“Is it a ‘habitation for mortals’
or a house?

Is it a ‘mode of vehicular transport’
or a car?”

“THE HARD WORDS OF THE NJKV”

 People not having English as their first language, just love the King James Bible … we wonder why? Can you figure it out? Mmmmm! Let me think ….?

For example… which of the following has the hard words? Dear Reader, please tell me what’s a satrap? praetorium? proconsul?


 

 

HARD WORD

New King James Version

 

 

EASY WORD

The King James Bible  

Daniel 3:3; 6:1

satraps 

princes

 

Matthew 10:10

tunics

coats

 

Matthew 20:2

denarius

penny

 

Matthew 21:15

indignant

displeased

 

Matthew 27:27

praetorium

common hall

 

Matthew 27:27

whole garrison

band of soldiers

 

Acts 13:7; 13:8; 13:12

proconsul

deputy of the country

 

Acts 27:17

on the Syrtis sands

into the quicksands

 

2 Corinthians 4:3

veiled

hid

 

Galatians 1:14

contemporaries

equals

 

Titus 1:6

dissipation

riot

 

Hebrews 2:17

propitiation

reconciliation

 

Revelation 12:3

diadems

crowns

 

Revelation 17:16

harlot

whore

 

Revelation 18:1

illuminated

lightened

 

 
It’s called the spirit of the age … where black is white; a falling away is the rapture (2Thessalonians 2:3); women and children rule (Isaiah 3:12); good is evil and evil is good (Jeremiah 4:22); and hard replaces easy.

Furthermore, Calvinism …. where God selects you for salvation …. replaces your free will, and loss of salvation replaces eternal security …. up is down and backwards is forwards.

 Could it be that man is a perverse, cantankerous and irascible (look them up) creature … showing deliberate, obstinate and stubborn desires to behave in a way that defies reason?

I do believe the Bible calls it flesh and the carnal mind (1Corinthians 1:26-29; Romans 8:5-9).

And I guess it’s like salvation … it’s too simple and easy for most! I mean … it has to be harder than “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31) … doesn’t it?

Even when Christ was on earth, the kingdom of heaven message was easy to understand for Israel, and indeed all the people’s of the earth, as Christ said …

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

And do you know what Dear Reader … so are Christ’s words of The King James Bible … easy, understandable and light.

 

Harley Hitchcock
November 2022

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