rfbible logo image

Revised Fenton

The Holy Bible in Modern English. Revised Edition.
God's word is swift and powerful.

Must be logged in to use the editor.

Must be logged in to join the chat room here.

   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.

RF PRO 9:1

What Wisdom Has Done.
"Now Wisdom has built up her house,
Seven columns hewn out for herself;

RF PRO 9:2 Slain her cattle, and mingled her wine,
And also her table has spread.
RF PRO 9:3 She has sent out her maids to invite,
From the crowds on the top of the walls,'
RF PRO 9:4 Who is ignorant, let him turn back,'
She says, and to those of faint heart,
RF PRO 9:5 'Come, enter and eat of my bread,
And drink of the wine I prepare.
RF PRO 9:6 Abandon your follies and live,
And advance on the road of good sense."'
RF PRO 9:7 The Maxims of Wisdom.
"'Who corrects a derider, gets insult;
Who advises the wicked, abuse;
RF PRO 9:8 Correct a derider, he hates you;
Correct a wise man, and he loves;
RF PRO 9:9 Teach the Wise and he then will be wiser;
Teach the Righteous, and he will improve.
RF PRO 9:10 The fear of the LORD reveals wisdom,
And to know the Supreme understanding;
RF PRO 9:11 And by me will your days be increased,
And years be adjoined to your life.
RF PRO 9:12 If wise, you are wise for yourself;
You will suffer yourself, if you scorn!'"
RF PRO 9:13 The Description of Folly.
"A loud talking woman is Folly!
A fool,—who knows nothing at all!
RF PRO 9:14 And she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat at the height of the town;
RF PRO 9:15 Calling those who pass by on the road,
Who travel along on their paths;
RF PRO 9:16 'Who is foolish? Then let him turn here!'
And to the weak-hearted, she says;
RF PRO 9:17 'Be sure stolen waters are sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is nice!'
RF PRO 9:18 But he knows not the Dead that are there;—
That she calls to the deeps of the Grave!"

Copyright © 2014 This content is protected by copyright and may not be converted or disseminated in any form without written permission.