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Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young's Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young's Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.

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Most Highlighted Verses in Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 3:14–16: And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, ‘Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life; and enmity I put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he doth bruise thee—the head, and thou dost bruise him—the heel.’ Unto the woman He said, ‘Multiplying I multiply thy sorrow and thy conception, in sorrow dost thou bear children, and toward thy husband is thy desire, and he doth rule over thee.’

Genesis 4:6–7: And Jehovah saith unto Cain, ‘Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen? Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.’

Isaiah 61:1–3: The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on me, Because Jehovah did anoint me To proclaim tidings to the humble, He sent me to bind the broken of heart, To proclaim to captives liberty, And to bound ones an opening of bands. To proclaim the year of the good pleasure of Jehovah, And the day of vengeance of our God, To comfort all mourners. To appoint to mourners in Zion, To give to them beauty instead of ashes, The oil of joy instead of mourning, A covering of praise for a spirit of weakness, And He is calling to them, ‘Trees of righteousness, The planting of Jehovah—to be beautified.’

Matthew 7:21–23: ‘Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name done many mighty things? and then I will acknowledge to them, that—I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness.

John 3:14–18: ‘And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during, for God did so love the world, that His Son—the only begotten—He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.

Romans 5:1–5: Having been declared righteous, then, by faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have the access by the faith into this grace in which we have stood, and we boast on the hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation doth work endurance;

Galatians 1:4–5: who did give himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of God even our Father, to whom is the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen.

Philippians 4:4–9: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice; let your forbearance be known to all men; the Lord is near; for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;

Hebrews 4:11–13: May we be diligent, then, to enter into that rest, that no one in the same example of the unbelief may fall, for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart; and there is not a created thing not manifest before Him, but all things are naked and open to His eyes—with whom is our reckoning.

Hebrews 11:1–3: And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction, for in this were the elders testified of; by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in regard to the things seen not having come out of things appearing.

  • Title: Young’s Literal Translation
  • Author: Robert Young
  • Publisher: Logos Bible Software
  • Print Publication Date: 1997
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › English
  • Resource ID: LLS:1.0.8
  • Resource Type: Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-25T18:54:26Z


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  1. Shayne Moses Nelson
    Would also like to see a Logos edition of Young's Analytical Concordance To The Bible, and especially Young's Concise Critical Bible Commentary would be an accomplishment indeed!
  2. Matey Yanakiev
    The best literal Bible out there. For serious study, and the best for the task!
  3. Ryan



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  5. William (Bill) Gray
    Excellent literal translation
  6. Sungwoong Jo

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  7. Kenneth W. Bowles
  8. Brandon Cipriotti
    The YLT is my absolute favorite version to use alongside the KJV/AV, akin to the Diaglott. As a literal translation, it is incredibly reliable, and is just what I need when the RV or ESV just don't satisfy. I would strongly recommend this translation for any Bible student.
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