Is This King James Version a Modern Version?

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  1. Keith M

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    I've known for years that the text of the KJV used in the New Scofield Reference Bible doesn't always agree with other KJV editions. This morning I decided to see for myself just how much the Scofield KJV differs from others.

    In the New Scofield Reference Bible some replacement words become part of the Bible text while the words being raplaced are moved to the center column references.

    Using only the references and text of the Scofield, I counted 115 such differences noted in the first 25 chapters of Genesis. There were 21 such differences noted in Gen. 24 alone.

    Here are just a few examples of differences in the Scofield KJV:

    In Gen 1:28 and in Gen. 9:1 "replenish" becomes "fill" in the Scoifield KJV.

    In Gen 3:5 "gods" becomes "God."

    In Gen. 11:8 "left off to build" becomes "ceased building."

    In Gen 14:11 "victuals" (that's "vittles" to folks like me with southern roots :laugh: ) becomes "food supplies."

    In Gen 18:19 "justice and judgment" becomes "righteousness and jusice."

    In Gen 25:8 "gave up the ghost and died " becomes "died."

    Not only does the Scofield KJV use some different words, it also omits some words found in other KJVs (see Gen 25:8 example above).

    Do these differences make the Scofield KJV a "modern version?"

    Do any KJVOs here use the New Scofield Reference Bible? If so, how do you feel about the diferences in the KJV texts?
     
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  2. Deacon

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    An important part of any translation or edition is the preface or introduction.
    I've got the old Scofield and the New one.
    Memorized most of the Scripture I know in a "self-modernized" version of the "new".






    Rob
     
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  3. Rippon

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    Soon we will hear the tale of EdSutton.In a cab about eleven years ago someone stole his New Scofield wide margin Reference Bible which had 25 years of notes.
     
  4. EdSutton

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    Wouldn't wanna' disappoint ya'. :rolleyes:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=1119804&postcount=14

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=1173996&postcount=6

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=1284908&postcount=130

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=1300511&postcount=4

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=31491&postcount=4

    Well, there's 5 to select from, being as I'm currently too busy to type out the story again, tonight. :D

    Ed
     

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