One who made it his life's work to interpret French literature, but who could only read it in an English translation, would not be taken seriously; yet it is remarkable how many ministers of religion week by week expound a literature that they are unable to read save in translation!

source: H. H. Rowley, Expository Times, LXXIV, 12, September, 1963, p. 383 tags: Preaching, Biblical Languages