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Thursday, April 20, 2006

KCB - Mark 2:4

Mark 2:4

The KCB translates Mark 2:4 as follows, «ប៉ុន្តែ​ដោយ​សារ​មាន​មនុស្ស​ច្រើន​កកកុញ​ពេក​ គេ​មិន​អាច​នាំ​មនុស្ស​ស្លាប់​ដៃ​ជើង​នោះ​ទៅ​ខាង​ក្នុង​បាន​ទេ គេ​ក៏​រើ​ដំបូល​ចំ​កន្លែង​ដែល​ព្រះ​អង្គ​នៅ លុះ​បាន​រើ​ហើយ​ ក៏​សំរូត​មនុស្ស​ស្លាប់​ដៃ​ជើង​ដែល​កំពុង​ដេក​លើ​កន្ទេល​នោះ​ចុះ»​​​

In this verse there are words that are left out and added words (I put them in italics) that could be changed to be more faithful to the Greek.

Here is a Greek/English Interlinear with Khmer added to help:

και 2532[AND, ហើយ​] μη 3361[NOT, មិន] δυναμενοι 1410(5740)[BEING ABLE, អាច] προσεγγισαι 4331(5658)[TO COME NEAR, ទៅ​ដល់] αυτω 846[TO HIM, ព្រះ​អង្គ] δια 1223[ON ACCOUNT OF, ដោយ​សារ] τον 3588 οχλον 3793[THE CROWD, ហ្វូង​មនុស្ស​នោះ] απεστεγασαν 648(5656)[THEY UNCOVERED,​ គេ​បាន​បើក] την 3588στεγην 4721[THE ROOF, ដំបូល] οπου 3699[WHERE, នៅកន្លែង] ην 2258(5713)[HE WAS, ព្រះអង្គ​គង់] και 2532[AND, ហើយ] εξορυξαντες 1846(5660)[HAVING BROKEN UP "IT", ​បាន​បែក​ហើយ] χαλωσιν 5465(5719)[THEY LET DOWN, សំរូត] τον 3588 κραββατον 2895[THE COUCH, កន្ទេល] εφ 1909[ON, នៅ​លើ] ω 3739[WHICH, ដែល] ο 3588 παραλυτικος 3885[THE PARALYTIC, មនុស្ស​ស្លាប់​ដៃជើង] κατεκειτο 2621(5711)[WAS LYING, ដេក]

As you can see, in the Greek there is no, "ទៅ​ខាង​ក្នុង​បាន​ទេ" but rather something like, "ទៅ​ដល់​ព្រះ​អង្គ​បាន​ទេ"

If we were to translate in a strict way, it might come out something like this (added words in italics):

«ហើយ​គេ​មិន​អាច​ទៅ​ដល់​ព្រះ​អង្គ​ដោយ​សារ​​ហ្វូង​មនុស្ស​នោះ ដូច្នេះ​គេ​បាន​​បើក​ដំបូល​នៅ​កន្លែង​ដែល​ព្រះ​អង្គ​គង់ លុះ​បាន​បែក​ហើយ គេ​សំរូត​កន្ទេល​ដែល​មនុស្ស​ស្លាប់​ដៃជើង​ដេក​នៅ​លើចុះ»

Though my translation of this verse is quite rough – it is just to say that I believe this passage can be more faithful to the Greek than it currently is.

Any comments or thoughts?​​​


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