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#1 Wayne Brissette

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 04:57 AM

I wasn't sure where to post this, so I'm posting it here. This morning while going through the daily readings, I was doing some comparisons on a passage and noticed that the scriptures weren't aligned number-wise. I put in the first passage of Psalms 21:1 in the search box, and here is what I have:

NIV: Psa. 21:1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

NLT: Psa. 21:1 How the king rejoices in your strength, O LORD!
He shouts with joy because of your victory.

NAB: Psa. 21:2 LORD, the king finds joy in your power; in your victory how greatly he rejoices!


Either there is a bug in the way the NAB database is numbered for Psalms, or possibly the way the NAB is written. I don't have a hardcopy of the NAB, so I can't confirm this. Is this a problem with the database, or just the way the NAB numbers the text that differs?

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:10 AM

Wayne:

The NAB just follows the Hebrew Bible (as do the JPS and CJB) in assigning verse numbers to the Psalm title. Sometimes there are two such verses, so the verses will appear to be off by two (see Psalms 51 and 54). Accordance properly accounts for all these discrepancies so the content lines up, whichever versions you are displaying. Note, though, that to see the first of the title verses, when there are two, your search text must be one of these versions.
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#3 Wayne Brissette

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:40 AM

Accordance properly accounts for all these discrepancies so the content lines up, whichever versions you are displaying. Note, though, that to see the first of the title verses, when there are two, your search text must be one of these versions.


Thanks for the explanation and tip. I figured it must have been something like that, but since I didn't have a hard copy of the NAB Holy Bible, I couldn't check myself.

Wayne

Edited by Wayne Brissette, 27 July 2005 - 10:50 AM.





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