Why does the KJV have [questionable] material in it?

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  1. Daniel David

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    If the KJV is God's preserved word, then God's preserved word didn't exist until 1611. The KJV does not use one Greek and Hebrew manuscript alone. It incorporates words and phrases from manuscripts that are not found in the Textus Receptus, which is the main text that they used.

    Here's my favorite example:

    Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also]. 1 John 2:23 KJV

    In the KJV, the translators let the reader know when certain words are not actually in the Greek or Hebrew by placing them in italics. In 1 John 2:23, the entire second clause is in italics! "...but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." Since this clause was not in the supposedly "preserved" Textus Receptus, why did the "inspired" KJV translators include it?

    The answer will surely infuriate the KJV-only crowd. Check out your New American Standard Version. It has the same words as the KJV, only the second clause is not italicized! That clause IS found in the Alexandrian manuscripts, but not the Textus Receptus! Would you believe it...the King James translators relied on a reading from the Alexandrian manuscript for their translation!

    [snip]

    KJVO have been duped and under deception and it is clouding truth and stunting growth.

    [ October 13, 2002, 02:47 PM: Message edited by: Pastor Bob 63 ]
     
  2. Scott J

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    PTW, Worse yet, that reading might have come from the RCC Bible, the Vulgate. You know Bishop Andrewes was kind of in favor of reunion with Rome any way... maybe this was a subtle attempt... to close the gap.

    Seriously though, do the 'Noles have a shot against the 'Canes?
     
  3. Daniel David

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    Here is the problem with KJVO. The want certainty above what the Bible says. Inerrancy is a doctrine taken from Scripture. KJVO is a doctrine made up by misguided people used to deceived more misguided people. The KJV translators didn't believe what KJVO teaches.

    Probably not. I think we are going to get stomped. I can count on one hand the number of times I thought the Noles could not win a game. I have been a fan since '91.

    Like all good arguments for KJVO, I am out.
     
  4. Scott J

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    Amen to the first part... and this coming from someone who likes and uses the KJV.

    I hope you're wrong about the second part. I detest both the Gators and Miami. I would love to see FSU as the Florida champs. In reality though we will probably both have a disappointing weekend. Georgia will probably beat UT as bad as Miami beats FSU. The only ray of sunshine is that either Texas or OU will have a loss on Saturday.

    Out like the number of Vol players with season ending injuries... then again in like the number of those guys that are going to be awesome next year.
     
  5. Japheth

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    It means the KJV translators were HONEST egnough to put italics in the verses;a lot is changed when you go from Greek/Hebrew to English. What makes a good sentense in Greek/Hebrew don't mean it will make plain sense in English.
     
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    No, Japheth, you are clearly ignoring the point. The point is that the KJV is not solely based on the TR. If someone wants to still use that line, what do you do with what I previously said?

    The KJV translators took from the corrupt, [snip] text of Westcott and Hort.

    I can almost hear that old, worn-out line as to why the NKJV should be rejected.

    Apparently, the didn't buy into the same logic put forth by KJVO.

    [ October 13, 2002, 02:49 PM: Message edited by: Pastor Bob 63 ]
     
  7. Anti-Alexandrian

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    Again,you are wrong;W&H was not even ALIVE in1611 :rolleyes: It sates CLEARLY in the KJV dedicatory that they did IN FACT have access to other text;but did not use them.
     
  9. Daniel David

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    Wow, a false creed invented by KJVO to purposely misrepresent the Critical Text position! I am shocked that they would stoop so low! :eek: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek:

    KJVONLY, that contributed nothing to the discussion. With all due respect, please hijack a different thread. Thank you.
     
  10. Daniel David

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    Japheth, the text itself might not have been discovered until recently. However, it would have been translated into other languages and such. We can look back and see where they got it (indirectly). They did not exclusively use the TR.
     
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    Can you cite this portion of hte 1611 dedicatory for us please?
     
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    Oh! PLEASE! :(
    PREACH THE WORD , leave those KJVO extremists alone!
    Sorry to say, but it is SILLY!
    Let's talk about something make sense, would you?
    Umm, even talking about major league playoff makes much more sense!
     
  13. RaptureReady

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    That clause IS found in the Alexandrian manuscripts.

    Might I ask, how do you know? [​IMG]
     
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    I'm KJBO, and I believe the reason there are italicised words is because whne translating any language you have to at times add basic words for it to be readable. Such as in Spanish. HTe phrase: Quatos anos teines?; of "How old are you?" when translated directly from Spanish means something to the effect of "Years how many have you?"
    Every language has variations, and that is the reason why there are some italicised words.
    If you don't believe that the KJB is God's word, then how can I help you? Do you see what I mean?
    God said that His word was settled in Heaven forever. No matter what anyone says, you cannot change that.
    Why are people always looking for a fault in the Bible?
    If I asked you to show me a copy of God's word, you'd show me hundreds of versions. If I asked you to show me God's preserved word, you'd tell me i didn't exist.
    And if it dosn't exist, then how do we know we can trust what we already have in the Bible.
    If we can't trust the Bible, then how can we know we are saved?
    Why must people constanly doubt? God said it, that settles it.
    You can trust God's word {and knowing my personality, you know what "version" I speak of} for everything. It's true, and without error! Why would God give us something that had error in it? He wants us to know the truth. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set ye free..."
    I'm thankful that I'm so simple minded that I can just take God at His word, and leave it at that.
    ~Abby [​IMG]
     
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    Amen, saved by grace 1999 [​IMG]
     
  17. Joe Turner

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    Let me just add for the record that, while I certainly can't speak for all KJVO's, the majority of us DO NOT get infuriated over silly attempts to attack the word of God. I personally got a good chuckle out of Preach the Word's post. He seemed a wee bit agitated for some reason. [​IMG]
     
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    That proves the KJV is not the Word of God, or else the Greek and Hebrew texts-- whichever particular ones tickle your funnybone-- are not the Word of God. Do you believe in a God whose words do not make sense from one language to another?
     
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    Very nice acknowledgment that the KJV adds to to Word of God.
     
  20. Anti-Alexandrian

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    So you mean to tell me that Koine Greek will read and speak word for word like English?? I doubt that;it is unfortunate that you doubt that God could preserve his word for us. But,that is your opinion; which, much like your posts, are worthless.

    [ October 11, 2002, 09:16 PM: Message edited by: KJVONLY ]
     

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