What he lacked in scholarship was supplied by his intuitive genius and the help of Melanchthon. He created, as it were, or gave shape and form to the modern High German.
He combined the official language of the government with that of the common people.
His crowning qualification was his intuitive insight and spiritual sympathy with the contents of the Bible.
A good translation, he says, requires "a truly devout, faithful, diligent, Christian, learned, experienced, and practiced heart." Luther was gradually prepared for this work.
Without such aid he could hardly have finished his New Testament in the short space of three months.