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.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Second or Third Person

(Psa 91:2 KJV)  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

(Proverbs 2 also read)

This is an interesting place to compare the King James Bible to the New American Standard Bible.  If you have a King James, you will notice that the words “he is” is not in the original language because it is shown in italics.  When you compare the New American Standard, you find that it is written in second person, as if the author is speaking to God.  The King James is third person where he is speaking about God.

While this difference does not reflect anything about the nature of God, it does make it more personal when you were directly addressing Him rather than talking about Him.  One is a praise, one is a witness.

So?  Rejoice in the flexibility of the Scriptures.  Think about what it says.  Think about the possible application and enjoy the different rabbit trail that leads you down. 

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