Pursuant to Brandon's comment above "Of course I agree that modern Bible translations are missing things, those are deliberate decisions the editors of those texts have made." - Here is yet another opportunity to share how the Lord has Blessed us, using one of His dear children (Brandon) to help us all in our studies:
AV1611 is a comprehensive study that compares Bible versions - although meaning no disrespect (well, maybe, sort of), I hesitate to call some of those other "versions" by that Holy name, Bible. More like "bible/human" versions (note the lower case "b"). Or maybe "God's-Word-with-my-own-human-opinion-added-because-I-don't-think-His-Word-is-enough" versions. Big mistake. Huge:
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 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.
These people are in trouble big-time, because it is not only their own pride that is an offense to me - and I am pretty sure more so to God - but also they are leading believers in a direction that God did not intend for them to go. And before anyone makes the comment that this admonition applies to the Book of Revelation only - me, I believe the entire Word of God is a Book of prophecy and we should not take it upon ourselves to change one jot or tittle from the original King James version - with the possible exception where there is a word that has been proven to be a literal mistranslation, and that is few and far between.
I mean for goodness sake, regarding this, adding to or taking from His Holy Word, we have been making this mistake from the very beginning
. Look what the Word says, when God said:
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat* of it
: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
*Strong's Hebrew Dictionary: אָכַל ʼâkal, aw-kal'
a primitive root; to eat
(literally or figuratively):—× at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, × freely, × in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, × quite
But Eve said:
But of the fruit of the tree which is
in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it
, lest ye die.
I mean I don't see where He said "neither shall ye touch
it" or did I miss that?
We are talking about a Holy God. What we need to be doing is reverence Him more and staying away from man's and the world's devices and deception. Jesus is coming very, very soon and we need to be ready.
I could go on.
Thanks again, Brandon, from TerriP.