My thoughts and comments will be in italic as we explore the Bible. For more information where this Bible came from, see my other blog on ” Where did the Bible come from” by scrolling through the other blogs. Thank You. By Mark A. Felkins Mon May 27, 2019.
Who was King James who made this translation of the Bible into English? I will make another blog about him. To big to add here.
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Title page :
The Old Testament, Translated out of the Original Tongues:
Not sure what it means by ” Original Tongues:” old Hebrew? Or Greek? Latin?
and with the Former Translations
Former translations? what former translations? Has an “s” at the end of Translations meaning many. Is this an error or were there more than one?
Diligently Compared and Revised,
Compared and Revised. How so? What was added or left out? Or changed? Do we have the old documents they got their translations from?
by His Majesty’s Special Command
Who was on this special command ?
Authorized King James Version
Epistle Dedicator. What does that mean?
To the Most High and Mighty Prince James by the Grace of God
King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
The Translators of the Bible wish Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord
Great and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign,
which Almighty God, the Father of all mercies, bestowed upon us the people of England,
when first he sent Your Majesty’s Royal Person to rule and reign over us.
So they believe at that time God had sent King James to rule over the people.
For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wished not well unto our Sion,
They claim that Sion is also Zion another word for it. So some people didn’t wish them well for there Sion. Could their be more than one meaning for each word?
that upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star,
Occidental Star ?
Occidentals meaning Webster’s Dictionary
First Known Use of occidental
History and Etymology for occidental
- : any one of the objects in space thatare made of burning gas and that look like points of light in the night sky
- : a star or planet especially in a certain position that is believed in astrology to influence people‘s lives
- : something (such as a symbol or medal) with five or
- more points that represents or suggests a star
Is that what it means a shinyQueen?
See history of King James who made this Bible. In one of my blogs.
Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this Land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk; and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled State; the appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised mists, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially when we
beheld the Government established in Your Highness, and Your hopeful Seed,
So they believed in handed down Royal seed or holy King. Seed. But doubts in the writers eye by saying ” “hopeful seed”
by an undoubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquillity at home and abroad.
But among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts, than the blessed continuance of the preaching of God’s sacred Word among us;
Freedom of preaching of God’s words were extremely important to them and thanked the powerful king for allowing them to preach God’s sacred Word.
Freedom of preaching God’s Word
which is that inestimable treasure, which
excelleth all the riches of the earth;
because the fruit
What fruit ?
thereof extendeth itself, not only to the time spent in this transitory world,
transitory world ? We’re going some where else? Death?
but directeth and disposeth men unto that eternal happiness
eternal happiness? For men? What about the creatures and plants earth moon be etc.
which is above in heaven.
If your dead how do you get to heaven? Where is it? Above where?
Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that state, wherein the famous Predecessor of Your Highness did leave it: nay, to go forward with the confidence and resolution of a Man in maintaining the truth of Christ,
Truth of Christ?
and propagating it far and near, is that which hath so bound and firmly knit the hearts of all Your Majesty’s loyal and religious people unto You, that Your very name is precious among them: their eye doth behold You with comfort, and they bless You in their hearts, as that sanctified Person, who, under God, is the immediate Author of their true happiness. And this their contentment doth not diminish or decay, but every day increaseth and taketh strength, when they observe, that the zeal of Your Majesty toward the house of God doth not slack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting itself abroad in the farthest parts of Christendom, by writing in defence of the Truth, (which hath given such a blow unto that man of sin,
Man of sin ?
as will not be healed,) and every day
Everyday at home study religious discourse. Why ?
at home, by religious and learned discourse, by frequenting the house of God,
frequenting the house of God,? How much ?
by hearing the Word preached,
by cherishing the Teachers thereof,
by caring for the Church,
as a most tender and loving nursing Father.
There are infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious affection in Your Majesty; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and perpetuated desire of accomplishing and publishing of this work,
infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious affection, what are those why are you right?
which now with all humility we present unto Your Majesty. For when Your Highness had once out of deep judgment apprehended how convenient it was, that out of the Original Sacred Tongues, together with comparing of the labours, both in our own, and other foreign Languages, of many worthy men who went before us, there should be one more exact Translation of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue; Your Majesty did never desist to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be hastened, and that the business might be expedited in so decent a manner, as a matter of such importance might justly require.
And now at last, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our labours, it being brought unto such a conclusion, as that we have great hopes that the
Church of England
Church of England the right church? Or that they will benefit in some way by translating the book into English.
shall reap good fruit thereby;
Reap good fruit ? What kind? Is this a hope?
we hold it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the work:
humbly craving of Your most Sacred Majesty, that since things of this quality have ever been subject to the
censures of illmeaning and discontented persons,
Freedom of speech?
it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance of our labours shall more honour and encourage us, than all the
calumniations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us.
What other men? And interpretations?what was hard to interpret?
So that if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at home or abroad, who therefore will malign us,
So popular people will malign there work.
because we are poor instruments to make God’s holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people,
So they want to get the Bible out to the people.
whom they desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness;
Wow, to keep people stupid. Uneducated. Why?
or if, on the other side, we shall be maligned by selfconceited Brethren, who run their own ways,
Other men Do their own thing, not God’s or Christ’s teachings.
and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good conscience, having walked the ways of simplicity and integrity,
good conscience, having walked the ways of simplicity and integrity,
What’s a good conscience? Definition of conscience:
- : the part of the mind that makes you aware of your actions as being either morally right or wrong
- : a feeling that something you have done is morally wrong
WHAT IS MORALLY WRONG? Why do some people have good morals and others bad?
- : the quality of being easy to understand or use
- : the state or quality of being plain or not fancy or complicated
- : something that is simple or
- ordinary but enjoyable
- : the quality of being honest and
- : the state of being complete or
What is being honest? And fair? What’s fair if honest to one might not be so for another.
as before the Lord; and sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty’s grace and favour, which will ever give countenance to honest and Christian endeavours against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.
The Lord of heaven and earth bless Your Majesty with many and happy days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many singular and extraordinary graces, so You may be the wonder of the world in this latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honour of that great God, and the good of his Church,
through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. What does bit mean through Jesus Christ?
Chapters and verses of the Bible see my blog with that title about Chapter and verses. When were the Bible out into chapter and verses! 1551
The First Book of Moses Called Genesis
See the above title blog for the beginning of book one of the Bible.