The Texas Bible Y'all

Did you know that there’s a new "Texas translation" of the Bible? In a new app for English Bible translations, “you” becomes “y’all” when the original language indicates a second-person plural. In the Hebrew Bible there are at least 2,698 verses and 2,022 in the Greek New Testament with “you” plural translated as the English “you," which may lead the English reader to assume it’s an individual rather than a community being addressed.

In 1 Corinthians 3:16, the original reads: “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” The Texas version reads, “Do y’all not know that y’all are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in y’all?” Engage with the Bible, y’all, with this Book of all books!


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