Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spot Check: 1 John 4:7-10

This week's "Spot Check" comes from the second reading for this coming Sunday's Mass.  Can you guess which translation is which?  Try not to cheat!   Options: NRSV, RSV, NABRE, NJB.  Which one do you like best?

1: "Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.
In this is love:

not that we have loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as expiation for our sins."

2: "Beloved, let us love one another;
for love is of God,
and he who loves is born of God and knows God.
He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us,
that God sent his only Son into the world,
so that we might live through him.
In this is love,
not that we loved God but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins."

3: "My dear friends, let us love one another,
since love is from God
and everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.
Whoever fails to love does not know God, because God is love.
This is the revelation of God's love for us,
that God sent his only Son into the world
that we might have life through him.
Love consists in this:
it is not we who loved God, but God loved us
and sent his Son to expiate our sins."

4: "Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is from God;
everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
God’s love was revealed among us in this way:
God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
In this is love,
not that we loved God but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins."

4 comments:

owen swain said...

RSV - only one that would use "begotten"

NJB - I guessed it be default have made the other three (I hope) on an educated guess. I've never read it though I spent time in the 1966 JB.

NRSV - The give away is "My dear friends"


NABRE - because it *explains* "expiate"

rolf said...

1 RSV
2 NABRE
3 NJB
4 NRSV

Timothy said...

Correct answer is:

NABRE
RSV
NJB
NRSV

owen swain said...

Major fail for me