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Julia E. Smith Translation 1876



22:1And Jehovah will speak to Moses, saing,
22:2Speak to Aaron and to his sons, and they shall separate themselves from the holies of the sons of Israel, and they shall not profane my holy name which they consecrate to me: I Jehovah.
22:3Say to them, For your generations every man who shall come near from all your seed to the holies which the sons of Israel: shall consecrate to Jehovah, and his uncleanness upon him, and that soul was cut off from before me: I Jehovah.
22:4A man, a man from the seed of Aaron, and he leprous or flowing; he shall not eat of the holies till he shall be clean. And he touching upon any unclean soul, or a man which shall go forth from him the effusion of seed;
22:5Or a man who shall touch upon any creeping thing which shall be unclean to him, or upon a man who shall be unclean to him for all his uncleanness;
22:6The soul which shall touch upon it, and it shall be unclean till the evening, and he shall not eat from the holies, except he washed his flesh in water.
22:7And the sun went down and he was clean; and afterwards he shall eat from the holies for it is his bread.
22:8A carcass or torn of wild beast, he shall not eat to be defiled with it: I Jehovah.
22:9And they watched my watches, and they bore not sin upon it, and they died when they profaned it: I Jehovah consecrating them.
22:10And any stranger shall not eat the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest and a hireling shall not eat the holy thing.
22:11And when the priest shall buy a soul, the purchase of his silver, he shall eat of it, and they born in his house; they shall eat from his bread.
22:12And if the priest's daughter shall be for a man, a stranger, she shall not eat from the offering of the holies.
22:13And when the daughter of the priest shall be a widow, or driven out, and no seed to her, and she turned back to her father's house as in her youth, she shall eat from her father's bread; and any stranger shall not eat of it.
22:14And when a man shall eat the holy thing in error, and he shall add its fifth upon it, and give the holy thing to the priest.
22:15And they shall not profane the holies of the sons of Israel which they shall lift up to Jehovah;
22:16And for them to take up the sin of trespass in their eating the holies: for I Jehovah consecrating them.
22:17And Jehovah will speak to Moses, saying
22:18Speak to Aaron and to his sons, and to all the sons of Israel, and say to them, A man, a man from the house of Irsael and from the stranger in Israel, who shall bring near his offering, for all their vows, and for all their willing gifts which they will offer to Jehovah for a burnt-offering:
22:19For your acceptance a blameless male among the cattle, among the sheep, and among the goats.
22:20And every one which in it is a blemish ye shall not bring it: for it shall not be for acceptance for you.
22:21And when a man shall bring a sacrifice of peace to Jehovah, to separate a vow or a willing gift in cattle or in sheep, it shall be blameless for acceptance: not any blemish shall be in it
22:22Blind, or broken, or cut, or flowing, or scurvy, or scabby, they shall not bring these to Jehovah, and a sacrifice ye shall not give from them upon the altar to Jehovah.
22:23And an ox, and a sheep stretched out, and contracted, thou shalt do it a voluntary gift; and for a vow it shall not be accepted.
22:24And the bruised, and the smitten, and the torn, and the cut, ye shall not bring to Jehovah, and ye shall not do in your land.
22:25And from the hand of the son of the stranger ye shall not bring near the bread of your God from all these, because their destruction is in them; a blemish in them; they shall not be accepted for you.
22:26And Jehovah will speak to Moses, saying,
22:27When a calf or lamb, or goat, shall be brought forth, it shall be seven days under its mother; and from the eighth day and beyond, it shall be accepted for an offering, a sacrifice to Jehovah.
22:28And an ox or a sheep, it and its son, thou shalt not slaughter in one day.
22:29And when ye shall sacrifice a sacrifice of praise to Jehovah, ye shall sacrifice for your acceptance.
22:30In that day it shall be eaten; ye shall not leave from it till morning: I Jehovah.
22:31And ye watched my commands and did them: I Jehovah.
22:32And ye did not profane my holy name; I was consecrated in the midst of the sons of Israel: I Jehovah consecrating you.
22:33Having brought you forth from the land of Egypt to be to you for God: I Jehovah.
Julia Smith and her sister

Julia E. Smith Translation 1876

The Julia Evelina Smith Parker Translation is considered the first complete translation of the Bible into English by a woman. The Bible was titled The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally from the Original Tongues, and was published in 1876.

Julia Smith, of Glastonbury, Connecticut had a working knowledge of Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Her father had been a Congregationalist minister before he became a lawyer. Having read the Bible in its original languages, she set about creating her own translation, which she completed in 1855, after a number of drafts. The work is a strictly literal rendering, always translating a Greek or Hebrew word with the same word wherever possible. Smith accomplished this work on her own in the span of eight years (1847 to 1855). She had sought out no help in the venture, even writing, "I do not see that anybody can know more about it than I do." Smith's insistence on complete literalness, plus an effort to translate each original word with the same English word, combined with an odd notion of Hebrew tenses (often translating the Hebrew imperfect tense with the English future) results in a translation that is mechanical and often nonsensical. However, such a translation if overly literal might be valuable to consult in checking the meaning of some individual verse. One notable feature of this translation was the prominent use of the Divine Name, Jehovah, throughout the Old Testament of this Bible version.

In 1876, at 84 years of age some 21 years after completing her work, she finally sought publication. The publication costs ($4,000) were personally funded by Julia and her sister Abby Smith. The 1,000 copies printed were offered for $2.50 each, but her household auction in 1884 sold about 50 remaining copies.

The translation fell into obscurity as it was for the most part too literal and lacked any flow. For example, Jer. 22:23 was given as follows: "Thou dwelling in Lebanon, building as nest in the cedars, how being compassionated in pangs coming to thee the pain as in her bringing forth." However, the translation was the only Contemporary English translation out of the original languages available to English readers until the publication of The British Revised Version in 1881-1894.(The New testament was published in 1881, the Old in 1884, and the Apocrypha in 1894.) This makes it an invaluable Bible for its period.