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Did The Pidgin Bible Miss Something?

I struggle a lot with paraphrases. But what if I was stuck with Da Hawai’i Pidgin Bible on a desert island, would I still crack it open and read Psalm 23 (while sipping cocoa nut)? Or would I be lost in translation…

Da Boss Above, he take care me,
  Jalike da sheep farma take care his sheeps.
  He goin give me everyting I need.

He let me lie down wea da sweet an soft grass stay.
  He lead me by da water wea I can rest.

He give me new kine life.
  He lead me in da road dat stay right,
  Cuz I his guy. (Songs fo God 23:1-3)

Dude, all of a sudden even though I don’t know Koine Greek  or Hebrew …Read More!