CUSTOMER REVIEWSWuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Thanks to a friend (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Phil Gould, Liscomb, Iowa) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Thanks to a friend who read from his hardcopy in Sunday school and later give me his older copy of his Wuest NT, I had to have a companion copy available in e-Sword. It's like having a Bible and mini-commentary all in one.
Great Resource (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Hugh Diggins Sr, Pittsford, Vermont) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This is a great resource for pastors, teachers, students and anyone else who is interested in a broader understanding of the original language of the New Testament. I use it often in my sermon prep.
Good Translation (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Johannes Rossouw, Potchefstroom, Northwest, South Africa) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Came to trust the insight of Moody Institute teachers.
I had different expectations (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (C Emerson, Auckland, n.a., New Zealand) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I got excited about this and the associated Word Studies, since I'm a word studies nerd. The combination while insightful and informative was not what I had expected. Had I done more research I likely would not have made this purchase. But since I have, it is good to have another translation available for comparison. The word studies are more commentary, but that's fine; they'll come in handy I'm sure for the moments where applicable. The translation is a bit of a merger between the Amplified and the Message. It is by no means bad, just not what I was expecting, and that's okay.
Reviewed by (David Carpenter, Florence, AL) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Haven't had time to fully review but like what I see
Reviewed by (Danail Yordanov, Silistra, (none), Bulgaria) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This translation literally immerses you into the time when the word was spoken. It clarifies the meaning without looking into dictionaries.
So accessible! (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Rena Reeve, Knoxville, TN) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I have loved using Kenneth Wuest's translation for a long time, and having it on my computer now makes it so easy to use! The binding on my soft-cover copy is coming apart, but I don't have to worry about that with this one!
Very Helpful (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Lorraine MCGEE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Very helpful for my study purposes. However, downloaded both and they blended so that I am not sure how to access the second publication
Great Bible versions works wonderfull (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (cliff carr, granbury, TX) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Great Bible versions works wonderfully
For the Greekless student (2/9/2017)
Reviewed by (Joan Korte, Newport, MI) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Wuest was a professor of New Testament at Moody Bible Institute. His expanded translation and also word studies (commentary) are readable and easily comprehended by the student who does not know Greek. If you have tried to learn Greek and failed, get Wuest's resources. And if you know Greek, get Wuest's resources. He does the heavy lifting for you as he explains the different senses of words and also verb tenses. My only regret is that he did not do the entire New Testament. I have these in e-sword and also on another Bible study platform so I have paid twice for them. Just get them for e-sword as they are less expensive and easier to use. Often as I have studied and had my own ideas, Wuest's comments have been confirmation for me, keeping me on track. Many thanks to Estudysource for including them as premium modules!
A forerunner of the NLT? (2/9/2017)
Reviewed by (Paul Woods, BURGESS HILL, WEST SUSSEX, England) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This is a very readable book. I am hesitant to make a distinction between translation or paraphrase, but in view of the companion book being "Word Studies in the Greek New Testament", translation may be the more appropriate word to adopt. The presentation is in the form of verses grouped together to present their meaning in a more readable way (hence the comparison to the NLT, which is 'designed' to be read aloud) This book makes reading aloud easier as well.
I feel it's a very accurate translation, but it's (12/23/2016)
Reviewed by (Richard Stevens, Marion, Ohio) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I feel it's a very accurate translation, but it's mainly for study of serious bible students.A little hard to just read it. Been using my hard copy off & on sense 1989.It's a little similar to the Amplified but more accurate I feel.It's from the same Greek text that the KJV is from. Thats a real plus.
Helpful translation (10/15/2016)
Reviewed by (Susan Castell, Stadtlauringen, Bavaria, Germany) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This expanded translation helps with hard to understand Bible passages... Well worth the price of the download...
God is Good and Timing is Means So Much (9/6/2016)
Reviewed by (John Lewis, Ontario, CA) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I received this wonderful New Testament earlier this month, as part of The Wuest New Testament Studies Bundle. God is good because a thought popped in my head to go check this website for this specific New Testament, and I found it was on sale. In fact, I just checked, and it is still on sale. I thank God for His blessings. Wuest really did a great work for those of us not so familiar with the Greek language. I did find one thing that I cannot agree with Wuest about, and that is what he labels as the sin nature. Jesus has built His church on His identity. So then, I have not gone through this entire New Testament or the other resources included in the bundle, but thus far I have found it very useful, and I thank God for it because I wanted it so very much. I gave my hard copies to a believer some years ago, and I desired so much to have this New Testament again. God is good! Thank you for offering this resource, and thank you for making the bundle available. I thank God that He has blessed you!
Love this site! (8/7/2016)
Reviewed by (Melanie powers, jacksonville, fl) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
esword is one of the BEST for offering great products at a very good price. I have been with them for over 5 years and never once have I had a problem with the site or products they offer. I tell every one about esword. Keep up the good work and THANK YOU for you labor of love.
Great addition to the Word Studies by Wuest (8/7/2016)
Reviewed by (David DiGennaro, Saugus, MA) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This is a really helpful addition to the Word Studies module by Wuest. I would definitely recommend purchasing it with Word Studies.
Re Wuest's Expanded Translation (1/22/2016)
Reviewed by (Bob Meyers, East Wenatchee, Wa) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I was initially attracted to Wuest from a study of his 2 Thess. 2:1-3, where he, and he alone, I believe, gives the correct understanding (out of at least 20 Bibles I have) of 2:3. That verse is the clearest presentation of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Truth in the Bible, IMO. And therefore almost every other translation destroys it by making ho apostasia mean "a falling away" or a rebellion.
But generally, it's a lot of work to study Wuest; and I have some doubts here and there as to whether he's right. His opinion certainly becomes involved to a great extent.
Reviewed by (Jerry Wood, West Blocton, Alabama) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This expanded translation gets to the heart of the original language from a conservative greek scholar.
Weust Comm (10/20/2015)
Reviewed by (Stephen Bowman, Modesto, California) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Supper great in debt love get it
A Great Resource (10/20/2015)
Reviewed by (Mark Ryburn, Charlotte, NC) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Wuest's Expanded Translation goes a long way for a non-Greek Bible student to unlock all of the nuances of NT Greek. Our translators are very much limited by having to choose a single word to translate the Greek text--a limitation which this Expanded Translation overcomes. Kenneth Wuest has done Christendom a great service by producing this work.
Thank you e-Sword (10/20/2015)
Reviewed by (Clyde Bartlett, Fort Pierce, Florida) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I am not a trained Biblical scholar but have had opportunities over the last several years to teach small home groups,etc.. I tried several other study programs, each of which offered some good things, but settled on e-Sword and the resources available through it as my primary study program. The ease of use and the material available has made me look much more professional and intelligent than I am although the people in the classes get to know me and that clears thing up quickly anyway. May God richly bless Rick and anyone else who have been involved in putting e-Sword together. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the true Living God.
Great potential for insight into meaning. (7/3/2015)
Reviewed by (Steve Little, Cedar Hill, TX) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Have been looking into resources to help studies by better understanding the original language and meaning of the Bible. My search has led me here. Have only just started using, but it holds great promise in furthering comprehension.
Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword (6/2/2015)
Reviewed by (Ram Vandereay, Handan, Hebei, China) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I have really enjoyed the expanded notes in this translation as well as the other resources that came with the bundle purchase.
I live in China where the availability of products for one to study the word of God is VERY limited, as always I find the sources for e-sword to be of the greatest importance. If you're reading this comment please think about how fortunate you may be to live in a country where you can access the word of God without restrictions.
Reviewed by (Don Watson, Oklahoma City, OK) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
An outstanding contribution to the prayerful, Spiritual interpretation and application of scripture. It needs to be in the library of every Christian.
Reviewed by (Omaha NE, Boston, Massachusetts) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
My go to resource on the New Testament. Have been using it for nearly 30 years, it is fantastic to have it available in eSword.
Great Translation (1/21/2015)
Reviewed by (Robert Martino, Kiefer, OK) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
So thankful for the work of Kenneth Wuest! Great tool for any Pastor!
Great insight (1/6/2015)
Reviewed by (James Wedel, Calgary, AB, Canada) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
It provides a great expansion on the text in order to help convey the meaning that can get lost when translating.
A fresh look at the New Testament (1/6/2015)
Reviewed by (Ron Horner, Mount Gilead, NC) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Kenneth Wuest brings a fresh perspective of the New Testament. As a Greek Scholar associated with the famed Moody Bible Institute his conservative, yet refreshing way of describing each verse.
Wuest NT (1/6/2015)
Reviewed by (Gene Higgins, Haddonfield, New Jersey) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Wuest's expanded translation gives expression to nuances and idioms that can be overlooked in normal translations. Well worth the money!
Fresh translation (for me) (10/29/2014)
Reviewed by (Leonard Mercer, Parrish, FL) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I always enjoy finding a "fresh" translation (not "transliteration") of scripture. I am reading Wuest for writing Bible studies. I use NAS and YLT so a "new" presentation (since I don't speak Greek!) opens new opportunities for the Holy Spirit to inform you of God's word. It gets you "out of a rut", so to speak, to think and express ideas in a new way. For example, where NAS say "...walk in the Spirit..", Wuest says "What are your spheres of influence?" I really enjoyed this "new perspective", especially in our "knowledge culture" where influences are coming from many different directions. Anyway, I love this translation!
Wuest Word Studies (10/9/2014)
Reviewed by (Mike Ronk, Belton, TX) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Wuest Word Studies and its companion, The New Testament: An Expanded Translation are two resources that every Bible student should consider, especially if not skilled in Greek. For example, John 21:15-17 makes no sense without recognizing that the word “love” Jesus is using is NOT the same word Peter is using. Wuest clarifies those words for the reader and the passage comes alive. Here it is: John 21:15 Wuest (15-19) “Then when they had breakfasted, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you have a love for me called out of your heart by my preciousness to you, a devotional love that impels you to sacrifice yourself for me? Do you consider me more precious and thus love me more than these ? He says to Him, Yes, Lord, as for you, you know positively that I have an emotional fondness for you. He says to him, Be feeding my little lambs. He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you have a devotional love for me called out of your heart by my preciousness to you, a love that impels you to sacrifice yourself for me? He says to Him, Yes, Lord. As for you, you know positively that I have a friendly feeling for you. He says to him, Be shepherding my sheep. He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you have a friendly feeling and affection for me? Peter was grieved that He said to him the third time, Do you have a friendly feeling and affection for me? And he said to Him, Lord, as for you, all things you know positively. "You know from experience that I have a friendly feeling and affection for you. Jesus says to him, Be feeding my sheep. Most assuredly, I am saying to you, When you were younger, you were accustomed to clothe yourself and to walk where you were desiring to walk. But when you grow old, you shall stretch out your hands, and another shall bind you around and carry you where you do not desire. And this He said, indicating by what kind of death he will glorify God. And having said this, He says to him, Be following with me.” WUEST IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN IT COSTS—IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
Continued Clarity (8/24/2014)
Reviewed by (Mark Marshall, Rio Rancho, N.M.) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I have the Original (book) four-volume set by, Dr. Wuest. Its great to know and see this series has been digitized for my laptop. Now, I can continue my studies, while on the go, on the road, out of country, or in my vehicle. The clarity of GOD's Word, continues.
Great Product (8/12/2014)
Reviewed by (Will Sherman, Harleton, Texas) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I already had the hardback copy of this product and greatly enjoy it. So when I found out that it was available on e-sword I had to have it. It's made it so much easier to use.
Great Product. Fair price. Glad I purchased it (7/7/2014)
Reviewed by (Jim Vidlak, Miami, FL) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Great Product. Fair price. Glad I purchased it!
Wuest's translation of the New Testament (7/7/2014)
Reviewed by (David Heider, Amarillo, Texas) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I have used Wuest's translation for many years to enhance my understanding of the New Testament, and wanted it for e-sword. I'm glad it's available now, and I still enjoy it.
What the Greek really says (7/7/2014)
Reviewed by (John Steele, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I only realized after I bought it that the Wuest translation is what I've been wanting to have for years, now. Yet, Both literal and dynamic equivalent translations have to choose elements of meaning to leave out of the text, for the sake of readability. The amplified version was a great discovery, because it included all the nuances of the original Greek, though at the expense of readability, and with a lot of interpretations not directly implied from the text (the part very usefully segregated with square brackets) which said much more about what the church has done with the meaning of the text, then what the text actually says. I find in the Wuest translation a better balance. It includes what the Greek text says with a willingness to sacrifice a little bit of readability for the full nuance, without crossing the line into personal interpretation, and that is tremendously valuable to me. I'm going to be reading this translation a lot.
Essential Module for NT Study (5/11/2014)
Reviewed by (Mark Merritt, Fiddletown, CA) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I've used the print version of Dr. Wuest's expanded translation for years... Having it available as an E-Sword module is fabulous... All too often, translators compromise the richness of the Greek language to stay within the confines of word-for-word translations or limited thought-for thought... Dr. Wuest took as many words as were necessary to convey the full meaning of the text...
Essential Module for Serious NT Study!!!
Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword (5/11/2014)
Reviewed by (rich abrahamson, greeville, ohio) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
It is a pleasure doing business with you.
fantastic translation (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Warren Cook, San Antonio, TX) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
excellent translation, very expressive, first time I picked it up I saw something I'd never seen before, a significant nuance none of the other translations picked up. not for casual reading, but outstanding for study.
Reviewed by (David Parraga, Murcia, Murcia, Spain) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Since I heard about this translation and started using it in my study of the Bible, it has been amazing how the Word of God has opened up to me. It is a version that is easy to read and eye opening. It treats the meaning of the text in a way that brings out all the details that we so often miss in more common translations. I highly recommend it, and not just for Bible students.
A helpful tool (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (David Reid, Mijas, Malaga, Spain) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I have had the print version of this for several years but it was always a chore to go into another room to get it off the shelf and find the page. Now with a single click I have it instantly at hand.
I guess that can be said for all E-sword resources, which is why I am a dedicated fan.
A Fresh Commentary (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Byron Logman, Richland, Washington) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Am extremely pleased with the Wuest New Testament and Overall Bible commentaries. It is a fresh and welcome view of of the Bible, together with historical and cultural insights. These insights - both for Israel and also the interaction with other nations - serve to point out the similarities and differences resulting from different world views.
This said, at times the commentary seems to project a viewpoint which is secular, not projecting God as the Author and the Inspiration of each and every passage. Though I agree the authors of the commentary must remain neutral and objective, at times I personally sense that God is put into the position of choosing the "best" practices for His chosen people from other nations' philosophies and religious practices.
Bottom Line = Let him who utilizes this very good resource do so with understanding and wisdom. I highly recommend this resource to those who are both diligent and careful in their studies of God's Word.
Wuest is the best! (11/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Paul Pickering, Clarksboro, NJ) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Wuest's N.T. version is the closest to the original Greek that I have ever had the chance to read. The tense, voice and mood are right on the money, and I have been studying and translating Greek for the last seven years. It is a "must have" if you want to read what Christians read in the centuries following our Lord's death! I have a paperback version handed down to me from my dad, and now having it at my fingertips on e-sword is fantastic.
I heard lots about the Wuest translation as a must (10/1/2013)
Reviewed by (Andy Dell, Richmond, Ontario, Canada) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I heard lots about the Wuest translation as a must have, but was disappointed with the deliverance, the Greek source text used in translation.
Firstly let me say, I am sure there are good things in the translation (haven't read all of it) and it would be a good commentary on some verses. However there are a couple of obstacles I had to overcome.
It isn't clean search verse by verse like most of eswords features but comes in 5-11 verse increments e.g. if you look up Rom. 9:33 you will get Rom 9:30 and read through to get 33. So you can't really compare side by side like other versions.
If you detest the Critical Text as a source Greek text for translation then this isn't a version you would want. I only discovered that after reading some verses missing - echoed in "Lamp in the Dark" documentary.
Reviewed by (Gene Mitchell, Lawrenceville, GA) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
This is a great study translation of the New Testament. I recommend it to anyone who is serious about studying the Word.
Reviewed by (Keijo Airaksinen, Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
I am not native english speaking person, so it is difficult to get all the nyances in written text. I think so that this text serves better for those who are native english speaking folks. Anyway I prefer a lot of eStudySources very affordable version of this item, because other Bible software companies has priced this item quite expensive.
Amazing Resource (7/25/2013)
Reviewed by (Joseph Ramaiah, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Always been a regular user of e -sword. Without WUEST NT and word study, i feel empty. I even made a bold step to buy an iphone for this cause which is very costly in my country. Thru' WUEST study, the interpretations have come alive in my life. I thank God for e-sword, may God bless the team.
Wuest New Testament (7/21/2013)
Reviewed by (Ginger OShea, Clayton, GA) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
An invaluable addition for your study! I've had the hard copy and now so appreciative to have it online. It truly does expand your understanding of the text.
Clear Expansion of Text (5/8/2013)
Reviewed by (Norman Manzon, Kailua Kona, Hawaii) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Dr. Wuest's expansion of the text is very clear. However, as a non-Greek scholar, I have no way of judging on that basis. Nevertheless, I have heard from a source I trust very highly that anything that comes out of Moody Bible Institute is good, and Dr. Wuest was a professor at Moody, so I trust his rendering.
Reviewed by (Eva De Ceukelaire, Halle, Vl-B, Belgium) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Reviewed by (Al Bedard, NORTH BRANCH, Minnesota) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
LOVE THE DEPTH OF STUDY ALLOWED...I CAN'T READ GREEK; THIS IS THE NEXT BEST THING!
Wuest Translation of N.T. (5/8/2013)
Reviewed by (Don Konz, Wisconsin Rapids, WI) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
The Wuest Expanded Translation of the New Testament is an excellent resource that enables a unique view to better understand what the New Testament writers were saying. I have used this resource for years, and I am very happy it has finally become available for e-Sword.
Interesting and worthwhile (5/8/2013)
Reviewed by (Fraser Turner, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
Wuest's NT translation provides some valuable insights into the text.
It installed very easy, same as all other products (5/8/2013)
Reviewed by (Theodor Paulat, Los Lunas, NM) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
It installed very easy, same as all other products from eStudy Source. Paging and control is excellent on iPad mini as well as iPOD version 5. I love every module on eStudy.
Reviewed by (Kathleen Peck, Dunedin, Florida) - Wuest - The New Testament: An Expanded Translation for e-Sword
The Wuest Translation gives a fresh perspective on the New Testament scriptures. If you are looking for a translation that gives the original intent, this is the one for you.