What is the best way to Sign Bible verses and chapters? Should I sign word for word or summarize?

Signing Bible verses is a sensitive subject, as you can imagine. Keep in mind that Sign Language is not English. The general rule is, if a long Bible passage is being read, sign (interpret) as much as you can and summarize to get the context or meaning of the passage. If one or two verses are being read, sign a simple transliteration of the verses, spelling words which will likely be explained. In many cases, signing word-for-word causes Deaf people to miss the meaning entirely. It is best to interpret the passage in Sign Language. The speaker will explain as necessary.

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