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The Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) is a distinctive English translation that was made to uncover—in addition to the most precise Greek/Hebrew single word equivalents—the diverse shades of meaning that are a part of words in any language. This allows the reader to become aware of the whole spectrum of what a Hebrew or Greek listener would intuitively know—the whole spectrum of what God wants you to know about Himself. As many—or as few—words as needed are employed to carry a word’s range of original, historical/contextual meaning(s). Footnotes reference the Greek/Hebrew scholars responsible for particular wordings. In and of itself readable and illuminating, the Amplified Bible also works as an exemplary complement to other Bible translations.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—
The Amplified Bible Classic Edition © 1987 The Lockman Foundation and Zondervan Publishing House
This version of the Amplified Bible is the 1987 edition. For the 2015 edition of the Amplified Bible, see the Amplified Bible - AMP (2015 Edition).