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I should add, speaking of Greek, there are more tenses in Greek than in English
Whatcha gonna do about that? Ignore it?
In the indicative mood there are seven tenses: present, imperfect, future, aorist (the equivalent of past simple), perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect. (The last two, especially the future perfect, are rarely used). Ancient Greek Verbs
What of those who cannot handle the truth? Are they not in bondage to the lies?
Westcott & Hort created a major lie in the 19th century. That two SERIOUSLY CORRUPTED Greek manuscripts were superior to over 5,000 sound manuscripts and documents.
In a court of law they would have been laughed out of court for claiming that 2 lying witnesses are more reliable that 100 truthful witnesses. They prevailed because this was in the realm of spiritual warfare.
No matter WHAT TRANSLATION of The Holy Bible you or anyone has...simply read it and in your head or thoughts ask God questions about what you’re reading and He will open any and all scriptures to the one who’s heart sincerely and diligently seeks and ponders.....SELAH!
Understanding scripture is NOT head knowledge it’s HEART knowledge!
To say all translation and all bibles version are of equal value, and doctrinally they all say the same thing is not logical and blind.
Some changes affect the doctrines very little but some can change the meaning completely.
Matt 1:25 "her firstborn" is omitted. That Jesus was her firstborn indicates that Mary and Joseph had sexual relations after the birth of Jesus and that others were born of her. The omission here seeks to add credence to the false doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church concerning the perpetual virginity of Mary. The Bible is clear that Jesus had brothers and sisters.
It may be of no value to some but if there are hundreds/ thousands of changes it could really mess up your understanding of God.
I understand that there are many texts that are used today but if you go back in history, the two lines i was referring to is the, Catholic and Jesuit texts, which is what the reformers did not want to use. The other was the received text, and majority texts which the KJV is written from.
It's not the words that change in greek [or in German for that matter] it is simply the order. The syntax "You to the door must go = you must go to the door
I did not say translations colours our theology, I said theology colours the translation.
Bishop Wescott who led the work of revising the KJ [the RSV] did not believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and it really comes out in his translation of certain verses ... and lo we have a whole generation of folks now who do not believe in the deity of Christ ... where did they come from?
KJV-Onlyism has got to be one of the dumbest new age religions. They have literally made an idol out of a book instead of worshipping the author; God. I sometimes struggle to understand how anyone can believe KJV-Onlyism, but then I look at the people who do and I understand.