Thursday, October 06, 2011

Analyzing Six Bible Translations: Part 20-Matthew 6:13

ESV And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
NIV84 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. '
NIV And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
HCSB And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]
NASB And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.'
NET And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Check a: “evil” versus “evil one”
Since pon─ôrou has the definite article in the Greek, it is most likely a reference to “the evil one,” and not evil in general. A footnote to “evil” is totally acceptable. Putting “the evil one” in a footnote is better than nothing (cf. ESV, NASB), but my preference would be to reverse that.
  
Part 2 running totals:

ESV
NIV84
NIV
HCSB
NASB
NET
Josh 15:18
1
1
1
1
-1
1
2 Sam 20:20
1
1
1
1
1
-1
Isa 6:5
1
1
1
1
1
-1
Isa 7:14
1
1
-1
1
1
-1
Ezek 21:7
1
1
1
1
1
-1
Mal 2:16
1
-1
1
1
-1
0
Telling Time
0
1
1
1
0
1
Negative Particles
0
1
1
1
1
1
Textual Variants
1
1
0
-1
0
1
Matt 6:13
-1
1
1
1
-1
1
TOTALS
6
8
7
8
2
1


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