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June 15, 2004

<038><039> 1769 Translation: 17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 1901 ASV Translation: 17  For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous shall live by faith. Textual Issues: There are no textual differences between the Textus Receptus and the Nestle/Aland 26, but neither of the English translations follow the text closely enough to be accurate.  The text reads:  For a righteousness of God in it is revealed by faith for faith just as it stands written:  but the just by faith shall live.  The word order is critical in that the AV and the ASV both lead one to believe that the Old Testament text declares that the Just shall live by faith whereas the Old Testament text (Habakkuk 2:4) actually declares that those who are justified by faith, shall live.  It was this promise, given circa 606 B.C., that Daniel and his three friends relied on when they stood in the face of the threat of death with a promise from God that they, being justified by faith, would not die, but live. Notes: