The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other written book. And now there is a new translation, sort of….it is an emoji Bible
Emojis-those ubiquitous icons that appear on text messages, emails, even advertisements. Now an enterprising Christian group has created this “translation” of the King James translation dubbed “Scripture for the Millennials.” Here are examples from some familiar verses.
Not by might nor by 💪 but my 👻 says 😇 of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV-Emoji)
& that every tongue should confess that jesus christ is 😇, 2 the 🙌 of 😇 the father.
Philippians 2:11 (KJV-Emoji)
The emojis comprise 10-15% of the Bible while the rest is in conventional english text. One of the creators stated, "A major goal of this whole process was to take a book that I think is very non-approachable to lay readers and try to make it more approachable by removing a lot of its density."
A laudable goal! One can debate the merit of emojis that are vague or peripherally related to the actual words in the Bible. However, if this emoji Bible does encourage the casual reader or seeker to undertake a deeper search of Scriptures, by reading a modern translation such as the ESV or NKJV, then I am all for this. At the least, it may encourage the active sharing of Bible verses by text and emails!
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
God’s Word is not limited to any language or alphabet. The Holy Spirit may draw anyone closer to Him, by the spoken Word, written Word, and even emojis!
😍 & trust the 😇; seek his will in ur life.