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."
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.
|RF PSA 110:1||
A Psalm by David.
|RF PSA 110:2|| STANZA 2.
The LORD sends your brave army from Zion;
Charge up to the breast of your foes!
|RF PSA 110:3|| Your Forces are ready to-day, Your Army in beautiful pomp,
More than dew-drops that come from the breast of the Dawn!
|RF PSA 110:4|| STANZA 3.
The LORD promised, and never will change,—
For ever you shall be a Priest Of the Order of Melk-i-Zedek
|RF PSA 110:5|| STANZA 4.
The Almighty is on your right hand!
Who will crush, when in anger, the Kings;
|RF PSA 110:6|| With Justice will fill Nations' breasts.
Crush the head of Oppression on Earth.
|RF PSA 110:7|| He gives drink from the Brook on your march,
By which He will lift up your head!