The Amazing King James Version Bible

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.

My dad is the most inspiring man I know on earth. I have met and seen many men, but I have never met a man that believed in the King James Bible more then my father. From the time I was a little girl, Dad taught us that the KJV was the word of God and that no matter who told us different, if we really studied it out, there was no translational errors in the KJV. In fact there is no errors at all. He has always given us both sides of the argument in anything we believed. Told us why the others were wrong and why, over and over again, we believe what we believe. I know that growing up knowing why I believed something was a very vital part of why I still believe what I do and why I made certain decisions in my life.

In July of 1604 fifty-four of the most educated men were gathered together by King James the first himself and told to translate the bible. Although he nominated 54 men only 47 of them actually translated the Bible we know as the KJV today. The men were then separated into six groups, meeting respectively at Westminster, Cambridge, and Oxford.

At Westminster, the first group of ten men were assigned Genesis-2 Kings; a second group of seven were assigned Romans-Jude. In Cambridge, a group of eight men were assigned 1Chronicles-Ecclesiastes, while another group of seven handled the Apocrypha. In Oxford another two groups were set. The first one, a group of seven, translated Isaiah-Malachi, and a second group of eight occupied themselves with the Gospels, Acts and Revelation.

They had fifteen rules to follow while translating the KJV.

1. The ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the Bishops Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the Truth of the original will permit.

2. The names of the Prophets, and the Holy Writers, with the other Names of the Text, to be retained, as nigh as may be, accordingly as they were vulgarly used.

3. The Old Ecclesiastical Words to be kept, viz. the Word Church not to be translated Congregation &c.

4. When a Word hath divers Significations, that to be kept which hath been most commonly used by the most of the Ancient Fathers, being agreeable to the Propriety of the Place, and the Analogy of the Faith.

5. The Division of the Chapters to be altered, either not at all, or as little as may be, if Necessity so require.

6. No Marginal Notes at all to be affixed, but only for the explanation of the Hebrew or Greek Words, which cannot without some circumlocution, so briefly and fitly be expressed in the Text.

7. Such Quotations of Places to be marginally set down as shall serve for the fit Reference of one Scripture to another.

8. Every particular Man of each Company, to take the same Chapter or Chapters, and having translated or amended them severally by himself, where he thinketh good, all to meet together, confer what they have done, and agree for their Parts what shall stand.

9. As any one Company hath dispatched any one Book in this Manner they shall send it to the rest, to be considered of seriously and judiciously, for His Majesty is very careful in this Point.

10. If any Company, upon the Review of the Book so sent, doubt or differ upon any Place, to send them Word thereof; note the Place, and withal send the Reasons, to which if they consent not, the Difference to be compounded at the general Meeting, which is to be of the chief Persons of each Company, at the end of the Work.

11. When any Place of special Obscurity is doubted of, Letters to be directed by Authority, to send to any Learned Man in the Land, for his Judgement of such a Place.

12. Letters to be sent from every Bishop to the rest of his Clergy, admonishing them of this Translation in hand; and to move and charge as many skilful in the Tongues; and having taken pains in that kind, to send his particular Observations to the Company, either at Westminster, Cambridge, or Oxford.

13. The Directors in each Company, to be the Deans of Westminster, and Chester for that Place; and the King’s Professors in the Hebrew or Greek in either University.

14. These translations to be used when they agree better with the Text than the Bishops Bible: Tyndale’s, Matthew’s, Coverdale’s, Whitchurch’s, Geneva.

15. Besides the said Directors before mentioned, three or four of the most Ancient and Grave Divines, in either of the Universities, not employed in Translating, to be assigned by the vice-Chancellor, upon Conference with the rest of the Heads, to be Overseers of the Translations as well Hebrew as Greek, for the better observation of the 4th Rule above specified.

It took them four years to present the complete and finished bible to King James 1. But in 1611 it was finally taken to the king and the King James Bible, named after the king of England who had begun the work, eclipsed all former versions of the Bible.

Although the Authorized Version, as it is known, is still (in the eyes of its defenders), the most accurate, there have been lots of new bible versions which have come out since then.

I believe firmly, like my dad, that the King James Version, the bible I hold and love, is the inerrant word of God. To all the translators I out there I would help issue God’s warning about changing God’s book.

Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

So fellows be extremely careful when you’re retranslating Revelation. God is mighty particular about that book out of all of sixty-six.

Published in: on July 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm  Comments (1)  

Tribulation Worketh Patience

Well for someone with a quick, natural, Irish temper that is easier said then done. I find the mind is quick and it takes but a moment to snap back at someone. Usually it is done without so much as a thought. Then the next half hour is spent trying to sooth the conscience, before trudging back to the person to apologize.

Anger can be inside as well as out. I know that from eperience. I may not snap at a person physically, but that doesn’t mean I don’t do it mentally. By then it’s time to trudge upstairs and have a good conversation with God. Usually I spend the first couple of paragraphs trying to plead my cause before I admit how wrong it was and ask for forgiveness there.

I love the verse Romans 5:3 “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience.” Doesn’t mean that I have that yet, but I can still love that verse and try to gain that by remaining as positive as possible when someone gets moody in the house. Although this morning was a great example of not having a positive attitude.

Tribulation doesn’t have to be a large problem like the apostles and their followers faced. It can be something small, and it’s usually a lesson that is repeated many times over in life, so it is never forgotten. Still a bright outlook can only last so long before it crumbles. It’s kind of like the game where the people try and see who can be silent the longest. Instead it is trying to see how long a person can have a bright outlook when there are moody people in the house. Try it, who knows you may find it can be fun at times and more trying at other times.

Published in: on July 17, 2009 at 12:23 am  Leave a Comment  

Wings Like A Dove

I named my blog before something quick. So I gave it the name A Young Lady’s Blog. I had never intended for it to be permenant. Well, since I can’t sleep tonight I decided to change it. I took a nap from four to seven-thirty.

I like ready Psalms I find it an inspiring book. That can be used to uplift people. I ran across the a verse David wrote, “And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then I would fly and be at rest.”

How often like David do I wish I could escape the troubles of this world by simply running away from them? It doesn’t seem from this passage though that David realized that your troubles only follow you. As soon as I read this verse I knew it was right for the name of my blog. It is time we as christians face the reality around us and yet sometimes there are days when it is best to gather your “wings” and fly to God for a long needed talk. Therefor it has now been christened “Wings Like A Dove.”

Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 3:26 am  Leave a Comment  

The Calling

1 Cor. 1:26-29

For ye see your calling, bretheren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things the things which are mighty; And the base things of the world, and the things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and the things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Have you ever sat and wondered why on earth God wanted you. I have. I was the one out of all three of  us who ended up in trouble the most. I was the most stubborn one out of the bunch. I read this verse a couple of years ago and it became an instant favorite. It gave me the reason why He chose me. He came to seek those which were lost. He called me because I was one of the weak things of the world. He knew I was too weak to hold up under the world without Him. Maybe He even thought that my stubbornness might be of help to Him. Who knows what He found that He liked.

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16

I always felt pretty sorry for Jeremiah. In my opinion he was the prophet that got picked on the most. He was always being thrown in a dungeon. Then had to be pulled back out of the mire. Isreal had a calling. God was calling them back, but they would not follow God with their hearts. They missed a lot of God’s blessings that way.

Romans 10: 13

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

For those that answer God’s calling shall be saved from damnation to hell. also called the bottomless pit or the lake of fire. It was on July 22, 2004 that I answered God’s call and opened the door for Him to come into my life. Even then I had to struggle to let God have every bit of my life and allow Him to be a constant friend. And I have found that He will never leave me nor forsake me.

In Matthew 28: 20 it says, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Published in: on July 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm  Comments (1)  

Different

Jesus said somewhere in one or all of the Gospels, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that it set on a hill can not be hid.”

That verse has always made me think very somberly. There is a lot of weight in those words. My mind almost instantly goes to Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

The words not conformed make the word different come to mind. Am I different?

I heard my father often say if it acts like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck. Guess what? It’s a duck. That applies to the world also. If it acts like the world, talks like the world, and dresses like the world. Guess what? It’s the world.

Different. When God comes into a life he makes all things new, or different. Nothing is the same as before. The old man is gone; he’s out of style, so to speak. And the new man has come. When God comes he makes a difference. Look at the time of his thirty-three years of life. Nothing after his birth was the same as before. Nothing after his death was ever the same, because you had twelve lunatics out there preaching Christ crucified. Then, imagine, when your best man, Saul, goes out to Damascus to bring Christians back to Jerusalem in chains and the next thing you here is that Saul is out there preaching Christ’s death, burial, and resurection too. The Jews were so mad they wanted him dead. It took a while but he did die.

A difference in the lives of those who follow Christ seems almost definite. None of the apostles lives were the same after Christ came into their lives. You notice it isn’t very many times you catch them fishing after he said, “Come and follow.” When Paul recieved Jesus Christ as his Savior you don’t see him breathing threatenings and persecuting the Christians any longer. He has done away with all that.

As Christians we are to be different. We are to stand out against the ways of the world and the world itself. We do not intermingle with their ways because it would show Christ’s way isn’t any different then their way.

For example we’ll take music. Most youth groups now a days play “christian rock” music to draw unsaved people to their youth groups. Guess what their thinking. They don’t hear the words all they here is the music. It sounds the same as regular old rock music they’ve listened to their whole lives. Why should they want Christ? All your offering is the same stuff they’ve heard all their lives.

Look way back to the time of Moody, and Charles Finney. When they did a revival they attracted hundreds of people. They never played the music of the world either. They played the good, old gospel hymns. You know what, our world has never been the same since God wrought a difference by them.  Being different is a good thing.

Let us be different then the world. They don’t want what they’ve always had. They’re still going to be just as miserable as before. Therefore we need to, as Christians, show their is a marked difference between us and them. In our actions, our words, and our dress. If it acts like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck. Guess what? It’s a duck.

 

Published in: on July 10, 2009 at 11:18 am  Comments (1)  

Hiya!

I had started a second blog on a different site, but I didn’t like it. So this is the new one. I will keep the other blog inactive and they will delete it. At least that is what it said in the terms anyway.

I will remove things from my other blog and put them on here. I like this much better.

My first blog is on blogger. http://beccawcorner.blogspot.com/

Published in: on July 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm  Leave a Comment