THE BIBLE EXPLAINS THE BIBLE
Anyone sincerely seeking truth and looking into the Bible for answers,
will learn that all that the Bible says is right and that the
Bible is The Word of God. The only way a person can truly realize
this is if they read the Bible for themselves.
is its own interpreter and its own dictionary. It explains itself. The only way to be sure you are understanding it
correctly is by testing every conclusion you come to against everything
else the Bible says on that particular subject. The Bible does
not contradict itself and it contains no errors. There may be
errors in a particular translation but this is because the translators
misunderstood what God intended to be said. As you read the
Bible, if it appears that a contradiction is present, it is always
an error in our understanding, not an error in the Bible. By comparing
passages with similar language a person can find understanding
because the Bible defines it's own terms. Once again, anyone
truly seeking truth will realize this more and more as they read.
This is the only way to be sure you are understanding the Bible
correctly -- by using the Bible to
explain the Bible. Any other means of interpreting the
Bible (by allowing some other person or some other book to explain
the Bible for you) is not trustworthy. This web site will
attempt to simply point out what the Bible actually says and let
the Bible explain itself. Anyone who truly wants to understand
must look up the Bible verses that will be provided. This is highly
recommended to ensure that no verses are taken out of their context.
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On this web site the main Bible
translation that will be used is the Authorized King James Version.
This is because I have found that this version seems to be the
most consistent in it's choice of English words to translate to.
When it translates the original languages of the Bible (Hebrew,
Aramaic and Greek) into English, it usually will apply the same
English words to the same meanings of the original languages.
Here is a brief example of what I mean: When a particular word
of the original language is found in the scripture, such as the
Greek word "artos" the King James Bible will mostly
use the same English word when it translates "artos"
in to the English language. In this case, "artos'' is translated
to mean "bread" in English. In contrast, English Bibles
other than the King James Version, will translate this word to
mean "bread", "meat", or even "food".
This can create a problem for us because, as mentioned earlier,
the key to allowing the Bible explain itself is comparing passages
with similar language, and in order to do that we need to be
able to identify that similar language. The English language
is not a very "exact" language, many words have similar
meanings and can be interchangeable in their usage (the original
languages that God chose to write the Bible in are however very
exact). Most Bible translators have attempted to make the English
language in the Bible flow easily and this is why they
used different words to translate the Greek word "artos".
But the King James Version has attempted to be as exact as
possible in its translating. In fact, they were so careful
in their attempt to be accurate, that whenever an English word
had to be added to the translation (in order for the meaning to
make sense in English) that particular word is italicized in
the translation, so that the reader would know that it does not
exist in the original language.
The main argument people have
against the King James Version is that some of the English used
in it is awkward, and that it uses several "Old English"
words that are no longer used today. This may be a small problem
for a newcomer to the King James Version, but it quickly fades
away when a person continues to read. It is also a small
compromise for being able to recognize similar passages easier.
The New King James Version is a translation that attempts to change
all the Old English words, but I have found that too many other
changes have been made to it so that it has lost a great deal
of its consistency; especially in the Old Testament. The Authorized
King James Version is by no means flawless, but the student of
the Bible will be able to identify the errors as they test every
conclusion they come to against other passages with similar language
and the consistency of the English used will allow them to do
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