June 07, 2013

Sin Saloon

Enjoyed this comment found on Catholic Bibles blog:
Okay, confession time: I'm a traditionalist, Latin Mass going, original Douay Rheims Bible reading Catholic...who (not so) secretly finds The Message translation delightful precisely because it is so different.

Psalm 1:1
How well God must like you -
you don't hang out at Sin Saloon,
you don't slink along Dead-End Road,
you don't go to Smart-Mouth College.
Now, that might be way over the top for most of us, but then there are passages like this just a few verses away:

Psalm 3:3-4
But you, God, shield me on all sides;
You ground my feet, you lift my head high;
With all my might I shout up to God,
His answers thunder from the holy mountain.
I find that simplicity downright poetic.


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