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NRSV, n. Not Really Sure Version. The culmination of many reworked and revised
translations tracing back to the King James, this translation holds
several singular virtues. With the knowledge that it might be used for
liturgical and other reading, the translators tried to produce a rendition
with smooth assonance. Yet they knew that there is something even more
important than natural sounding English. Unlike practically all other
translations, this translation admirably avoids, at all costs, introducing
gender bias which was not present in the original languages. For example,
words in Revelation 2:23, where Christ is speaking to the angel of the
church in Thyatira, is generally rendered something like "I am he [sic]
who searches hearts and minds."; it is instead rendered "I am the one
who searches hearts and minds." This avoids the possibility that Christ
might be offended to hear a more sexist rendering of her words.

-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary



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