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Archaic Words In The KJV

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, May 24, 2006.

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  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    Isaiah 1-3

    1:4 they are gone away backwards

    given to corruption

    1:13 vain oblations

    meaningless offerings

    1:14 they are a trouble unto me

    They have become a burdon to me

    1:24 I will ease me of mine adversaries

    I will vent my wrath on my foes

    1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired , and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen .

    You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks in which you have delighted ; you will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen .

    1:31 the strong shall be as tow

    the mighty man will become tinder

    2:6 they please themselves in the children of strangers

    clasp hands with pagans

    2:9 the mean man boweth down

    people will be brought low

    2:16 upon all pleasant pictures

    every stately vessel

    3:1 the stay and the staff

    both supply and support

    3:3 the eloquent orator

    clever enchanter

    3:4 babes shall rule over them

    children will govern them

    3:7 I will not be a healer

    I have no remedy

    3:8 to provoke the eyes of his glory

    defying his glorious presence

    3:10 they shall eat the fruit of their doings

    they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds

    3:12 destroy the way of the paths

    they turn you from the path

    3:17 the Lord will discover their secret parts

    the Lord will make their scalps bald

    3:18 their cauls , and their round tires like the moon

    crescent necklaces

    3:24 instead of a girdle a rent ... a stomacher ... burning instead of beauty

    instead of a sash , a rope ... instead of fine clothing , sackcloth ... instead of beauty , branding
  2. Rippon

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    Isaiah 4-9

    4:5 for upon all the glory shall be a defence

    over everything the glory will be a canopy .

    5:13 they have no knowledge

    for lack of understanding

    5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself , and openeth her mouth without measure

    Therefore the grave enlarges its appetite and opens wide its mouth

    5:17 Then shall lambs feed after their manner , and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat .

    Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture ; lambs will feed among the ruins of the rich .

    5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity

    Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit

    5:19 Let him make speed

    Let God hurry

    5:21 prudent


    5:23 take away the righteousness of the righteous from him

    deny justice to the innocent

    5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from afar , and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth .

    He lifts up a banner for the distant nations , he whistles for those at the ends of the earth .

    7:4 neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands

    Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood

    7:20 the hair of the feet

    the hair of your legs

    7:25 the treading of lesser cattle

    where sheep run

    8:9 Associate yourselves

    Raise the war cry

    8:12 confederacy


    8:19 wizards that peep

    spiritists who whisper

    8:21 hardly bestead and hungry

    distressed and hungry

    9:1 the dimness


    9:8 it hath lighted on Israel .

    it will fall on Israel .

    9:12 his hand is stretched out ( same terminology in 9:17 , and 10:4 )

    his hand is still upraised
  3. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

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    Ironic- I read the passage in Isa. 8:21 today and was wondering what 'bestead' meant. I underlined it to look up later and here is this post from Rippon.
  4. Rippon

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    Providential -- God works that way . That's neat ( is that an archaic word these days ?) Mexdeaf . One should not have to use a special decoder ring to understand something written in their own language , supposedly . Thank the Lord for newer versions which communicate in today's language and yet are faithful to the original .
  5. Rippon

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    Isaiah 10 - 15

    10:1 that write grievousness which they have prescribed

    to those who issue oppressive decrees

    10:5 the staff in their hand is mine indignation

    in whose hand is the club of my wrath !

    10:13 I am prudent

    I have understanding

    10:16 send among his fat ones leanness

    send a wasting disease upon his sturdy warriors

    10:18 and they shall be as when a standard bearer fainteth

    as when sick people waste away

    10:23 shall make a consumption

    will carry out the destruction

    10:33 the high ones of stature shall be hewn down

    The lofty tress will be felled .

    11:10 an ensign of the people ... his rest shall be glorious

    as a banner for the peoples ... his resting place shall be glorious

    13:2 shake the hand

    beckon to them

    13:3 my sanctified ones

    my holy ones

    13:8 their faces shall be as flames

    their faces aflame

    13:11 the terrible

    the ruthless

    13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold

    I will make people scarcer than pure gold

    13:21 satyrs shall dance about

    wild goats will leap about

    13:22 wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses

    hyenas will inhabit her strongholds

    14:11 viols


    14:16 shall narrowly look upon thee

    stare at you

    14:23 the bittern , and pools of water

    a place for owls and into swampland

    15:5 the mounting up ... they shall raise up a cry of destruction

    up the hill ... they lament their destruction
  6. Rippon

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    Isaiah 16 - 24

    16:11 my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab

    My heart laments for Moab like a harp

    17:10 and shalt set it with strange slips

    and plant imported vines

    18:2 to a nation scattered and peeled , to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto ; a nation meted out and trodden down , whose land the rivers have spoiled !

    to a people tall and smooth-skinned , to a people feared far and wide , an aggressive nation of strange speech , whose land is divided by rivers .

    18:4 like a clear heat upon herbs

    like shimmering heat in the sunshine

    19:14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof

    The Lord has poured into them a spirit of dizziness

    19:17 every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself

    everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified

    21:2 ( also 24:16 ) the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously

    The trader betrays

    21:13 The burden upon Arabia

    A prophecy concerning Arabia

    21:14 they prevented with their bread him that fled

    bring food for the fugitives

    22:2 full of stirs

    so full of commotion

    22:5 of perplexity


    22:8 the house of the forest

    the Palace of the Forest

    22:25 the burden that was upon it shall be cut off

    the load hanging on it will be cut down

    23:1 it is revealed to them

    word has come to them

    23:2 have replentished

    have enriched

    23:10 there is no more strength

    for you no longer have a harbor

    23:18 shall be holiness to the Lord

    be set apart for the Lord

    24:15 in the fires

    in the east
  7. Rippon

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    I thought that there were a number of verses in my last post , citing phrases from chapters 16-24 , which were particulary difficult in the KJV . Take another look at 17:10 ; 18:2 ; 21:14 ; 23:10 ; and 24:15 for examples .
  8. Rippon

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    Isaiah 27 - 29

    27:8 In measure , when it shouteth forth , thou wilt debate with it

    By warfare and exile you contend with her

    28:6 a spirit of judgment

    a spirit of justice

    28:7 have erred through wine

    stagger from wine

    28:16 he that believeth shall not make haste

    the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic

    28:18 your agreement with hell

    your agreement with the realm of the dead

    28:29 and excellent in working

    whose wisdom is magnificent

    29:4 as of one that hath a familiar spirit

    come ghostlike

    29:5 the multitude of thy strangers

    many enemies

    29:7 and her munition

    her fortress

    29:9 Stay yourselves

    Be stunned

    29:21 That make a man an offender for a word

    those who with a word make someone out to be guilty

    29:24 They also erred in spirit

    Those who are wayward in spirit

    Check out 28:7 ; 28:16 ; 28:29 ; and 29:9 in particular .
  9. Rippon

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    Isaiah 30 - 33

    30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south

    A prophecy concerning the animals of the Negev

    30:7 Their strength is to sit still

    I call her Rahab the Do-Nothing .

    30:26 the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people

    the Lord binds up the bruises of his people

    30:28 the sieve of vanity

    the sieve of destruction

    30:29 a holy solemnity is kept

    you celebrate a holy festival

    30:30 and shall shew the lighting down of his arm

    and will make them see his arm coming down

    30:32 the grounded staff shall pass which the Lord will lay upon him

    every stroke the Lord lays on them with his punishing club

    32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal , nor the churl said to be bountiful .

    No longer will the fool be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected .

    32:6 the vile person shall speak villany

    fools speak folly

    32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things , and by liberal things shall he stand .

    But the noble make noble plans , and by noble deeds they stand .

    33:2 be thou their arm every morning

    Be our strength every morning

    33:6 wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times

    the sure foundation for your times , a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge

    33:8 the wayfaring man ceaseth ... he regardeth no man

    no travelers are on the roads ... no one is respected

    33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror

    you will ponder the former terror

    33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people , a people of deeper speech than thou canst perceive

    You will see these arrogant people no more , people whose speech is obscure

    Check out 30:6,7 ; 32:5,6 ; 33:18 especially .
  10. Rippon

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    Isaiah 34 - 49

    34:8 for the controversy of Zion .

    to uphold Zion's cause .

    34:17 divided it unto them by line

    distributes them by measure

    36:5 ( but they are vain words )

    empty words

    38:10 I am deprived of the residue of my years .

    robbed of the rest of my years ?

    41:2 called him to his foot

    calling him in righteousness to his service ?

    41:21 Produce your cause

    Present your case

    42:1 he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles

    he will bring justice to the nations

    44:9 their delectable things shall not profit

    the things they treasure are worthless

    44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars

    who foils the signs of false prophets

    47:6 I have polluted mine inheritance

    descrecated my inheritance

    48:17 which teacheth thee to profit

    who teaches you what is best for you

    49:6 It is a light thing

    It is too small a thing

    49:21 where had they been ?

    where have they come from ?

    Check out 41:2 ; 42:1 ; 44:9,25 in particular .
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    Isaiah 53 - 65

    53:8 who shall declare his generation ?

    Yet who of his generation protested ?

    57:10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way

    You wearied yourself by such going about

    57:14 Cast ye up , cast ye up , prepare the way

    Build up , build up , prepare the road !

    57:19 I create the fruit of the lips

    creating praise on the lips of the mourners in Israel

    58:3 exact all your labours .

    and exploit all your workers .

    58:4 ye fast for strife and debate

    Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife

    58:9 the putting forth of the finger , and speaking vanity

    with the pointing finger and malicious talk .

    58:10 if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry

    if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry

    59:14 truth is fallen in the street , and equity cannot enter .

    truth has stumbled in the streets , honesty cannot enter .

    59:16 and wondered that there was no intercessor

    was appalled that there was no one to intervene

    60:5 flow together

    be radiant

    61:3 spirit of heaviness

    spirit of despair

    61:8 For I the Lord love judgment

    For I , the Lord , love justice

    65:20 the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed .

    those who fail to reach a hundred will be considered accursed .

    Ones to check out : 53:8 ; 58:3 ,4 ,9 ; 60:5 .
  12. Phillip

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    So, after ten pages.....your point is?
  13. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    The point is that there are archaic words when we read 17th century English.

    Something I don't think anyone would dispute.

    I think your point is well made Rippon
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