I Need Another Bible

by joanabagano

I’m currently wanting an English version of the Bible which has been translated straight from Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke when He was on earth. It is said that Aramaic is very difficult to translate into Greek, the source language of the Bible translations we have nowadays. I looked this up and found an interesting comparison of the Lord’s prayer:

English Version translated from Greek

Our Father who art in heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come.

Your will be done as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us.

Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from evil.

English Version translated from Aramaic

O Cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration! Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your presence can abide.

Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear

the fruit of your mission.

Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.

Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs

to grow and flourish.

Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.

Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose,

but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

For you are the ground and fruitful vision, the birth, power and fulfillment,

as all is gathered and made whole once again.