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This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to LDS beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wider range of readers than the King James Version. The original structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes pr This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to LDS beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wider range of readers than the King James Version. The original structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes provide alternate translations, commentary upon variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights. Where applicable, the Joseph Smith Translation has been included. The notes contain the most complete list of cross-references to New Testament passages in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants that have ever been assembled.


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This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to LDS beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wider range of readers than the King James Version. The original structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes pr This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to LDS beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wider range of readers than the King James Version. The original structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes provide alternate translations, commentary upon variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights. Where applicable, the Joseph Smith Translation has been included. The notes contain the most complete list of cross-references to New Testament passages in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants that have ever been assembled.

30 review for The New Testament: A New Translation for Latter-day Saints

  1. 4 out of 5

    Samcwright

    This New Testament translation has been a great companion to the King James Version and New Revised Standard Version (Oxford Annotated 4th edition). Wayment restores the original paragraph and story structure which makes it a bit easier to follow. He also includes helpful footnotes that provide context and references to Restored scripture. And I’ve found great insights as I’ve compared and contrasted the different versions.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jon Terry

    I can finally understand things Paul is saying! This has been my main resource for studying the New Testament this year. Some of the features I really like about this book are: - Modern English - Italicized quotations (eg, when Paul is quoting a scripture) with the reference in a footnote. Turns out this really clarifies some things. - Brackets around words/verses that are less likely to be original. This is based on a comparison of several the Greek manuscripts, giving more weight to those which I can finally understand things Paul is saying! This has been my main resource for studying the New Testament this year. Some of the features I really like about this book are: - Modern English - Italicized quotations (eg, when Paul is quoting a scripture) with the reference in a footnote. Turns out this really clarifies some things. - Brackets around words/verses that are less likely to be original. This is based on a comparison of several the Greek manuscripts, giving more weight to those which are more reliable. - Book headings and footnotes that give historical context. - All of the text is formatted into sentences and paragraphs, which ignore chapter and verse designations. Chapter and verse numbers are included, but the paragraph structure drives the visual layout.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robert Lloyd

    A vital resource for LDS bible readers I bought this at the beginning of the year to read with the New Testament come follow me curriculum, and am so glad I did. This is a very readable translation, with copious notes that help not only understand what the text is saying, but how it relates to LDS doctrine and practice. I feel this book helped me have my best year ever in reading the New Testament

  4. 4 out of 5

    Addie

    Holy cow, this book was my lifesaver while reading through the New Testament! I didn't use this resource for understanding gospel truths. What I did need it very badly for was understanding the lifestyles, phrases, metaphors, etc... I didn't live hundreds of years ago, so I don't understand their semantics of living, insults or compliments, opportunities, cursings, manner of thinking, their working ethics, etc...& I used this book to explain these any time I had a question about what was going o Holy cow, this book was my lifesaver while reading through the New Testament! I didn't use this resource for understanding gospel truths. What I did need it very badly for was understanding the lifestyles, phrases, metaphors, etc... I didn't live hundreds of years ago, so I don't understand their semantics of living, insults or compliments, opportunities, cursings, manner of thinking, their working ethics, etc...& I used this book to explain these any time I had a question about what was going on! And this book did the job of answering the questions I had about what I read! While I didn't read it the whole way through, I used it often enough whenever I had another question pop up, or any misunderstandings about anthropology. And I honestly used this resource the whole way through my reading of the New Testament. Thank you, Thomas Wayment, for making this translation of the New Testament with all its glorious notes that helped me understand what I read in the New Testament!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Maegan

    I haven't actually finished this book yet, since I plan to read it slowly throughout the year. But I've read enough to know that I love this new translation of the New Testament. Thomas Wayment really knows his stuff. He begins each book with an introduction that gives context for the original time, place, and intended audience. The language is accessible but beautiful and brings home the universality of Jesus' teachings. I haven't actually finished this book yet, since I plan to read it slowly throughout the year. But I've read enough to know that I love this new translation of the New Testament. Thomas Wayment really knows his stuff. He begins each book with an introduction that gives context for the original time, place, and intended audience. The language is accessible but beautiful and brings home the universality of Jesus' teachings.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints is sure to become one of those books on which hinges great things for Latter-day Saint Bible-study. The editor, Tom Wayment, has done his homework. He clearly understands the Greek language but also understands the needs of his audience. Because (English-speaking) Latter-day Saints have used and cherished the KJV for nearly 200 years, a Bible translation that will supplement, elucidate, and inform is timely. The layout and organization is ea The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints is sure to become one of those books on which hinges great things for Latter-day Saint Bible-study. The editor, Tom Wayment, has done his homework. He clearly understands the Greek language but also understands the needs of his audience. Because (English-speaking) Latter-day Saints have used and cherished the KJV for nearly 200 years, a Bible translation that will supplement, elucidate, and inform is timely. The layout and organization is easy to follow and user-friendly. The fact that it does not replicate the formatting of the LDS Standard Works (two column, verse-by-verse) is a reminder to readers that this book is not meant to replace their New Testament published by the Church (1979, 2013 editions). However, this new translation offers the reader an opportunity to re-discover the text with all of its rich nuances and doctrinal instruction. The footnotes provide bite-size forays into details about the Greek language, KJV differences, as well as shedding light on other Latter-day Saint scripture (Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and the Joseph Smith Translation). If you find yourself wondering if you should purchase this book—for yourself or someone else—do both! I am confident you will find yourself using it as an important reference as you study the New Testament.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    We read part of this translation of the New Testament along with another recent translation by David Bentley Hart (2017) for book club this month. Having only ever read the King James Version of The Bible, reading other translations was interesting. For the most part, I didn’t feel like the differences changed the meaning or the message, but I did find it easier to read and understand. There is still much to contemplate and discuss. I quite liked the format (paragraphs with subheadings) and I lo We read part of this translation of the New Testament along with another recent translation by David Bentley Hart (2017) for book club this month. Having only ever read the King James Version of The Bible, reading other translations was interesting. For the most part, I didn’t feel like the differences changed the meaning or the message, but I did find it easier to read and understand. There is still much to contemplate and discuss. I quite liked the format (paragraphs with subheadings) and I loved the extensive information in the footnotes (but I hated the formatting!). No, I didn’t read the whole book, but I’m marking and rating it for now. I’m planning to purchase a copy to have for future scripture study. I wish I would have had a copy last year as a companion to our Come Follow Me study of the New Testament.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    I can's say enough good things about this book. The new translation is clear, inclusive and helpful. The annotations connect the New Testament with the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants in interesting and insightful ways. The introductions provide an overview of bible scholarship for each book and highlight the importance of the book in Latter-day Saint theology. Some of the annotations appear to be rushed. I spotted a few minor mistakes. But I'm confident those can be addressed in a sec I can's say enough good things about this book. The new translation is clear, inclusive and helpful. The annotations connect the New Testament with the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants in interesting and insightful ways. The introductions provide an overview of bible scholarship for each book and highlight the importance of the book in Latter-day Saint theology. Some of the annotations appear to be rushed. I spotted a few minor mistakes. But I'm confident those can be addressed in a second edition. I loved this book so much, I wouldn't let my wife share my copy. I bought a second copy for her, so we now own two copies of this book. And I wouldn't hesitate to buy another copy, if they do, in fact, issue a second edition.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Chad Harrison

    Great Resource I really enjoyed reading a modern translation performed with an eye toward Latter-day Saint beliefs. My only gripe is with the formatting on the kindle version: the footnotes are all grouped together in random sections, rather than being associated with each verse. It made it almost impossible to look them up for a given verse, which meant that I just didn’t read them. Very easy fix.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Liz Busby

    Really enjoyed reading this new translation of the New Testament this year. I really enjoyed the scholarly introduction to each book and getting to see what parts of the New Testament are in dispute. This translation made Paul's epistles much more readable than the King James Version I'm used to. :D And it was nice to have a new translation that addressed the text from an LDS perspective which is very different from most Christian sects. Really enjoyed reading this new translation of the New Testament this year. I really enjoyed the scholarly introduction to each book and getting to see what parts of the New Testament are in dispute. This translation made Paul's epistles much more readable than the King James Version I'm used to. :D And it was nice to have a new translation that addressed the text from an LDS perspective which is very different from most Christian sects.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hughes

    I highly recommend this translation from the Greek into modern English. With lots of helpful information in footnotes and scripture cross-references that clarify doctrine and passages, it's given me all kinds of new insights in the short time I've owned it. A wonderful study companion to read alongside the KJV. I highly recommend this translation from the Greek into modern English. With lots of helpful information in footnotes and scripture cross-references that clarify doctrine and passages, it's given me all kinds of new insights in the short time I've owned it. A wonderful study companion to read alongside the KJV.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This book is an excellent and helpful translation of the New Testament, including at times excerpts from the Joseph Smith Translation. The footnotes and introductory material to each book are especially valuable. Highly recommended as a companion to your study of the New Testament, especially if you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Byers

    If the goal is to make it plain, unambiguous, and narrowed in meaning...then it did a great job. I would contend that the layers of meaning from Tyndale's translation, that stayed in the JKV, not only leave a depth that is removed with this translation, but also any chance of ringing poetic or beautiful. If the goal is to make it plain, unambiguous, and narrowed in meaning...then it did a great job. I would contend that the layers of meaning from Tyndale's translation, that stayed in the JKV, not only leave a depth that is removed with this translation, but also any chance of ringing poetic or beautiful.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Erneilson

    My study of the New Testament this year has been very much enhanced by reading this book. Thanks to Dr. Wayment for his scholarship and for making this available to us. As much as I love the language of the King James Version this translation has been so helpful.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hyrum Anderson

    Well done for LDS audience (and others too!) This is definitely catered to members of the Church of a Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; but I think it is a worthwhile translation with what additional insights he calls out about the authors and history of the books.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Kern

    If you are a Latter-day Saint this should be your go-to New Testament. Very readable text in words and structure. Clear footnotes with interesting and useful commentary. Great introductions to each book that combine modern scholarship with LDS context and theology. Nice work Mr. (Brother) Wayment.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Margie

    The New testament translated with more modern language, justification for certain word translations and interesting notes on research, plus an additional section for tie-ins to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Good study edition.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    This translation has been very helpful. I really appreciate that it groups together conversations or topics with subheadings which helps when trying to understand the context of scriptures. I enjoy reading the KJV and Wayment side by side and have found greater fulfillment in my personal study.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mike Day

    I absolutely loved this translation. I only wish the author provided more extensive notes.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Leisy

    Inclusive feminine pronouns, easy to understand translation, lots of awesome Footnotes. I love it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Reising

    An excellent resource based on the best Greek transcripts available to scholars today - a valuable study tool for me this year!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    This was my first time back through the New Testament in a few years. The translation was helpful and made it very readable. The footnotes were LDS-specific in a few cases and also excellent.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Vaughn

    Prodigious footnotes. Really understandable translation

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    I enjoyed this modern language translation with lots of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints references. It is a scholarly work with information on each book and its historical significance.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    Great intros to each book, and footnotes.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    This translation has been a game changer. As I read back and forth with the King James version, I discovered new insights in every page. Highly recommend.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jaime

    I thoroughly enjoyed this translation, and I found the copious footnotes immensely interesting. Gained some new & interesting insights from this text.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    Greatly simplifies the reading of the New Testament, especially the letters of Paul.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joyce A

    If I could give this zero stars I would. Do not waste your money on this book. You're better off finding Bruce R. McConkie's Doctrinal New Testament Commentary on a used book website. If I could give this zero stars I would. Do not waste your money on this book. You're better off finding Bruce R. McConkie's Doctrinal New Testament Commentary on a used book website.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    My initial review of this book concentrated on the difficulty of navigating the Kindle edition. I’ve gotten comfortable with it. Now to review the content. What makes this translation valuable is the explanatory notes at the beginning of each book of the Bible, and the notes that are interspersed throughout the chapters. The notes give useful insights including various translation possibilities and variations between extant manuscripts. In the printed edition, the notes are at the bottom of the p My initial review of this book concentrated on the difficulty of navigating the Kindle edition. I’ve gotten comfortable with it. Now to review the content. What makes this translation valuable is the explanatory notes at the beginning of each book of the Bible, and the notes that are interspersed throughout the chapters. The notes give useful insights including various translation possibilities and variations between extant manuscripts. In the printed edition, the notes are at the bottom of the page and thus easily found. In the kindle edition there is a note number to click on, which navigates to the end of the Bible book and to that note. Clicking on the note number there navigates back. The translation is eminently readable, making it a joy to read.

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