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Bible. N.T. English, 1870, Alford
THE NEW TESTAMENT
Of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
AFTER THE AUTHORIZED VERSION
Newly compared with the original Greek, and revised,
STRAHAN & CO., PUBLISHERS
506.14 A 389 1870
It is necessary to premise a few words regarding the view with which this Revision of the Authorized Version has been undertaken.
It seemed to the Reviser, and to some others, that the time was ripe for an effort to be made to publish the English New Testament in a form more consonant to the now ascertained ancient Greek text, and with corrections of inadequate renderings.
This had been already done in the case of the Gospel of St. John, the Epistles to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians, by “Five Clergymen," of whom the present Reviser was one. The fruit of their joint labours has been kindly placed by his colleagues at his disposal ; and those books appear, with the exception of a very few passages in which his own view differed from that of the majority, simply as a reprint from the former Revision.
It seened desirable that the traditions of our many months' combined labour should not be lost. It was impossible that we could ever meet in council again : and one who inherited those traditions would at all events approach the work at an advantage. For there is no employment in which crude positiveness becomes so mellowed, in which purism has so