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2-29-2020 update

The Modern Literal Version (MLV) aims to be exactly what the title suggests: A modern-language translation of the New Testament which is as close to word-for-word as possible while still being understandable/readable. While some translations use several words to translate a single Greek word (many times in the same paragraph), the MLV has sought to only use one English word for each Greek word. This, of course, doesn't include when one Greek word clearly has different meanings in different contexts.

The MLV strives to be 'error-free' by being "Open Source" so anyone can submit any "Thus saith NOT the Greek". The MLV was not made for profit; this and the Open Source concept has keep it free from doctrinal biases and agendas with a far superior check and balances system. The MLV started like all other 'committee translations' and failed to obtain the accuracy proposed by 'leaps and bounds' and was revised to a more computer generated based translation with over 400 editors, 10 computer techs, 10,000+ emails of corrections, and possibly millions of proofreaders all who could have submitted a "Thus saith NOT the Greek" recommendation.

Quick Overview:
The “Modern Literal Version” uses the Majority Text (‘The New Testament in the Original Greek Byzantine Textform 2018 Compiled and Arranged by Maurice A. Robinson and William Pierpont’).

Two distinct and opposite techniques are used in translating the New Testament from the Greek. The “Modern Literal Version” is the first type, a ‘literal’ translation sometimes called ‘word for word’ translation. The second and most common in the past 30 years is to paraphrase the Greek into English (dynamic equivalence, free style, better than a word for word, or some other fancy wording), all of which are just lame excuses for sloppy translation principles. Any form of paraphrasing would make the opinions of the translators your ‘Word of God.’ They read like the newspaper and contain less wording than a ‘word for word’ translation. The goal of everyone who worked on the “Modern Literal Version” was to keep any form of commentary or paraphrase out of this translation as is humanly possible. Since there is no denomination or publishing company behind the MLV and it was never made for profit, the only uninspired traditions kept in the MLV are: punctuation and capitalization; chapter and verse numbers; and book order (very much to our distaste). How many other translations can claim that especially in book form?

Asterisks (*) are placed after certain words to alert the reader to various information from the original language. For example, when you see you*, this means that in Greek, this is plural. It is extremely important to read the non-bible pages found in the Dictionary module or from the PDF available on the website: www.ModernLiteralVersion.org or .com (shorter redirected mirrors: mlvbible.org, .com .net ) to fully understand the Modern Literal Version and its purpose.
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