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.
|KJV JO3 1:1||"The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth."|
|KJV JO3 1:2||"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."|
|KJV JO3 1:3||"For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth."|
|KJV JO3 1:4||I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.|
|KJV JO3 1:5||"Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;"|
|KJV JO3 1:6||"Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:"|
|KJV JO3 1:7||"Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles."|
|KJV JO3 1:8||"We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth."|
|KJV JO3 1:9||"I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not."|
|KJV JO3 1:10||"Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church."|
|KJV JO3 1:11||"Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God."|
|KJV JO3 1:12||"Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true."|
|KJV JO3 1:13||"I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:"|
|KJV JO3 1:14||"But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name."|