Summarize the significant differences on a verse-by-verse basis.
For this exegetical task paper on Ephesians 2:1-10, compare English translations using the following procedure:
Choose several English translations that differ according to underlying text and translation strategy. For this assignment, you will compare: NASB, NKJV, NIV, NRSV, NLT, The Message.
Make a chart that has one column for each translation and one row for each verse of your passage. Put a formal equivalence translation in the far left, since it is easiest to compare the other translations to it.
Fill out the chart.
After filling in the chart, summarize the significant differences on a verse-by-verse basis. Consider each significant in a clearly separate manner.
Create a list of questions based on the significant differences you observed in the summary above. There will be two sorts of questions: textual questions and semantic questions.