121-H5984, and prophesyH5012 againstH5921 them;
   
KJVP EZE 25:3 And sayH559 unto the AmmonitesH1121-H5984, HearH8085 the wordH1697 of the LordH136 GODH3069; ThusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; BecauseH3282 thou saidstH559, AhaH253, againstH413 my sanctuaryH4720, whenH3588 it was profanedH2490; and againstH413 the landH127 of IsraelH3478, whenH3588 it was desolateH8074; and againstH413 the houseH1004 of JudahH3063, whenH3588 they went into captivityH1473;
   
KJVP EZE 25:4 BeholdH2005, thereforeH3651 I will deliverH5414 thee to the menH1121 of the eastH6924 for a possessionH4181, and they shall setH3427 their palacesH2918 in thee, and makeH5414 their dwellingsH4908 in thee: they shall eatH398 thy fruitH6529, and they shall drinkH8354 thy milkH2461.
   
KJVP EZE 25:5 And I will makeH5414 RabbahH7237 a stableH5116 for camelsH1581, and the AmmonitesH1121-H5984 a couchingplaceH4769 for flocksH6629: and ye shall knowH3045 that I am the LORDH3068.
   
KJVP EZE 25:6 For thusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; BecauseH3282 thou hast clappedH4222 thine handsH3027, and stampedH7554 with the feetH7272, and rejoicedH8055 in heartH5315 with allH3605 thy despiteH7589 againstH413 the landH127 of IsraelH3478;
   
KJVP EZE 25:7 BeholdH2005, thereforeH3651 I will stretchH5186 out mine handH3027 upon thee, and will deliverH5414 thee for a spoilH957 to the heathenH1471; and I will cutH3772 thee off from the peopleH5971, and I will cause thee to perishH6 out of the countriesH776: I will destroyH8045 thee; and thou shalt knowH3045 that I am the LORDH3068.
   
KJVP EZE 25:8 ThusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; BecauseH3282 that MoabH4124 and SeirH8165 do sayH559, BeholdH2009, the houseH1004 of JudahH3063 is like unto allH3605 the heathenH1471;
   
KJVP EZE 25:9 ThereforeH3651, beholdH2005, I will openH6605 the sideH3802 of MoabH4124 from the citiesH5892, from his citiesH5892 which are on his frontiersH7097, the gloryH6643 of the countryH776, BethjeshimothH1020, BaalmeonH1186, and KiriathaimH7156,
   
KJVP EZE 25:10 Unto the menH1121 of the eastH6924 with the AmmonitesH1121-H5984, and will giveH5414 them in possessionH4181, that the AmmonitesH1121-H5984 may not be rememberedH2142 among the nationsH1471.
   
KJVP EZE 25:11 And I will executeH6213 judgmentsH8201 upon MoabH4124; and they shall knowH3045 that I am the LORDH3068.
   
KJVP EZE 25:12 ThusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; BecauseH3282 that EdomH123 hath dealtH6213 against the houseH1004 of JudahH3063 by taking vengeanceH5359, and hath greatly offendedH816, and revengedH5358 himself upon them;
   
KJVP EZE 25:13 ThereforeH3651 thusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; I will also stretchH5186 out mine handH3027 upon EdomH123, and will cutH3772 off manH120 and beastH929 from it; and I will makeH5414 it desolateH2723 from TemanH8487; and they of DedanH1719 shall fallH5307 by the swordH2719.
   
KJVP EZE 25:14 And I will layH5414 my vengeanceH5360 upon EdomH123 by the handH3027 of my peopleH5971 IsraelH3478: and they shall doH6213 in EdomH123 according to mine angerH639 and according to my furyH2534; and they shall knowH3045 my vengeanceH5360, saithH5002 the LordH136 GODH3069.
   
KJVP EZE 25:15 ThusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; BecauseH3282 the PhilistinesH6430 have dealtH6213 by revengeH5360, and have taken vengeanceH5359 with a despitefulH7589 heartH5315, to destroyH4889 it for the oldH5769 hatredH342;
   
KJVP EZE 25:16 ThereforeH3651 thusH3541 saithH559 the LordH136 GODH3069; BeholdH2005, I will stretchH5186 out mine handH3027 upon the PhilistinesH6430, and I will cutH3772 off the CherethimsH3774, and destroyH9 the remnantH7611 of the seaH3220 coastH2348.
   
KJVP EZE 25:17 And I will executeH6213 greatH1419 vengeanceH5360 upon them with furiousH2534 rebukesH8433; and they shall knowH3045 that I am the LORDH3068, when I shall layH5414 my vengeanceH5360 upon them.
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