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For most Protestants this is a matter of semantics. Protestants know full well that Catholics call Mary, the "Blessed Mother." They also know that if you ask a Catholic "Is Mary blessed?" They would surely answer "Yes, indeed she is." But the Catholic should understand that the Protestant, in general, would also answer the same. Mary is blessed. Mary ...


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In this passage Paul is quoting from Psalm 32. The King James Version in both cases uses derivatives of the verb to impute. However, other well-respected more modern versions of the Bible do not translate it this way e.g. the NIV or the NRSV. There is a less common meaning of the word impute meaning "to assign a value to" which is used in finance. In this ...


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The biggest problem with the KJV is that no one is fluent in its language any more. It simply is not written in an English anyone speaks today. When you read the KJV the problem isn't words you don't know - you can go look them up in a dictionary like you do any other words you haven't read before. The problem isn't complicated sentences or strange word ...


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Jesus' message is a pretty simple one, although we can glean a deeper lesson from it by paying attention to every word in his message. In modern parlance, Jesus' message could be paraphrased, loosely, as follows: Get your own act together before criticizing someone else. A mote is a speck of dust. A beam is a log or a piece of lumber used in ...


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As a matter of fact, it appears from two etymological entries (in Etymonline.com) that "James" comes not from "Joshua" but from "Jacob": masc. proper name, name of two of Christ's disciples, late 12c. Middle English vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus (source of Old French James, Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo), altered from Latin Jacobus (see Jacob). ...


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Another piece of evidence for "No, it's merely a coincidence" is that the Douay-Rheims translation, which is a Catholic translation slightly earlier than the Protestant King James translation, also uses "James" to translate the name of the author of this epistle.


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The most important thing when interpreting a passage is the context: John 8:21-23 ESV So he [Jesus] said to them [Pharisees] again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come." So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You ...


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Context is important. Matthew 7:1-6 ESV Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck ...


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The American King James Version seems to be a fairly new revision of the King James to update the spelling and vocabulary of the KJV to match modern usage and remove archaisms. In that sense, it's similar to the more popular NKJV (New King James Version). The AKJV looks to be the hobby project of a single person of unknown qualifications, so it's reliability ...


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There is a big difference between the KJV and all other English Bibles. The KJV was translated from the Byzantine Manuscript (also called the Majority or Syrian Text). We have about 5,000 manuscripts or fragments of text. It is a very reliable manuscript with very few changes recorded (none of the changes are major). The oldest fragments date back to ...


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Metaphors are Rooted in Context In comparing these two passages, consider the context. In John 8:23, Jesus is comparing people to himself. By this comparison, we are all “from beneath.” Jesus was human, but he wasn’t only human. We are only human. In 1 John 4:5-6, John is comparing believers to false prophets and antichrists. The believers are from God ...


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Although these are good answers about how God feels about judging, I think that there is a much more simpler truth to all this. Jesus is teaching us how difficult it is to judge properly. Comparing judging with eye surgery is very apropos. The only people that should judge is someone who can see clearly. The problem is that most of us lack in this ...


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Heaven can mean several things: The abode of God/angels/righteous The firmament (sky) State of utmost happiness These are related concepts, and even in ancient languages, these meanings are conflated. When heaven and hell are used together, #1 or #3 make the most sense. When heaven and earth are used together, #2 probably makes the most sense. So ...


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Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. "impute" = logizomai = to take an inventory, that is, estimate (literally or figuratively): - conclude, number, reason, reckon, suppose Alternate translations; Weust - Spiritually prosperous is the man to whose account the Lord does not in any case put sin. Amplified - Blessed and ...


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This is basically a very poetic way to say; "Blessed is the man who is saved by God's Grace." Paul is teaching the Romans about the Grace of God. In chapters 4-8, Paul uses Abraham as an example to show that individuals were not justified through obedience to the law of Moses—they were justified through faith in God’s promises. Since Abraham lived centuries ...


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John 8:23 states: But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Oh wait, what's right before that: This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?" So let's grammatically simplify that: "The Jews are from below..." Even Earlier ...


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I couldn't find anywhere that any KJV translators spoke about their decision to translate the Tetragrammaton as "Lord." Not the preface, not the marginal notes, and I couldn't find any quotes from any of them on it (I wasn't too thorough in my search on the last one, so they could be out there somewhere). The KJV draws significantly from Tyndale's earlier ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly referred to as the "Mormons" or "LDS") use the KJV. For verification see Scriptures.LDS.org


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Could it be that those who believed in His miracles did not know that He is God? The bible says He had no need for anyone to bear witness of man. Could it be He had need for people to bear witness of who He really is? That He is God, That He is the Creator, That He is the Resurrection, That He is the Savior and Redeemer, That He is the Way, the Truth, The ...



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