There is only one Word of God, so not all translations can be the One. Although man may change, God never does. If a translation has been copyrighted then it belongs to whom copyrighted it. We cannot do what the Bible teaches if we don’t have a public domain copy (we can be sued and or jailed) if we use a copyrighted copy, without permission. And permission is quite hard to get at times.
God told us to freely give, as you were freely given. A public domain Bible allows us to pull the *complete* key Scriptures. How else can God keep every jot and tittle? God’s orders should be more important to follow than whether or not our favorite Bible is up to date.
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5
The Word God spoke: Exodus 20:1 (His Spirit)
The Word God wrote: Deuteronomy 4:13(His Covenant)
and The Word God made flesh John 1:14 (Jesus). He is our example of The Trinity. He is The Law that hung on the cross and The Law that is written in the heart.
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Always stick with King James in the United States. When a book is copyrighted, it is a book that has been written with the imagination/knowledge of the writer. Or maybe it is to take a story and put your twist on it, mixing what you’ve read with what you imagine. Only when one takes what they read and changes it to what they think, can they ‘copyright’ their book, in this case at least.
Most Bibles are under copyright, therefore they are not the original, but only a deceptive copy. When we are told trust no man, are we to trust their ‘word’? Why do almost all copyrighted Bibles start with the King James? They take it apart and add, or subtract what they disagree with and sell it to you as The Word of God, turning it into a fake.
Jesus told us it is free to enter into the Kingdom. If so, should we pay to obey God in Deut.6:8-9? Any Bible claiming to be God’s Word should be free to take any part of that Bible and “keep” it according to the ways of God in Deut. Be it the Ten Commandments, or Sermon on the Mount or any other Scripture God gives us. To keep that which is good. Any Bible that has a copyright makes this instruction illegal.
By using K.J. we can arm ourselves, place prayers in blankets for the homeless, or songs for the lonely etc.. We can give hope, love, peace, and all the things money can’t buy to those in need by using K.J.. God has given each nation one word; you choose which it is for you and yours.
God’s prophets, our preachers, Jesus’ disciples, everyone continues to tell us to ‘keep’ the Commandments of God. Yet, only God Himself tells us how to do so in Deuteronomy. Maybe God is trying to protect us with His Word, His Spirit. Why else would He tell us to wear Them?
Would you consider trying it God’s way? Comment below.
Would you say The Word from the mouth of God is Holy? How about The Word written with His finger? Or even The Living Word, Jesus? Would we then get Holy, Holy, Holy?
Could that be our Trinity? Comment below.
If you took a tenth of your income, or tenth of your labor, or a tenth of your time, whatever you see that God is giving you, and applied it toward the good of your family, nation, or world, is your sacrifice any less than the one who gave more? If you’ve given what you can, then no sacrifice is greater.
What do you think? Comment below.