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Joseph Smith's Inspired Bible Translation

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“Now, verily I say unto you my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, saith the Lord, it is expedient to translate again [the Bible];…continue the work of translation until it be finished.”

- Doctrine and Covenants 73:3-4

“... publish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants of the earth.”

- Doctrine and Covenants 134:89

“... This inspired revision of the ancient scriptures was never completed by the Prophet.”

- Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 383

“According to the D.H.C., Vol. I, pp. 324 and 368, and Times and Seasons, Vol. VI, p. 802, Joseph Smith completed a translation of the Bible. Those sources and Andrew Jensen's LDS Church Chronology show that the New Testament was finished February 2, 1833, and the Old Testament on July 2, 1833.”

- Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Mormon Claims Answered, Ch. 3, “The Bible”

“An extract from the translation of the Bible as revealed to Joseph Smith the Prophet in 1831: Matthew 23:39 and chapter 24.”

- Heading to “Joseph Smith-Matthew,” p. 43, 1981

“As concerning the manner of translation and correction, it is evident, that from the manuscripts and the testimony of those who were conversant with the facts that it was done by direct revelation from God.”

- RLDS Inspired Version – The Holy Scriptures, Preface, p. 3

“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith alone without the deeds of the law.”

- Joseph Smith Bible Translation, Romans 3:28