The Wording of the King James Bible

by Tom Edwards via The Gospel Observer It was back around 1973 when I first read through all of the King James Version of the Bible.  Having been originally written in 1611, its different wording also had an interesting appeal to me – the “thee’s” and the “thou’s” and the words with the “eth” endings,…

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What is meant by “Thou shalt not revile the gods”?

Question: Exodus 22:28 in the King James Version states we are not to revile the gods. Some explain it meaning governors while some translations state “do not revile God.” What is the true history of this verse? Thank you. Answer: The word in question is elohim in the Hebrew. This word is typically translated “God,” but…

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What is the “holy thing” in Luke 1:35?

Question: Minister, could you explain as clearly as you can what is meant by saying that holy thing which shall be born of thee in Luke 1:35? I think it has something to do with combining the three persons of God together into one. Also, might it be as Paul describes us as the new…

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The Origin of the King James Version

by Ethan R. Longhenry In my personal reading I have just completed two books that discuss the origins of the King James Version: In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture, by Alister McGrath, and God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, by…

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Thanks for the article on the Origin of the King James Version

Question: Hi, I read the article about the controversy of musical instruments. The article mentioned the Richmond Hills Church of Christ and I decided to google that church. My search led me to a nonsensical conspiracy site about how the new world order plans to take over the church via liberal church planters. After sifting through…

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Why is Romans 5:13 in parenthesis in the King James Version?

Question: This came up recently: Romans 5:13 is in parenthesis in the King James version. Could you please explain why? Answer: The parenthesis was added by the translators, both in the King James and New King James versions, to emphasize that this is explaining the charge made in Romans 5:12. Paul stated, “Therefore, just as…

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Why is there a “-;” in Exodus 32:32?

Question: First, this is a wonderful website, I have really enjoyed the information I have read and look forward to reading more. My question: What is the meaning of the dash and semicolon in Exodus 32:32? I heard it preached once as “the word Moses could not say” with a further explanation that the word…

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Why don’t you use the King James Version?

Question: Why don’t you use the King James Version? Answer: The problem is that the English language has changed in the last 400 years. Here are some examples: “Against” used to merely mean opposite or confronting. Thus in I Samuel 25:20 “And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by…

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