Samples

FNV LogoHere are some samples of the First Nations Version Project from Old and New Testaments

 

 

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From  Luke 3:4-6 

He Shows Goodwill (John) began to walk the territory around the River Flowing Down (Jordan). His message was for all to return to Creator’s right ways of thinking and come to the river to perform the purification ceremony to be released from their bad hearts and broken ways.

The prophet Creator Will Help Us (Isaiah) told about him long ago, “He will be a  voice howling in the desert, ‘Clear the pathways! Make a straight path for the coming of the Honored One! The valleys will be filled in. The mountains and hills will be brought down low. The crooked places will be made straight and the rough road smooth. Then all people will clearly see the Good Road that sets them free.’

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From Hebrews 1:1-3

1 Long ago, in many ways and at many times, the Great Spirit spoke to our ancestors through holy men and prophets. 2 But now, in these last days, he has spoken to all people through his Son—the one he has chosen to give all things to. It is through his Son that the Great Spirit made the world that is, the world that was, and the one that is coming.

3 He is the light that shines from the Great Spirit’s face and represents him in every way. It is his powerful Word that holds the stars above, the earth below, and all things seen and unseen, in their place.

He came into this world to perform a once for all ceremony that only he could perform, to purify us from our bad hearts and wrongdoings. When he was finished he returned to the One Above Us All to sit at the right hand of the Great Mystery. (FNV)

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Ephesians 1:15-23

15 When I heard of the trust you have in Creator Sets Free (Jesus), and your deep love for all of his holy ones, 16 I never stop giving thanks for you and remember you when I send my voice to the Great Spirit. 

17 I pray that the Father of honor and beauty, who is the Great Spirit of our Honored Chief Creator Sets Free (Jesus), will gift you with a spirit of wisdom, to know him deeply and understand his mysterious ways.

18 I am asking him to shine his light into your hearts so you can clearly see the hope he has chosen us for, and the beautiful treasure he has in us—his holy people.

19 I pray he will show how much greater his power is for all who put their trust in him. 20 The same power he used when he brought the Chosen One back to life from the dead and gave him the place of honor at his right hand; 21 a high spiritual place greater than all rulers, authorities, and powers. A place higher and stronger than all names that can be named, not only in this world but also in the one that is coming.

22 This is how he brought all things, seen and unseen, under his loving power and made him the Elder of his Sacred Family. 23 which is his body made whole by the one who gives everything and everyone their full meaning and purpose.

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From Numbers 6:24-26

May the Great Spirit gift you with many blessings and keep you safe. May the Giver Of Life shine his face on you and warm you with his great kindness. May Creator’s face smile on you and guide you on the path of peace. (FNV)