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Old 02-18-2009, 10:15 AM
Steven Avery Steven Avery is offline
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Default Woodrow Michael Kroll - dual interpretation

Hi Folks,

Next we include a dual interpretation, with the commentary being reasonable (especially considering that it is of recent days) and the rest of the commentary chapter can be read online. This one I actually have next to me in the closest bookcase, I keep it handy . (Not to give it a high recommendation, especially as it is published by Thomas Nelson. I bought it years ago and it is generally superior to other modern commentaries.)
Woodrow Michael Kroll (born October 21, 1944) is the president and Bible teacher for the international Back to the Bible radio and television ministry
King James Bible Commentary - Psalms Commentary by Woodrow Michael Kroll (1994) .. other editions 1983, 2000, many commentators on various books

6–8 . The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

What a contrast between the vain words of men and the pure words of God. While the words of men are vanity, the words of God are purity; while men speak with flattering lips, God speaks with tested lips.

The words of God and the Word of God have passed through the furnace of persecution, philosophical disputation, scientific reasoning, and literary criticism; but they have not lost one precious ounce of their purity. God preserves and keeps those who are oppressed and needy because He keeps His word. Even when The wicked walk on every side, as a result of vile men being in positions of authority, we may still trust the Word of God, knowing that “… all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” ( Rom 8:28 ).

As a reminder, the opponents of the King James Bible at times make the false claim that the "words" interpretations is oddball, or of recent King James Bible only heritage, or they will do a rant as we saw above.

Clearly the natural flow of the verse, the theme of the Psalm and Bible consistency all are very strong for the "words" interpretation. And we see that there are lots of commentators and writers who recognize this simple truth.

So far, we have barely quoted what we would consider even a single King James Bible defender in all the commentary references. One article by Jack Moorman pointed out that there was far more acceptance of the "words" understanding in recent commentaries. And this is true when compared to all the commentaries beginning around the time of the revision, or even somewhat earlier. However it is better to see this as a "U" .. lots of "words" support in the Reformation Bible through till 1800, a dip in the 1800s through early 1900s and a resurgence of understanding today.

Yes, post 1800s lists are planned (and an update of the 1800s list as well). Also an index of sorts. Hopefully this thread can be an easy-to-read-and-use resource for researchers and writers defending the pure and perfect word of God.

Steven Avery

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