Bible Blender Translation Bible

Bible Blender Translation (BBT Bible) – Introduction

BBT Bible Introduction The Bible Blender Translation (BBT) is a new work-in-progress translation that builds on the New English Translation and is similar to modern-day translations such as New International Version and New American Bible.  BBT differs from alternative translations in these ways (1) Vague or difficult-to-interpret phrasing is presented in its original form, (2) Parenthetical notations are freely incorporated to explain difficult-to-translate phrasing, and (3) Parenthetical notations are freely incorporated to provide alternative translations in-line with biblical text.  I believe previous translations attempt to "dumb-down" biblical phrasing, often using inaccurate or vague phrasing which misrepresents the original biblical text.  BBT attempts to correct those misrepresentations to more accurately express the biblical author's original phrasing and intent. The BBT Bible can be downloaded for free and freely

Genesis 1 (BBT Translation)

God creates the world 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1:2 Now the earth was shapeless (formless and without any shape) and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the primeval waters (watery deep); (and/but) the Spirit of God was moving (hovering protectively) over the waters. 1:3 God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. 1:4 God saw that the light was good, and (so) God separated the light from the darkness. 1:5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, (marking) the first day. 1:6 God said, “Let there be an expanse (vaulted dome) in the middle (midst) of the waters and let it separate water from water. 1:7 So God made

Genesis 2 (BBT Translation)

2:1 The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. 2:2 By the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, and he ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. 2:3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he ceased all the work that he had been doing in creation. God creates of Man and Woman 2:4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created – when the LORD God made the earth and heavens. 2:5 Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it

Genesis 3 (BBT Translation)

Temptation of Eve and the fall of man 3:1 Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Is it really true that God said, ‘You must not eat from any tree of the orchard’?” 3:2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the orchard; 3:3 but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard God said, ‘You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, or else you will die.’” 3:4 The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, 3:5 for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes

Genesis 4 (BBT Translation)

The brothers Cain and Abel 4:1 Now the man had marital relations with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. Then she said, “I have created a man just as the LORD did!” 4:2 Then she gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel took care of the flocks, while Cain cultivated the ground. 4:3 At the designated time Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering to the LORD. 4:4 But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock – even the fattest of them. And the LORD was pleased with Abel and his offering, 4:5 but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. So Cain became very angry, and his expression was downcast. 4:6 Then

Genesis 5 (BBT Translation)

Adam's family line to Noah 5:1 This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 5:2 He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “humankind.” 5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth. 5:4 The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters. 5:5 The entire lifetime of Adam was 930 years, and then he died. 5:6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. 5:7 Seth lived 807 years after he

Genesis 6 (BBT Translation)

God sees wickedness of humankind spread on earth 6:1 When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose. 6:3 So the LORD said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. 6:5 But the LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind had

Genesis 7 (BBT Translation)

7:1 The LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation. 7:2 You must take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate, 7:3 and also seven of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the earth. 7:4 For in seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the ground every living thing that I have made.” 7:5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him. 7:6 Noah

Genesis 8 (BBT Translation)

8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over the earth and the waters receded. 8:2 The fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven were closed, and the rain stopped falling from the sky. 8:3 The waters kept receding steadily from the earth, so that they had gone down by the end of the 150 days. 8:4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat. 8:5 The waters kept on receding until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible. 8:6 At the end

Genesis 9 (BBT Translation)

9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 9:2 Every living creature of the earth and every bird of the sky will be terrified of you. Everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea are under your authority. 9:3 You may eat any moving thing that lives. As I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. 9:4 But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it. 9:5 For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was