An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

A Word of Caution

(Pro 22:19 KJV)  That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

I am reading this month in the New American Bible.  This verse reminds me of one reason why it is somewhat helpful to look at other translations.  One of the lessons you learn is to not trust translations that are made by questionable translators.  Let me give you the translation of this verse from the NAB,

“That your trust may be in the Lord,
I make known to you the words of Amen-em-Ope”
What?  Excuse me?  I have searched in vain in my resources to find out where this came from.  The NAB has a marginal note which just confuses the issue even more.  

It does not hurt you to read Bibles written by people with an agenda as long as you compare them to more reliable texts.  This is where the KJV can come in handy.  Even if you don’t understand its archaic language at times, it still gives you a sense of truth.

So?  Seek truth not denominational oddities.  Rest assured truth can be found but I would not recommend the NAB as your go-to. 

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