What's In Your Bible?
…for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. – Psalms 138:2
Is Judah With or Without God?
The Manuscripts from Alexandria Egypt that the new translations use as their authority say that Judah was unruly against God.
The Manuscripts from Antioch, where the Disciples were first called Christian, state that Judah was with God and the saints.
Which is it?
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
Judah was the legitimate succession of kings and priests with the saints—the holy priests and Levites being the fathers and prophets who handed down the pure worship of God.
Bible versions that agree with the KJB that Judah YET RULETH WITH GOD are:
Revised Version 1881 ASV 1901 RSV NRSV ESV 2011 Darby 1890 Youngs Geneva Bible 1587 Bishops’ Bible 1568 Green’s interlinear Hebrew Publishing Company Translation 1936 Third Millennium Bible 1998. The Word of Yah 1993 Daniel Wallace’s NET version Bond Slave Version 2009 Hebraic Transliteration Scripture 2010 Holy Scriptures VW Edition 2010 Biblos Interlinear Bible 2011 Conservative Bible 2010 Hebraic Roots Bible 2012 Interlinear Hebrew-Greek Scriptures 2007 (Mebust) Online Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament The Jewish Virtual Library Tanach Full Text The Ancient Hebrew Bible 1907 The Mebust Bible 2007 The Complete Jewish Bible 1998 The New European Version 2010 The Hebrew Transliteration Bible 2010 – “but Yehudah yet ruleth with Elohim (אלהים), and is faithful with the Kadoshim.”
The NKJV puts a new twist on it “But Judah still walks with God, even with the Holy One, who is faithful.” The NKJV says it is God who is faithful, instead of Judah “ruling with God” and it changes “with the saints” to “with the Holy One”. The meaning is not the same.
So, why is this important?
It shows that one is right and another is wrong.
If your Bible can’t be trusted, how can your faith be solid when it’s built on shifting sand?
Did God preserve His word or not?
“Well, it doesn’t affect any major doctrine.”
How about the Doctrine of Preservation?
If God preserved His word, where is it?
If He didn’t preserve His word, how do we know anything?