ElShaddai Edwards is salivating over this phrase in 1 Timothy 1:6 of the NEB/REB:
a wilderness of words
Every once in awhile wonderful wordings like this alliterative one appear in an English Bible version. They jump off the page. They catch our imagination as good turns of phrases should. I have some favorite wordings from different Bible versions which continue to impress me. Here are two of them:
Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our/the faith (Heb. 12:2 RSV, NRSV, NET, ISV)
When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, don’t resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends! (James 1:2 Phillips)
What are some Bible version wordings which get your literary senses aroused?