Lectionary Year C
December 17, 2000
Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation
(FS) - Step I:
A. Comparison of Modern Translations
NRSV "Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"
NEB "...the coming retribution..."
NIV "...the coming wrath..."
Nueva Biblia Española ("New Spanish Bible" of 1975, henceforth NBE)
"...el castigo imminente..." ("the coming punishment") [DH--coming castigation? Is there a difference?]
RSV "fruits that befit repentance"
NEB "then prove your repentance by the fruit it bears"
NIV "produce fruits in keeping with repentance"
NBE "dad el fruto que corresponde al arrepentimiento" (give the fruit
that corresponds with repentance)
NIV, NRSV "tax collectors"
NRSV "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you"
NASB "Collect no more than what you have been ordered to"
NIV "Don't collect any more than you are required to"
NBE "No exijáis más de lo que tenéis establecido" (Do not demand
more than what you have established)
RSV "Rob no one by violence or by false accusation"
NEB "No bullying; no blackmail; make do with your pay"
NIV "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely--be content
with your pay"
NBE "No hagáis violencia a nadie ni saquéis dinero; conformaos con
vuestro pago" (Do not do violence to anyone, nor extort money; settle for your
KJV "and as the people were in expectation..."
NEB "on the tiptoe of expectation"
NRSV "the people were filled with expectation"
KJV "he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire"
NRSV "with the Holy Spirit and fire"
NRSV, NIV "His winnowing fork is in his hand"
NEB "His shovel is in his hand"
NRSV, NIV "to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into
his...NRSV, "granery"; NIV, "barn"
B. Textual variants--
Gr. "kalon" (bad) was added to "karpon" (fruit) in 3:10-- perhaps to
accomodate John's access to a dominical teaching, thus improving sense?
Metzger, Textual Commentary on the Greek NT, p. 135)
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