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COLLECTING BIBLES

COLLECTING BIBLES

 

He’s collected Bibles for fun,

Without reading much in each one…

It’s totally deploring

He insists on ignoring

The word of God and its wisdom!

He really should spend time,

Whether or not he feels inclined…

To dig in deeper,

He may find it cheaper

To read one or two at a time.

Unless one is “parallel”*

Switching among three or four could be hell…

Verse-by-verse comparison

Could be harassing,

But try it, if you think I can’t tell.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

*A Parallel Bible looks at three or so Bible translations verse-by-verse at the same time.  There is one dealing with the New Testament that compares major differences of over 35 versions, more or less, at once!