After the KJV’s victory over the Douay Rheims, a new challenger on the scene wants to go toe to toe with the king of Bible translations.
“I’m new, I’m young, I’m fresh, I give the message of the Bible to the modern reader.” Boasts our challenger.
“There aint no way, no way, that that old English translation, is going to beat me, I’m translated from superior manuscripts, I’m modern, I’m easy to understand, I’ll take that King James Bible any day.” Says the challenger.
Will this young contender give our prize fighter a run for his money?
In the blue corner, standing tall from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Westminister, translated by 47 learned scholars, the faithful, the time honored, the quick, the powerful, King “Sharper than any twoedged sword” James Biiiiiiiiiible.
In the red corner, translated by Greek professor, Eugene Peterson, the hip, the fresh, the popular, Mesaaaaaaaaaaaaage.
John 1:18 This one-of-a-kind God-Expression,
who exists at the very heart of the Father,
has made him plain as day.
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Only begotten Son vs One of a kind God expression.
Who takes this round?
The King James Bible.
1 Timothy 3:16 . This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough:
He appeared in a human body,
was proved right by the invisible Spirit,
was seen by angels.
He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples,
believed in all over the world,
taken up into heavenly glory.
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 King James Bible takes round two.
Colossians 2:10 You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ.
Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
The King James Bible takes round three.
Ephesians 4:6 Message
one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.
Ephesians 4:6-7 KJV One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Permeated with oneness? The message contains new age doctrine.
I don’t think the message is going to get up from this.
The King James Bible takes round four.
And the winner is.
King James Bible