For more than two years, Eugene Peterson devoted all his efforts to The Message New Testament. His primary goal was to capture the tone of the text and the original conversational feel of the Greek, in contemporary English. He hoped to bring the New Testament to life for two different types of people. The first group were those who hadn't read the Bible because it seemed too distant, irrelevant, and antiquated. The second group were those who had read the Bible all their lives but now found it "old hat," so familiar that they were no longer startled by the truth of its message.
Language is always changing. When we hear something over and over again in the same way, we can become so familiar with it that the text loses its impact. The Message strives to help readers hear the living Word of God the Bible in a way that engages and intrigues us right where we are. The Message is designed to be read by contemporary people in the same way as the original koine Greek and Hebrew manuscripts were savored by people thousands of years ago.
Some people like to read the Bible in Elizabethan English. Others want to read a version that gives a close word-for-word correspondence between the original languages and English. Eugene Peterson recognized that the original sentence structure is very different from that of contemporary English. He decided to strive for the spirit of the original manuscripts to express the rhythm of the voices, the flavor of the idiomatic expressions, the subtle connotations of meaning that are often lost in English translations.
The goal of The Message is to engage people in the reading process and help them understand what they read. This is not a study Bible, but rather "a reading Bible." The verse numbers, which are not in the original documents, have been left out to facilitate easy and enjoyable reading. The original books of the Bible were not written in formal language. The Message tries to recapture the Word in the words we use today.
Benefits of application:
- The application works without an internet connection (offline);
- Ability to search;
- Ability to increase / decrease the font;
- Ability to create an unlimited number of tabs to a particular verse, one of the books;
- If you are interested in the allocation of poems you can copy or send a message;
- Ability to scroll through the volume buttons.
Our team is not in place, and aims to expand its functional applications.
Each menu item is a separate book, and each separate page in one of the books is the chapter.
Place the cursor instead of the chapter number and enter the chapter number. Thus, you will not have to scroll all the chapters, selecting interesting.
- Bugs fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Chapter & Verse Divisions
May I please present some accurate information? Earlier reviews have stated that there are no chapter and verse divisions of this Bible. That simply is not accurate anymore .!! Just opening a book, you will see it divided into one chapter per page on your phones app. Each chapter is broken into specific verses. Tapping the bottom of each chapter page allows you options to go forward or backwards in that book. Plus, it tells you the chapter you are using.
The Message Bible
At last a Bible where I can really understand books like Roman’s and some of Corinthians where Paul gets too deep for me.
Visibly Accessible Chapters Missing?!
Please make the Bible book chapters easily accessible. Having to search for a chapter within each book is too tedious and defeats the purpose of the app. In a paper Bible, it’s relatively easy to jump from chapter to chapter within each book. An app should be designed to make that process even easier.
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- Dzianis Kaniushyk
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- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.