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In Psalm 22:21 is the Bible speaking of "unicorns"?

I was reading Psalm 22 (from this question) and I found this verse: Psalms 22:21 (KJV) Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. When I switched ...
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In Isaiah 14:12 did the King James translator make a mistake using the term Lucifer to describe morning star?

KJV Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! NRSV Isaiah 14:12 How you are fallen from ...
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How can we reconcile 2 Samuel 6:23 & 2 Samuel 21:7-9?

2 samuel 6:23 (KJV) 23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death. 2 samuel 21:7-9 (KJV) 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of ...
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What is the argument against the authenticity of 1 John 5:7-8 in the KJV?

I was reading through Lee Strobel's The Case for the Real Jesus and came across a passage in the book that indicates the inauthenticity of 1 John 5:7-8 in the King James Version: 1 John 5:7-8 (KJV) ...
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Misleading "but" in Matthew 5:22 KJV?

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: ...
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Does Proverbs 18:24 say "must be friendly" or "may come to ruin"?

In the King James, Prov. 18:24 reads "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." This appears to be an admonition for the ...
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Why is 1 John 5:7-8, found in the KJV, kept in the NKJV when it is believed to be inauthentic?

1 John 5:7-8 King James Version (KJV) 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that ...
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In Psalm 12:6-7 who or what will God preserve from that generation?

I'm doing a personal Bible study on the KJV Only doctrine. KJVO advocates point to Psalm 12:6-7 as evidence for the inerrancy of the KJV (or the source manuscripts used by them). The words of the ...
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In Genesis 6:4 how should נְפִילִים (nephilim/giants) be translated?

Are there other translations of the word "Giant"? Please note that this question is related to this question. Genesis 6:4 KJV There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, ...
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How convincing were the proofs of the resurrection in Acts 1:3?

In studying Acts this week in Turkish, I noticed that there is considerable difference in between translations of Acts 1:3. A quick look through English translations shows a similar range of ...
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KJV Romans 12:3 according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith

In the King James Bible Romans 12:3 states ... "according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith"... Does this mean his followers were given a different "measure of faith"; that each ...
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Origin of Pleonastic Phrasology in the Bible

I noticed a phraseology in the King James Version of the bible that is strange to a modern English speaker. It involves two forms of the same word in close proximity in a sentence. Before posting this ...
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How does the Douay Rheims Bible translate שַׁדַּי as God of Jacob in Psalms 91:1?

Psalms 91 Douay Rheims Bible 1 He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. Psalms 91:1 KJV 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the ...
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KJV - Jeremiah 34:16 why some KJV says "whom ye" and some KJV says "whom he"?

From BibleHub: "whom ye" From BibleDotCom: "whom he" From KJV 1611 on Amazon: "whom ye" From KJV 1611 on Bible Protector: "whom ye" From Wikipedia (wikisource): ...
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Why is the phrase 'not being myself under the law' missing in 1 Corinthians 9:20 in the KJV?

1 Corinthians 9:20 KJV 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 1 ...
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Why is John 5:4 missing in the NIV?

John 5:3-5 NIV 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4] [b] 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. John 5:3-5 KJV 3 ...
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Why does the KJV add "desire" to Mark 11:24?

Mark 11:24 ESV: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 KJV: Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ...
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Genesis 2:10 - Why are the verbs and the participle translated into English past tense?

The Hebrew text of Gen. 2:10 states, וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת הַגָּן וּמִשָּׁם יִפָּרֵד וְהָיָה לְאַרְבָּעָה רָאשִׁים Several words capture my attention: יֹצֵא which is conjugated as ...
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Was only the woman to be scourged in Leviticus 19:20?

Does Leviticus 19:20 (KJV) suggest that when a man has sex with an engaged slave woman, the woman, but not the man, is to be scourged? This does not seem fair. And whosoever lieth carnally with a ...
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Does 1 Cor 1:21 suggest preaching is foolish?

Contextually speaking, does 1 Corinthians 1:21 in the KJV suggest that preaching is a foolish thing? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the ...
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Why does the KJV translate בָּאֲפֵ֖ר as ashes in 1 Kings 20:38

וַיֵּ֙לֶךְ֙ הַנָּבִ֔יא וַיַּעֲמֹ֥ד לַמֶּ֖לֶךְ עַל־הַדָּ֑רֶךְ וַיִּתְחַפֵּ֥שׂ בָּאֲפֵ֖ר עַל־עֵינָֽיו׃ 1 Kings 20:38 KJV 38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised ...
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How do we justify the transaltion of NIV in 2 Samuel 12:31?

2 Samuel 12:31 reads: וְאֶת-הָעָם אֲשֶׁר-בָּהּ הוֹצִיא, וַיָּשֶׂם בַּמְּגֵרָה וּבַחֲרִצֵי הַבַּרְזֶל וּבְמַגְזְרֹת הַבַּרְזֶל וְהֶעֱבִיר אוֹתָם במלכן (בַּמַּלְבֵּן), וְכֵן יַעֲשֶׂה, לְכֹל ...
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Meaning of "ἄρτιος"(artios) in II Tim 3:17

II Tim 3:17 says, "ἵνα ἄρτιος ᾖ ὁ τοῦ θεοῦ ἄνθρωπος πρὸς πᾶν ἔργον ἀγαθὸν ἐξηρτισμένος".(TR Stephanus-1550) "That complete might be the of God man towards every work good, having been fully ...
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What is the meaning of "whom I serve from my forefathers" in 2 Timothy 1:3?

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; (2 Timothy 1:3, KJV) (Emphasis added) What does "whom ...
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Does the Queen James Bible twist the original language the Scriptures were written in?

The QJV, a pro - homosexuality translation based off of the KJV, published in 2012 by an anonymous group of editors, removes all "homophobic" references, claiming that the first homophobic ...
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Given that the Greek text for Revelation 5:3-4 twice gives the word for ‘one’, why does the AV twice say ‘man’?

Rev 5:3-4 (AV, emphasis added) “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to ...
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How should we understand Gen 31:24 in view of the context (i.e., Laban speaks to Jacob) and an apparent Hebrew language nuance?

How should we understand Gen 31:24 in view of the context (i.e., Laban speaks to Jacob) and an apparent Hebrew language nuance? The King James Version (“KJV”) provides a marginal note at Gen 31:24 ...
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Why does the KJV say "people perish" in Pr. 29:18?

Can anyone tell me why the KJV translates the Hebrew words yipara am as “people perish” in Pr. 29:18? (The Hebrew word am means people and yipara means unrestrained.) Other translations render yipara ...
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Did the Wise Men see the Star of Bethlehem at the east?

We read at Matthew 2:1-2 King James Version (KJV): Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, ...
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When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6?

When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6? Hebrews 1:6 (KJV): And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the ...
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What are the various Bible Versions up till 1611?

My initial research suggests that a Bible Translation has to do with translating the Bible from one language into another. However, I have been asked to find out how many Bible Versions there were ...
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Does the Gospel of John teach Christian Universalism?

John 1:29 KJV The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 12:47 KJV And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I ...
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Why is the word "honeycomb", in Luke 24:42, missing from most Bible translations?

King James, together with a few other translations, has "fish and honeycomb" in Luke 24:42, while most other translations only mention "fish". Why is "honeycomb" missing? ...
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Who gives the word in Acts 9:15 the Father or Jesus?

Who gives the word in Acts 9:15 the Father or Jesus? Or even the Holy Spirit? And if it's one of them, how could I know the letter (LORD) refers to Jesus Or Father? I feel confused to explain it to my ...
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Verbs in Lord’s Prayer

“Thy Kingdom come” in Lord’s Prayer: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 KJV) Q1. Does this mean: A1. We hope and pray that your kingdom will come. Or A2. ...
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Proverbs 26:10 - Are modern translations right to involve an 'archer'?

I'm trying to interpret Proverbs 26:10, but as I've attempted to cross-reference more and more sources, I keep finding radically different translations: "Like an archer who wounds at random, so ...
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How can we clearly understand what the punctuation marks in the KJV mean? [closed]

There are many Bible passages where it seems to me that a clear understanding of the usage of punctuation marks would shed light on the meaning of these passages. For example, Revelation 20:4: And ...
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In Luke 2:22, why does the King James Version translate «τοῦ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτῶν» as “her purification”?

In Luke 2:22, it is written, And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; KJV, 1769 Καὶ ὅτε ...
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Various translations of Psalm 19:3

Psalm 19:1-3 in the English Standard Version reads: 1 The heavens declare the glory of God,        and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours ...
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Why do some translations of Ephesians 4:9 have the word "first" and others do not?

I am wondering about the logic behind some translations including the word "first" in Ephesians 4:9 when other translations do not. For example, the KJV/NKJV include the word "first&...
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Rev 8:7 is it a third part of the trees or third part of earth burned up?

Significant differences between NIV and KJV in Revelation 8:7. NIV has "A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up" while KJV has only trees mentioned "and ...
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Isaiah 14:6 - KJV/NKJV disagrees with other translations?

Below are different English Bible translations of Isaiah 14:5-6. Verse 5 is included for context. KJV 5The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 6He who smote ...
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Why does the NIV translate Psalms 52:1 differently than many other translations?

Psalms 52:1 NIV Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? Psalm 52 King James Version (KJV) 52 Why ...
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The meaning of Gen. 20:16 AV

I cannot understand the meaning of the word reproved in the following verse of the King James Bible: And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, ...
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Did Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton borrow from the King James Version (KJV) when translating or editing his English Septuagint?

There are some New Testament allusions or quotations in the King James Version (KJV) that don't precisely match the Old Testament (KJV) source that they point to; however, such allusions or quotations ...
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Heb. 2:16 --- Is the translation of the KJV accurate?

The King James Version (1611) seems to take some liberty in its translation of Heb. 2:16: Notice how the font of "the nature of" (as well as "him") is different from the rest of the verse, indicating ...
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Did Solomon have 40k or 4k horses/stallls?

Did Solomon have 4k or 40k horses (or stalls for horses)? 2 Chronicles 9:25. And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the ...
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How to understand the KJV translation of Psalms 68:8?

Psalms 68:8 KJV 8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. Psalms 68:8 NIV the earth shook, the heavens ...
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Why might the KJV and YLT translations of James 2:1 ('Lord' of glory) differ?

This is a question about the KJV and the TR Greek text. ... του κυριου ημων ιησου χριστου της δοξης [James 2:1 TR - Stephens, Beza, Elzevir, Scrivener - identical] ... our Lord Jesus Christ, the ...
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What was the 'testimony' that Aaron's rod was brought before?

Numbers 17:10 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a sign against the rebels; and you shall put away their murmurings from me, that they ...
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