The Mirror Translation


I have recently obtained a new version of the Bible called the Mirror Translation,  you can find out more information about it at it is a work in progress by Francois Du Toit.  Personally I do not use it as my Bible but more as a commentary. It has a real grace paradigm/view. I liken it to the Amplified Bible in that it takes liberties and expounds on its take on the scriptures.

It has been really useful in my growth. I admit I have had issues pressing in with my studies and in the past have really just used a shotgun method where I would read large chunks and hope quantity brought about revelation.

With the Mirror Translation I have been forced to set down with it, a copy of the NLT and NIV. I read one verse and compare and contemplate in all three versions.  I take notes on it, pray it, contemplate,  and re-note my revelation/insight.

This is where I am now I am transfering my notes to blogging them. In all honesty I dont see myself advertising this blog. It should essentially be for my regurgitation. Also,  I an doing it primarily from my phone so it might not be the most eye catching,  so forgive me in advance.

That’s all for now…

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About Ben Kilen

I am a average guy father of 4. I don't claim any super powers or amazing talents. I do have a double jointed thumb and I have always hoped it would bring me wealth and fame but so far it hasn't. I am an eclectic music lover as long and by music current day main stream rap does not qualify as music. Anything that has one to two sentences hammered over and over with no melody or excessive auto tune does not qualify.

3 responses to “The Mirror Translation”

  1. justacowboyforchrist says :

    I have wondered about the “Mirror Translation” you sometimes use, as I had never heard of it before, so thanks for the extra info. One thing that attracts me to your site is it’s sort-of a Christian “Man-Cave. (LOL!) At least that is what I have seen so far. As you may know, I have a Men’s Group that meets once a month, and it is just men! Too many men have left the ministry of Christ up to the women folk, and it is great to find men who love God, and love his word. I’m looking forward to pondering your ponderings, partner!

    • Ben Kilen says :

      I use it like a commentary, the author in the introduction evwn states there is no perfect translation. He urges the reader to take that in consideration when reading it. He says use multiple versions and get back to tge the Hebrew.

      The prodding of using multiple translations has really been helpful. I used to be straight NIV and I was limited.

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