Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday Reading

Exodus 35-38.

I'm amazed at how difficult it is to read the KJV. Yesterday we had the difficulty of the passage from chapter 32:
"14And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people."

That doesn't sound right to me. So I checked other translations.

The NIV reads differently:
"14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened."

The New KJV:
"14 So the LORD relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people."

Which one is correct?

There are real problems I'm running into reading this translation I hadn't anticipated. I'm no longer certain that what I'm reading is being processed correctly in my brain.

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