The Problem of The Inexact Quotation
See Hab. 2:3, 4 cf. Heb. 10:37-38.
"For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him."
In other instances, the New Testament writer may be giving only an interpretation of its meaning. Who has a better right to do so than these Spirit-filled men?
Any linguist knows that translation tends to produce variation.
Hebrew to Greek to English
Hebrew to English
It is a well-recognized literary principle that the author of a book may quote from his own works freely.