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1611 AV vs Modern Bibles
Beloved of the Lord;
Remember: "For the love of money is-ἐστιν (estin)-'to be') the root of all evil." (1 Timothy 6:10)
is-ἐστιν: Present, (No voice stated), Indicative, 3rd Person, Singular: ["IS"]
1. Why the King James Bible?
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someone might think to ask, Am I saved even if I read another Bible version other than the King James Version?
"Of course you are! for we are saved by grace through the faith-(τῆς πίστεως, Ephesians 2:8), and not by the Bible version . I myself, began using both, the KJV and NASB side by side. No KJV advocate should disfellowship/isolate another Christian brother for reading a different Bible version, I will reiterate what Romans 14:4 say; “Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.” I sow, another brother waters, but let God be the one who gives the increase of knowledge and understanding. To be frank, I rely more on the Greek text (Textus Receptus) than I do on the KJV 1611. Even more, I think the Youngs Literal Translation is a reliable translation of the Greek Text. But if you seek truth and accuracy then learn the history of your Bible. Because of a truth, not all Bibles are translated from the same Manuscripts. Also, don't ever assume that any man who is called an expert, doctor, theologian, master, teacher, or scholar, is your final authority. And yes, there are godly men who preach and teach the word of God in truth as it ought be, but even brothers in the Lord hold different views of the Holy scriptures; for this reason we need to always research and verify what these men teach and say. We Christians are called to be one in the Lord, that we may all have the same Gospel, same mind, and same judgement. (Philippians 2:2) "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind." And Remember, humble yourself, be lead by the Holy Spirit, and he will teach you the truth. (John 14:26) "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." & (1 John 2:27) "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." I truly believe that a child of God ought to have a fervent desire to trace back the roots of God's Holy Word, why? because we want every word to be as pure and accurate as possible. And by faith, I believe that God preserved His Holy Word in the King James Bible for the English speaking tongue."
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me," Whose voice? The Lord's.
“And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.”
Is Christ your Shepperd, are you one of his flock?
do you follow the man of Rome, the Pope?
Authorized Version 1611 & King James Bible 1769
Analytical Concordance to the Bible: Robert Young, 1880
The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
Stephanus 1550 & Beza's 1598 & Scrivener's 1894 Textus Receptus.
We hear much talk these days about "older" and "more authoritative" manuscripts (DaVinci Code), 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 "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." (Colossians 2:8), and allegorical foolishness (not believing God's word literally). 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 / Alexandria / Rome
Manuscripts: LXX / Vaticanus / Sinaticus
1. The first time Egypt is mentioned,
is about Abram not trusting Egyptians around his wife.
10 "And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians-מִצְרִי (Mitsriy)-inhabitants of Egypt) shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill-הָרַג (harag)-kill, slay, murder) me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister-אָחוֹת (achoth)-sister, i.e: half sister-see Genesis 20:12): that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul-נֶפֶשׁ (nephesh)-soul, self, life) shall live because of thee."
One of the greatest types of Christ in the Bible
was sold into Egypt as a slave.
36 "And the Midianites-מְדָנִי (Medaniy)-a member of the tribe of Midian) sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard-טַבָּח (tabbach)-slaughterer, executioner, a slayer)."
did not want his body (bones) left in Egypt.
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones-עֶצֶם (`etsem)-bone, substance, self) from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed-חָנַט (chanat)-to embalm, i.e; embalm corpses, to spice; by implication, to embalm; also to ripen:—embalm, put forth) him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
4. God killed all
the firstborn of the land of Egypt.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite-נָכָה (nakah)-to (cause to) smite, i.e; to be (fatally) smitten, be killed, be slain) all the firstborn-בְּכוֹר (bekowr)-firstborn, firstling, first-born) in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods-אֱלֹהִים ('elohiym)-rulers, judges, princess, divine ones, or else; the idols of the Egyptians) of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
5. God calls Egypt
"the house of bondage."
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house-בַּיִת (bayith)-house, household, dwelling habitation) of bondage-עֶבֶד (`ebed)- slave, servant).
6. God calls Egypt
an "iron furnace."
20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron-בַּרְזֶל (arzel)-iron, (fig. harshness, strength, oppression) furnace-כּוּר (kur)-furnace, a crucible, (metaph. furnace of affliction) even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
7. The Kings of Israel
were forbidden to get horses from Egypt, so why should we look there for a Bible?
14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose. One from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return-שׁוּב (shuwb)-to return, turn back, go back) to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: for as much as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
"The use of these animals was not absolutely prohibited, nor is there any reason to conclude that they might not be employed as part of the state equipage. But the multiplication of horses would inevitably lead to many evils, to increased intercourse with foreign nations, especially with Egypt, to the importation of an animal to which the character of the country was not suited, to the establishment of an Oriental military despotism, to proud and pompous parade in peace, to a dependence upon Egypt in time of war, and a consequent withdrawal of trust and confidence in God." -Jamieson Fausset
8. The Jews
were forbidden to go to Egypt for help.
13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
14 Saying, No, but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the Trumpet, nor have hunger of bread, and there will we dwell:
15 (And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn-גּוּר (guwr)-to sojourn, abide, dwell in, dwell with, remain, inhabit, be a stranger, be continuing, surely) there;)
16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword-חֶרֶב (chereb)-sword, knife, (symb. "as laying waste") which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt, and there ye shall die.
17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn-גּוּר (guwr)-to sojourn, abide, dwell in, dwell with, remain, inhabit, be a stranger, be continuing, surely) there, they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.
18 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem: so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter-בּוֹא (bow')-to go in, enter, come, go, come in) into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration-אָלָה ('alah)-an oath, to enter into an oath, i.e. to bin oneself by oath), and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
19 The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah, Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly, that I have admonished you this day.
9. God plans to punish Egypt.
25 "The LORD of hosts the God of Israel saith; Behold, I will punish-פָּקַד (paqad)-to inspect, to pay attention to, observe, or else; to strike upon or against, to visit upon; punish) the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods-אֱלֹהִים ('elohiym)-God, gods, i.e deities in general, whether true or false), and their kings, even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him."
the multitude of No: the inhabitants of it, which were many, called "populous No", Nahum 3:8; a famous city in Egypt. Some take it to be Diospolis or Thebes; and others (p) the same that is now called Alexandria; and so the Targum renders it; and which is followed by the Vulgate Latin version: and Jarchi calls it the seignory or government of Alexandria; and takes Amon, the word for "multitude", to signify the prince of this place; and so Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it, king of a city called No: rather Jupiter Ammon (q) is meant, an idol of the Egyptians, which had a temple in Thebes, and was worshipped in it; and who had his name from Ham, the son of Noah. Hillerus (r), by various arguments, endeavours to prove that No is the same city with Memphis, and that No Amon signifies "the habitation of the nourished"; that is, of Apis, which was nourished here. But be he who he will, or the place what it will, he or that would certainly be punished;
gods: “When an idolatrous nation,” says Blaney, “is doomed to destruction, God is said to execute vengeance upon the idols of the country..." -Benson
10. God calls His Son out of Egypt.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
15 And was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
11"When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called-קָרָא (qara')-to call-(out), name) my son out of Egypt."
When Israel was a child: i. e., in the earliest stage of Israel’s national existence, which is here dated,... from the sojourn in Egypt. -Cambridge Bible
called my son out of Egypt: As He said to Pharaoh, "Israel is My son, even My firstborn; let My son go, that he may serve Me" Exodus 4:22-23. God chose him out of all nations, to be His special people.- Barnes
and therein was an eminent figure of the Messiah, in whom all God’s promises were fulfilled. This prophecy, therefore, is applied by St. Matthew 2:15, to our Lord’s return out of Egypt, after his being taken thither by his parents in his infancy, and kept there some time for fear of Herod. -Benson
11. Egypt is placed in the same category as Sodom.
7"And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit, shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom-Σόδομα (sodoma)-"burning", a city destroyed by the Lord raining fire and brimstone on it, metaph. Jerusalem) and Egypt-Αἴγυπτος (aigyptos)-"double straits", a country occupying the northeast angle of Africa, (metaph. Jerusalem, for the Jews persecuting the Christ and his followers, and so is to be likened to the Egyptians treating the Jews), where also our Lord was crucified."
12. The first time Alexandria is mentioned in the Bible,
it is associated with unbelievers, persecution,
and the eventual death of Stephen.
9"Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines-Λιβερτίνων (libertinon)-freedmen, one who has been liberated from slavery, a freedman, or the son of a freedman), and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians-Ἀλεξανδρέων (Alexandreon)-a native or resident of Alexandria in Egypt), and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing-συζητοῦντες (suzetountes)-to seek together, jointly, to seek or examine together, dispute) with Stephen."
***Some suppose these libertini (A. V. Libertines) to have been manumitted Roman slaves, who having embraced Judaism had their synagogue at Jerusalem; and they gather as much from Tacitus, Ann. 2, 85, where it is related that four thousand libertini, infected with the Jewish superstition, were sent into Sardinia. Others, owing to the names Κυρηναίων καί Ἀλλεξανδρεων that follow, think that a geographical meaning is demanded for Λιβερτινοι, and suppose that Jews are spoken of, the dwellers in Libertum, a city or region of proconsular Africa. But the existence of a city or region called Libertum is a conjecture which has nothing to rest on but the mention of a bishop with the prefix libertinensis at the synod of Carthage A.D. 411. Others with far greater probability appeal to Philo, leg. ad Gaium § 23, and understand the word as denoting Jews who had been made captives by the Romans under Pompey but were afterward set free; and who, although they had fixed their abode at Rome, had built at their own expense a synagogue at Jerusalem which they frequented when in that city. The name Libertines adhered to them to distinguish them from the free-born Jews who had subsequently taken up their residence at Rome. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Libertiner; Hausrath in Schenkel iv., 38f; (B. D. under the word . Evidence seems to have been discovered of the existence of a synagogue of the libertines at Pompeii; cf. De Rossi, Bullet. di Arch. Christ. for 1864, pp. 70, 92f.)
54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed-ἔβρυχον (ebruchon)-to grind, gnash with the teeth) on him with their teeth.
55 But he being full of the holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven-οὐρανὸν (ouranos)-heaven, sky, air), and saw the glory-δόξαν (doxan)-glory, (i.e. splendor, brightness) of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens-οὐρανοὺς (ouranous)-heavens, skies) opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned-ἐλιθοβόλουν (elithobolōun)-to kill by stoning, to stone) him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive-δέξαι (dexai)-to receive, (i.e. to take up, receive (to thyself in heaven) my spirit-πνεῦμά (pneuma)-the spirit, (i.e. the vital principle by which the body is animated).
60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin-ἁμαρτίαν (hamartian)-sin, offence, evil deed) to their charge-. And when he had said this, he fell asleep-ἐκοιμήθη (ekoimethe)-to fall asleep, metaphorically, and euphemistically equivalent to to die).
was taken prisoner to Rome
in two ships from Alexandria.
5 "And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia."
6 "And there the centurion found a ship-πλοῖον (ploion)-a ship, a sailing vessel) of Alexandria-Ἀλεξανδρῖνον (Alexandrinon)-of Alexandria or belonging to Alexandria) sailing into Italy-Ἰταλίαν (Italian)-"calf like", the whole peninsula between the Alps and the Straits of Messina); and he put us therein."
11 "And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria-Ἀλεξανδρῖνον (Alexandrinon)-of Alexandria or belonging to Alexandria), which had wintered in the isle, whose sign-παρασήμῳ (pharasemo)-ensign, marked with a sign, (i.e. in a ship marked with the image or figure of the Dioscuri) was Castor and Pollux-Διοσκούροις (dioukourois)-Castor and Pollux, were the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda, and were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors)."
14. The origin of Egypt
can be traced back to the lineage of Mizraim,
one of the sons of Ham.
Mizraim is the Hebrew and Aramaic name for
"the land of Egypt".
Genesis 10:1 & 6
1 "Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham-חָם (Cham)-"swarthy, dark coloured"), and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood-מַבּוּל (mabbuwl)-flood, deluge, (Noah's flood that submerged the entire earth under water for about a year)."
Ham: The youngest son of Noah, and father of Canaan. The Egyptian word Kem, Egypt=Ham, as an adjective, means "black" and "warm" His sons were Cush and Mizraim, Phut and Canaan. Ham was the only son of Noah after whom a country was named. B.C. 2348
6"And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim-מִצְרַיִם (Mitsrayim)-Egypt= "land of the Copts", (his descendants in Egypt), the second son of Noah), and Phut, and Canaan."
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.).
In light of the above,
"Why would any Christian expect to find
the true & faithful words of God
in the Alexandrian manuscripts?"
Antioch/ Asia Minor / Jerusalem
New Testament: Majority Text / Textus Receptus
1. Nicolas, from Antioch was among other brethren who did service to the saints.
Do you suppose it is a mere accident that the Holy Spirit first mentions Antioch in the same chapter where He first mentions Alexandria?
3 "Wherefore brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report-μαρτυρουμένους (marturoumenous)-to be a witness, i.e. testify, accredited, attested, of good report, approved), full of the Holy Ghost, and wisdom-σοφίας (sophia)-wisdom, skill, broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters, skill in the management of affairs), whom we may appoint over this business.
4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte-προσήλυτον (proseluton)-a newcomer i.e. (one who has come over from a Gentile religion to Judaism) of Antioch-Ἀντιοχέα (Antiochea)-an Antiochian, a native of Antioch):"
2. Antioch is a shelter for persecuted saints.
19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution-θλίψεως (thlipseos)-a pressing, pressing together, pressure, (metaph. oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits) that arose about Stephen, travailed as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch-Ἀντιοχείας (Antiocheias)-a place in Syria:—Antioch), preaching the word to none, but unto the Jews only.
Antioch: Capital of Syria, situated on the river Orontes, founded by Seleucus Nicanor in 300 B.C. and named in honour of his father, Antiochus. Many Greek-Jews lived there and it was here that the followers of Christ were first called Christians.
3. The first major movement of the Holy Ghost among the Gentiles occurs in Antioch.
20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come-εἰσελθόντες (eiselthontes)-come in: to enter) to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching-εὐαγγελιζόμενοι (euaggelizomenoi)-to bring good news, to announce glad tidings) the Lord Jesus.
21 And the hand-χεὶρ (cheir)-hand (and arm), (symb. God is present, protecting and aiding one) of the Lord was with them: and a great number-ἀριθμὸς (arithmos)-a number, i.e. an indefinite number, equivalent to a multitude:) believed-πιστεύσας (pisteusas)- to adhere to, trust, rely on), and turned-ἐπέστρεψεν (ephestrpsen)-to turn over, upon, unto, (i.e. of Gentiles passing over to the faith of Christ) unto the Lord.
4. Paul and Barnabas
taught the Gospel in Antioch for a whole year
and were first called Christians.
25 Then departed Barnabas-Βαρνάβας (Barnabas)-son of consolation, A Levite, Paul's companion in several of his Journeys; otherwise called Joses) to Tarsus, for to seek Saul-Σαῦλον (Saulon)-the original name of PAUL, a native of Tarssus in Cicilia, first a persecutor, and afterwards an apostle of Jesus Christ):
26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch-Ἀντιόχειαν (Antiocheian)-Capital of Syria situated on the river Orontes). And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled-συναχθῆναι (sunachthenai)-to gather together, to gather, come together, meet) themselves with the Church-ἐκκλησίᾳ (Ekklesia)-assembly, that which is called out, (i.e. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship), and taught much people, And the disciples-μαθητὰς (mathetas)-a learner, pupil, disciple) were called Christians-Χριστιανούς (Christianous)-Christian, a follower of Christ) first-πρώτον (proton)-first in time or place, at the first) in Antioch.
Antioch: founded by Seleucus Nicanor in 300 B.C. and named in honour of his father, Antiochus. Many Greek-Jews lived there and it was here that the followers of Christ were first called Christians.
***Notice: "...with the Church...", and not: "...in the Church..." The Church is not a building, or a temple, or a structure made with hands; The Church my beloved, has a soul.
5. The church at Antioch
sends relief to the poor saints at Jerusalem.
27 And in these days, came Prophets-προφῆται (prophet, public expounder, (i.e one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation) from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
28 And there stood up one of them, named Agabus, and signified by the spirit, that there should be great dearth-λιμὸν (limon)-scarcity of harvest, famine, hunger) throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
29 Then the disciples, every man according-καθὼς (kathos)-according as, (i.e. in proportion as, in the degree that) to his ability-ηὐπορεῖτό (euporeito)-to be well off, have means, to go on well), determined to send relief-διακονίαν (diakonian)-thorough service, ministration) unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
30 Which also they did, and sent it to the Elders-πρεσβυτέρους (Presbuterous)-elder, aged person, (i.e those who presided over the assemblies) by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
6. Missionary work
is sent out from Antioch.
1 "Now there were in the Church-ἐκκλησίαν (Ekklesian)-assembly, that which is called out, (i.e. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship) that was at Antioch, certain Prophets and teachers-διδάσκαλοι (didaskaloi)-a teacher, instructor, (i.e of those who in the assemblies of Christians undertake the work of teaching, with the special assistance of the Holy Spirit): as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the Tetrarch, and Saul.
2 As they ministered-λειτουργούντων (leitourgounton)-to minister, to do service, to perform a work, (i.e Christians serving Christ, whether, by prayer, or by instructing others concerning the way of salvation, or in some other way) to the Lord, and fasted-νηστευόντων (nesteunton)-to fast, (i.e to abstain as a religious exercise from food and drink), the holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work-ἔργον (ergon)-business, labour, employment, that which any one is occupied) whereunto I have called them.
3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away."
remains the home base or headquarters of the early church.
21 And when they had preached the Gospel to that city, and had taught-μαθητεύσαντες (matheteusantes)-to be or make a disciple, teach, instruct) many-ἱκανοὺς (hikanous)-sufficient, much), they returned again to Lystra-Λύστραν (Lustran)-"ransoming", a city in the eastern part of the great plain of Lycaonia), and to Iconium-Ἰκόνιον (Ikonion)-"little image", a famous city of Asia Minor, which was the capital of Lycaonia), and Antioch,
22 Confirming-ἐπιστηρίζοντες (episterizontes)-to establish besides, strengthen more, to render more firm, confirm) the souls-ψυχὰς (Psuchas)-a living soul (heart, mind, life) of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation-θλίψεων (thlipseon)-a pressing, pressing together, pressure, (metaph. oppression, affliction, anguish, distress, persecution) enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And when they had ordained-χειροτονήσαντες (cheirotonesantes)-to elect by stretching out the hand, to create or appoint by vote) them Elders in every Church-ἐκκλησίᾳ (Ekklesia)-assembly, that which is called out, (i.e. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship), and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia-Πισιδίαν (Pisidian)-"pitchy", A province forming part of the great table land in Asia Minor, having Pamphylia on the S. , Phrygia on the N.; its chief city was Antioch, a Roman colony), they came to Pamphylia-Παμφυλίαν (Pamphulian)-"of every tribe", A province in the S. of Asia Minor, having Cicilia on the E., Pisidia on the N., Lycia on the W., and the Mediterranean on the S. Perga is the only one of its cities named in the New Testament).
25 And when they had preached the word in Perga-Πέργῃ (Perge)-"earthy", The capital of Pamphylia, situated on the river Cestrus; it had a famous temple of Diana or Artemis), they went down into Attalia- Ἀττάλειαν (Attaleian)-"Jah's due season", a maritime city of Pamphylia in Asia, very near the borders of Lycia, built and named by Attalus Philadelphus, king of Pergamos, now called Antali):
26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God, for the work which they fulfilled.
***Brothers, although I draw much attention to (Antioch), many other regions of Asia Minor received the Gospel, these locations were filled with missionary work done by the Apostles. It was in this same regions that many of the the Greek texts have been found, hence the name: "Majority Text (Byzantine text type, with (5,000 plus manuscripts)". The Areas mentioned above are only a few out of many. On the other hand, you cannot find one reference in the Bible in which the Apostles traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, to preach the Gospel.
35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
8. The final decision
of the Jerusalem council was first sent to Antioch,
because Antioch was the home base.
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles-ἐθνῶν (ethnon)-nation, heathen, people, race, (i.e. a foreign (non-Jewish) are turned to God:
20 But that we write-ἐπιστεῖλαι (episteilai)-to write, inscribe, (i.e, a letter) unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of Idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the Synagogues every Sabbath day.
22 Then pleased it the Apostles-ἀπόστολοι (Apostoloi)-one sent forth, a delegate, messenger) and Elders-πρεσβύτεροι (presbuteroi)-elder, advanced in life, an elder, a senior, (i.e. among Christians, those who presided over the assemblies) with the whole Church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas: namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief-ἡγουμένους (hedoumenous)-to lead, to go before (i.e. leading as respects influence, controlling in counsel) men among the brethren,
23 And wrote letters by them after this manner, The Apostles and Elders, and brethren, send greeting unto the brethren-ἀδελφοῖς (adelphois)-brethren, brothers, (in Christianity: fellow-believer, united to another by the bond of affection ), which are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria-Συρίαν (Surian)-"exalted", a region of Asia bounded on the north by Taurus and Amanus ranges, on the east by the Euphrates and Arabia, on the south by Palestine, and the west by Phoenicia and the Mediterranean), and Cilicia-Κιλικίαν (Kilikian)-"the land of Celix", a maritime province in the southeast of Asia Minor, boarding on Pamphylia in the west, Lycaonia and Cappadocia in the north and Syria in the east. Its capital, Tarsus, was the birth place of Paul).
30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude-πλῆθος (plethos)-multitude, fulness, the whole number, the whole multitude; the assemblage) together, they delivered the epistle-ἐπιστολήν (epistolen)-a letter, epistle).
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
9. The Apostle Peter was in Antioch,
where Peter is corrected by Paul.
11 "But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed."
In light of the above,
You can rest assured, that faithful brethren
"The Word of the Living God"
Old Testament: Hebrew text
1.) The Hebrews (the tribe of Levy) were entrusted
with the Word of God.
And not to the Gentiles.
1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed-ἐπιστεύθησαν (episteuthestan)-to entrust a thing to one, to trust, confide) the oracles-λόγια (logia)-oracle, in the NT, the words or utterances of God) of God.
2.) The Levite Priests, to whom the law was given, bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD; as the priests are said to do.
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying,
26 Take this book of the Law, and put it in the side of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
3.) The five books of Moses,
which are called the law, were placed in the hands of the priests, the sons of Levi; who were the teachers of the law.
9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the elders of Israel.
4.) John the Baptist, (the cousin of Jesus), was the son of a Levi priest. In fact, Zacharias was ministering in the Temple when the Angel came to announce the birth of John. The levitical priesthood was still operational in the times of Jesus.
Luke 1:5 & 8
5."There was in the days of Herod the king of Judaea, a certain Priest-ἱερεύς (hiereus)-a priest), named Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth."
8."And it came to pass, that while he executed the Priest's office-ἱερατεύειν (hierateuein)-to be a priest, discharge the office of a priest, to be busied in sacred duties) before God in the order of his course,"
5.) Jesus Christ quoted from the Hebrew text
and not from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) because "Jots and Tittles"
are only found in the Hebrew text; a jot is the tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. A jot does not belong in the Greek (LXX) translation of the Hebrew Text.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot-ἰῶτα (iota)-the Hebrew letter (`), the smallest of them all) or one tittle-κεραία (keraia)-a horn (ornamental curl of Heb. letters), shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
The cross reference:
"And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle-κεραία (keraia)-a horn (ornamental curl of Heb. letters) of the law to fail."
6.) Jesus Christ only mentioned the scriptures in three (3) ways:
(1) "The Law of Moses, (2) The Prophets, and (3) The Psalms."
The Jews divide the scriptures into three parts: the Law, the Prophets and the psalms. The Septuagint (LXX) adds additional books called "Apocrypha" which are interspersed throughout the Old Testament.
44 And he-(Jesus) said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled-πληρωθῆναι (plerothenai)-to fill, make full, (i.e. to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish), which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms concerning-περὶ (peri)-concerning, about, as to, in reference to) me.
The cross reference:
Search the New Testament for the following keywords:
"as it is written" & "fulfilled"
Jesus Christ Spoke Hebrew
"And a superscription-ἐπιγραφὴ (epigraphe)-what is written upon or above, an inscription, title) also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew-Ἑβραικοῖς (Hebraikois) Hebraic), THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWES."
The cross reference:
This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written-γεγραμμένον (gegrammenon)-to be written) in Hebrew-Ἑβραϊστί (Hebraisti)-Hebraistic), and Greek, and Latin.
***did you noticed how it says that: Many of the Jews (read) the superscription that was written in Hebrew, and not in Aramaic. Not only could this Jews (read) Hebrew, but they could also spoke it.
Acs 21:40 & Acts 22:2
40. "And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue-διαλέκτῳ (dialekto)-dialect, speech, language), saying,"
2. "(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue-διαλέκτῳ (dialekto)-dialect, speech, language) to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)"
*** Paul himself spoke in Hebrew to a multitude of Jews (see verse 36). This proves that the Jews spoke and understood the Hebrew tongue.
"And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue-διαλέκτῳ (dialekto)-dialect, speech, language), Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."
*** Paul heard a voice (it was Jesus, see Acts 9:5) And the Lord Jesus spoke to Paul in the Hebrew tongue.
2 Corinthians 11:22
"Are they Hebrews-Ἑβραῖοί (Hebraioi)-Patronymic of Abraham and his offspring)? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I."
*** This is a brilliant verse, because Paul goes on to clarify all doubts by saying that he is a Hebrew, an Israelite, and of the seed of Abraham. And not only so, but in Philippians 3:5 he goes on to extend his qualifications by saying that he was" Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;" This also gives us a clue, that Paul had access to the Hebrew text, since he was a Pharisee.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book-βιβλίον (Biblion)-a small book, scroll) of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book-βιβλίον (Biblion)-a small book, scroll), he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
***I have proven that our Lord Jesus spoke Hebrew, it is only logical to conclude that Jesus also read and taught in the Synagogues in the Hebrew dialect, and not in Aramiac, or Chaldee. It would be an error to conclude that our Lord Jesus Christ was reading in a Jewish synagogue to the Jews, from the Greek LXX Septuagint.
"Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market, a pool, which is called in the Hebrew-Ἑβραϊστὶ (Hebraisti)-Hebraistic)tongue Bethesda-Βηθεσδά (Bethesda)-house of mercy), having five porches."
"When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat, in a place that is called the pavement, but in the Hebrew-Ἑβραϊστὶ (Hebraisti)-Hebraistic), Gabbatha-Γαββαθα (Gabbatha)-elevated or a platform."
"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew-Ἑβραϊστὶ (Hebraisti)-Hebraistic) tongue is Abaddon-Ἀβαδδὼν (Abaddon)-destruction), but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."
"How is it that our Lord Jesus quoted or read from a "Greek translation of the Hebrew text", when Jesus himself spoke in Hebrew and so did the Jewish people. Jesus, my beloved, read from the traditional Hebrew text and not from the LXX. This also tells us that the Hebrew text had been preserved all along by the Levitical Priesthood, just as Romans 3:2 confirms.
You have a choice. You can get your Bible from Alexandria, or you can get it from Antioch. If you have a King James Bible, then your Bible is based on the Manuscripts from Antioch. But if you have the NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, or such, then your Bible has its roots from Alexandria, Egypt & Rome.
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"...And these are but few examples of the many of errors that these modern bible translation teach. Saints, open your eyes to the truth, and be not deceived. Remember, Satan will mix the truth with a pinch of lie."
-Remember Genesis chapter 3
Ask yourself, why are these Bibles different?
Antioch (KJV 1611)
Alexandrian (such as the: NIV, NASB, RSV, ESV, ASV, NRSV, and even the NKJV)
2. Copyrights/Publishing Requisites;
Modern English versions must read differently from each other in order to secure their unique copyrights (profits/ rights/ enterprise).
The Father of all lies
Distorts the truth
*** Please click on the links below to see a list of the corrupt verses that are NOT in harmony with the KJV.
***Special acknowledgement to my brothers in the Lord who have devoted time and effort to compile this information.***
HOW TO READ THE KING JAMES BIBLE
Our sister, Gail Riplinger, took the time and effort to write a book about the superiority of the King James Language against modern Bible translations. The name of her book is: In Awe of Thy Word. I strongly recommend this book. Indeed, no other Bible reads like the King James. Click on the link below to download the book for free.