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The Message (Complete OT/NT) (MSG)

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Many people assume that a book about a holy God should sound elevated, stately, and ceremonial. If this is how you’ve always viewed the Bible, you’re about to make a surprising discovery. The Message brings the life-changing power of the New Testament, the vibrant passion of the Psalms, and the rich, practical wisdom of Proverbs into easy-to-read modern language that echoes the rhythm and idioms of the original Greek and Hebrew. Written in the same kind of language you’d use to talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and the expressive character of the Bible’s best-loved books. Whether you’ve been reading the Bible for years or are exploring it for the first time, The Message will startle and surprise you. And it will allow you to experience firsthand the same power and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history so many centuries ago.

  • Title: The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language
  • Author: Eugene Peterson
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2006
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › English
  • Resource ID: LLS:1.0.165
  • Resource Type: Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-09-29T23:16:09Z

Eugene Peterson (1932–2018) was an author, college professor, and pastor born in East Stanwood, Washington. He graduated from the Biblical Theological Seminary in New York (now New York Theological Seminary) and earned a Master’s degree in Semitic Languages from Johns Hopkins University. In 1962 he became the organizing pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland where he pastored for several decades. After retiring from Christ Our King, Peterson taught for five years at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He then retired to the state of Montana where he had grown up. He is especially well-known for his paraphrase of the Bible from the original languages: The Message.

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  1. Malcolm Hawkins
  2. Jim Talkington
    One of the most inaccurate "translations" out there. I used to use this until I began using various bible translation in parallel and realized how far off this book is. It is simply in left field on many main topics. I do not consider it worth having in my library. There are so many good translations. Holman, NASB, NIV, ESV. There is no need to use this misleading book.
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  3. Johannes GM Richter
  4. Joshua

    Joshua

    3/10/2019

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    I would prefer that this would be called a commentary, rather than a translation. A lot of opinion is added, while serious things are removed. Calling it a translation implies that the words in this book were intended by the original authors, which it most certainly was not. I think people would find more value if they understood it as 'Peterson's Commentary'
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  6. Dan Olin

    Dan Olin

    1/12/2019

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  7. Rev. Delwyn and Sis. Lenita Campbell
  8. Wilbert Bailey

    Wilbert Bailey

    12/29/2018

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  9. Jeffrey W. Hessinger
    great
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  10. Jim Powell

    Jim Powell

    9/30/2018

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  11. Joshua Quek

    Joshua Quek

    8/17/2018

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    Great!
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  12. Joshua Quek

    Joshua Quek

    8/17/2018

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    Great!
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  13. Guy_P

    Guy_P

    7/14/2018

    11111
    I wish I hadn't bought this. It puts things in that are not in the original. I do not even think it is, in places, valid as commentary, let alone as a translation.
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  14. Reagan Rosales Mulungi
    PERFECT Its good for Bible study
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  15. David Taylor Jr
    The Message should not be regarded as the Bible, but rather, as a commentary. There are serious issues with the Message. It is presented as Scripture when it is a paraphrase. Theological meaning and richness is lost and passages are actually made more difficult to understand because their meaning has been masked by Peterson's paraphrase. Other texts have had their meanings changed completely. I cannot in good conscience recommend this work to anyone.
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  16. Michael

    Michael

    2/25/2018

    I like the MSG for pleasure reading mostly. Usually what ends up happening is a familiar passage will trigger a "hey! That doesn't say that!"; sending me to a literal version. I'm usually pleasantly surprised to find out I've let familiarity creep in. Easily worth 10 bucks.
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  17. Gerald Collier
  18. Larry A. Ball
    Good alternate translation
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  19. William (Bill) Gray
    Refreshingly relevant!
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  20. Noah Medders

    Noah Medders

    1/30/2018

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    DP Mosteller

    11/2/2017

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  23. Susan Roach

    Susan Roach

    10/30/2017

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  24. Keith Foisy

    Keith Foisy

    10/19/2017

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  25. Dr. James L. Ray, Sr., Ph.D
    I LOVE this Bible!
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  26. Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy

    5/27/2017

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  27. Bob

    Bob

    5/17/2017

    I have no review to write as I have not yet been able to figure out how to download the purchased material.
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  28. Stephen Williams
    Not a review as such but ore a fan of Petersons brilliant sense for both the meaning of scripture and his versatility with languages. Peterson himself has said go to more literal translations for detailed word studies etc but as with Tom Wrights for everyone commentary sets, I think even original language scholars will benefit from Peterson's section by section rather than word for word paraphrase
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  30. Kevin Cuyler

    Kevin Cuyler

    3/8/2017

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  32. G. Miller

    G. Miller

    1/31/2017

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  33. James Pepperdene
    Brilliant in humourous modern today language.
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  34. Eudora F Wine

    Eudora F Wine

    10/22/2016

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    Is a beautiful version for just reading. love it.
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  35. Eudora F Wine

    Eudora F Wine

    10/22/2016

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    Is a beautiful version for just reading. love it.
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  36. Pastor Kay

    Pastor Kay

    6/27/2016

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  37. Dr. Michael Wilson
    In print there is a Message Study Bible. Does Logos have it?
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  38. David L Tayman, Jr.
  39. Constance Walker Ross
    Very understandable. Clarifies other translations.
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  40. Prayson Daniel
    My rating would have been higher if "The Message" were understood or categorized as Eugene H. Peterson's commentary of the Bible. It is, in my judgment, more of a commentary than interpretation of the OT and NT. Would I recommend it to lay bible readers? Yes. But with the knowledge that what is read is more of Peterson's interpretation that in some cases misleading, misinterpretation, or unclear from the original message. Peterson stated in page 8 “The Message is a reading Bible. It is not intended to replace the excellent study Bibles that are available." and “at some point along the way, soon or late, it will be important to get a standard study Bible to facilitate further study."(MSG p.8) I would suggest getting a standard study Bible sooner than later when reading The Message. In that way the reader will used the MSG more as a commentary than a translation.
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  42. Denis Popov

    Denis Popov

    3/4/2016

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  44. Ken Waters

    Ken Waters

    2/25/2016

    55555
    Excellent!!!
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  47. John D Marten

    John D Marten

    1/23/2016

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  50. errol  Robinson
    HAVI NG STUDIED THIS TRANSLATION I Can recommend it as it is very accurate. Errol Robinson
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  51. Bruce Bond

    Bruce Bond

    9/13/2015

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  52. Gavin Aitken

    Gavin Aitken

    8/7/2015

    I love the readable style of this paraphrase.
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  55. Haydn Trigg

    Haydn Trigg

    7/8/2015

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  56. Ronald

    Ronald

    6/29/2015

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    Wonderful tool to read about God and his ways for the way to walk.
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  57. MDD

    MDD

    4/2/2015

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  58. Terri Young

    Terri Young

    3/23/2015

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  59. Raffaele Paglialunga
    The Message - needs to be removed from the Bible Translation list and moved elsewhere for the following reason. The Message also reads more like a long Novel then Scripture. One reason why Peterson wrote it was because he (according to his own words) was not connecting with the people in his church and felt this would reach them and those who have never read the bible before. Scripture reveals the power of the Word of God, written by the Holy Spirit and made clear to those who are His: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). If you are a leader in the church or a pastor this should NOT be used in Scripture reading.
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  60. Johnny Westby

    Johnny Westby

    2/13/2015

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  61. Adam Hoppis

    Adam Hoppis

    1/22/2015

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  62. ian Michael Allen
    brilliant helpful version
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  63. Richard Perry

    Richard Perry

    12/21/2014

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    This is a very readable and exciting dynamic translation. The Message makes many convoluted verses, chapters, and books come alive.
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  64. aaron thomas

    aaron thomas

    10/15/2014

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    it's ok
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  65. Chad Ethridge

    Chad Ethridge

    10/10/2014

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  66. Steve Rosenberg
  67. Pastor Debra A. Lax
    Fun to read the Message along side the mainstream translations.
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  68. Tim Mills

    Tim Mills

    8/11/2014

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  70. Ken Porter

    Ken Porter

    7/25/2014

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  71. P Johnson

    P Johnson

    5/21/2014

    I love "The Message Bible" It is in down to earth language, but does not change the context of the word, when compared to the King James Version.
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  72. Paul Raper

    Paul Raper

    5/14/2014

    Laughed out loud when a friend read from it years ago. Use it as my main text in preaching today.
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  73. James Trapp

    James Trapp

    4/18/2014

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  76. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller

    1/8/2014

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    The only thing about "the message" that will startle or surprise you is how different it reads compared to a more literal translation. That's because Mr. Peterson took no care to the original languages or the manuscripts. He takes a lot of liberty in what is best deemed his personal translation.
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    Alex Vaughn

    12/10/2013

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    Mark Moyer

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    Paul McKay

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