Ho There!

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  1. Rippon

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    Ho there! Yo there! Would those two exclamations be functionally the same?

    The first phrase of Isaiah 55:1 in the KJV goes :"Ho,every one that thirsteth,come ye to the waters..."

    The Bishop's Bible of 1568 does not have "Ho". Neither does Coverdale (1535) and the Wycliffe Bible of 1395.I guess its one of those pesky little additions that the KJV team came up with.(Just kidding.)

    The NET Bible : Hey,all who are thirsty,come to the water!

    The Message : Hey there! All who are thirsty,come to the water!

    Ho,yo,hey!
     
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    I have been called a yo yo!
     
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    I called somebody a yo yo at work, and got written up for it!!

    But I was thinking of "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum".
     
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    Listen up!

    Behold! Is the wording of 'Yo' or 'Hey' too casual to be put in Scripture? Or do they convey the idea adequately to the current generation?

    Of course the other subject is :Should any equivalent be there when the idea is not present in the original?
     
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    Of course there is that famous example from William Tyndale's Genesis 4:3 :"Tush,ye shall not die." The HCSB has :"No! You will not die"

    The equivalent of 'tush' is not in the original;but it does express,in a forceful way the wiles of the serpent.Tyndale is quite idiomatic here.
     
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    "H'lo, yourself!" :thumbs:

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    Who says what

    Ho,Ho,Ho. = Santa & Green Giant

    Yo-Yo-Yo = Rappers

    Hey!Hey!Hey! = Fat Albert
     
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    OK, seriously, functionally yes, those two exclamations could be the same in that context. And in addressing a woman, I would certainly avoid "Ho", she might take it as an insult.
     
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    True,that's just one of the things that KJVO proponents have to seriously deal with.All language goes through a transformation. Words such as 'prevent','gay' ,'Ho' and countless others have to be updated to express the original meaning in today's language ( formerly 'tongue').
     
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    Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by;
    unto whom he said, Ho, such a one, turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.

    Ruth 4:1 AV 1873

    It turns the story of Ruth a bit blue.

    Seriously, "Ho" is the Hebrew word and it's left untranslated in 4 instances in the AV, Ruth 4:1, Isaiah 55:1, and Zechariah 2:6 (X2).

    At least here in Philly a simple, "Yo, anyone thirsty?" would be an excellect translation (in your best Stallone accent).

    Rob
     
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    It seems that a Hebrew interjection is there: howy (Strong's #1945) meaning ah!, alas!, ha!, ho!, O!, or woe! (rendered as "woe" in the AV 36 of 52 occurrences). I didn't notice any untranslated. Notice Zechariah 2:6 (KJV) --
    Ho, ho, [come forth], and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.​
     
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    I finally figured it out- Santa is really a homeboy! That's why he says "Ho, Ho, Ho" so much!:laugh:
     
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    Outta' curiosity, anyone ever try and get your attention by calling - "YO!! Yo-yo!?!"?

    I'd take that as an insult, personally!:smilewinkgrin:

    Ed
     

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