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Matthew 13:33 – Luke 13:20-21
Here is an example of a mistranslation due to a basic and simple word tria = “three” not being translated. This parable depends on the word “three” to be understood and without it prevents this parable to be of any use at all.

The translator, having no understanding of what was meant in the text and for the sake of being seen to produce a version in “modern” English does not translate this word but instead replaces it with an alternative which removes any possibility of any one understanding the parable.

As from 29th March 2014 the content of the chapter retained freely online are the above 2 paragraphs. The print and eBook versions of the book contain the full version: a valuable resource to understanding this parable.


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