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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

81- My Fathers Version(1)


 Four deacons were debating over which version of the Bible they liked best. Image: The Holy Bible in English صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الكتاب المقدس باللغة الإنجليزية Image: The Holy Bible in English

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الكتاب المقدس باللغة الإنجليزية

The first said, I like the King James Version because I admire the dignified Old English language.

 Another said, I prefer the New American Standard Bible because its very similar to both the Hebrew and Greek texts.

 The third said, I like the Living Bible since it is practical among the youth I serve.

The fourth paused a bit before saying, As long as were talking about different versions of the Bible, Id like to mention that I like my fathers version best. His acts and behavior reflect the words of the Bible. I am personally convinced that this is the best version that one can understand.

 We are in desperate need of our fathers noble models, which incorporate Gods word in their worship, behavior and inner feelings.

 Let us enrich our souls with our churchs literature, which reflects an open Bible in many peoples lives.

→ English translation of the story here at ترجمة أبي. Divider

God, please open my eyes to Your word.

Grant me to read Your Bible and the lives of Your Saints.

Grant me to translate it into my own life,

So that Your words would be proclaimed to all generations.


Footnotes and references for this page here at

(1) Green, Michael P. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Baker Book House. 34.

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