There are Luther (German) Bible to English parallels out there, however, the Luther Bible includes the Apocryphal texts and the English parallels do not. What I want to know is if there are any English language bibles, which include the Pseudodeuteronomic and Apochryphal texts in their right place as well? Like maybe an "Extended" Bible version that includes all the official as well as all the lost and or excluded texts all in English?

  • You mean a Catholic Bible? Or are you talking about more than just the Deuterocanonicalss (like a Bible that includes Enoch and the Gospel of Thomas and Gospel of James, not just the books from the Septuagint left out of in Protestant bibles)?
    – Peter Turner
    Commented Feb 9, 2023 at 18:05
  • Are you asking for a German/English parallel version of the apocryphal books? Commented Feb 9, 2023 at 20:39
  • Peter Turner, It would be better if it had all those books you mentioned. However, if it only included the ones left out of the Bible after the Luther Bible, thats fine too. Commented Feb 11, 2023 at 6:24
  • read on ebible and biblewebapp ebible.org/study/…
    – Michael16
    Commented Mar 14, 2023 at 17:24

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I cannot vouch whatsoever for this translation, but here is a 120-book volume in English that has the things that Protestants, Catholics, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox (e.g. Tobit, Judith), and Ethiopian/Tewahedo Orthodox (e.g. Jubilees, Enoch) consider canonical, texts that are not considered canonical but are often included in those groups' manuscripts (e.g. Joseph and Asenath for Armenians), along with some texts that nobody considers canonical or deuterocanonical, such as the Didache and the Shepherd of Hermas.

  • One review of that LSV translation which is a revision of YLV " But LSV is so literal, it's frustrating and exasperating. Because more than once I just didn't understand what it meant. It's not English. It's like using Google translator. It's so artificial and wrong. I'm going to need to buy another version for sure. I dropped the book after just 10 pages."
    – Michael16
    Commented Apr 7 at 3:44
  • Oh no! Sorry to hear that.
    – Alex
    Commented Apr 17 at 21:06

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