It is not necessary for everyone to know translation theory to the point of a scholarly level, nor is it even necessary for pastors and teachers to know everything about translation theory. However, it is necessary for pastors, teachers, and churchgoers around the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century to know something about translation theory, for two reasons.
I hold back my feet from every evil way,
in order to keep your word.—Psalm 119:101.
“Applying this God-given wisdom, the psalmist confides that he has kept his feet on God’s path through obedience. He has not departed from God’s laws because God himself has taught him his Word. Being divinely illumined obligates him to obey God’s Word.” Lawson, Steven.