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About the thee's and thou's in the King James Bible
Just a comment to why the King James use of the thee, thou, etc is very important. In old English, thee, thine, and thou is singular, while ye, you and your are plural. In modern English, "you" can be either singular or plural.



When reading the King James, by understanding thee and ye, I can immediately tell if the pronoun is singular or plural. In John 3:7, I can immediately tell from the KJV that it is plural or universal.

The Lord Jesus is not directing His statement only to Nicodemus, but He is making a universal statement to everyone: "Ye must be born again." You can only tell this from the King James Version.

If you look at the previous verses, you can tell that the Lord Jesus is speaking only to Nicodemus:



John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? (5) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Here is the rule: thee, thine, thou are singular. Ye, you and your are plural.

source - John McTernan's Insights



 
KJV Remains Unchanged While NIV Gets Updated

The King James Version has truly stood the test of time while the NIV has failed


"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified." Acts 20:32



It has only been on the market for 25 years, yet the New International Version (NIV) bible already needs to be updated. The Authorized King James Bible, on the other hand, has been on the market for 400 years, and it has never been, nor will it ever be, updated.




Last week Zondervan Publishers released its revised version NIV translation. It took just 25 years for a revised edition, while the King James has not been revised in 400 years. The revision was to make this translation "politically correct" and gender neutral. Zondervan tried six years ago to release this revision, but it ran into tremendous objections and did not release it. Only six years later, there is no objection: not even a whimper! Even looking at how the NIV is being revived, you can see the corruption. There is now no end to how these publishers are corrupting the word of God. What I find very interesting is critics of the King James Bible often try to discredit it, by saying it was revised four times. The KJV was not revised, but now look at the NIV! After only 25 years, it is now revised to make it politically correct!

A 'gender neutral' bible removes a whole lot more than just gender

The corrupt publishers are not even trying to hide that they are tampering with the word for their agenda! "It replaces multiple uses of "sinful nature" with "flesh," which Moo said is meant to leave to the reader the question of whether sin is a core human element or one of many outside forces to which we yield." What will it take to open the eyes of Christians to the publishers' scam of these modern translations? They are boldly telling what they are doing and not even trying to hide their altering of the word. It appears there is not even a whimper from a church that refuses to defend the word of God. The King James Bible remains the same. It has not changed in 400 years. The longevity of this Bible should be a tip-off that it is the word of God for the English speaking people. After 400 years, I think you can trust it.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.
source - John McTernan's INSIGHTS blog

Sign of the times: Updated Bible
The most controversial part of the new NIV is its removal of some of the gender-neutral language that publishers inserted in a version that was half-released in 2005, but then quashed because of criticism by conservatives. The new version, for example, replaces in Genesis God's call to make "human beings in our image" with "mankind." The new NIV also tries to make wording less rigid in certain places, said Doug Moo, chairman of the 15-member translation committee. For example, it replaces the ban on women "exercising" authority over men in church from the 1984 version - the last official NIV - with the potentially softer "assuming" of authority. "Whether that referred to all forms of authority over men in church or only certain forms in certain contexts is up to the individual interpreter to decide," read translation notes for the new version. It replaces multiple uses of "sinful nature" with "flesh," which Moo said is meant to leave to the reader the question of whether sin is a core human element or one of many outside forces to which we yield." source - Washington Post


Zondervan to discontinue the original NIV Bible

"Having failed to successfully promote an alleged "gender inclusive" version of the Bible from 2005 to 2009, publishing giant, Zondervan, has elected to try again. This time, however, instead of publishing an edited version of the NIV in addition to the standard 1984 edition, Zondervan has elected to simply kill the original NIV and call what's coming out this month an "update." If some of the problems inherent in the original NIV weren't troubling enough, Zondervan editors and management appear bent on revising it to fit the tastes of the modern world, i.e., inclusion and feminism. As they do, they also appear to be content with alienating at least a portion of their base in the process." source - Take A Stand Ministries

New NIV Bible to Debut amid Ongoing Concern

Say good-bye to the NIV Bible as we know it and say hello to the updated, gender-inclusive NIV Bible which debuts in stores this month. Mega-publisher Zondervan printed 1.9 million copies of the updated NIV Bible in this first run, up from the original 1.4 million. "This laydown of the NIV update is bigger than we imagined," said Chip Brown, senior vice president of Bibles for Zondervan, to The Christian Post. "A couple of retailers came in a little higher after seeing the marketing and products." This spring and summer, the company is releasing 33 titles and 177 product SKUs featuring the updated NIV text. A second batch of 188 SKUs, including the updated edition of the NIV Study Bible, will join the new line this fall. The updated NIV Bible is being promoted as the first update to the NIV in 25 years. In reality, the 2005 TNIV was the first attempt to update the 1984 NIV but fallout from the evangelical community over its overt "gender inclusive" language led to its demise in 2009. With the updated NIV Bible now in print form, it is expected that more evangelical scholars and pastors will fully weigh in on the revised translation in the coming weeks.

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, one of the leading critics of the TNIV, promised a full review of the updated NIV after it goes to print. In November, when online text of the updated NIV became available, the group released a statement saying it could not recommend the new NIV Bible because of "over 3,600 gender-related problems" that were previously in its critique of the TNIV. In other initial reviews, some evangelicals praised the clarity of the new edition while others were still unconvinced that the gender-related problems of the TNIV were resolved. Statistics compiled by Christian web techies Robert Slowley and John Dryer show that 31 percent of the TNIV is retained in the updated NIV. Many reviewers thus far are not fans of the mixing of gender-neutral singulars and plurals, "that person" and "they," in the new text. However, some say they favor the rendering of much-disputed verse 1 Timothy 2:12, where "assume authority" replaces "have authority," saying it leaves the question open in the egalitarian versus complementarian debate." source - Christian Post

Do YOU have a perfect bible?

Instead of messing around with a "gender-neutral" mess like the NIV, why don't you come home to the bible that has not changed in 4 centuries - the King James 1611 Authorized Version Holy Bible.

It's the Book that God wrote.



 
 
 

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