Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV)

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

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5 thoughts on “Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV)

  1. Hello Mathew,

    Here is another translation that some might find even clearer:

    Bible Gateway:

    “Deuteronomy 4:9 Common English Bible (CEB)

    9. But be on guard and watch yourselves closely so that you don’t forget the things your eyes saw and so they never leave your mind as long as you live.

    Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

    Common English Bible (CEB)
    Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible”

      • You are welcome Matthew.

        I have not compared them myself, but I assume that the CEB is possibly an upgrade over the NIV in some areas or overall.

        -John Jr

      • Hello Matthew,

        That should be interesting, I have seen some place its reading level at a 7th grade level and the NIV at an 8th grade level.

        https://www.cokesbury.com/FreeDownloads/BibleTransGuide.pdf

        The CEB tries to use gender accurate language when possible, which can be a bit of a shock when you are not used to it in some places, and may not work so well in some places (I am not a bible scholar or anything, and so I am not sure if those odd moments here are there are accurate or not in the original languages).

        The CEB caught my attention years ago when it first came out since it was supposed to be an easy to read, ecumenical, gender accurate, balanced translation; and they were giving out free paperback versions of its new testament.

        -John Jr

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