Adams wrote December 24, 1814:
“You ask me what Bible I take as the standard of my faith — the Hebrew, the Samaritan, the old English translation, or what?
I answer, the Bible containing the Sermon on the Mount …
The New Testament I have repeatedly read in the original Greek, in the Latin, in the Geneva Protestant, in Sacy’s Catholic French translations, in Luther’s German translation, in the common English Protestant, and in the Douay Catholic translations.
I take any one of them for my standard of faith.”