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Who rules your life? King James, or God?

Who rules your life? King James, or God? Topic: How to write a good commentary
June 16, 2019 / By Bartley
Question: "In 1173, Henry II of England began using the title “King by the grace of God.” This led to the idea later known as the divine right of kings, meaning that the king’s power was hereditary. God supposedly manifested his choice in the fact of birth. In 1661, Louis XIV of France put an extreme version of this doctrine into operation by assuming total governmental control. He viewed opposition as a sin against the God he represented. “L’état c’est moi! [I am the State],” he boasted. A similar idea appeared in Scotland at more or less the same time. While ruling Scotland as James VI but before becoming King James I of England in 1603, this monarch wrote: “Kings are called Gods . . . because they sit upon GOD his Throne in the earth, and have the count of their administration to give unto [H]im.” We do not know to what extent this belief influenced James to authorize translating the Bible into English. We do know the result, the King James Version, still used widely by Protestants." Most Bible manuscripts can be placed into groups, or families, on account of similarities that exist between them. These arose when scribes made their copies from the same source or close exemplars. With the Alexandrine Codex, however, the scribes seemed concerned with bringing together readings from different families so as to provide as good a text as possible. In fact, it proved to be older and better than any of the Greek manuscripts used as the basis for the King James Version of 1611. The Alexandrine reading of 1 Timothy 3:16 provoked much controversy when it was published. The King James Version here reads: “God was manifest in the flesh,” in referring to Christ Jesus. But in this ancient codex, the contraction for “God,” formed by two Greek letters “?C,” appears originally to have read “?C,” the word for “who.” Obviously, this meant that Christ Jesus was not “God.” It took more than 200 years and the discovery of other older manuscripts to confirm the rendering “who” or “ Most Bible manuscripts can be placed into groups, or families, on account of similarities that exist between them. These arose when scribes made their copies from the same source or close exemplars. With the Alexandrine Codex, however, the scribes seemed concerned with bringing together readings from different families so as to provide as good a text as possible. In fact, it proved to be older and better than any of the Greek manuscripts used as the basis for the King James Version of 1611. The Alexandrine reading of 1 Timothy 3:16 provoked much controversy when it was published. The King James Version here reads: “God was manifest in the flesh,” in referring to Christ Jesus. But in this ancient codex, the contraction for “God,” formed by two Greek letters “?C,” appears originally to have read “?C,” the word for “who.” Obviously, this meant that Christ Jesus was not “God.” It took more than 200 years and the discovery of other older manuscripts to confirm the rendering “who” or “ “which” as being correct. Bruce M. Metzger in his Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament concludes: “No uncial (in the first hand) earlier than the eighth or ninth century . . . supports ???? [the·os´]; all ancient versions presuppose ?? or ?; and no patristic writer prior to the last third of the fourth century testifies to the reading ???? [the·os´].” Today, most translations concur in omitting any reference to “God” in this text. In 1757 the king’s Royal Library became part of the British Library, and this fine codex is now clearly displayed in the manuscript room of the British Museum. It is a treasure well worth seeing. *** w88 12/15 p. 6 The Alexandrine Codex *** The Sovereign Lord of the universe is not anonymous. He has identified himself some 7,000 times in the Bible as Jehovah. He attributes vital importance to his name. The third of the Ten Commandments states: “You must not take up the name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way, for Jehovah will not leave the one unpunished who takes up his name in a worthless way.” And Jesus highlighted his Father’s name in the Lord’s Prayer, saying, “Let your name be sanctified.”—Exodus 20:7; Matthew 6:9. Christendom’s record in honoring God’s name is dismal. Even the King James Bible of 1611 uses the name Jehovah, alone and in combination, only seven times. Other translations have totally eliminated the name. Most religions fail to honor it. Instead, they have elevated their “holy” Trinity and, in some cases, Mary the so-called Mother of God above the God of the Bible. Jehovah’s precious name has been allowed to sink into relative disuse. Commendably, Islam recognizes one God, whom they call Allah, in accordance with their holy book, the Koran. However, they do not use his name, Jehovah, as first revealed in the Bible at least two thousand years before the Koran existed. Hindus worship millions of gods and goddesses, but Jehovah is not among them. Outstanding as an offender regarding God’s name is Judaism. For thousands of years, Jews have claimed to be the name people of God, and yet by reason of their tradition, they have caused God’s true name to fall into total disuse. Therefore, as witnesses of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, we have to express our disgust at the neglect of God’s holy name on the part of Babylon the Great. *** w89 4/15 p. 20 Babylon the Great Indicted *** *** si Study Number 7—The Bible in Modern Times *** SOME LEADING BIBLE TRANSLATIONS IN SEVEN PRINCIPAL LANGUAGES Name of Originally Basic Text Divine Name Basic Version Published for Hebrew Rendered Text for Scriptures Greek Scriptures ENGLISH Rheims-Douay* 1582-1610 Vulgate Lord Vulgate (ADONAI, twice) King James Version* 1611 M LORD Received (Jehovah, few) Text Young 1862-98 M Jehovah Received Text English 1881-95 M LORD Westcott Revised* (Jehovah, and Hort few)
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Zelia Zelia | 4 days ago
God definitely!!!! I use King James as one of the many references to give me a visual guidance. Doctor's use there Physicians reference, Lawyers have their law books, the constitution, and man made law. Mother's, father's and grandparent's use how to books. God is the ruler, and he knew as humans we would need some references. Smile! Good Luck!!! Great Question!!!
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Zelia Originally Answered: Who rules your life? King James, or God?
God definitely!!!! I use King James as one of the many references to give me a visual guidance. Doctor's use there Physicians reference, Lawyers have their law books, the constitution, and man made law. Mother's, father's and grandparent's use how to books. God is the ruler, and he knew as humans we would need some references. Smile! Good Luck!!! Great Question!!!

Shell Shell
My dear, did you go through all of this to make the point that the KJV contains errors? You could have saved quite a few keystrokes. Of course it does. No version of the Bible that we hold in our hands today, including the one you use as a JW, can possibly be a 100% verbatim translation of the original texts. Lifting out a verse and showing that it's differently worded among several translations -- and further worrying the nuances of every preposition within that verse -- proves what? Nothing of substance. Context, context, context. Read a verse within its chapter. Read that chapter in context with the chapters before it and after it. Do that with your Bible. Then pick up a KJV, or NIV, or NASB, or any other widely used translation and do the same thing. Does the meaning of the passage materially change? Has anything been added, or omitted, in one version that makes it substantially different from the other translations in a way that cannot be mistaken? If four or five versions are in agreement and one clearly is not, then perhaps you can make a case for the fact that whoever translated it had their own agenda in mind and not God's. Try it sometime. You don't need anyone to interpret for you if you're just comparing verses and chapters side-by-side to examine the contextual differences between translations.
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Payton Payton
"there's a Catholic Bible,That has an Apocrypha...curiously God whispered that bit to the Catholics whilst the different christians have been interior the john!!" The apocrypha grow to be interior the KJV until eventually 1880's. Archbishop of canterbury bumped off it. There are different "books" that have been seen Scripture until eventually 4th and 5th centuries (by utilising the two Jews and Christians) that finally have been given bumped off for various reasons and agendas. Many can nonetheless be got here across and examine. One such grow to be the e book of Enoch (even quoted by utilising Jude in his epistle). If a individual somewhat desires the reality, then that individual will spend as a lot time and prayer as is had to locate it. Will all issues be dropped at easy totally? no longer until eventually our Lord returns and contraptions up His kingdom. If it have been in simple terms fairy thoughts i do no longer think that it may be the main attacked e book of all time or the final merchandising of all time. as properly, a lot of is additionally corroborated by utilising outdoors secular sources. in case you fairly prefer to correctly known which edition is the observe of God... they're all translations and copies. It demands an outstanding form of time and learn; re-translating and putting all of it decrease back into the contexts from which it got here. The
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Marilena Marilena
God. While the King James version has pretty language, I have always preferred either the New Standard or the Revised Edition. Much easier to understand.
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Kris Kris
GOD rules my life, in the King James Version, psalm 83:18 the Bible tells you that GOD's personal name is Jevohah
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Kris Originally Answered: The Double Helix by James D. Watson?
Have you gotten to the part about Rosalind Franklin yet? Did you know that Watson and Crick would not have made their discovery without her. Even they admit this. However, when the Nobel Prize was awarded it went to Watson, Crick, and a man named Maurice Wilkens who did nothing toward the discovery. Rosalind Franklin was left out. They had their reasons, but then they should, in my opinion, left out Wilkens.

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