Yesterday, while I was huffing and puffing away at my rotating arm exercises – I have a paddle type rotating contraption that I paddle with my arms while wearing a kilogram weight on each wrist for an unbroken half hours spell. I set the timer, do some meditating, paddle away as my heart rate rises and the air gets into parts of my lungs that seldom see the light of day & not wishing to mindlessly paddle away I started to think about the KJ V defining itself along with different (divers) sorts of prayer.
The last one I did of this got a response from across the world on Twitter as well as a comment, closer to home in Australia, on Facebook. Whether from vanity or trying to meet a need I know not here is another set of scriptures:
Divers – What have underwater people got to do with this?
You’re reading [KJV] [James 1:2] My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
You might be forgiven for wondering what special temptations are encountered by underwater divers. Of course, us King James Bible readers the answer is simple. Just go to the first references of the term “divers” & you will find the correct answer:
KJV] [DEU 22:11] Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
Yes this word means different as in different sorts of the same kind of thing – it’s a bit like our common word diverse but more in a vague numerical sense of more than one. Diverse is distinctly associated with diversity (different in nature & character). Both words are used in the King James Version.
Take v 11 – Divers because wool & linen are clothing – actually I don’t know why they could not match wool & linen together but I think that I’ve just forgotten the reason
Tave v 9 – Divers seeds are seeds – just different sorts of seeds.J
How easy is that. I hope that you enjoyed this little excursion into the wonders of the King James Bible.
I was enjoying a few random thoughts when I came across this definition link within the King James Bible. I thought I should share it with you today.
[1 Corinthians 9:27] But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
When you read this Scripture you come across this peculiar phrase “I keep under my body.” To me this seems a bit back to front. What do I keep under my body? Do I keep anything under my body? How should I understand this Scripture?
The answer, contained within the King James Bible, is easy to find. Just go to the first reference of this phrase within the King James Bible. You will be taken to this Scripture.
[2 Chronicles 28:10] And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?
You can plainly see that the purpose is to “keep under” FOR and the purpose of being Bond men and bondwomen – so plainly it is a question of subjection and this thought is echoed in our reference in first Corinthians.
KEEP UNDER equals keep in subjection or place in subjection or control or limit in some way my body. In other words I keep my body in subjection under me that is under my purpose and will.
How easy is that. I hope that you enjoyed this little excursion into the wonders of the King James Bible. None of them know he never answers them and
Briefly, I have the permission of the author, Gail Riplinger, to publish this article on my blog site with some formatting changes and the inclusion of the expanded King James Bible Scripture references. I would like to note that in my converting the text from a PDF file to a text document I lost the original paragraph markings and some of the formatting of the original document. I have endeavoured, as best as I’m able, to restore the original formatting. Any mistakes that occur in this text are mine and not due to Professor Riplinger.
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