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THE REVISED VERSION OF THE

NEW TESTAMENT

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LONDON
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., 1, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1882

101. f. 754

(The rights of translation and of reproduction

are

reserved.)

PREFACE.

NEARLY forty years ago I began to collect materials for a revised translation of the New Testament, and had nearly completed my work, when the announcement reached me, at that time resident in Germany, of the forthcoming publication of the Committee of Revisers. It would have been presumptuous to have challenged competition with such a body of eminent scholars; and my delight at first was so great in perusing the result of their labours, that I scarcely regretted my own disappointment, while welcoming so precious an aid to the study of the Holy Scriptures. I was struck, as all candid critics must be, with the greater accuracy of the text and the wonderful fidelity of many of the renderings, and felt proud of the triumph of English scholarship, notably in the Epistles to the Romans and Corinthians, in which "things hard to be understood” have been

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