The Holy Scriptures: Tree of Life Version (TLV) is a new translation of the Holy Bible prepared and vetted by a team of over two dozen Jewish and Christian scholars from five international Messianic Jewish organizations. Based on the Hebrew Masoretic text and the 27th Nestle Aland Novum Testamentum, the aim of this Messianic-sensitive text is to be as accurate as the NASB, reverent as the NKJV, and readable as the NIV.
Genesis 2:1–3: So the heavens and the earth were completed along with their entire array. God completed—on the seventh day—His work that He made, and He ceased—on the seventh day—from all His work that He made. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, for on it He ceased from all His work that God created for the purpose of preparing.
Genesis 4:7: If you do well, it will lift. But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the doorway. Its desire is for you, but you must master it.”
Genesis 5:24: And Enoch continually walked with God—then he was not there, because God took him.
Deuteronomy 29:28: “The secret things belong to Adonai our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever—in order to do all the words of this Torah.
Psalm 19:15: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before You, Adonai, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 139:23–24: Search me, O God, and know my heart. Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts, and see if there be any offensive way within me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
John 14:6: Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life! No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Romans 10:4: For Messiah is the goal of the Torah as a means to righteousness for everyone who keeps trusting.
1 Corinthians 6:19–20: Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Ruach ha-Kodesh who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.
Ephesians 4:29–32: Let no harmful word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for building others up according to the need, so that it gives grace to those who hear it. Do not grieve the Ruach ha-Kodesh of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. …
This rendition—ike the Bible itself—is for all people. The Tree of Life Version will be an outreach gift that Messianic Jews can give their non-Messianic friends, those who have trouble coming to terms with what the movement is all about. And speaking of ‘movement,’ another distinguishing characteristic of the Tree of Life Version is that it is a joint venture production. The work product of some seventy Messianic Jewish scholars and friends, it reflects the collective wisdom of a maturing movement—one that is deepening through time and circumstance.
The Tree of Life Bible has proven to be a very insightful and interesting translation of the Bible. I never read a version of the Bible before that gave great insight of the Jewish background. It’s amazing to see how much scripture contains so much information and knowledge that wouldn’t have been understood until one understands the Jewish culture of the time.
—Jonathan C., student, The King’s Jewish Voice University
Rich in historic expression, accurate and very readable, this newest translation is sure to be your favorite as it is mine!
—Paul Wilbur, Messianic recording artist
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