I followed along with this beautifully written article by Joe M., looking up verses in the Geneva Bible from 1599 as it has excellent study notes. Both Joe’s article and this translation of the Bible are recommended as encouragers to faith.
The Geneva Bible is the version that William Shakespeare quotes from hundreds of times in his plays. It was the first Bible taken to America, brought over on the Mayflower…it is the Bible upon which early America and its government was founded. It was so accurate and popular that, a half century later, when the King James Bible came out…it retained more than 90% of the exact wording of the Geneva Bible.
For more insights into the history of the Geneva Bible (dubbed by some as the “forgotten translation”, though at one point in history it was more popular than the King James version) kindly see:
While we must recognize that God ought to be more highly regarded, we can never think too highly of God for our limited cognition will never fully comprehend the vast greatness and majesty of the Most High God. The nature of God Himself is inexplicable and mysterious (Romans 11:33). His name is kept secret (Judges 13:18) and there are aspects of the Godhead that will remain beyond comprehension and without explanation in this lifetime (Deuteronomy 29:29).
Yet Christians strive to know God. Is such a goal even achievable? Can the incomprehensible God be known? These are good questions, but not the right questions. If the question is, “Can one know with exactness the full nature of God?” then the answer is, “no.” If the question is, “Can one know the true God on an experiential plane?” then the answer is “yes.” We cannot know all that there is to…
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