Learning Activity 25A

Translation Difficulties in the KJV of the Bible

In the previous Learning Activity we presented our rationale for using the KJV translation of the Bible on this web site. We realize that this translation does contain translation difficulties that have an impact on some of the doctrines of Christianity and we will use this Learning Activity to point out those New Testament difficulties that we have discovered. We do believe that the major doctrines of Christianity such as who God is, man’s condition in relation to God and the Bible portrayal of salvation by faith in God are not affected by these difficulties. However, these difficulties listed do affect other Christian doctrines, therefore, we feel it is important to compile the following list for your reference and study.

1. “…Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell [gehenna]” (Matt.5:22).

2. “…thy whole body should be cast into hell [gehenna]” (Matt.5:29).

3. “…the whole body should be cast into hell [gehenna]” (Matt.5:30).

4. “…fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell [gehenna]” (Matt.10:28).

5. “…neither in this world [age], neither in the world [age] to come” (Matt.12:32).

6. “…the harvest is the end of this world [age]…” (Matt.13:39).

7. “…so shall it be in the end of this world [age]” (Matt.13:40).

8. “…So shall it be at the end of the world [age]…” (Matt.13:49).

9. “…to be cast into hell [gehenna] fire” (Matt.18:9).

9A. “…in the new world…” should read “…in the regeneration…” (Matthew 19:28).

10. “…for many be called, but few chosen” (is not in the best Greek texts) (Matt.20:16).

11. “…ye make him twofold more the child of hell [gehenna]” (Matt.23:15).

12. “…ye generation [offspring] of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell [gehenna]?” (Matt.23:33).

13. “…and the end of the world [age]?” (Matt.24:3).

14. “…unto the end of the world [age]…” (Matt.28:20).

15. “…two hands to go into hell [gehenna]…” (Mk.9:43).

16. “…be cast into hell [gehenna]…” (Mk.9:45).

17. “…be cast into hell [gehenna]…” (Mk.9:47).

18. “…and in the world [age] to come…” (Mk.10:30).

19. “…hath power to cast into hell [gehenna]…” (Lk.12:5).

20. “And in hell [hades]…” (Lk.16:23).

21. “…and in the world [age] to come…” (Lk.18:30).

22. “…The children of this world [age] marry…” (Lk.20:34).

23. “…accounted worth to obtain that world [age]…” (Lk.20:35).

24. “…intending after Easter [Passover] to bring him forth to the people” (Acts 12:4).

25. “…he will [is about to] judge the world…” (Acts 17:31).

26. “…there shall [is about to] be a resurrection of the dead…” (Acts 24:15).

27. “…and judgment to come [is about to be]…” (Acts 24:25).

28. “…salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles [nations]…” (Acts 28:28).

29. “There is therefore now (the word “now” is NOT in the Greek text)…who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (this last part is not in the Greek text). (Rom.8:1).

30. “…the wisdom of this world [age], nor of the princes of this world [age]…” (1 Cor.2:6).

31. “…which God ordained before the world [age]…” (1 Cor.2:7).

32. “Which none of the princes of this world [age] knew…” (1 Cor.2:8).

33. “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s (this last part, “and in your spirit, which are God’s” is not in the Greek text). (1 Cor.6:20).

34. “…upon whom the ends of the world [ages] are come” (1 Cor.10:11).

35. “…Christ the firstfruits [firstfruit]; afterward they that are Christ’s at [in] his coming” (1 Cor.15:23).

36. “…hath made us able ministers of the new testament [covenant]…” (2 Cor.3:6).

37. “…in the reading of the old testament [covenant]…” (2 Cor.3:14).

38. “…the god of this world [age]…” (2 Cor.4:4).

39. “…if one died for all, then were all dead” (2 Cor.5:14). (There is no word “if” in this Greek text.

40. “…not only in this world [age], but also in that which is to come” (Eph.1:21).

41. “…which from the beginning of the world [ages]…” (Eph.3:9).

42. If by any means I might attain unto resurrection of [out of] the dead” (Philippians 3:11).

43. “…who shall [is about to] judge…” (2 Tim.4:1).

44. “…by whom also he made the worlds [ages]” (Heb.1:2).

45. “…and the powers of the world [age] to come” (Heb.6:5).

46. “…but now, once in the end of the world [ages]…” (Heb.9:26).

47. “…shall he appear the second time…” (the word “time” is NOT in the Greek text) (Heb.9:28).

48. “…we understand that the worlds [ages] …” (Heb.11:3).

49. “…but quickeneth by [in] the …” (Additionally, the word “the” does not appear in the Greek text) (1 P 3:18).

50. “By [In] which also he went…” (1 P 3:19).

51. “…and the elements [rudiments] shall melt…” (2 P 3:10).

52. “…and the elements [rudiments] shall melt…” (2 P 3:12).

53. “…it is the last time [hour]…whereby we know that it is the last time [hour]” (1 John 2:18).

54. “…and all kindreds of the earth [land]…” (Rev.1:7).

55. “And when those beasts [living creatures] give glory and honour…” (Rev.4:9).

56. “…to take peace from the earth [land]…” (Rev.6:4).

57. “…on them that dwell on the earth [land]” (Rev.6:10).

58. “…to the inhabitants of the earth [land]…” (Rev.8:13).

59. “…and to smite the earth [land]…” (Rev.11:6).

60. “And all that dwell upon the earth [land]…” (Rev.13:8).

61. “…another beast coming up out of the earth [land]…” (Rev.13:11).

62. “And the angel thrust his sickle into the earth [land]…” (Rev.16:1).

63. “…and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth [land]” (Rev.16:1).

64. “…and all that were slain upon the earth [land]” (Rev.18:24).

65. “…which did corrupt the earth [land]…” (Rev.19:2).

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