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"penance" found in the KJV-only stream

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Logos1560, May 3, 2008.

  1. Logos1560

    Logos1560 Active Member
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    It may be surprising to some but the rendering "penance" is actually found in translations or Bibles that are placed in the KJV-only view's stream or line of good Bibles.

    A number of KJV-only authors include the old Wycliffe's Bible made from the Latin in their good stream. For example, KJV-only authors such as Ruckman, Ray, Carter, Cummons, Cimino, Steward, and Bradley listed Wycliffe's Bible as a good Bible even though it translated Matthew 3:2 as "Saying, Do ye penance" (The Gospels, p. 11 and John Wycliff and the English Bible, p. 92).

    Along with its use at Matthew 3:2, this rendering "penance" is also found other times in Wycliffe's (Matt. 21:29; 21:32; Mark 6:12; Luke 5:32; 13:3, 5; 15:7, etc.).

    Some KJV-only advocates may not include Wycliffe's Bible in their good stream.

    The pre-1611 English Bibles (Tyndale's to Bishops') of which the KJV was a revision are included in the KJV-only view's good stream of Bibles. One of those Bibles [the 1535 Coverdale's Bible] of which the KJV was a revision has the rendering "penance" a few times.

    The rendering "penance" can be found in the 1535 Coverdale's Bible at Matthew 3:8, 12:41, Luke 10:13, 11:32, 15:7, 10, 16:30, Acts 3:19 and 26:20. In his prologue to his 1535 Bible, Coverdale wrote: "Be not thou offended therefore (good Reader) though one call a scribe, that another calleth a lawyer; or elders, that another calleth father & mother; or repentance, that another calleth penance or amendment."


     
  2. Dale-c

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    THis is the actual quote of the verse
     
  3. Rippon

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    I know a form of that word will not be found in the Martin Luter translation. When he had his spiritual breakthrough (which started the Reformation) he particularly fought against that Roman Catholic concept. Repentance yes, penance -- emphatically no.
     
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