We read VS Let's read

Lucy 234

Senior Member
Hi all,

I read an article online, in which it uses "we read". I am wondering if "we read" plays the same role as "Let's read"?

"So, will planet Earth survive at all? Is there any hope for world peace? Many do not know that the Bible predicts specific events leading up to the end of this age. We read, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:21–22)."
  • Lingwick

    English - Canada
    This is uncommon and typically used, as far as I know, where the speaker is leading a group in a lesson based on a text (most likely a religious lesson). So you should note that it exists but (generally) look for other words to introduce your quotations.