AUGUST 7

When it comes to the saving of souls, the King James translators asked: “What can be more [helpful] thereto, than to deliver God’s book unto God’s people in a tongue which they understand?” A “hidden treasure” and “a fountain that is sealed,” argue the King James translators, “is [of] no profit.” Neither, they propose is a Bible to a reader in a foreign tongue. Thus, at the heart of the work of translations, as it should be at the heart of all Christian labor, is the church’s chief end—the saving of souls.