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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."

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 CO1 1:1

Paul, calledG2822 to be an apostleG652 of JesusG2424 ChristG5547 throughG1223 the willG2307 of GodG2316, and SosthenesG4988 our brotherG80,

KJVP CO1 1:2 Unto the churchG1577 of GodG2316 whichG3588 is atG1722 CorinthG2882, to them that are sanctifiedG37 in ChristG5547 JesusG2424, calledG2822 to be saintsG40, with allG3956 that in everyG3956 placeG5117 callG1941 upon the nameG3686 of JesusG2424 ChristG5547 our LordG2962, bothG5037 theirs and oursG2257:
KJVP CO1 1:3 GraceG5485 be unto you, and peaceG1515, from GodG2316 our FatherG3962, and from the LordG2962 JesusG2424 ChristG5547.
KJVP CO1 1:4 I thankG2168 my GodG2316 alwaysG3842 onG4012 yourG5216 behalfG4012, for the graceG5485 of GodG2316 whichG3588 is givenG1325 you by JesusG2424 ChristG5547;
KJVP CO1 1:5 That in everyG3956 thing ye are enrichedG4148 by him, in allG3956 utteranceG3056, and in allG3956 knowledgeG1108;
KJVP CO1 1:6 EvenG2531 as the testimonyG3142 of ChristG5547 was confirmedG950 in you:
KJVP CO1 1:7 SoG5620 that ye comeG5302 behindG5302 in noG3367 giftG5486; waitingG553 for the comingG602 of our LordG2962 JesusG2424 ChristG5547:
KJVP CO1 1:8 WhoG3739 shall alsoG2532 confirmG950 you unto the endG5056, that ye may be blamelessG410 in the dayG2250 of our LordG2962 JesusG2424 ChristG5547.
KJVP CO1 1:9 GodG2316 is faithfulG4103, by whomG3739 ye were calledG2564 unto the fellowshipG2842 of his SonG5207 JesusG2424 ChristG5547 our LordG2962.
KJVP CO1 1:10 NowG1161 I beseechG3870 you, brethrenG80, by the nameG3686 of our LordG2962 JesusG2424 ChristG5547, that ye allG3956 speakG3004 the sameG846 thing, and that there be noG3361 divisionsG4978 amongG1722 you; but that ye be perfectlyG2675 joinedG2675 togetherG2675 in the sameG846 mindG3563 and in the sameG846 judgmentG1106.
KJVP CO1 1:11 For it hath been declaredG1213 unto me of you, my brethrenG80, by them which are of the house of ChloeG5514, that there are contentionsG2054 amongG1722 you.
KJVP CO1 1:12 NowG1161 thisG5124 I sayG3004, that everyG1538 one of you saithG3004, I amG1510 of Paul; and I of ApollosG625; and I of CephasG2786; and I of ChristG5547.
KJVP CO1 1:13 Is ChristG5547 dividedG3307? was Paul crucifiedG4717 for you? orG2228 were ye baptizedG907 in the nameG3686 of Paul?
KJVP CO1 1:14 I thankG2168 GodG2316 that I baptizedG907 noneG3762 of you, but CrispusG2921 and GaiusG1050;
KJVP CO1 1:15 LestG2443-G3361 anyG3387 should sayG2036 that I had baptizedG907 in mineG1699 own nameG3686.
KJVP CO1 1:16 And I baptizedG907 alsoG2532 the householdG3624 of StephanasG4734: besidesG3063, I knowG1492 not whetherG1487 I baptizedG907 anyG1536 otherG243.
KJVP CO1 1:17 For ChristG5547 sentG649 me not to baptizeG907, but to preachG2097 the gospelG2097: not with wisdomG4678 of wordsG3056, lestG2443-G3361 the crossG4716 of ChristG5547 should be madeG2758 of noneG2758 effectG2758.
KJVP CO1 1:18 For the preachingG3056 of the crossG4716 is to them that perishG622 foolishnessG3472; but unto us which are savedG4982 it is the powerG1411 of GodG2316.
KJVP CO1 1:19 For it is writtenG1125, I will destroyG622 the wisdomG4678 of the wiseG4680, and will bringG114 to nothingG114 the understandingG4907 of the prudentG4908.
KJVP CO1 1:20 WhereG4226 is the wiseG4680? whereG4226 is the scribeG1122? whereG4226 is the disputerG4804 of thisG5127 worldG165? hath not GodG2316 madeG3471 foolishG3471 the wisdomG4678 of thisG5127 worldG2889?
KJVP CO1 1:21 For afterG1894 that in the wisdomG4678 of GodG2316 the worldG2889 by wisdomG4678 knewG1097 not GodG2316, it pleasedG2106 GodG2316 by the foolishnessG3472 of preachingG2782 to saveG4982 them that believeG4100.
KJVP CO1 1:22 For the JewsG2453 requireG154 a signG4592, and the GreeksG1672 seekG2212 after wisdomG4678:
KJVP CO1 1:23 But we preachG2784 ChristG5547 crucifiedG4717, unto the JewsG2453 a stumblingblockG4625, and unto the GreeksG1672 foolishnessG3472;
KJVP CO1 1:24 But unto them whichG3588 are calledG2822, bothG5037 JewsG2453 and GreeksG1672, ChristG5547 the powerG1411 of GodG2316, and the wisdomG4678 of GodG2316.
KJVP CO1 1:25 BecauseG3754 the foolishnessG3474 of GodG2316 is wiserG4680 than menG444; and the weaknessG772 of GodG2316 is strongerG2478 than menG444.
KJVP CO1 1:26 For ye seeG991 yourG5216 callingG2821, brethrenG80, how that not manyG4183 wiseG4680 men afterG2596 the fleshG4561, not manyG4183 mightyG1415, not manyG4183 nobleG2104, are called:
KJVP CO1 1:27 But GodG2316 hath chosenG1586 the foolishG3474 things of the worldG2889 to confoundG2617 the wiseG4680; and GodG2316 hath chosenG1586 the weakG772 things of the worldG2889 to confoundG2617 the things which are mightyG2478;
KJVP CO1 1:28 And baseG36 things of the worldG2889, and things which are despisedG1848, hath GodG2316 chosenG1586, yea, and things whichG3588 are not, to bringG2673 to noughtG2673 things that are:
KJVP CO1 1:29 That noG3361-G3956 fleshG4561 should gloryG2744 in his presenceG1799.
KJVP CO1 1:30 But of him are ye in ChristG5547 JesusG2424, whoG3739 of GodG2316 is madeG1096 unto us wisdomG4678, and righteousnessG1343, and sanctificationG38, and redemptionG629:
KJVP CO1 1:31 That, accordingG2531 as it is writtenG1125, He that gloriethG2744, let him gloryG2744 in the LordG2962.