What does Google translate do with this scripture passage?


Today I am assigning myself a project

Pick a verse in the scripture, any verse, and subject it to the translation test.

How well does it do at getting from the original Greek or Hebrew to the English?

For this project I will be using

http://biblewebapp.com/study/#ref=Ezek%2036:24-27|ver=el_tisch,en_net

and Google Translate from the Google Translation Bar in Google Chrome


Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.

New English Translation


Ezekiel 36:26  וְנָתַתִּ֤י לָכֶם֙ לֵ֣ב חָדָ֔שׁוְר֥וּחַ חֲדָשָׁ֖ה אֶתֵּ֣ן בְּקִרְבְּכֶ֑ם

Westminster Leningradex Codex


Here is what Google Translate did with the Westminster Leningradex Codex

And let You Heart New And wind New You Among you And removed The-Heart Stone Your flesh And let You Heart Meat:



Ezekiel 36:26 καί δίδωμι σύκαρδία καινός καί πνεῦμα καινόςδίδωμι ἐν σύ καί ἀποαἱρέω ὁκαρδία ὁ λίθινος ἐκ ὁ σάρξ σύ καίδίδωμι σύ καρδία σάρκινος

Septuagint (LXX)


Here is what Google Translate did with the Septuagint

Ezekiel 36:26 kaί dίdomi sύ kardίa New kaί spirit New dίdomi This sύ kaί apoairέoson kardίa son lίthinos ex sonsάrx sύ kaί dίdomi sύ kardίasάrkinos



After just that much work I already can tell that Google Translate works much better on Hebrew scriptures than it does on Greek.

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