Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Almost Finished!

For over two years now we have been translating the New Testament into the Croatian language! Yesterday, Bro. Rich and I met, as we do every Teusday, to go over the text that has been translated. We were able to cover the last 4 chapters of Revelation! When we read the last Amen, we just stopped and praised the Lord!

We have one more step in this process. He will begin to read the new translation at home, and I will do the same. This will be done fairly quickly. Then we will get together to fix anything we find. It then will be sent to Myra Noel and she will format it for us and get it ready to print. Then Bro. Treadwell in India will print it for us!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited we are! Our people need a Bible that they can trust! Just yesterday Brother Rich and I found a major mistake in the other two Bibles that are supposed to be translated from the correct Greek text. In Revelation 19:8 the KJV says, "for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints". In the two Croatian Bibles and I might add the American Standard version they read: " for the fine linen is the righteous acts(works) of the saints."

My robe is because of His righteousness, not because of my righteous works!

This is one verse out of many to illustrate to you the need of a Croatian Bible. It will not be long now and we will have a Bible in the hands of our people to emphasise Jesus' righteousness and not man's righteousness!


Tori said...

I can't wait until we all have the same Bible and you don't need to constantly fight with bad translations.
It'll be great to be able to read and believe what is written.
Can't wait!

Dr. Raz said...

Praise God! Get ready for a fight - the devil always throws everything he's got when you get near the finish line.

Tammy said...

I'm so happy for you guys. What a wonderful accomplishment for the Lord! I'm so glad they will have a Bible they can trust.

Kevin C. Brown said...

Praise the Lord!! What an accomplishment. And praise God for a missionary family with a burden to present the Truth to a nation would not know otherwise.

Nathaniel Hazra said...

Enjoyed reading on your blog. The Lord bless you and your work in Croatia. Pray for us. Please read my blog and read the testimony of a former Muslim clergy.

God bless

Nathaniel Hazra
Dhaka, Bangladesh

sam3673 said...

The TRUTH is going to set the captives free. The wall will come crashing down. There will be an awakening. Croatia will be a different place.

Ps 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light...

I don't know about you, but I'm getting fired up!