Ultra Literal New Testament Translation Project

Criteria for Translation

1) Translate a word as nearly as possible from the original Greek into English and let the reader interpret.

2) Preserve the original word order as nearly as possible, preserving meaning and nuance.

3) Translate a singular with a singular and a plural with a plural. If a word is a collective in Greek, make the English word to be a collective.


John 3:16  “Thus therefor God loved the world, so that the Son the only begotten He gave, that each one believing in Him shall not perish, but have life eternal.”


Habakkuk 2:4  … But the righteous by his faith shall live.

Galatians 3:11  … for, the righteous by faith shall live.

Romans 1:17  For the righteousness of God in it is revealed from faith to faith, just as written: But the righteous by faith shall live.

Hebrews 10:38  … But My righteous by faith shall live.


Acts 2:42  They were then persevering in the teaching of the apostles and the fellowship, the breaking of the bread and the prayers.


Marriage and Family Passages for Meditations

1 Corinthians 13

1 Co 13:1     If with the tongues of men I speak and of the angels, yet love have I not, I have become brass sounding or cymbal wailing.

1 Co 13:2     And if I have prophecy, and see the mysteries all and all the knowledge; and if I have all the faith so as mountains to remove, yet love have I not, I am nothing.

1 Co 13:3     And if I donate all my possessions, and if I deliver my body that I may boast, yet love have I not, I profit nothing.

1 Co 13:4     Love patient, kind love, not jealous, not boastful, not arrogant,

1 Co 13:5     not dishonorable, seeks not things of herself, not provoked, counts not the evil,

1 Co 13:6     rejoices not upon the injustice, rejoices then with the truth;

1 Co 13:7     bears all, believes all, hopes all, endures all.

1 Co 13:8     Love never falls; if then now prophecies, they shall cease; if then tongues, they shall stop; if then knowledge, it shall cease.

1 Co 13:9     By part therefor we know and by part we prophesy;

1 Co 13:10   when yet comes the perfect, the by part shall cease.

1 Co 13:11   When I was a child, I spoke as a child, thought as a child, reasoned as a child; when I became a man, I ceased these of the child.

1 Co 13:12   We see therefor now through a mirror by a riddle, then yet face to face; now I know by part, then yet I shall recognize even as also I am recognized.

1 Co 13:13   Now then remain faith, hope, love, these three; greater then of these, love.

1 Co 14:1     Pursue love, zealous then of spirituals, more yet that you may prophesy.

Ephesians 5:21-6:4

Ep 5:21        Subordinate to one another in fear of Christ,

Ep 5:22        the wives to their own husbands as to the Lord,

Ep 5:23        because husband is head of the wife as also the Christ head of the church, He Savior of the body;

Ep 5:24        but as the church subordinates to the Christ, thus also the wives to the husbands in everything.

Ep 5:25        The husbands, love the wives, just as also the Christ loved the church and gave Himself over for her,

Ep 5:26        that her He would sanctify, cleansed by the washing of the water in word,

Ep 5:27        that He would present to Himself glorious the church, not having spot or wrinkle or anything like these, but that she would be holy and unblemished.

Ep 5:28        Thus ought the husbands love their own wives as their own bodies. One loving his own wife loves himself.

Ep 5:29        No one therefor ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes her, just as also the Christ the church,

Ep 5:30        since we are part of His body.

Ep 5:31        Against this, a man shall leave father and mother and conjoin with his wife, and the two shall be in one flesh.

Ep 5:32        This mystery is great; I so say in Christ and in the church.

Ep 5:33        Only also you, those to a one, each his own wife, thus love as himself, the wife also, that she would fear the husband.

Ep 6:1          The children, listen to your parents; this therefor is right.

Ep 6:2          Honor your father and mother, the which is the first commandment with a promise,

Ep 6:3          that it should be well with you and you will be a long-time upon the earth.

Ep 6:4          Also the fathers, anger not your children, rather nourish them with training and instruction from the Lord.

Colossians 3:17-20

Col 3:18       The wives, subordinate to the husbands as proper in the Lord.

Col 3:19       The husbands, love the wives and be not embittered toward them.

Col 3:20       The children, obey the parents in all things, this therefor is well-pleasing in the Lord.

Col 3:21       The fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not disheartened.

1 Timothy 5:1-16

1 Ti 5:1        An elder rebuke not, rather appeal as a father, youngers as brothers,

1 Ti 5:2        elder women as mothers, youngers as sisters in all purity.

1 Ti 5:3        Honor widows, those being widows.

1 Ti 5:4        If then any widow has children or grandchildren, learn first one’s own house to reverence and recompense giving back to the forebears; this therefor is acceptable before God.

1 Ti 5:5        She then being a widow and alone hopes upon God and remains in entreaties and prayers night and day;

1 Ti 5:6        she then living sensuously, living, has died.

1 Ti 5:7        And these announce, that you may be irreproachable.

1 Ti 5:8        If then anyone of their own[1] and especially householders provides not, the faith he[2] has denied and is of an unbeliever the worse.

1 Ti 5:9        A widow enroll, having become not less than sixty years, the wife of one man,

1 Ti 5:10      in good works witnessed, if she reared children, if she was hospitable, if saints feet she washed, if she aided the oppressed, if she followed every good work.

1 Ti 5:11      Younger widows then refuse; when therefor they wanderlust from Christ, they want to marry

1 Ti 5:12      having judgment that the first faith they annulled;

1 Ti 5:13      At once then also they learn idleness going about the houses, not only then idle, rather also gossips and busybodies, speaking things not proper.

1 Ti 5:14      I want then youngers[3] to marry, bear children, mistress a household, not even one occasion to give the opposition for reproach;

1 Ti 5:15      Already therefor some turn out behind Satan.

1 Ti 5:16      If any believing woman has widows, assist them and burden not the church, that those being widows she[4] may assist.

[1] of the widows own family

[2] or she

[3] younger widows

[4] the church

1 Peter 3

1 Pe 3:1       Similarly wives subordinate to their own husbands, that even if any disobey the word, through the wives’ conduct without a word they shall be gained,

1 Pe 3:2       looking upon your in fear pure conduct.

1 Pe 3:3       From these be not the outward braiding of hairs and wearing of golds or the adornment of putting on garments,

1 Pe 3:4       rather the secret woman of the heart in an incorruptible, gentle and quiet spirit, which is before God valuable.

1 Pe 3:5       It was thus then when also the holy wives hoping in God adorned themselves, subordinating to the their own husbands,

1 Pe 3:6       as Sarah listened to Abraham, calling him Lord, of whom you became children doing good and not fearing any intimidation;

1 Pe 3:7       the husbands similarly, cohabiting according to knowledge as with a weaker vessel, the feminine, assigning honor as also coheirs of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

1 Pe 3:8       The end now, all be like-minded, sympathetic, brotherly-loving, goodly-affectionate, humbly-minded,

1 Pe 3:9       not giving from evil against evil or abuse against abuse, against this then blessing, that to this you were called, that blessing you may inherit.

1 Pe 3:10     For the one wishing to love life
and to see good days
keep the tongue from evil
and the lips to not speak deceit,

1 Pe 3:11     incline now from evil and do good,
seek peace and pursue it;

1 Pe 3:12     because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous
and His ears to their entreaty,
the face then of the Lord upon those doing evils.

1 Pe 3:13     And which one shall be eviling[1] you, if you became zealous of the good?

1 Pe 3:14     Rather if also you should suffer through righteousness are blessed. Then their fear, fear not, nor be troubled,

1 Pe 3:15     The Lord then the Christ sanctify in your hearts, ready always for a defense to all asking you a word about the hope in you,

1 Pe 3:16     rather with gentleness and fear, having a good conscience, that in what you are denounced, they may be shamed, those reviling your good conduct in Christ.

1 Pe 3:17     Better then good-doings, if one might will the will of God, to suffer than evildoings;

1 Pe 3:18     because also Christ once concerning sins suffered,
the just for the unjust,
that you He may gather to God,
killed in the flesh,
made alive now in the Spirit;

1 Pe 3:19     by whom also to the spirits in prison going, proclaimed,

1 Pe 3:20     disobeyed formerly when anticipating what God’s patience in the days of Noah, preparing an ark in which a few, that is eight souls, were saved through water;

1 Pe 3:21     which also you, antitype now baptism, saves, not of flesh putting off dirt, rather of good conscience, an appeal to God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 Pe 3:22     who is at the right of God, having gone into heaven, subordinated to him angels and authorities and powers.

[1] harming