WORKBOOK 16/19 King James Bible Grammar & Punctuation

By | June 17, 2016

The Adventure of Reading the King James Bible Chapter 16


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Romans 5:12-19 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

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Romans 5:12-17 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

 
 

This passage is included in one set of parenthesis. Can you count the total number of punctuation marks that are used in this particular passage?

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Paul shows that law existed from Adam to Moses – sin is the breaking of law 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Romans 5:13-14 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.).

You can’t have sin without law; thus Paul is arguing that law existed from Adam to Moses. It was more than one law, because everyone after Adam did not commit the same sin that Adam committed for the simple reason that the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil wasn’t available to them. Therefore, there was a set of laws in place in the time between Adam and Moses

Romans 2:12-15

12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

  1. Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

So you can see in the covenant made with Noah in Genesis 9, which affirms that murder is sinful.

You can see it when Pharaoh becomes upset with Abram for almost causing him to commit adultery unwittingly Genesis 12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

Law existed; therefore, sin was present.

Can you appreciate this?

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Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

 
 

Read this verse, then look closely at it and draw a circle around the commas.

Have you noticed the position of the commas?

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By simply moving a comma and changing a capital letter to a non-capital and then promoting another letter to capital we change the actual quote and the timing of it.

Luke 23:42-43 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. KJV

Luke 23:42-43 42 Then he said: “Jesus, remember me when you get into your Kingdom.” 43 And he said to him: “Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise.” New World Translation JW

Luke 23:42-43 42 Then he turned to Jesus and said, “Lord, I believe in you! Please, remember me when you set up your kingdom. 43Jesus turned His head toward him and said, I promise you today, when I return ith the glory of my Father, I will take you home with me to paradise. Clear Word Bible SDA

The steps to take to change a doctrine to a fable:

Move the comma from after thee, to after to day,

Change the upper case To day into the lower case to day

Change the lower case thee to the upper case Thee

Now we have grounds for a fable called purgatory or a fable concerning ‘soul sleep’ – instead of the truth of the scriptures.

True doctrine can be changed into a fable by simply changing the punctuation.

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Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

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For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:12

Mark in the comma in the correct place in this verse. Can you notice the difference that this makes?

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In this verse with the altered settings

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Modern charismatic Bible publishers and their study bibles:

Zondervan Bible publishers – Life in the Spirit Study Bible with notes by Donald Stamps with extra edits by John Adams:

this study Bible has the comma removed from verse 12, with additional notes that Donald Stamps never made and is a reprint of Full Life Study Bible published by Zondervan with notes by Donald Stamp (this original edition is excellent, in my opinion).

This shows you how deceitful Bible publishers can be. The additional notes and punctuation changes are not noted (as being different from the notes of Donald Stamp) in the margin at all. If you didn’t have a copy of the original edition you would never know. Both these Bibles say they are the King James Version.

(The thrust of the added notes is to present that the whole body as ministers but this is adequately shown in verse 16 without the need to change the punctuation)

What this approach to Bible teaching does, as far as the outworking of the purpose of the spiritual oversight, is to maximise, to prepare the people of the church for service rather than develop a Christ-like character (the word perfect is changed to equip in modern versions)

Nelson Bible Publishers publish Spirit Filled Life Bible which is admittedly a New King James Version Bible with Jack Hayford as the general editor.

You would expect the comma in verse 12 to be missing

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You have to admit that this is quite a sentence

The full sentence reads:

EPH 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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There are a few reference verses that you can check to see how the publisher has dealt with certain settings and renderings.

King James Bible is the Pure Cambridge Edition (circa 1900), which has the following:

1. “or Sheba” not “and Sheba” in Joshua 19:2

2. “sin” not “sins” in 2 Chronicles 33:19

3. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Job 33:4

4. “whom ye” not “whom he” in Jeremiah 34:16

5. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Ezekiel 11:24

6. “flieth” not “fleeth” in Nahum 3:16

7. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Matthew 4:1

8. “further” not “farther” in Matthew 26:39

9. “bewrayeth” not “betrayeth” in Matthew 26:73

10. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Mark 1:12

11. “spirit” not “Spirit” in Acts 11:28

12. “spirit” not “Spirit” in 1 John 5:8

You can find an online version of the King James Bible with these settings at:

http://crosslifechurches.org/BIBLE_KJV/

Matthew Verschuur at http://www.bibleprotector.com has provided a lot of information to help on this subject.

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New International Version Ephesians 4:12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

Some publishers of the King James Version changed Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints(no comma) for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

What is the change? For the saints to be perfected (prepared/equipped) they must do the work of the ministry and so this is how the body of Christ is to be edified.

This gives rise to the job description of called ministry to that of facilitators and managers. This follows the model of a CEO of not-for-profit industries.

Should the saints help and minister according to the ability that God gives? Yes, but the scripture for this is found at:

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

This shown in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12

BUT we need

Ephesians 4:13-15 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

We need this for doctrine and safety. It is only the ascension ministries that can deliver the doctrine and teaching to establish this state of affairs

There are two types of body ministry, 1 the ascension ministry given to the whole body, 2 the members of the body ministering to one another.

Can you see the difference here?

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In the King James Bible there are :

Total Words: 783,137

Unique English Words 12,143

Modern Pocket Dictionaries Words 35,000

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John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

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Underlined the word “will”

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Hebrews 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

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Circle a different uses here

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Proverbs 3:1-10 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

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Underline each conditional “shall”

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Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Can you see that long life is a condition of keeping his commandments?

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Proverbs 3:3-4 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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Proverbs 3:7-8 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

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Beginning in 1881, when the RSV was published, the shall of Proverbs 3 was replaced with will, and the distinction between the two has been blurred ever since.

Proverbs 3:9-10 [KJV] Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Proverbs 3:9-10 [RSV] Honor the LORD with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

This removes tithing as a condition having plenty. The use of “shall” provides an association of condition amongst these linked sets. This association is broken by turning “shall” into “will”. Can you see how word changes change doctrine?

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