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6/4/13 12:51 PM
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http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/06/03/texas-bible-converts-you-to-yall/

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A new app called “Texas Bible” replaces “you” with “y’all” in English bible translations wherever the original language used a second-person plural. John Dyer, its creator, explains:

Just about any time I teach from the Scriptures I have to point out a place where the English Bible says “you,” but the original Hebrew or Greek indicates you plural rather than you singular. This means the original author was addressing to a group of people, but a modern English reader can’t detect this because in common English we use “you” for both singular (“you are awesome”) and plural (“you are a team”). This often leads modern readers to think “you” refers to him or her as an individual, when in fact it refers to the community of faith. . . .

It turns out there are at least 4,720 verses (2,698 in the Hebrew Bible and 2,022 in the Greek) with you plural translated as English “you” which could lead a reader to think it is directed at him or her personally rather than the Church as a community.

So I initially set out to develop a plugin for a Bible software project that would convert all “You plurals” to “Y’all” for my Bible project. I liked it so much I decided to create a Google Chrome extension that does the same thing for some popular Bible websites (youversion.com/bible.combiblegateway.combiblehub.com).

6/4/13 1:53 PM
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When I read the thread title, I was expecting some sort of backwoods nonsense, but this is actually a fairly clever way of dealing with Second Person Plurals. Phone Post
6/4/13 4:16 PM
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Hahaha, me too


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