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The words of the LORD .. are purified seven times

(Background Is Seen Below Explanation For The Chart)

The King James Version has been a source of contention with many Christian Scholars who dare not call it Inspired. This Background / Chart shows Man's way of looking at the way we get our Bible today and How God could look at the way we have our Bible today. A lot of Christians believe that the King James Version is just a translation and if you had the Origianal Manuscripts side by side with the King James Version, the Original Manuscripts would have more weight than the King James Version.

I am going by the scripture itself:

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. {7} Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalms 12:6-7)

Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. (Psalms 119:140)

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: {2} And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, {3} And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. {4} And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. (Revelation 10:1-4)

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. {2} And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. {3} And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. {4} But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:1-4)

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: {25} Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; {26} Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: (Colossians 1:24-26)

The above versions shows that while the words of the Lord are pure words. It also shows "Thy word is very pure:" It is "purified seven times". Now I know this may be hard to understand to some scholars, who hold the Original Manuscripts with a holy veneration, that from what we see above the words of the Lord are purified seven times from the Originals.

Now you may ask how did God do it? We do not need to know how he did it, just that He says he did and He knows how He did it. The word we have to day is not only pure like the Originals, it is said to be very pure and purified seven times.

When we compare Revelation 10 with Daniel 12 we get some similarites and some differences. Both have an Angel metioned. Both have a book. Daniel is seeing a vision of the future while staying in his present day. John was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day which shows he was carried forward in time to the Day of the Lord.

In Daniel the book and words are shut and sealed. In Revelation the book is mentioned to be a little book and was open and in the hand of the Angel. Since Daniel was just seeing a vision of things to come he was in a time period where the King James Version was not yet written on earth. John on the other hand was moved forward in time and is a time where the King James Version has already been written. So the Angel has a little book in his hand which is open. I believe that to be the King James Version itself.

An interesting note is in the Rules for bringing forth the King James Version by the King James Translators is Rule 1 and Rule 14.

1. The ordinary Bible, read in the church, commonly called the Bishop’s Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the original will permit.

14. These translations to be used when they agree better with the text than the Bishop’s Bible, viz. Tyndale’s, Coverdale’s, Matthew’s, Wilchurch’s,* Geneva.”

The Bishops Bible plus the other Five Bibles mentioned in Rule 14 make six Bibles from which the seventh, The King James Bible sprang forth.

Other Christians mention Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Syriac, Gothic Languages, German, English Language in their progression of Seven to the King James Bible.

Again, only God knows how he counted the progression. I have the faith to believe the King James Bible (Known as the King James Version) is God's purified word for us today and therefore has more weight than the Original Manuscripts.