Christ “appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” • She does not seem to have been the most credible person to whom THE most important news in history should be given and spread.
Mary Magdalene was told to “tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead….bring his disciples word…go tell my brethren.” • “And she went and told them …that he was alive…And they believed not” • (Mark 16:11).
Like Christ, the Word, the word of God in the KJB 1611 is still alive. • It is resurrected from the decayed paper on which the Bible was originally written.
Mark 16:12 goes on to say, “After that he appeared in another form.” • If the living Word could appear in another form, could not his “lively oracles,” the written word do likewise –
In Chinese characters, Roman fonts, and Arabic script? ﺶﺫﺜﺝﺁﺛ • The Word was made flesh for many languishing. • Could not the word be make fluent for many languages?
Inspiration is simple enough for a child. “THOU hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” Matt. 11:25
Your Holy Bible is alive • Jesus said, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” John 6:63 • The Bible speaks of “the lively oracles to give unto us” Acts 7:38 Children are lively, because they are alive!
The Holy Bible is alive for ever. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which, liveth and abideth for ever”
The Holy Bible “liveth (that’s inspiration) and abideth (that’s preservation) for ever.” Inspiration abides and its life is preserved.
Psalm 12:6 and 7 say, “The words of the LORD are pure words…Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” • A mummy is preserved, but it is not still alive. • The Bible is different; because God is still speaking, so the Bible is still alive. It is his voice.
“the voice of the living God speaking” Deut. 5:26
The word “sin” occurs 447times in the KJB • The word “blood” occurs 447 times in the KJB • There is just enough blood to cover every sin New versions, following Greek and Hebrew lexicons, sometimes change “blood” to “death,” destroying the perfection. Blood is life, not death.
Jesus, the Word said, “I am Alpha and Omega [those are the letters ‘a’ & ‘o’], the first and the last…” (Rev. 1:11)
Let’s take a microscope and look at the letters in the first and last verse in the King James Bible
The firstverse says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Gen. 1:1 The lastverse says, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Rev. 22:21
Number of letters in first verse = 44 Number of letters in last verse = 44 Number of vowels in first verse = 17 Number of vowels in last verse = 17 Number of consonants in first verse = 27 Number of consonants in last verse = 27
The most important verse is 1 John 5:7 “There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” • All new versions, following the corrupt Greek Orthodox church, omit the Trinity, shown in 1 John 5:7. But God proves it.
Number of letters in first verse = 44 • Number of letters in last verse = +44 • Number of letters in 1 John 5:7 = 88 • Number of vowels in first verse = 17 • Number of vowels in last verse = +17 • Number of vowels in 1 John 5:7 = 34 • Number of consonants in first verse = 27 • Number of consonants in last verse = +27 • Number of consonants in 1 John 5:7 = 54
We’ve looked at letters, vowels, and consonant. Now let’s look at words. Number of words in first verse = 10 Number of words in last verse = +12 Number of words in 1 John 5:7 = 22
The KJB has miraculous mathematically ordered rhythm on every line. Note just a few random examples
The Bishops’ Bible (1500s) said: “We always bear about in the body” The KJB has the ‘b’ sound hitting rhythmically after every two syllables. “Alwaysbearingaboutinthebody” (2 Cor. 4:10). _ _ b _ _ b _ _ b _ _
Bishops Increase… was plenteous Fashioned… changed King James Bible bound… abound conformed… transformed Bishops vs. rhythmic KJB
The dic′-tion-ary marks the ac′cen-ted syl′-la-ble in a word. The KJB mir-ac′-u-lous-ly places these louder, accented syllables at mathematically repetitive intervals creating a rhythm like the heartbeat of God, heard by the apostle John as he leaned upon Jesus’ breast.
How′ art thou fal′ len from Hea′ ven, O Lu′ ci fer, Son′ of the mor′ ning • Notice that the accented syllables hit every four syllables. Poets call this a dactylic foot which has 3 syllables; the first is accented. Note another:
Who′is a li′ ar but He′ that de ni′ eth that Je′ sus is the′ Christ
The book, In Awe of Thy Word, gives numerous examples of such miraculous phenomenon, which can be found on every line of the KJB.
The KJB’s built-in dictionary uses matching words in parallel verses to identify parallels which will define unfamiliar words.
Here “your” is the peg. “How can I myself alone bear yourcumbrance, and yourburden, and your strife.” Deut. 1:12 Here “Let him…evil” are the pegs. “Let himrefrain his tongue fromevil… • let himeschewevil” 1 Peter 3:9-10
Titus 2:5 “obedient unto their own…that…of God…In all things” (women) keepers at home • Titus 2:9, 10 “obedient unto their own that…of God…in all things” (servants) not purloining
Why did the KJB avoid street language? The word of God must be like Jesus, the Word, as described in Hebrews 7:26 - “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher.”
Bishops 1568 sounds modern Yes, Lord: for You Clothes Lusted Places Took me not Dear Gave Who is this? The rulers Evil doers grave KJB 1611 sounds archaic Trueth Lord: yet Ye Raiment Listed Chambers Laid no hold on me Beloved Yielded What manner of man is this? Magistrates Malefactors sepulcher
Edinburgh Associative Thesaurus Word Association Response • Dear (Bishops): Sir, madam, girl, enemy, foe, animal, dog, hamster, inmate • Beloved (KJB): wife, darling, loved, child, God, heart, cared, Christ, church, family • It is a Holy Bible.
Bishops (1500s) “Gather…into his barn” KJB (1600s): “Gather…into his garner” • barn is easier; • garner is more poetic and more easily memorized. • The KJB taught the reader what a barn is by matching the letters in ‘garner’ with its defining ‘gather.’
The KJB is not archaic; it is a holy Bible. • The word help’ is from 800 A.D. • The word ‘holpen’ was introduced hundreds of years LATER as strictly a Bible word.
When the cat jumped from the window sill, the “curtain…was torn in two” (NIV) When the God of all glory died for our sins on the cross, “The vail…was rent in twain” (KJB) Special moment – special language.
Some state that language is changing rapidly and we need to learn Greek and Hebrew, because at some point we will need to update the language of the HOLY BIBLE to match how men talk. • In fact, the Holy Bible is not men talking, it is God talking; it cannot be updated; it is God’s inspired word
Let’s analyze the verse, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable…” 2 Tim. 3:16
A Grammatically Parallel structure is All scripture is given by inspiration of God All pure water is produced by distillation of Jones Bottled Water Company .
The water is called ‘distilled water’ just as the Bible is called ‘inspired scripture’
Let’s look at the Holy Bible’s definition of “is given by inspiration of God”
The definition of “inspiration” is “plain to him that understandeth” Prov. 8:9. - Lest our “minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor. 11:3
A compound word is made up of two other English words. • For example, a bricklayer is one who lays bricks. • It is called cognitive scaffolding, wherein meaning is built part by part.
Inspiration is a compound word. • In-spir-ation is made up of the preposition ‘in’ and the noun ‘spir’ from ‘spirit.’
The Bible reader has seen the words “in” and the phoneme ‘spir’ (in the word ‘spirit’) hundreds upon hundreds of times in the Bible, before the reader reaches the word ‘in-spir-ation.’
The use of the word ‘spir,’ meaning “spirit,’ lines up perfectly with John 6:63 where Jesus defines his words. He said, “Thewords that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.”
The ending ‘ation’ on inspiration, changes a verb (an action, like inspire) into a noun (a thing, such as inspiration). • Inspire is the verb • inspiration is the Biblical noun (remember this; the NIV makes it an adjective) • inspired is the adjective