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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: SilasBarta 07 February 2011 06:40:38PM 0 points [-]

Which Bible translation is the St. Paul quote at the top from? The first sentence matches the Phillips translation (that I just learned about) but the rest doesn't.

I ask because (in the context of akrasia) I've seen that quote a lot, but never in the very modern, common-language phrasing you've given. I checked the more contemporary translations and couldn't find it in those either.

Comment author: lukeprog 08 February 2011 02:46:15AM 0 points [-]

It's a paraphrase.

Comment author: Blueberry 08 February 2011 03:16:59AM 2 points [-]

The great thing about foreign-language sources is that you can paraphrase at will when quoting.

Comment author: SilasBarta 08 February 2011 04:44:31AM 0 points [-]

I think you should mention it's your translation.