The Messianic Jewish Literal Translation (MJLT) is a refreshing new Bible translation based on Robert Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
MJLT additions for clarity indicated by italics
Young’s additions to the text preserved as small caps in italics
Alternate renderings of textual readings footnoted throughout
Restores the Messianic Jewish perspective often lost in traditionally anti-Jewish, anti-Torah translations
Subject headings outside the normal flow of the text
Hebrew and Greek terms rendered in the actual characters of each language, followed by English transliteration
Sequence of books rearranged according to the chronological order, as well as the author’s original, intended audience
Quotations of Hebrew Scriptures set off from the surrounding text
with other Messianic Jewish translations
[We] were being guarded under the guardianship of תּוֹרָה, Torah—completely shut in to the faith about to be revealed, so that the תּוֹרָה, Torah became our child-conductor, leading us to Messiah, so that by faith we would be declared righteous.
[We] were being guarded under Torah—bound together until the coming faith would be revealed. Therefore the Torah became our guardian to lead us to Messiah, so that we might be made right based on trusting.
[We] were imprisoned in subjection to the system which results from perverting the Torah into legalism, kept under guard until this yet-to-come trusting faithfulness would be revealed. Accordingly, the Torah functioned as a custodian until the Messiah came, so that we might be declared righteous on the ground of trusting and being faithful.
But through the unmerited favor of the Master יֵשׁוּעַ, Yeshua, we believe to be saved, even as they also do.
But instead, we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Yeshua, in the same way as they are.
No, it is through the love and kindness of the Lord Yeshua that we trust and are delivered—and it’s the same with them.
And those passing by were speaking evil of Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ah! the Thrower-down of the Temple, and the Builder in Three Days!”
Those passing by were jeering at Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days…”
People passing by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! So you can destroy the Temple, can you, and rebuild it in three days?”
Our Father who is in the Heavens! Set apart is Your Name. Your Reign come: Your will come into being, as it is in Heaven, also on earth.
מַתִּתְיָהוּ Matit’yahu 6:9-10
Our Father in heaven, sanctified be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Our Father in heaven! May your Name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.
And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a little time you will persuade me, to make me a ‘Messiah-follower’!”
Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time, you are trying to persuade me to be Messianic!”
Agrippa said to Sha’ul, “In this short time, you’re trying to convince me to become Messianic?”
|Chronological book order|
|Books organized by audience|
|Additions to text unhidden|
|Acts synced with Paul|
|No Christian terminology||Some|
|Hebrew terms w/ Hebrew lettering|
|Does not anglicize most names|
|Transliterated Hebrew terms|
|Messianic Jewish perspective|
|No anti-Jewish bias|
|Team of translators|
|Closeness to original text|
|Amount of interpretation on text|
|Type of translation||Word for word||Thought for thought||Paraphrase|