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  • Kenneth Ray for verse 23
    I needed this verse in Psalms 141:3, and am glad that i could find it here. I made a comment to a brother one time about him being the man, not realizing really what I had said; well it turned out not so good. The spirit of man did take over and I saw the works of the flesh, satan had taken advantage of those word and used my brother to put all the attention on him and not on Jesus. It broke the anointing. I felt like there was a band around my forehead , Now I know that I must be careful what and how I place my words.
  • Kirk DiVietro for verse 23
    Do we have any of the KJV translators notes on why half the verse was placed in italics in the KJV?
  • Jesse for verse 23
    You may already know this, but words that are in italics mean that they were not in the original text. They were added in by the translators. I don't believe there is any extra meaning to that verse.

    They had problems back then with people believing in God the Father, but not in the deity of Jesus Christ. We have some of that today.

    Jesus said in John 5:23 that all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent Him.

    In John Chapter 5, Jesus said that all authority has been conveyed to Him. He is to judge all people. And He is to be honored equal to the Father. Most religions believe in a god, or might even call him father. But they will not believe that Jesus Christ is equal.

    Jesus said in John 10:30, about the sheepfold, He said I and my Father are one. You can't have one without the other!

    But he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also. Whosoever denies the Son, the same does not have the Father:
  • In case anyone needs clarification, the teams of translators for the KJV was very meticulous and spent 7 years translating it and discussing everything in the finest detail for maximum accuracy. When a translation is made it is never an exact 1 to 1 ratio in translating each individual words, because the meaning is different. To capture the meaning accurately additional words often need to be added to complete the meaning. This is normal for any translation and doesn't mean translators added opinions or anything unnecessary. It is absolutely necessary to add the necessary words to complete the meaning. For example:

    Psalms 7:11 - The English words 'with the wicked' were needed to add context for who God was angry with which was more inherent in the Hebrew. So, if the English translation wasn't completed it would then read that God 'is angry every day' which isn't the actual meaning and would be incorrect. So, the translation was made accurate by the italics which complete the English.
  • Jesse for verse 23
    Adam, thanks for sharing that. I agree that the King James Version is probably the most accurate English translation we have. It is my bible of choice and is the English version I recommend to people who ask me what bible they should purchase or study from. But like all English translations, it also is a translation.

    I am in no way putting down the King James. Like I said, it is my bible of choice, and the one I study from. I do however change words in my King James Bible when I come across words that need to be changed in order to clarify the meaning of the text and present a more accurate representation of what the English is saying.
  • Dine
    Dreams are a way that the Lord speaks to us. It can be personal revelation. To see it with your understanding is a better phrase that to see it with your own eyes to see it with your own eyes is to be transfigured as they were on the Mt. of transfiguration. God Bless you.
  • Patti
    I have been told that when you are saved you will speak in tongues. Until then you do not have the Holy Spirit.
  • Diane
    No place in 1John 2 have I found a place where it speaks of talking with tongues. This chapter speaks of loving God and his commandments and not being ashamed of him but to keep his commandments. To love him is keeping his word. If ye love me keep my commandments. The Holy Ghost comes to the righteous. Speaking with tongues is interpreted and speaking strangely it is not it means to be able to understand another and to be able to learn a language of another. The Gospel is love. The simplest most loving answer is the correct one. The Lord will never leave you alone.
  • Bob Hilt
    1 Corinthians Chapter 14: 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
    27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
    28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
    ....But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church....
    not one Pentecostal church I have ever been to have ever followed this in scripture.
    tongues is the least important gift. no interpreter = keep silent.
  • Bob Hilt
    1 Corinthians 12:28 - And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (Tongues the last least gift.)
    1 Corinthians 12:29 - Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
    1 Cor 12:30 - Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
    1 Cor 12:31 - But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
    1 Corinthians 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues
  • Patty Tozi
    The Brightness of the sun is the caring of Gods Heart for all His Creations. Everything on this earth was put here for our appeciation and worshipping of our Heavenly Father. But the Evilness takes the goodness of others and closes their eyes to not see what they can have.. Who will you choose to follow this day? Stop and think which will last for Eternity!!! Life or dhave-- when you leave this world. STOP AND THINK NOW!!!!
  • Pat K Sensing
    Is there a biblical reason for not keeping a Sunday school class up to date on politics ? TEACHER
  • Angela
    The Antichrist, to me I think is already in the world even as the Apostle John said. It can be anyone or anything provided it denies Jesus the Christ and God. it can be even technology, science, entertainment, and so on. to me I believe anything that's in one way or the other pulls you from God or your spiritual life can be an antichrist
  • Bob Hilt
    The Bible defines what is an antichrist or who.
    The King James Bible definition of an antichrist fits a group of people very well.
    1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    (ALL Jews deny Jesus and that makes them antichrist, if they believed in Jesus then they would be CHRISTIANS. IF you do not believe me call any Synagogue and ask them if Jesus is the Messiah.)
    1 John 2:23 - Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
    If Jews do not accept Jesus as messiah, then who is their messiah?
  • Ernesto Vazquez
    Whether spiritual or not one thing I now that we all those in Christ Jesus will be in heaven. I will not worry about that but just be ready for the event that is coming. to many wars and the world is not right even the universe.
  • Brian
    The Jewish messiah will be the antichrist. They are identical.
  • Bob Hilt
    Someone is paying attention and the false prophet of the antichrist shall likely claim to be Elijah returned.
    The antichrist shall likely be called YESHUA. The name of the true messiah or Christ is Jesus.
    Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

    Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
  • Claudia
    How can the true name be Jesus when the letter J (the first letter in the name Jesus) was not in existence at the time when he walked the earth. The same for Jacob, Joshua etc.
  • Adam
    Jesus is the name in English. The name said depends on what language is being spoken. For example your name would be said and pronounced differently depending on where you are and what language is being spoken.
  • Claudia
    As his correct Paleo Hebrew name is known and He asks us to call him by his name we should do so. Why give him a name that did not even exist during his time?
  • Phillip
    please what name(s) are you referring to
  • Gods Names
    Hi Claudia I understand your Confusion, in the Hebrew there were no vowels so the Name Jehovah is also not used in their Manuscripts. Names were added by Translaters and as Adam shared it depends were we live how they are pronounced. Names in Scripture also have Bibical Meanings and these are very important. I have checked on the Internet when I have a query although some Websites are in error and even Contradict each other as Cults do too. But we can if needed find explanations to things that seem to not add up for us. I have asked for Gods Wisdom and Empowering by The Holy Spirit which none of us are Born with and need James 1:5-8 now I can reconize Gods Truth as The Holy Spirit guides me.
  • Hezekiah
    1 John 2vs 28-29,give a special and helpful conclusion of the whole chapter "that we abide in him and live righteously always as a believer'' so that at his coming we might have confidence and not be ashamed before him. If a branch of a tree is detached from it main source it withers and cannot survive JN15:1-5 . We pray for grace and power to abide in you in righteousness Lord Jesus, amen.
  • Randy.Y
    Hallejuah to God be the glory what an great teaching from The Apostle John. We are blessed most of God through Jesus our Lord and King through The Holy Ghost.
  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter
    Verse 4 is very helpful in that regard.
  • Teri
    Yes, that's what is so amazing about God's word! Especially now.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 John 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.


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