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Surely someone somewhere has told you to only stick with the KJV , but it defo has not come from the Holy Spirit...
Man the things you people say make me cringe for you. If God did lead me to the KJV and he most certainly did, you just blasphemed the Holy Spirit.
 

Sipsey

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I dont think kjv onlyists believe in magic?!
thats just an accusation thats a bit baseless. The thing with people who prefer KJV is that its scripture is inspired and they use it everyday, so all other bibles translations in comparison fall short.

KJV translators also had lots of mansucripts available to them at the time. Its mostly based on Tyndales translation. The team didnt have to resort to any latin because they he was translating from the ORIGINAL langauages, not from the latin. It as only some words that you cannot translate as one word into english, that are added or transliterated. These are in italics. Most editions have this.

If there is a better translation that most christians use, then name it, but for over four hundred years its been inspiring christians so I wouldnt knock it.
You state that the translators did not resort to using Latin texts, but I don't think that is accurate. Below is an article on the use of Latin as one of the text used for the KJV.

  • From the beginning, some of the readings that became a lasting part of the TR tradition were Erasmus' translations from the Latin in places where he had no Greek text.
  • Stephanus introduced the Complutensian readings into his marginal notes, which were chosen by the Spanish scholars based, in part, on their assumption of the superiority of the Latin text.
  • Theodore Beza occasionally reconstructed texts to accord with the Latin rather than the Greek when the Latin reading made more sense to him
All of these factors had a direct influence on verses in the KJV. There were also places (though very few) that the KJV translators willfully sided with the Latin against Erasmus, Beza, Stephanus, and even the Complutensian. This was not always a poor decision on their part. For example, in 1 John 2:23, every printed Greek text the KJV translators had in front of them read "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father," and the verse stopped there. This is how Tyndale, Coverdale, and the Geneva Bible read as well, following the TR. Indeed, we now know that the majority of all of the thousands of Greek manuscripts contain only this short form of the verse, The KJV, however, reads:

"Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also," (1 John 2:23, KJV).

This reading had been present in the two previous authorized version, the Great Bible and the Bishop's Bible, but always in brackets and smaller print to show that these words were lacking in the Greek text. The original KJV of 1611 likewise marked the text. It was a reading they found only in the Latin. Subsequent manuscript discoveries, however, have actually vindicated the KJV translators in this place, and every modern version agrees with the KJV here. While the majority of Greek manuscripts lack the second half of the verse, all of the earliestmanuscripts contain the longer form. So, in this case, the KJV translators' choice to follow the Latin over the Greek proved to be a solid deduction. That is, however, not always the case, as we saw in the KJV's following Beza in adopting the Latin reading at Luke 2:22, which is demonstrably incorrect. The point here is simply that, right or wrong, the KJV translators on some occasions chose to follow the Latin text against all of the available Greek texts. Frederick Schrivner, a scholar who carefully determined which Greek reading was behind each verse of the KJV (and thus created the form of the TR published and sold today), wrote that:

"in some places the Authorized Version [i.e., the KJV] corresponds but loosely with any form of the Greek original, while it exactly follows the Latin Vulgate."1

Thus, in addition to the handful of mostly late Greek manuscripts which lie behind the KJV, the Latin Vulgate is also a source which they took into account and at times relied upon when they thought it best.
 

Rosemaryx

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Man the things you people say make me cringe for you. If God did lead me to the KJV and he most certainly did, you just blasphemed the Holy Spirit.
No I have not , I said the Holy Spirit has not told you to stick only to the KJV , that idea must of come from someone who told you that...
Nothing wrong whatsoever with you reading the KJV , just like there is nothing wrong with others reading their bibles ...

That is an awful claim you made against me , it is false , truly false...
 
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No I have not , I said the Holy Spirit has not told you to stick only to the KJV , that idea must of come from someone who told you that...
Nothing wrong whatsoever with you reading the KJV , just like there is nothing wrong with others reading their bibles ...

That is an awful claim you made against me , it is false , truly false...
Have good day.
 

Rosemaryx

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You probably should just drop this, you're heaping more judgement on yourself.
You should apologize for that false claim you made against me , you threw it out your mouth with oil on the end of it , it was a callus remark...
 

John146

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No I have not , I said the Holy Spirit has not told you to stick only to the KJV , that idea must of come from someone who told you that...
Nothing wrong whatsoever with you reading the KJV , just like there is nothing wrong with others reading their bibles ...

That is an awful claim you made against me , it is false , truly false...
Other bibles...

Doesn't scripture state that whoever adds to or takes away from the words of the book is condemned. Well, either the KJV should be condemned or the new versions. Do you know how many verses and/or words are either added to or taken out of each? Has not God warned against this?
 

Dino246

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Why did you drop continually? Are you rewriting the NASB to fix the error?
Do you need me to post a photograph of the page, or will you trust that I'm telling you the truth?
 

Rosemaryx

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Other bibles...

Doesn't scripture state that whoever adds to or takes away from the words of the book is condemned. Well, either the KJV should be condemned or the new versions. Do you know how many verses and/or words are either added to or taken out of each? Has not God warned against this?
I believe you know exactly what I mean...His word...
 

Lucy-Pevensie

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You don't know anything about how I came to my beliefs. Nobody told me the KJV was the inerrant word of God, I have enough common sense to recognize the difference between truth and lies.
If you only read the KJV it's very strange that you should know verses as they are worded in other translations.
 

Lucy-Pevensie

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Man the things you people say make me cringe for you. If God did lead me to the KJV and he most certainly did, you just blasphemed the Holy Spirit.
The KJV yes, perhaps. But not your position on KJV Only.

Don't try to change the subject. It's the KJV ONLY position that is not of the Holy Spirit. Not the KJB itself.
 

Lucy-Pevensie

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Cleared up.

The new NASB is a revised version of the NASB 1995 & uses italics for implied meanings.
The Amplified Bible does this too. There is nothing sinister intended & nothing is hidden.


"In the NASB, italics are used to communicate to the reader words that are not found in the original language, but are implied in the original language or are needed for a complete thought in English."

1 John 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 No one who has been born of God practices sin, because His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin continually, because he has been born of God.

1 John 3 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995)
9 No one who is [d]born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [e]born of God.
 

Lucy-Pevensie

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Other bibles...

Doesn't scripture state that whoever adds to or takes away from the words of the book is condemned. Well, either the KJV should be condemned or the new versions. Do you know how many verses and/or words are either added to or taken out of each? Has not God warned against this?
The Book of Revelation states that.
The Bible is a collection of books & translating it into other languages & dialects is not forbidden.

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Do you need me to post a photograph of the page, or will you trust that I'm telling you the truth?
I just want to know why did you drop continually? I'm not asking whether it should be there or not, it IS THERE and I'm asking you why you took it out.
 
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If you only read the KJV it's very strange that you should know verses as they are worded in other translations.
I also participate in Christian Chat where people tell other people that all bibles say the same thing so I have look to see if that's true.
 

John146

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The Book of Revelation states that.
The Bible is a collection of books & translating it into other languages & dialects is not forbidden.

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That's one place, but even so, the book or Revelation differs in many places from the KJV and new versions.
 
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The KJV yes, perhaps. But not your position on KJV Only.

Don't try to change the subject. It's the KJV ONLY position that is not of the Holy Spirit. Not the KJB itself.
When a person tells me that a whacked out CULT SPIRIT, lead me to the KJV I'm gonna call them out on it. To call the leading of the Holy Spirit a CULT SPIRIT is blaspheming the Holy Spirit.