How do you spell it?

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Paidion
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How do you spell it?

Post by Paidion » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:15 pm

Is it "Savior" or is it "Saviour"? Seemingly it is spelled both ways in Bible versions. As for the versions that are on my Bible program, here are the results:

SAVIOUR --- ASV, AV, BBE, Darby, Douay, JB2000, LO, NIV, Wey, Williams, YLT (11 translations)

SAVIOR ---AKJV, Diaglot, EMTV, ESV, HCSB, NAS95, NKJV, NRSV, RSV, Webster (10 translations)

So I guess it's a matter of taste as to how we spell the word. I, myself, prefer the one with the "u" --- "Saviour"
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Re: How do you spell it?

Post by Homer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:29 pm

hi Paidion,

I gave up on saviour, spell check underlines it in red so I didn't want too embarrass myself.

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Re: How do you spell it?

Post by steve » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:46 pm

Saviour is a very archaic spelling, no longer used in American English. It reflects a spelling convention still common in British English (Compare, e.,g., neighbour; labour; savour; succour).

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