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Old 06-04-2009, 12:25 AM
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"Glistering truths" is a new monograph by Matthew Verschuur, freely available for download.
260KB PDF www.bibleprotector.com/glistering_truths.pdf

Do you want to know what the difference between "afterward" and "afterwards" is? Or "alway" and "always"?

When should "nay" be used rather than "no"? What about words like "defenced"? And why is there "vail" and "veil" in the King James Bible?


What are “Glistering Truths”?

The King James Bible language differs from the normal English language used daily. The difference is not merely because the King James Bible is old, or merely because the Bible language is made to sound more majestic.

It is plain that the language of the Bible is special. And because special and peculiar words are found in the Bible, we should respect those words. Some people think that the words can be changed, or altered, or brought “up to date”. But if we look at the words the way they are in the King James Bible, we find that they are very particular and accurate.

The word “glistering” is one of those words which are questioned. A mocker or a scoffer might say it is just an archaic word, maybe obsolete, almost meaningless. But this one word, like every word, is filled with a particular and exact meaning.

The word “glistering” describes light being refracted or passing through an object, obviously of great beauty and glory. In this case, we can apply the word in a poetic way to the doctrine of the truth and accuracy of our English Bible. We observe the printed Bible as a mundane book, but when we know that the words which are printed there are full of life because they are in origin divinely inspired words, then we see the light.

When we look at our English Bible, we see the light of the Scripture shining through it very clearly. There is something distinct about the King James Bible, which is quite unlike an ordinary book.

In fact, the King James Bible has been called the best translation in the world. If we look at this Bible, that is, at the proper edition of it — the Pure Cambridge Edition — we find that every word is right and good.

And if we study these words, and their meanings, we observe something divine, and something alive with power. We are actually coming into knowledge of the very message of God in all its richness.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:32 AM
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thanks for that link good stuff
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:16 AM
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Great work, Matthew. I scanned quickly through this morning. Will examine in detail later. May God continue to bless your unique calling.
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Thanks to those who HASTED to give feedback. There is a lot of study to be done in this area, and so there will be improvements in our knowledge, as discoveries continue, and as information comes to light.
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Thanks to those who HASTED to give feedback. There is a lot of study to be done in this area, and so there will be improvements in our knowledge, as discoveries continue, and as information comes to light.
Matthew, thank you brother, this is very good.

Grace and peace

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I just checked to see if my KJVB is the Pure Cambridge Edition and it doesn't say that. It says Reference Edition. It also says Copyright 1989 Thomas Nelson, Inc. All Rights Reserved. How can they copyright the KJV?
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I just checked to see if my KJVB is the Pure Cambridge Edition and it doesn't say that. It says Reference Edition. It also says Copyright 1989 Thomas Nelson, Inc. All Rights Reserved. How can they copyright the KJV?
First, Thomas Nelson do not print editions which match to the criteria of what is pure presentation.

Second, Thomas Nelson can copyright their own notes.

Third, the Pure Cambridge Edition is discerned by going through a list of verse references. A Pure Cambridge Edition might just have "Holy Bible" written on the front, just like any other Bible.
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Thanks bibleprotector. I'll check out your website.
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Thank you Sir for the in-depth study of God's Word. It helps enhanced my vocubulary. Treasure it. Love it. Save it in my files.The majestic forms of words of KJV reminds me about the Author of this Book who is God himself is clothed with honour and majesty.

Please pray that God will provide us this pure Book as there are many brethren here who have not even own one of the Pure Words of God(KJV/AV).
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This was a good read. It shows both the genius of the KJV translators and the fact that God obviously had to be involved with the making of the KJV. The providential preservation of the Scriptures is undeniable.
 

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