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7/1/2011: The Richness of Translation

Nigeria: The Book of James was completed in 19 languages at a workshop in May and June. Everyone discussed the best way to write 'faith'. As one team explored their culture, they found the expression of "pinning heart" on someone. The verb relates to dropping anchor while in a canoe to "pin" you to a single spot, or staking something to the ground so it cannot move. They found 18 places to use the expression in the text. For example, James 1:6: "If someone begs God for a matter, he should pin heart and not allow heart to shiver (waver). Translators said, "If we say this, everyone will understand it without any explanation!"

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