The American Wisdom Series


"The Famine is Coming"
(In Fact, Has Already Started!)
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"  Amos 8:12 "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it."
Will we endure until the end?
Please note: The Lord said, "He will send a famine in the land" I believe it is all part of God's plan to test our faith and commitment to Him, prior to His (Christ's) return at the seventh trump. To see how much we really do love Him and to see how hard we are willing to study to show ourselves approved. - 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Or will we worship Satan, as if he is God, when he arrives on earth five months prior to our Lord's return?
I believe God has allowed Satan, through his children, the Kenites, to make alterations in our Bibles. When I compare some of our most popular new versions of the Bible to the original 1611 King James Bible it is shocking what I've found. Many of them published since the 1970s.
I have chosen verses from the 1611 King James Bible to compare with the same verses from the New International version, The New Revised Standard version, and The New King James version (be cautious of this one also). Leave me say, Satan has been at work doing every thing our Lord has allowed him to do to contribute to this famine in the land that Amos is telling us about. 

The Kenites under Satan's spiritual guidance have been laying the ground work for the famine Amos is talking about, in Amos 8:11, for better than 50 years now (actually the Kenite scribes have been altering manuscripts for 2 or 3 thousand years), but ever since the invention of movable printing type in the 1500s, making it possible and profitable to mas-produce printed Bibles, Satan has had to change his strategy and is now altering the mas-produced printed word (Bibles), instead of manuscripts. That is what we're seeing in these new versions printed since the 1970s.  The publisher of the NIV says some of the ancient manuscripts don't contain these verses. I guess not! The Kenite scribes had already eliminated them! But it is going to come upon us faster and faster and faster, the closer we get to the end of this earth age, when Christ returns and that will happen during this generation of "The Fig Tree"
.Live Link to->>.> The Parable of the Fig Tree
But first Satan will come to earth in person claiming he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:1   Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Note: In verse 4 Paul did not say, he as Jesus, or the Christ, sitteth in the temple of God and he did not say, shewing himself that he is Jesus or the Christ. 
No, Paul said ... "he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God". We, who study "His Word" know that Jesus is God who was manifest in the flesh, but we also know how to recognize Satan when he  comes claiming to be God, prior to Christ's return.

 I believe verse four opens the door for Satan, when he appears here
on earth in person, to say to the people who believes in, as do the
Baha'i, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism believers  that he is their god and to most the professing Christian majority, who haven't studied their Bibles, and instead believe what man says will already assume he is the Christ come to rapture them into the clouds, that he is Jesus.  And since he is a supernatural archangel, having the ability to perform miracles in the sight of men; They will all believe him and worship him as God.
Then, FIVE MONTHS after Satan's arrival, claiming he is God, the real Jesus Christ, will return AND FIND THE WHOLE WORLD EXCEPT FOR HIS ELECT, who have studied the BIBLE, AND KNOW JESUS CHRIST, when He  comes RIGHT HERE TO EARTH to set up His Kingdom WILL CHANGE ALL OF US IN TO OUR NEW CELESTIAL BODIES IN A INSTANT. We will know he (Satan) the spurious messiah is a
fake, if we are still in our flesh and  blood bodies and we won't worship him !!!  Read 2Thessalonians 2:3-4 and 1 Corinthians 15:40-53
Rev. 19:
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True  and in righteousness he doth judge and make war Rev. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself.    Christ "does judge and make war". when He returns. The only people He will not make war with are THOSE CHRISTIANS WHO KNEW THAT WAS SATAN SITTING IN THE TEMPLE SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD and: therefore, did not worship him.
All of this "Because of the Famine"
Christian, do you know how to tell the difference; will you recognize that Satan is the fraud, the spurious messiah? Will your children know? Will your grandchildren know?
How will they know unless you tell them? BECAUSE OF THE FAMINE
At the rate these changes are being made in our Bibles, in another few revisions there are things that you and I know, which our children and grandchildren won't find in their new Bible versions. You won't find some of these things now unless you have an original 1611 King James Bible!
You may still find some of this information at another place in that particular translation of the Bible, if you diligently search, but I am sure you won't find this missing information, as originally translated, at all in revisions to come.

Things like:

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
   The virgin conception.
the bright and morning star.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God.
   That many will corrupt the word of God.
God was manifest in the flesh.
   That we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.   
Of science falsely so called.
I'll point out some of these changes they've made shortly. I even found a whole verse missing from two versions! They just left it out. Now, I ask, how many of us double check to be sure that numbers aren't skipped when we read the Bible. Nor should we have to!
I'm sure we haven't seen anything yet. It is only going to get worse, the closer we get to "The Lord's Day"!

We already have a lack of Biblical instruction coming from the "one verse" Revs. manning the pulpits in most of our Christian churches. They no longer preach or teach the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse, rightly dividing the "Word of God".
I won't even talk about those Sunday School quartiles written by man, leaving "God says" out of the equation. 
We add on top of that a compromised Bible and our children and grandchildren won't stand a chance. They won't even know salvation is available to them or that it is the shed blood of Christ, on the cross that washes away their sin!
Or as in some of our Christian churches, the path to salvation is offered every Sunday; But with never any, as Paul says, "meat of his word" coming in the future years of attendance, Just more milk, Sunday after Sunday; never rightly divided!
I Corinthians 3:2
 "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." 
So what we have are some churches who don't teach Christ's way to salvation at all and other churches who do but, are careful not to let you grow up in the "Word of God" being afraid that if you do you may cause some divisions in the clicks that they have built.
Either way the goal of our modern Christian church is, don't do anything that may discourage anyone's continuous attendance.
The collection plate, rather than our Lord's kingdom becomes the major thing of importance to them.

Can you see what Paul is trying to point out to us here? When you get too deep in dominationalism, then you are so focused on the things of the Word that make your church different from the others, that you miss the entire spiritual plan of God. You throw out most of the Word for the sake of defending your position. 

You are wandering through the forest bumping into the trees, and you don't even know that the things you are bumping into are trees.

Most Christians, TODAY, don't know what the trees represent, because they are studying from their church Sunday school quarterlies, instead of their Bible; If they study at all! 

Our children and grandchildren won't even know where to look! Or even know they have been using a corrupted Bible!

"Do you see men as trees walking?"  If you don't, please pray that the Lord teaches you to "see clearly" and teach it to your chrildren and grandchildren before the worst of the famine comes upon us. 
(live link-) to-"See Men as Trees Walking" 

   For as Joel says, Joel 1:3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.  

Joel 1:5  Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. Do you know who causes the new wine to be cut off? It is a false nation, a nation likened unto devouring locusts who will rip and tear like the cheek teeth of a great lion and strip bare all that is green with life and liberty and happiness before them, leaving total spiritual desolation in their wake. Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.  Live Link to- Joel

Joel identified this nation from Amos 6:4 as stemming from the Kenite controlled nation from the house of Hemath. It grows into the New World Order which is then headed by Apollyon, Satan, king of the locust army! Rev. 9:11 "And they [the locusts] had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." Do you know who he is? Oh good, you looked it up Strong's Concordance! That's right, he is Satan the Destroyer, the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, i.e. the abominable one who destroys or makes desolate!
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To quote the prophet Joel:
Joel 1:1
The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. [2] Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? [3] Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
This is why we are to study God's Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse, and include the entire Word of God.

In denominationalism (at least in some of the better denominations) there is a focus on salvation and baptism, over and over to the same people, and they never get beyond the spiritual milk bottle. 
Sucking on the spiritual bottle and the changing of spiritual diapers is the depth of their sermons.The milk of the Word is beautiful, but for growth a Christian needs the meat of the Word to give them strength in their understand. It is in the meat of the Word that gives us our spiritual armor, that will protect us and enable us to stand in these final days. (Beware that some denominations are no more Christian than your average local social club)

Our Christian churches are adding to the famine and what they don't accomplish the Bible revisionists will!

 The newer versions of the Bible are being compromised in order to take away the true meaning of very important scriptural information. (by newer I mean if the version of your Bible was published within the past 50 or so years. Look at the date of the last revision on the copyright page)    (Is it newer than 1070? If so it is most likely corrupted !!!!!
Even in the 1611 King James version of the Bible I find some things where I question if the translators may have allowed their own personal misunderstanding of God's Word cloud their translation at times. But, the 1611 KJV is supported by far more evidence than the newer versions.

 Of over 5300 pieces of manuscript evidence, ninety-five percent supports the 1611 King James Bible! (I'm speaking here about the original 1611 KJV, not the New King James Version, which was first published in 1979. (Although I don't personally have a copy of the New King James Version, I am told that there were over 100,000 translation changes made from the original version.

And a great number were made to bring the new version of the King James Bible in line with the readings of such perversions as the New International Version and the Revised Standard Version

So Beware!
  I am told that In the NKJV, there are 22 omissions of "hell", 23 omissions of "blood", 44 omissions of "repent", 50 omissions of "heaven", 51 omissions of "God", and 66 omissions of "Lord". The terms "devils", "damnation", "JEHOVAH", and "new testament" are completely omitted.

These  changes in the new versions of the Bible, are based on the remaining five percent of manuscrips, most of which are from Alexandria, Egypt. (There are only two lines of Bibles: the Devil's line from Alexandria, and the Lord's line from Antioch.)

We hear much talk these days about "older" and "more authoritative" manuscripts, but we aren't hearing much about the origin of these manuscripts. It is a well established fact that there are only two lines of Bibles: one coming from Antioch, Syria (known as the Syrian or Byzantine type text), and one coming from Alexandria, Egypt (known as the Egyptian or Hesycnian type text).
 The Syrian text from Antioch is the Majority text from which our King James 1611 comes, and the Egyptian text is the Minority text from which the new perversions come.
Never mind Rome and her
 Western text, for she got her manuscripts from Alexandria.)

The manuscripts from Antioch were mostly copied by Bible-believing Christians for the purpose of winning souls and spreading the word of God

The manuscripts from Alexandria were produced by infidels such as Origen Adamantius and Clement of Alexandria. These manuscripts are corrupted with Greek philosophy (read Col. 2:8 below), and allegorical foolishness (not believing God's word literally). 

Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:"

Did you get that? Don't let the "tradition of men" spoil you. Don't let the elements, and rudiments of the world spoil and draw you away from the faith that you have in Christ Jesus. Philosophy is the reasoning by man to justify the guilt that comes by his evil works. When they/you reason away the sins you have done, your conscience will not bother you. The Kenites are skilled in the philosophy bringing people down by their vain deceit, which is their boastful pride. That is what caused Satan's fall and that is also what will bring down many Christians.

Today many philosophers mean well, and many of them even call themselves Christians. In their churches they get together and read their philosophy right from the pulpit, yet they have no idea if it is Biblical or not. Your "church creed", do you know if that creed is Biblical or is it a form of the "traditions of men"? Today many religious systems adopt slogans, sayings and deed that are absolutely contrary to the Word of God, and in a sense make it void. You keep from falling into the traps of those commitments by studying God's Word, and checking out what you are asked to believe by that church system. Don't listen to any man without checking him out with the Word of God, that is your only authority.

The strange thing is that most Christians aren't paying any attention to what God's word says about these two places! Notice how the Holy Spirit casts Egypt and Alexandria in a NEGATIVE light, while His comments on Antioch tend to be very positive:

Egypt and Alexandria

1. Egypt is first mentioned in connection with Abraham not trusting Egyptians around his wife (Gen. 12:10-13).

2. One of the greatest types of Christ in the Bible was sold into Egypt as a slave (Gen. 37:36).

3. Joseph did not want his bones left in Egypt (Gen. 50:25).

4. God killed all the firstborn of Egypt (Exo. 12:12).

5. God calls Egypt "the house of bondage" (Exo. 20:4).

6. God calls Egypt an "iron furnace" (Deu. 4:20).

7. The Kings of Israel were even forbidden to get horses from Egypt (Deu. 17:16), so why should we look there for a Bible?

8. The Jews were forbidden to go to Egypt for help (Jer. 42:13-19).

9. God plans to punish Egypt (Jer. 46:25).

10. God calls His Son out of Egypt (Hos. 11:1; Mat. 2:15).

11. Egypt is placed in the same category as Sodom (Rev. 11:8).

12. The first time Alexandria is mentioned in the Bible, it is associated with unbelievers, persecution, and the eventual death of Stephen (Acts 6:9; 7:54-60).

13. The next mention of Alexandria involves a lost preacher who has to be set straight on his doctrine (Acts 18:24-26).

14. The last two times we read about Alexandria is in Acts 27:6 and Acts 28:11. Here we learn that Paul was carried to his eventual death in Rome by two ships from Alexandria .

Alexandria was the second largest city of the Roman Empire, with Rome being the first. It was founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great (a type of the Antichrist in Daniel 8). Located at the Nile Delta, Alexandria was the home of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. Also, during the second and third centuries B.C., it was the home of a massive library containing between 500,000 and 700,000 volumes. It was also the home of a catechetical school once headmastered by the great apostate Adamantius Origen (185-254 A.D.).

 QUESTION: In light of what God's word says about higher knowledge and philosophy (I Cor. 1:22; Rom. 1:22; Gen. 3:5; Col. 2:8; I Cor. 8:1), why would any serious Christian expect to find the true word of God in Alexandrian manuscripts? 


1. Upon it's first mention, we find that Antioch is the home of a Spirit-filled deacon (Acts 6:3-5). Do you suppose it is a mere accident that the Holy Spirit first mentions Antioch in the same chapter where He first mentions Alexandria?

2. In Acts 11:19, Antioch is a shelter for persecuted saints.

3. The first major movement of the Holy Ghost among the Gentiles occurs in Antioch (Acts 11:20-21).

4. Paul and Barnabas taught the Bible in Antioch for a whole year (Acts 11:26).

5. The disciples were first called "Christians" at Antioch (Acts 11:26).

6. The church at Antioch sends relief to the poor saints at Jerusalem (Acts 11:27-30).

7. The first missionary journey is sent out from Antioch (Acts 13:1-3).

8. Antioch remains the home base or headquarters of the early church (Acts 14:19-26; 15:35).

9. The final decision of the Jerusalem council was first sent to Antioch (Acts 15:19-23, 30), because Antioch was the home base.

10. Antioch was the location of Paul setting Peter straight on his doctrine (Gal. 2:11).

Founded in 300 B.C. by Seleucus Nicator, Antioch was the third largest city of the Roman Empire. Located in Syria, about twenty miles inland from the Mediterranean on the Orontes River, Antioch had it's own sea port and more than it's share of travelers and tradesmen. In His infinite wisdom, God picked the ideal location for a "home base". Antioch was far enough away from the culture and traditions of the Jews (Jerusalem and Judaea) and the Gentiles (Rome, Greece, Alexandria, etc) that new Christians could grow in the Lord. Meanwhile, it's geographical location was ideal for taking God's word into all the world.

So, you have a choice. You can get your Bible from Alexandria, or you can get it from Antioch.

If you have a original 1611 King James Version, then your Bible is based on manuscripts from Antioch. If you have a New King James Version, or one of the many, so called new and improved versions (The New International version or The New Revised Standard version for example), then you are one of many unfortunate victims of Satan's salesmen from Alexandria, Egypt. 

The following are examples of what is happening:

King James 1611 version says - Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
        The New Revised
Standard version says - the young women is with child
They left out the virgin conception!

King James 1611 version says - 
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
        The New International version says - He appeared in a body
They didn't mention that it was God
who came is the flesh

King James 1611 version says -
Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
The New International version and The New Revised Standard version both say - The child's father
They leave the door open for claims that Jesus was only human! Don't you see the KJV makes it clear that Mary was His flesh and blood mother but Joseph was not a blood relative.
The child had no earthly
flesh and blood father!

You should Remember the virgin gave birthEven if you grew up in a denominational church!

But your children and your grandchildren won't!  Unless you tell them!; and do it early in their lives!

King James 1611 version says -
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!
        The New International version says -  you have fallen from heaven, O morning star

They call Lucifer Morning Star when
  Revelation 22:16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star

Jesus Himself told us in Rev. 22:16 that He is the morning star.
Actually, The New International version in Isaiah 14:12 not only referred to the morning star falling from heaven but didn't mention Lucifer as being the person referred to
. So therefore, they could later make the claim that it was Christ who was fallen from heaven!.

Yes Christian,
there are more revisions coming!
We ain't seen nothing yet!

King James 1611 version says -
Daniel 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
        The New International version says - the forth looks like a son of the gods (not the Son and not God) The New Revised version says - forth has appearance of a god

Note: Both revised versions use lower case letters, for God, as in any old god or multiple gods, not the One and Only True God. The Revised Standard version doesn't even acknowledge Him as a son, much less "The Son"!

King James
1611 version says - Colossians 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
        The New International version says - redemption, the forgiveness of sins (No mention of his blood) The New Revised Standard version says - same thing - redemption, the forgiveness of sins (No mention of his blood)

King James
1611 version says - Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
        The New International version says - NOTHING
(they left the entire verse out of there Bible!)
Their Bible goes directly from verse 36 to verse 38! NO VERSE 37!
The New Revised
version says - same thing. or should I say "Left out the same thing".
Verse 37 is missing.
They just left it out!

Caution!  Caution!  Caution!  Caution!  
It's worse than I even imagined when I first wrote this study. I have just discovered that, in addition to Acts 8:37, there are sixteen other verses which have been left out of the "New International Version" bible. I didn't believe it at first: But I checked them all out. They have indeed not included them in their version of the bible. 
The other sixteen missing verses are:
Matthew 17:21;18:11; 23:14; Mark 7:16; 9:44,46; 11:26; 15:28; Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 15:34; 24:7; 28:29; & Romans 16:24. These verses deal with doctrines of great importance: like the Trinity, hell, salvation, and prayer. Other passages remain in the NIV but the marginal notes discredit them. These notes reveal that the NIV translators would have preferred to leave them out Mark 16:9-20 and John 7:53-8:11. That's an additional 24 verses, but, I suppose they couldn't leave out 24 verses in just 2 passages of scripture with out it being noticed!

There are also words that have disappeared from the NIV. Biblically significant words like "Godhead", "Jehovah", or "blessed and only potentate", "Holy Ghost", "Comforter". God is no longer "immutable" or "omnipotent" in the NIV.
Christ is no longer the "only begotten." We no longer need to worry about "devils" or "Lucifer" or "brimstone" or the "bottomless pit." The KJB mentions Hell 54 times but the NIV only 14 times. There are no sodomites in the NIV either.

How convenient for Satan!

Even "Calvary" is missing. Did you get that? No "Calvary", and no "regeneration." Therefore, it follows that the word of God is no longer"incorruptible."
This has happened in all of those, And I quote "NEWER, EASIER TO READ TRANSLATIONS" including the New Revised Version", The New King James Version, and although I did not find it quite as bad "The Living Bible."  The "Living Bible" does have other problems though.

King James
1611 version says - 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
        The New International version says - Unlike so many we do not peddle The New Revised
Standard version says - For we are not peddlers The Living Bible says - We are not like those hucksters
(None of them say we do not corrupt)

But corrupting the "Word of God" is what they
are doing; Then, they peddle it to the unsuspecting!

King James
1611 version says -2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself  approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly  dividing the word of truth.
                The New International version says - Do your best to present yourself to God as approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (No mention that the truth needs to be divided correctly to understand the meaning of a truth) The New Revised Standard version says - Do your best...rightly explaining

No mention of "The Word" needing to be RIGHTLY DIVIDED!

King James
1611 version says -1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
        The New International version and The New Revised 
Standard version and The Living Bible all say - knowledge (instead of science). (They wouldn't want bad SCIENCE to get a bad rap. Would They?
Yes, you bet they would
Yes, lets call false science good!

These are just a few examples of what we are seeing and will see much more of.

When you call Satan the "MORNING STAR" even though CHRIST is clearly "THE MORNING STAR" OR when you say "Unlike so many we do not" Peddle the word of God rather then CORRUPT IT OR Just plain skip 17 verses Or say he appeared in body rather then GOD WAS MANIFEST IN FLESH OR the biggies Hiding the virgin birth and taking the BLOOD of CHRIST out of redemption!

Now, let's look at a few New King James version changes.

The NKJV demotes the Lord Jesus Christ. In John 1:3, the KJV says that all things were made "by" Jesus Christ, but in the NKJV, all things were just made "through" Him. "Servant" The word replaces "Son" in Acts 3:13 and 3:26. "Servant" replaces "child"
in Acts 4:27 and 4:30. The word is omitted from Mark 2:15, Hebrews 4:8, and Acts 7:45.

The NKJV confuses people about salvation. In Hebrews 10:14 it replaces "are sanctified" with "are being sanctified", and it replaces "are saved" with "are being saved" in I Corinthians 1:18 and II Corinthians 2:15. The words "may believe" have been replaced with "may continue to believe" in I John 5:13. The old straight and "narrow" way of Matthew 7:14 has become the "difficult" way in the NKJV.

 In II Corinthians 10:5 the KJV reads "casting down imaginations", but the NKJV reads "casting down arguments". The word "thought", which occurs later in the verse, matches "imaginations", not "arguments". This change weakens the verse.

The KJV tells us to reject a "heretick" after the second admonition in Titus 3:10. The NKJV tells us to reject a "divisive man". 
How nice! Now the Alexandrians and Ecumenicals have justification for rejecting anyone they wish to label as "divisive men".

 According to the NKJV, no one would stoop so low as to "corrupt" God's word. No, they just "peddle" it (II Cor. 2:17). The reading matches the Alexandrian versions.

Since the NKJV has "changed the truth of God into a lie", it has also changed Romans 1:25 to read "exchanged the truth of God for the lie". This reading matches the readings of the new perversions, so
how say ye it's a King James Bible?

. The NKJV gives us no command to "study" God's word in II Timothy 2:15.

The word "science" is replaced with "knowledge" in I Timothy 6:20, although "science" has occurred in every edition of the KJV since 1611! 
How say ye it's a King James Bible?

The Jews "require" a sign, according to I Corinthians 1:22 (and according to Jesus Christ - John 4:48), but the NKJV says they only "request" a sign. They didn't "request" one when signs first appeared in Exodus 4, and there are numerous places throughout the Bible where God gives Israel signs when they haven't requested anything (Exo. 4, Exo. 31:13, Num. 26:10, I Sam. 2:34, Isa. 7:10-14, Luke 2:12, etc). They "require" a sign, because signs are a part of their national heritage.

The King James reading in II Corinthians 5:17 says that if any man is in Christ he is a new "creature", which matches the words of Christ in Mark 16:15. The cross reference is destroyed in the NKJV, which uses the word "creation."

Errors and perceived errors in the original King James version:

Many argue that the KJV is in error with it's use of the word "devils" instead of "demons". Again, this is due to an over emphasis on "the Greek" as well as a lack of faith in God's ability to preserve His words in English. While protesting that "daimon" should be translated "demon", many have overlooked a great truth which the Holy Spirit has preserved in the King's English. There is one true "Son of God", but many "sons of God". There is one true "Church", the Bride of Christ, but many local "churches". Likewise, there is one "Devil", but many "devils" under his control.

The word "demon" itself does not necessarily imply an evil spirit. Even Webster's 1828 dictionary states that "the ancients believed that there were good and evil demons...", and New Agers of today believe likewise. Therefore, God led the KJV translators to translate "devils" instead of "demons" because every "daimon" in the Bible IS an evil spirit. The word "devil" makes that clear. Every "devil" in the Bible is under the authority of their father "the Devil".

Then we have "contradictions" like Exodus 24:10 and John 1:18. Exodus says the Israelites SAW God, while Jesus said in John that "no man hath seen God at any time". Contradiction, right? No, it's only a matter of rightly dividing the word of truth (which you may not be practicing if II Tim. 2:15 has been altered in your "bible"). God is a Trinity, just like you and I. We're a body, a soul, and a spirit (I Ths. 5:23). The Israelites saw a physical manifestation of God, but not the SOUL of God, just as no one has ever seen your soul.

Numbers 25:9 says that 24,000 people died in a plague, but I Corinthians 10:8 says that only 23,000 died. Read I Corinthians 10:8 again and notice that 23,000 fell "in one day". The 24,000 died altogether in a few days.

You see, these are the kind of "errors" in the King James Bible. These are the reasonsmany give for you to throw away your 1611 Bible and buy a new one. Don't fall for it. I have learned to always give God the benefit of a doubt, and to count the critics guilty until proven innocent. So far I've been right. Anytime I see an "error" in the KJV I just assume that I'm not learned enough in the Scriptures to explain it, but that it is NOT an error. I just pray about it and trust God. I NEVER correct the Book that God has honored for so long. Thank God, I'm not that stupid.

Let me be clear: I do have some problems with the original KJV, I don't believe they should have used the word Easter in Acts 12:4. That is the only place the word Easter appears in the Bible, at least in the KJV. "Easter" is from the pagan "Ishtar", the goddess that the pagans worshipped--Rome included. Herod wanted to wait until his pagan holiday was over before bringing Peter out to the people. I guess, if you understand that, the word Easter was okay to use. 

Note: The problem is most Christian churches actually celebrate the pagan holiday. In their ignorance they think Jesus was crucified on Friday and arose from the dead on Sunday. Boy are they messed up. What do you think Christ will have to say about that when He returns? See Live Link to-  Pamphlet #1071Have we been deceived?  Also check out #7014 "Six Days Before The Passover" it will tell you what day Christ was actually crucified and when He arose, and it wasn't Sunday!

I also have a problem with The King James translation in Genesis 1:2 The original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say. For example: According to the notes in the "Dake's Annotated Reference Bible" the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it?  Gen. 1:2 And the earth was (became) without form, ...

Anyway, I don't think that was the case in my example above, but in all of the new translations to be published in the past 50 years I believe we have a blatant attempt to remove important meaning and therefore, understanding of what God says is important for your salvation, from the Word of God.

Add to this the fact that there are very few churches who teach the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter and verse by verse, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Of course, if churches are going to use these revised versions anyway, maybe that's a good thing!

So what is the revisionists and therefore; Satan's goal?

Here are some check points to watch for:

These translations alter God's word enough to prove that the revisionists do not have God's best interest in heart. For emphasis, I'll present these items from Satan's standpoint, briefly illustrating his purpose for many of the changes:

Genesis 1:29. Omit the word "meat" since there is no real flesh in the verse, only plant life. This will destroy the cross reference to the "meat offering" of Leviticus 2, which is really a GRAIN offering with no flesh. The Bible has it's own built in dictionary, but let's not allow people to know it.

Genesis 3:5. Alter the word "gods" and the cross references to Psalm 82, I Corinthians 8:5, and II Corinthians 4:4 will be destroyed.

Genesis 22:1. The word "tempt" in the verse should be replaced with "try". Here's another case of the "built-in dictionary". James 1:2-3 explains the kind of tempting that this was, but let's hide it from as many Christians as possible.

Isaiah 7:14. Attack the virgin birth by omitting the word "virgin". After all, the Hebrew word "almah" can mean a virgin, a damsel, or just a young woman. Laodicean Christians are too lazy to check Matthew 1:23 to see how Matthew translated it.

Daniel 3:25. There's Jesus Christ in the Old Testament! Can't have that! Someone might get the idea that He's eternal. Change "the Son of God" to "a son of the gods."

Micah 5:2. Another chance to attack the eternal existence of Christ. Throw out "everlasting".

Zechariah 9:9. We're not interested in anyone being SAVED, so omit the words "having salvation".

Matthew 1:25. Omit "firstborn" because it shows the reader that Mary had other children after Jesus and did NOT remain a perpetual virgin. They'll never think to check Psalm 69:8, Galatians 1:19, or John 7:5.

 Matthew 5:22. Let's create a contradiction by omitting the words "without a cause". This will make Jesus contradict Paul in Ephesians 4:26.

 Matthew 6:13. Omit the "kingdom", the "power", and the "glory".

 Matthew 27:54. Change "the Son of God" to "a son of God".

 Mark 1:1. This is the only Gospel which refers to Christ as the "Son of God" in the very first verse. Throw it out.

 Mark 16:9-20. Either throw out the last twelve verses of Mark or raise doubt about them in the margins and footnotes. The less we read of a resurrected Christ the better.

 Luke 1:34. Change Mary's words "I know not a man" to "I have no husband". This will allow for possible fornication between Mary and Joseph, which could make Joseph the father of Jesus.

 Luke 2:33. Attack the virgin birth again by replacing "Joseph" with "father".

 Luke 4:4. Omit "by every word of God". No one will think to check Deuteronomy 8:3.

 Luke 23:42. Here's a sinner being saved by calling upon the name of the "Lord", which is in perfect tune with Romans 10:13. Replace the divine title "Lord" with the human name "Jesus".

 Luke 24:51. Raise doubt about the ascension of Christ by omitting the words "carried up into heaven". Hopefully, no one will check Luke's later comments in Acts 1:1-2.

 John 1:14. Omit the word "begotten", just like in John 1:18, 3:16, and 3:18.

 Acts 1:3. Omit the word "infallible". Nothing is infallible.

 Acts 4:27. Jesus wasn't God's "child". He was only His "servant".

 Acts 8:37. Either omit the entire verse or raise doubt about it, because this verse states that scriptural water baptism is conditional upon BELIEF.

 Acts 17:22. Change "superstitious" to "religious".

 Romans 1:25. Let's say they "exchanged the truth of God for a lie" instead of "changed the truth of God into a lie".

  Romans 10:17. Replace the word "God" with "Christ". This will teach that faith comes by rallying around the person of Jesus alone and not by feeding on every word of God (Luke 4:4).

 Romans 14:10. Change the word "Christ" to "God". This will prevent anyone from realizing that Jesus Christ is God when they read verse twelve.

 I Corinthians 1:22. Change "require" to "request", and destroy the great truth about signs being for Israel.

 II Corinthians 2:17. Since we are guilty of corrupting the word of God, replace the word "corrupt" with "peddle".

I Timothy 3:16. The verse says that "God was manifest in the flesh". Attack the Deity of Christ and the Incarnation by throwing "God" clear out of the verse.

 I Timothy 6:10. Change "all evil" to "all kinds of evil". 40. I Timothy 6:20. Since many heresies are taught today in the name of "science", and this verse gives a strong warning against "science falsely so-called", change the word "science" to "knowledge".

 II Timothy 2:15. This is the only command in the Bible to "study" the word of God. Omit the word "study".

  I John 1:7. Omit the word "Christ".

 I John 4:3. Omit the words "Christ is come in the flesh".

 I John 5:7. There's the Trinity! Throw out the whole verse or insert marginal notes to raise doubt about it.

 Revelation 1:5.and  Revelation 5:9. Omit the word "blood".  Colossians 1:14. Throw out the "blood" Ephesians 1:7. Throw out the "blood"

Revelation 11:15. Change the many "kingdoms" that Jesus Christ will receive to one singular "kingdom".

Revelation 11:17. Attack the Second Coming of Christ by omitting the words "art to come".

 And this is all happening before Satan and his fellow supernatural angels get here. What, pray tell, will it be like when they come to earth, in person, and start performing miracles and doing other supernatural acts! 

So with Scripture corrupted,
 churches not rightly dividing
the Kenites running the four hidden dynasties,
what you end up with
is the famine of Amos 8:11.

Satan will have a field day when he gets here!

Every religion in the world will believe he is their God. Most professing Christians will believe he is Jesus returned to rapture them away. He won't even have to tell them he's Jesus, because when he, his angels and the churches are finished distorting the Word of God he won't have to! They too will believe all of God's elect are trouble makers, and will celebrate with the whole world when Satan kills the witneses and leaves their dead bodies lie in the street for three days.

Caution! Caution! Caution! 

Prepare yourself now before the famine Amos talked about has closed off hearing of the Word of God,

for the time is coming when no matter where you go on earth seeking the true Word, it will not be found.

Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"

Amos 8:12 "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not fine it."

Warning! Warning!
No matter where you go, once this great whore, the religious Babylon order has taken complete control,
the hearing of God's Word will not be allowed anywhere. You better learn it now, for it simply won't be  available or accurate in printed form, especially in your newer versions of the Bible

Is it any wonder Satan will have
 no problem convincing MOST PROCLAIMING CHRISTIANS that
he is GOD
and the one to be worshiped as such!

2 Thessalonians 2:1   Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

We here at the American Wisdom Series Use the Companion Bible.
What follows will explain why.

Readers of The Companion Bible are put in possession of
information denied to former generations of translators,
commentators, critics, and general Bible students.
For futher information on the Massorah see Dr. Ginsburg's
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, of which only a limited edition
was printed; also a small pamphlet on The Massorah published by
King's Printers.

The Massorah.
This Is Appendix 30 From The Companion Bible.
All the oldest and best manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible contain
on every page, beside the Text (which is arranged in two or more
columns), a varying number of lines of smaller writing, distributed
between the upper and lower margins. This smaller writing is called
the Massorah Magna or Great Massorah, while that in the side
margins and between the columns is called the Massorah Parva or
Small Massorah.
The illustration given below is a reduced facsimile of a Hebrew
Manuscript (16.25 x 12.375), written in a German hand, about the
year A.D. 1120.
The small writing in the margins in this particular Manuscript is
seen to occupy seven lines in the lower margin, and four lines in the
upper; while in the outer margins and between the three columns is
the Massorah Para.
The word Massorah is from the root masar, to devliver something
into the hand of another, so as to commit it to his trust. Hence the
name is given to the small writing referred to, because it contains
information necessary to those into whose trust the Sacred Text was
committed, so that they might transcribe it, and hand it down
The Text itself had been fixed before the Massorites were put in
charge of it. This had been the work of the Sopherim (from saphar,
to count, or number). Their work, under Ezra and Nehemiah, was to
set the Text in order after the return from Babylon; and we read of it
in Nehemiah 8:8 1 (compare Ezra 7:6,11). The men of "the Great
Synagogue" completed the work. This work lasted about 110 years,
from Nehemiah to Simon the first, 410-300 B.C.
The Sopherim were the authorised revisers of the Sacred Text;
and, their work being completed, the Massorites were the authorised
custodians of it. Their work was to preserve it. The Massorah is
called "A Fence to the Scriptures," because it locked all words and
letters in their places. It does not contain notes or comments as such,
but facts and phenomena. It records the number of times the several
letters occur in the various books of the Bible; the number of words,
and the middle word; the number of verses, and the middle verse;
the number of expressions and combinations of words, etc. All this,
not from a perverted ingenuity, but for the set purpose of
safeguarding the Sacred Text, and preventing the loss or
misplacement of a single letter or word.
This Massorah is not contained in the margins of any one
Manuscript. No Manuscript contains the whole, or even the same
part. It is spread over many Manuscripts, and Dr. C.D. Ginsburg has
been the first and only scholar who has set himself to collect and
collate the whole, copying it from every available Manuscript in the
libraries of many countries. He has published it in three large folio
volumes, and only a small number of copies has been printed. These
are obtainable only by the original subscribers
When the Hebrew Text was printed, only the large type in the
columns was regarded, and small type of the Massorah was left,
unheeded, in the Manuscripts from which the Text was taken.
When translators came to the printed Hebrew Text, they were
necessarily destitute of the information contained in the Massorah;
so that the Revisers as well as the Translators of the Authorised
Version carried out their work without any idea of the treasures
contained in the Massorah; and therefore, without giving a hint of it
to their readers
This is the first time an edition of the Authorised Version has been
given containing any of these treasures of the Massorah, that affect
so seriouly the understanding of the Text. A vast number of the
Massoretic notes concern only the orthography, and matters that
pertain to the Concordance. But many of those which affect the
sense, or throw any additional light on the Sacred Text, are noted in
the margin of The Companion Bible.
Some of the important lists of words which are contained in the
Massorah are also given, videlicet, those that have the
"extraordinary points" (Appendix 31); the "eighteen emendations"
of the Sopherim (see Appendix 33); the 134 passages where they
substituted Adonai for Jehovah (see Appendix 32); and the Various
Readings called Severin (see Appendix 34). These are given in
separate Appendixes; but other words of any importance are
preserved in our marginal notes.
Readers of The Companion Bible are put in possession of
information denied to former generations of translators,
commentators, critics, and general Bible students.
For futher information on the Massorah see Dr. Ginsburg's
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, of which only a limited edition
was printed; also a small pamphlet on The Massorah published by
King's Printers.
1 The Talmud explains that "the book" meant the original text;
"distinctly" means explaining it by giving the Chaldee paraphrase;
"gave the sense" means the division of words, etc. according to the
sense; and "caused them to understand the reading" means to give
the traditional pronuciation of the words (which were then without
vowel points).
Close look at Hebrew MS
Close look at Hebrew MS
Leningrad Codex folio 40 verso, Exodus 15:14b-16:3a
facsimile of a Hebrew Manuscript written in a German hand, about the year A.D. 1120

The Fifteen Extraordinary
Points of the Sopherim.
This Is Appendix 31 From The Companion Bible.
There are fifteen words which present an abnormal appearance in
the printed Hebrew Bibles. These are of the utmost importance, as
they represent the most ancient result of Textual Criticism on the
part of the Sopherim.
Ten of these words are in the Pentateuch, and five occur in the
Prophets and Hagiographa.
Some are without effect as to translation or interpretation; others
are more important, and will be noted in the passages where they
occur. The following is the list. (For further information see Dr.
Ginsburg's Introdution to the Hebrew Bible, pages 318-34):
Genesis 16:5. 18:9. 19:33,35. 33:4. 37:12. Numbers 3:39. 9:10.
21:30. 29:15. Deuteronomy 29:29. 2Samuel 19:29. Isaiah 44:9.
Ezekiel 41:20. 46:22. Psalm 27:13.

The 134 Passages Where The
Sopherim Altered "Jehovah"
to "Adonai".
This Is Appendix 32 From The Companion Bible.
Out of extreme (but mistaken) reverence for the Ineffable Name
"Jehovah", the ancient custodians of the Sacred Text substituted in
many places "Adonai" (see Appendix 4. viii. 2). These, in the
Authorized Version and Revised Version, are all printed "Lord". In
all these places we have printed it "LORD", marking the word with
an asterisk in addition to the note in the margin, to inform the reader
of the fact.
The official list given in the Massorah ( 107-15, Ginsburg's
edition) contains the 134.
Genesis 18:3,27,30,32; 19:18; 20:4. Exodus 4:10,13; 5:22; 15:17;
34:9,9. Numbers 14:17. Joshua 7:8. Judges 6:15; 13:8. 1Kings
3:10,15; 22:6. 2Kings 7:6; 19:23. Isaiah 3:17,18; 4:4; 6:1,8,11; 7:14,20;
8:7; 9:8,17; 10:12; 11:11; 21:6,8,16; 28:2; 29:13; 30:20; 37:24;
38:14,16; 49:14. Ezekiel 18:25,29; 21:13; 33:17,29. Amos 5:16; 7:7,8;
9:1. Zechariah 9:4. Micah 1:2. Malachi 1:12,14. Psalm 2:4; 16:2;
22:19,30; 30:8; 35:3,17,22; 37:12; 38:9,15,22; 39:7; 40:17; 44:23;
51:15; 54:4; 55:9; 57:9; 59:11; 62:12; 66:18; 68:11,17,19,22,26,32;
73:20; 77:2,7; 78:65; 79:12; 86:3,4,5,8,9,12,15; 89:49,50; 90:1,17;
110:5; 130:2,3,6. Daniel 1:2; 9:3,4,7,9,15,16,17,19,19,19. Lamentations
1:14,15,15; 2:1,2,5,7,18,19,20; 3:31,36,37,58. Ezra 10:3. Nehemiah 1:11;
4:14. Job 28:28.
To these may be added the following, where "Elohim" was
treated in the same way :-
2Samuel 5:19-25; 6:9-17} Where the Authorized Version has
1Chronicles 13:12; 14:10,11,14,16; 16:1. Psalm 14:1,2,5; 53:1,2,4,5.}
Where in Authorized Version and Revised Version it still appears as
"God". It is printed "GOD" in the Companion Bible.

The "Eighteen Emendations"
of the Sopherim.
This Is Appendix 33 From The Companion Bible.
The Massorah (Appendix 30) that is to say, the small writing in
the margins of the standard Hebrew codices, as shown in the plate at
the bottom of Appendix 30, consists of a concordance of words and
phrases, etc., safeguarding the Sacred Text.
A note in the Massorah against several passages in the
manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible states: "This is one of the
Eighteen Emendations of the Sopherim," or words of that effect.
Complete lists of these emendations are found in the Massorah of
most of the model or standard codices of the Hebrew Bible, and
these are not always identical; so that the total number exceeds
eighteen: from which it would appear that these examples are
simply typical.
The Siphri 1 adduces seven passages; the Yalkut,2 ten; the
Mechiltha,3 eleven; the Tanchuma,4 seventeen; while the St.
Petersburg Codex gives two passages not included in any other list
(Malachi 1:12; 3:9; see below).
These emendations were made at a period long before Christ,
before the Hebrew text had obtained its present settled form, and
these emendations affect the Figure called Anthropopatheia. See
Appendix 6.
The following is a list of the eighteen "Emendations," together
with eight others not included in the official lists. Particulars will be
found on consulting the notes on the respective passages.
Genesis 18:22. Numbers 11:15. 12:12. 1Samuel 3:13. 2Samuel
12:14. 16:12. 1Kings 12:16. 21:10. 21:13. 2Chronicles 10:16. Job 1:5.
1:11. 2:5. 2:9. 7:20. Psalm 10:3. 106:20. Ecclesiastes 3:21. Jeremiah
2:11. Lamentations 3:20. Ezekiel 8:17. Hosea 4:7. Habakkuk 1:12.
Zechariah 2:8 (12). Malachi 1:13. 3:9.
1 An ancient commentary on Leviticus (circa A.D. 219-47).
2 A catena of the whole Hebrew Scriptures, composed in the
eleventh century, from ancient sources by Rabbi Simeon.
3 An ancient commentary on Exodus, compiled about A.D. 90 by
Rabbi Ishmael ben Elisa.
4 A commentary on the Pentateuch, compiled from ancient sources
by Rabbi Tanchuma ben Abba, about A.D. 380
Appendix List

The Readings Called Severin.
This Is Appendix 34 From The Companion Bible.
Josephus tells us (Life, 75) that Titus brought away with him
from Jerusalem the codices (or manuscripts) that were in the
Temple. These were among the spoils he took to Rome, and were
deposited in the royal palace, about A.D. 70.
About A.D. 220 the Emperor Severus, who built a synagogue in
Rome which was called after his name, handed over the codex of
the Pentateuch of the Jewish community.
Both codex and synagogue have perished, but a list of thirty-two
passages in preserved in the Massorah, wherin this codex differed
in letters and words from other codices. There are two lists extant:
one (prior to A.D. 1280) in the possession of the Jewish community
of Prague, and the other in Paris National Library (no. 31, folio
399a). But there are other Severin preserved, which are noted in the
margin of this edition.
The following is the complete list. Those that affect the sense and
furnish instruction are referred to in the margin, in notes on the
passages affected. Some of them relate only to spelling, and have no
instruction in them. 1
1. Genesis 1:31.
2. Genesis 3:21*.
3. Genesis 18:21*.
4. Genesis 24:7*.
5. Genesis 25:33*.
6. Genesis 27:2.
7. Genesis 27:7.
8. Genesis 36:5.
9. Genesis 36:10.
10. Genesis 36:14.
11. Genesis 43:15.
12. Genesis 45:8*.
13. Genesis 46:8.
14. Genesis 48:7.
15. Exodus 12:37.
16. Exodus 19:3.
17. Exodus 26:27.
18. Leviticus 4:34.
19. Leviticus 14:10.
20. Leviticus 15:8.
21. Numbers 4:3.
22. Numbers 15:21.
23. Numbers 30:12.
24. Numbers 31:12.
25. Numbers 36:1.
26. Deuteronomy 1:26.
27. Deuteronomy 1:27.
28. Deuteronomy 3:20.
29. Deuteronomy 22:6.
30. Deuteronomy 29:22.
31. Deuteronomy 29:22.
32. Deuteronomy 32:26.

facsimile of a Hebrew Manuscript written in a German hand, about the year A.D. 1120

Comparison of Septuagint with Massoretic Text.

But although many points of detail still remain obscure, we yet know quite enough about the Septuagint to be able to state broadly the relation in which it stands to the Massoretic Hebrew text. And here it is that the great interest and importance of the Septuagint becomes evident. Rightly or wrongly, it is certain that the Septuagint differs from the Massoretic text to a very marked extent. Words and phrases constantly differ; details which depend upon figures and numbers, such as the ages of the patriarchs in the early chapters of Genesis, show great discrepancies; whole verses, and even longer passages, appear in the one text and not in the other; the arrangement of the contents of several books varies very largely. The discrepancies are least in the Pentateuch, the words of which were no doubt held most sacred by all Jews, and so would be less likely to suffer change either in the Hebrew or in the Greek. But in the books of Kingdoms, the Septuagint departs frequently from the Massoretic text; the student of the Variorum Bible may be referred for examples to 1 Kings.iv.1; v.6; x.1; i.1, 15; xiv.24, 41; xv.13; 2 Kings.iv.6-7; xi.23; xvii.3; xx.18, 19; 3 Kings.ii.29; viii.1; .2, 3, 4-24. In the narrative of David and Goliath the variations are especially striking; for the best MSS. of the Septuagint omit 1 Kings.xvii.12-31, 41, 50, 55-58, together with xviii.1-5, 9-11, 17-19, and the rest of the references to Merab. In the book of Job there is good reason to believe that the original text of the Septuagint omitted nearly one-sixth of the whole (see p.82). In Jeremiah the order of the prophecies diners greatly, chapters xlvi.-li. being inserted (in a different order) after chapter xxv.13, while the following passages are altogether omitted: x.6-8, 10; xvii.1-4; xxvii.1, 7, 13, and a great part of 17-22; xxix.16-20; xxi.14-26; xxxix.4-13. Even if we reduce the number of minor variations as much as possible (and very many of them may be due to mistakes on the part of the Septuagint translators, to different methods of supplying the vowels in the Hebrew text, to different divisions of the words of the Hebrew, or to a freedom of translation which amounts to paraphrase), yet these larger discrepancies, the list of which the reader of the Variorum Bible may easily increase for himself, are sufficient to show that the Hebrew text which lay before the authors of the Septuagint differed very considerably from that which the Massoretes have handed down to us. What the explanation of this difference may be, or which of the two texts is generally to be preferred, are questions to which it would be rash, in the present state of our knowledge, to pretend to give a decided answer. Some statement of the case is, however, necessary for those who wish to understand what the evidence for our present Old Testament text really is; but it will be better to postpone the discussion of it until we have completed the list of the versions from which some light upon the question may be expected. Some of them help us to reconstruct the text of the Septuagint; others tell us of the condition of the Hebrew text at dates later than those at which the Samaritan and the Greek versions were made; all in some degree help forward our main purpose - the history of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

facsimile of a Hebrew Manuscript written in a German hand, about the year A.D. 1120

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The American Wisdom Series


Published by:

Rhine Publishing Co.
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Here at the American Wisdom Series our goal is to make you think about and question the wisdom of the current:
doctrine of many of our Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse)
political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse)
economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse)
 and teaching of our schools and media, (The Man on a Pale Horse)

The Four Hidden Dynasties of the New World Order Revelation 6:1-8
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
Did you know all four are being ridden by Satan?