The thread about both Psalms, 12:6 and 7, was closed because it had wandered off topic. It closed with the KJVOs having NO reply to the fact that the KJV translators believed Ps.12:7 to be about PEOPLE, and that the view that it's about God's WORDS was first widely publicized by the dishonest KJVO authors named many times previously. Therefore, we must conclude that the KJVO view is wrong. (Any KJVO believing otherwise, please feel free to start another thread advocating your views.) Now, may we discuss Psalm 12:6? There's also an incorrect KJVO view of this verse, claiming the KJV is the culmination of the purifying process, a process in which God needed 7 tries to get His word right. Let's look at the verse, as written in the KJV: "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." (The NKJV reads, "LIKE silver...") Notice that David said, "*ARE* pure words". He THEN compared God's words with highly-refined silver. He says NOTHING about any purification process for God's words. Unbelievably, a highly-educated man, Dr. Lawrence Vance, is among those who hold this absolutely-incorrect view of V6. The words in the KJV couldn't be plainer in any other translation, showing David was COMPARING God's words with the purest physical precious thing he knew of. To me, if anyone states this verse shows God's words were refined 7 times, this person either has problems comprehending written English...or is deliberately telling a lie. Given Dr. Vance's education, which do you believe HE did? (I mention Dr. Vance because another member cited him as an authority and advocate of the KJVO myth. Dr. Vance's article is pasted into the now-closed "psalms 12:6-7" thread.) In summary, the KJVO view that God's word had to be purified seven times is a 3rd-degree humbug. May we keep the posts in this thread limited to the subject of Psalm 12:6 and the various views of what it's telling us?