This work (The Companion Bible Condensed) is an attempt to condense the (o) captioned word or words in the Texts of *The Companion Bible and then explained in the margin (by Dr. Bullinger) into the Scripture itself. When read this way you will be reading the Scripture as close to the original Manuscripts as possible, in English. This is not an exhaustive or complete work in regard to the amount of knowledge found in *The Companion Bible, and should be studied with *The Companion Bible.
Here is John 4: 23 in the standard King James Text.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. (KJV)
Here is John 4: 23 as read in *The Companion Bible. Sample page (John 4: 23) of the Original Printed Edition.
Here is John 4: 23 as read from this work.
23 But the hour O
cometh, and now is (is coming, and is now on its way), when the 8 true (real) worshippers shall worship 21the Father 8 in (within) 8spirit and 8in 8truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. (CBC)
Here is John 4: 23 complete with the O
captioned word or words removed from the Scripture and the change in the text remaining, (CBC), or, "The Bullinger Bible".
23 But the hour is coming, and is now on its way, when the real worshippers shall worship the Father within 8spirit and ... truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. (CBC)
1. -This marker at the beginning of the verse shows there are longer notes in The Companion Bible margin. (Being phased out w/ full notes)
2. Contains the corrected text that has replaced the 8captioned word or words.
3. Inserted [explanation (as we say) margin]
5. This symbol, ... , or
Strike-through indicates that these words were omitted in the original manuscripts.
6. Word or words that were added by the translators of the King James Text for better readability in English.
7. Words of the Lord Jesus "in red quotations".
8. *Represents a Hebraism or *Figure of speech. (Appendix 6)
9. Represents a 5repeat of the word or 7words meaning in another verse.
11.When the Lord is addressed as He or Him or Thou, &c. The First letter is Capitalized and Bold enhanced.
12. 2 Notes.. With this symbol may or may not be the words of Dr. E.W. Bullinger. (Also used for Addendums).
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