Friday nugget of light

Did you know that the Kjv 1611 has no copyright? Is this not pause for wonder in a world of commerce which thrives on the love of money? So go ahead and copy, redistribute, freely. And ask yourself why.

While I’m here, as other translations are helpful to many, the King’s version is the monarch of books. Written in understated elegance which does not flatter, full of matter-of-factness which stirs intellect, affection, and bare bones attention to detail, the book takes you from elementary learning, to calculus squared, if you are interested that is.

From botany and the origin of the species, to climate, gender, flora, fauna, cosmology, the contents will take you where so few fear to go- to the outer limits of truth and beyond, past the cherubim, past the portals of death, to the waters above the waters, and the broken windows of heaven, to the very throne of God itself, where doth abode forever Truth and light.

Yes, light! That daily reminder of truth which we so take for granted- it is always there so to speak, but commonplace is no excuse for ignoring the extraordinary.

So take a gander at that most illustrious of Psalms, 119, and read of the sweet singers pointing to that light which is a lamp unto our feet, that light which guides like a perfect needle on the compass in a world where fog is applauded as clarity. Yes, dependable clarity.

Contrast that to dark speeches given by late night comedians who are secret politicians, plying their craft to they with itching ears, whose ears have been polished by lying science pretenders who swear they KNOW there is no God, that light ACCIDENTALLY appeared to further aid demonic evolution….

So yeah, here’s a shout out to God’s word, thankful for His promise of the covenant given as a reminder by way of the spectacular rainbow- which word is finer than gold- which word is forever settled in heaven- which word confirms day and night, hot and cold, male and female, the sun and moon, and which word promises the restitution of ALL things.

God’s word, GOOD. Extra, extra, read all about it, and you will still after 100 years study, only but scratch the surface. and the kjv, better than all.

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7 Responses to Friday nugget of light

  1. Interesting! I love the KJV, but I read a lot of Shakespeare and Chaucer, so I speak the language. I’m actually just grateful when people read something resembling a Bible. 🙂

    That said, I really value how the KJV speaks of “love” as “charity” Charity is not related to money so much as it is about grace. To be charitable towards others is to show them grace. Also, the ESV annoys me sometimes because some changes have been made to that version in very recent history. Most famous, “her desire shall be AGAINST her husband,” whereas every other version all through history including the KJV says, “desire FOR her husband.” Seems like a triffle and yet, wow, some people built an entire ideology around it.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Good point re. the for/against. I too could cite thousands of problemesque similarities.

      But the cadence of the 1611 rings like no other. And the obvious Thou concerning the Lord is as it should be.

      Even in language He should be above all. But I do admit the value of other translations/ especially if people are reading/ thinking. 🙂

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    I got my KJV after passing an exam at Sunday school. So, you can imagine that was a long time ago!
    In fact it is so old that it doesn’t even have the explanation regarding the long ending to Mark.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Never heard of an exam. And btw, any ‘explanation’ is merely commentary, but tks for saying as much.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Never heard of an exam.

        I was a small child, so from what I can recall it was a sort of test about the bible. I remember the pastor handing out sweets while all the kids ticked off the answers.
        It’s the oldest book I own and traveled half way across the world with me when I left England and settled in South Africa.
        It sits on a small wall mounted bookshelf above my desk.

        Commentary, explanation. The point being of course s that the long ending is considered an interpolation and my point was it does not feature in my old copy.
        The upgraded version causes one to raise an eyebrow regarding the ”Infallible Word”.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          If you were so inclined, there are just as many good explanations for all the bad ones you can find.
          There is a majesty (as it should be) not seen in modern versions. The scribes were tasked with recording in detail what was already written, hence the Ark of the covenant originally. Even today, people stand up when scripture is read.

          Our society is pretty much dead or foreign when it comes to revering something t5hat should be held in the highest esteem.

          If you were not influenced by ‘other voices,’ such as ‘can’t trust this,’ ‘cant trust that,’ you just may be singing my tune.

          And for what its work, the translators of the AV were not stupid men.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          I have probably read both (good and bad) reasons for the long ending. In fact there are three known long endings, as I’m sure you know.

          That a long ending was added at all tells much and then casts aspersions on Matthew & Luke. as they used material from Mark for their gospels.
          Matthew used approximately 600 verses of Mark, as we know.

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