Take a vacation with God
Editor’s note: Father James Melnick has sent along a video encouraging people to consider taking a vacation with God when planning some ways to relax this summer.
That’s a great notion and it based on Psalms 46:10. That verse, in itself, is fascinating as the exact wording of it changes a bit depending on which translation of the Bible you happen to be holding.
Melnick’s recitation of the verse agrees with the King James Version translation — “Be still and know that I am God.”
However, if you move to the Holman Christian Standard Version, the translation is slightly different — “Stop your fighting — and know that I am God.”
Meanwhile, the New American Standard Bible offers up a translation that is also a bit different — “Cease striving and know that I am God.”
The point? Well, there’s not one really — it’s just an enlightening exercise to compare translations from time to time and see how they differ when it comes to various parts of Scripture. At any rate, enjoy the video and consider taking Melnick’s advice this summer.
Father James Melnick is a priest for the Diocese of Little Rock. He is a graduate of Holy Trinity Seminary (University of Dallas '05) and the Pontifical North American College ('09). He is currently serving at Conway-St. Joseph's and Danville-St. Andrews. Visit him online at Bible Belt Catholic.