Several weeks ago I asked about disposing of a rosary, this time around it’s about disposing of a bible. I would dispose of it like anything holy, yet this particular bible translation bothers me very much.
I was at my childhood home cleaning out some things and came across a bible my brother gave me when I was 13(27 now), I was looking for a smaller easier to carry bible anyway so I thought I would look at it again. I don’t know if this matters at all but my brother is one of those ‘catholics are evil’ types (I pray often to forgive him for all the conflict we have).
Anyway whenever I look at a translation I always go to John chapter 2 to see how the translation depicts the verbal exchange between Mary and Jesus. This particular translation floored me in shock. It actually said his response was ‘‘Mother don’t tell me what to do!’’
How disrespectful that sounds, maybe I am interpreting it wrong but that just doesn’t sit right with me at all.
I don’t know if I should burn it or just throw it in the garbage, any advice? Or am I just interpreting it wrong? The translation btw is (Stand in the Gap New Testament; 1997. Promise Keepers/American Bible Society. Commemorative Edition New Testament - Contemporary English Version.)