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How does Scripture translate iteself?

The ultimate vindication of free and dynamic equivalent translations comes from the use of these forms of translation by scripture itself.


  • 1 Corinthians 1:19 x Isaiah 29:14
    • For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
    • Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:31 x Jeremiah 9:24
    • That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
    • but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.
  • 1 Corinthians 2:9 x Isaiah 64:4
    • But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
    • For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
  • 1 Corinthians 2:16 x Isaiah 40:13
    • For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
    • Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
  • 1 Corinthians 14:21 x Isaiah 28:11,12
    • In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
    • For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:55 x Hosea 13:14
    • O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
    • I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
  • 2 Corinthians 4:6 x Genesis 1:3
    • (Note, this only appears as a quotation in the NIV)
  • 2 Corinthians 4:13 x Psalm 116:10
    • We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
    • I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
  • 2 Corinthians 6:2 x Isaiah 49:8
    • (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
    • Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
  • 2 Corinthians 6:16 x Ezekiel 37:27
    • And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    • My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
  • 2 Corinthians 6:17 x Isaiah 52:11
    • Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
    • Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
  • 2 Corinthians 6:18 x 2 Samuel 7:14; 7:8
  • 2 Corinthians 8:15 x Exodus 16:18
  • 2 Corinthians 9:9 x Psalm 112:9
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