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First of all, these two translations are extremely different. Here's Genesis 1:1 in The Street Bible: First off, nothing. No light, no time, no substance, no matter. Second off, God starts it all off and WHAP! Stuff everywhere! And in the KJV: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. There's obviously a significant difference ...


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Before selecting a translation of the Bible for reading or study, it is helpful to understand the goals of the various translations available and how they relate to what you're trying to accomplish by reading the Bible. The way this is commonly categorized is "word for word" translations vs. "thought for thought" translations. Word for word translations ...


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You will find the among some KJV-Onlyists the assertion that the 1611 KJV Bible was directly inspired by God. That cuts away any need for them to explain why the KJV can be considered the infallible word of God while its immediate predecesors should be viewed with scepticism. For example, Peter Ruckman: The text of the A.V. 1611, in Genesis 27, is the ...


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This is more of an English question than a Christianity question, but the basic principles are: Capitalize Satan, Lucifer, Devil, Evil One, Father of Lies, etc., when used as a name or title of a specific being. Do not capitalize when used in a general sense, or when using it as an expletive. It may be helpful to consider the example of the word "mother" ...


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Opponents to the KJV-Only position generally don’t disparage the King James Version (KJV) or treat it as necessarily inferior to contemporary English translations, but instead point out that it faces many of the same challenges and errors that face any English translation. Depending on the opponent you ask, each will probably tell you one of any number of ...


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One acceptable approach to KJV-Onlyists is to make a foreign translation based on the English text of the KJV. For example, this is from Peter Ruckman: The only LIVING BIBLE on earth today is the AV (1611), or translations made from it. And from Brian Donovan, writing in Peter Ruckman's publication: Any effort to translate the Bible into other ...


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Here is a handy article on the history of the KJV. I would guess that the KJV-only movement stems from its having been, for so long, the only authorized Bible in England, and thus the Bible that was brought to the New World by the Colonists. This would have made it America's, as well as England's, "official Bible." This is speculation, of course, but it is ...


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They seem to have been used interchangeably, with some overlapping definitions and figurative usage in the English language before and leading up to the 17th Century translation of the KJV. The meaning of each is, at least in the Greek, dictated by context. Thus, each of these words for the translators in English also had multiple meanings and connotations ...


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Where does the idea come from that the KJV is the proper bible to be used? People have various reasons for preferring the KJV. There is no copyright so it can be used without worry that someone will sue them. Some people believe that it is supernaturally "preserved" by God to be the accurate translation. Some prefer that the language contemporary with ...


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What does it mean that Eve was beguiled? The verse that sheds the most amount of light on this is found in the New Testament. 1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. While it is currently unpopular to suggest that there are any differences between men and women. The Bible maintains the ...


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What are common criticisms against using the KJV? Some feel that the Textus Receptus (original Greek and Hebrew) from which the KJV was translated is an inferior collection superseded by the Alexandrian text which is a little older. Concerns regarding the Alexandrian text are that it omits the end of Mark and some other differences. Some consider the text ...



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