Midnight Mass readings


#1

I always read the liturgical selections in several versions. At midnight Mass the first reading included this (from Isaiah 9) :

"For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
upon his shoulder dominion rests.
They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,
Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
His dominion is vast
and forever peaceful,"

This from the RSV:

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government will be upon his shoulder,
and his name will be called
“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

7
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,"

I sure wish we had better translators, the RSV is a lot more majestic than the lectionary, i.e., NAB.


#2

[quote="JRRTFAN, post:1, topic:349315"]
I sure wish we had better translators, the RSV is a lot more majestic than the lectionary, i.e., NAB.

[/quote]

AMEN!!


#3

[quote="JRRTFAN, post:1, topic:349315"]
I always read the liturgical selections in several versions. At midnight Mass the first reading included this (from Isaiah 9) :

"For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
upon his shoulder dominion rests.
They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,
Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
His dominion is vast
and forever peaceful,"

This from the RSV:

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government will be upon his shoulder,
and his name will be called
“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

7
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,"

I sure wish we had better translators, the RSV is a lot more majestic than the lectionary, i.e., NAB.

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If I'm not mistaken, the goal of the NABRE translation is for average Americans to understand the messages / morals of the Bible. Not to be a version used for Biblical research, etc.

Also, don't other English speaking countries, outside of North America, use the RSV-CE?


#4

[quote="phil19034, post:3, topic:349315"]
If I'm not mistaken, the goal of the NABRE translation is for average Americans to understand the messages / morals of the Bible. Not to be a version used for Biblical research, etc.

Also, don't other English speaking countries, outside of North America, use the RSV-CE?

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Canada uses an altered NRSV translation.


#5

[quote="phil19034, post:3, topic:349315"]
If I'm not mistaken, the goal of the NABRE translation is for average Americans to understand the messages / morals of the Bible. *Not to be a version used for Biblical research, etc.*

[/quote]

There's good news on that front.

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=845371


#6

[quote="phil19034, post:3, topic:349315"]
If I'm not mistaken, the goal of the NABRE translation is for average Americans to understand the messages / morals of the Bible. Not to be a version used for Biblical research, etc.

Also, don't other English speaking countries, outside of North America, use the RSV-CE?

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They accomplished the latter and not the former. What is a God-Hero? Is Everlasting Father better than Father-Forever? It's not used for scholarly work or research by anybody that I ever read. The Vatican uses the RSV. They've been working on it for almost 50 years without notable success.


#7

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