Tag Archives: English Standard Version

On The Mark (Stevens)

Mark and I agree.

The NRSV is more accurate.  And that the ESV is short for Eisegeted Somewhat Version.

On a serious note, because the English language is always changing, the job of translating into a readable English form, it is a major task to update any translation of Scripture. Depending on a person’s preference for how they would like to hear the Bible sound when it is read, they will choose this version or that version.  And that is fine too, because learning the Scriptures is both a literary as well as oratory project.  Before the Holy Scriptures were canonized, it was primarily scrolls and an oral tradition where the stories of God and God’s people were re-told with every generation.

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The Prologue of the Gospel of John Calvin

A psalm of the Reformer, an ESV onlyist

In the Beginning was the King James Version of the Bible written in 1611,

And the KJV was with God and was God,

And nothing was created without the help of King James and his prophets.

There was a man. More masculine than any second century Jewish carpenter.

His name was John Calvin. He was not the light, but he gave the perfect testimony to the Light.

In case you did not know, the Light is and will always be the King James Version of the Bible.

The Light shone in the darkness, the darkness where all the unenlightened persons of the Third World reside.

The Fathers gave John Calvin the ability to testify to the light, and the Authorized Version must become greater, John Calvin, unfortunately, lesser.

The Light came into the world.

Karl Barth detected Him not.

For the Word came into the world, in a random town in Germany, and tabernacled among the Reformers.

John Calvin witnesses concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This is whom must transcend me and my works because the KJV was before me. From the fullness of his grace we have received god himself in a form of a book. For legalism was given to Moses and lawlessness was given to us Christians.” No one has ever seen god until now, that one and only god, pressed close to the Father’s heart, squeezed and hugged by the faithful, the ones god calls HIS children, those that worship god, the King James Version.