First Nations Version Samples

FNVBannerHere are some samples of the First Nations Version Project

by Terry M. Wildman                                                         Return to Project Page

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From  Luke 3:4-6 

A voice is howling in the desert. Clear the pathways! Make a straight path for the coming of the Grand-chief! The low places will be lifted up. The hills and mountains will be brought down low. The crooked places will be made straight and the rough road smooth. Then all people will clearly see the Creator’s Good Road.  (FNV)

© 2012 Terry M. Wildman, Sharing permitted with author and copyright included.

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From Hebrews 1:1-3

Long ago, in many ways and at many times, the Great Spirit spoke to our ancestors through holy-men and prophets. But now, in these last days when everything is to come full circle, he has spoken to all people through his Son—the one he has chosen to give all things to.

It is through his Son that the Great Spirit made the world that is, the world that was, and the one that is coming.

He is the light shining from the Great Spirit’s face and represents him in every way.

It is his powerful Word that holds the stars above, the earth below, and all things seen and unseen, in their place.

He came into this world to perform a once for all ceremony that only he could perform, to purify us from our bad hearts and wrongdoings. When he was finished he returned to the One-above-us-all to sit at the right hand of the Great Mystery. (FNV)

© 2012 Terry M. Wildman, Sharing permitted with author and copyright included.

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Ephesians 1:15-23

When I heard of the trust you have in Creator-sets-free, and your deep love for all of his holy-people, I never stop giving thanks for you and remember you when I send up my prayers.

I pray that the Father of glory, the Great Spirit of our Grand-chief, Creator-sets-free will gift you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding in his mysterious ways.

I am asking him to open your spiritual eyes to see the hope of his calling and the beautiful treasure he has in us—his holy-people.

I pray he will show how much greater his power is for all who put their trust in him. The same power he used when he brought the Chosen-one back to life from the dead and gave him the place of honor at his right hand—a high spiritual place far above all rulers, authorities, and powers. A place higher and stronger than all names that can be named, not only in this world but also in the one that is coming.

This is how he put all things, seen and unseen, under his feet and made him Chief of his Council-of-wisdom-keepers, which is his body made whole by the one who fills everything. (FNV)

© 2012 Terry M. Wildman, Sharing permitted with author and copyright included.
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From Numbers 6:24-26

May the One-who-is-and-was-and-is-to-come gift you with his many blessing-ways and keep you safe.

May the Great Spirit shine his face on you and warm you with his great kindness.

May Creator’s face smile on you and guide you on the path of peace. (FNV)

© 2012 Terry M. Wildman, Sharing permitted with author and copyright included.