Most of us agree that the KJV usage of "God forbid " is a rather dynamic rendering in the KJV . I personally feel that is a bit sacreligious . Perhaps some of you can contribute examples where the KJV uses dynamic wordings . I am not in the least inferring that it is in the same category as The Message though . I'll start with the ending of Numbers 14:2 ... Would God we had died in the wilderness . The same ending in the TNIV for instance has : or died in the wilderness .