Tag: The Message Bible

Song of Praise: Psalm 150

From the Message Bible– 1-6Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy house of worship, praise him under the open skies; Praise him for his acts of power, praise him for his magnificent greatness; Praise with a blast on the trumpet, praise by strumming soft strings; Praise him with castanets and dance, praise him with banjo and […]

Psalm 8: “How Great Thou Art!”

From the King James Bible upon which the Psalm 8-inspired hymn “How Great Thou Art” is drawn, to the late 20th century dynamic equivalent translation by the Message Bible, Psalm 8 declares the glories of God the Creator. From the Message Bible: 8:1 God, brilliant Lord,    yours is a household name. 2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about […]

The Message Bible

In “The Message Bible” Eugene Petersen produced a dynamic equivalent translation using late 20th century idiomatic American English. It is a translation, not a paraphrase. Petersen himself was both a Hebrew (main Old Testament language) and Greek (New Testament) scholar. But he had the humility to have scholars focused on various sections or books of […]