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.