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“WHAT ABOUT THE “THEE’s” AND “THOU’s?” (Part 2 of 2)

 

QUESTION: Who uses the outdated language of the King James Bible?

 ANSWER: Hardly anyone when speaking, but all students must when studying God’s written words.
For example, Jesus says to Nicodemus “I say unto thee, ye must be born again.”
Jesus talks to one man as thee to tell him that ye, all men, must be born again.

 
EXPLANATION:

There has to be an inerrant, final, infallible, inspired and perfect template of the scriptures. If you can manage to use these words of the Authorized Bible, God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Heb 11:6). Did you know, generally speaking, that verses learnt off by heart by people, come from the King James Bible?

THE KING JAMES BIBLE ENGLISH

LESSON NO. 2

The differences between “Ye” and “Thee”

The words that begin with ‘ T ’ (Thou, Thee, Thy, Thine) are singular and indicate only ONE person
The words that begin with ‘ Y ’ (Ye, You and Yours) are plural and indicate MORE than one person.
Remember that the letters are pictures:
The ‘T’ is a singular stick and the ‘Y’ is a double stick with two projections.

 The New King James Version confuses many important theological truths because of this. Jesus to Nicodemus:

The King James Bible

NKJV and others

 

John 3:7

“Marvel not that I say unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

 

 

“Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’”

In the NKJV and others, the word ‘you’ is used for both the singular (thee) and the plural (Ye).

The King James is the only version that clearly teaches that Jesus, while addressing Nicodemus as thee (singular), he was saying that ye (plural) all men must be born again.

 
THE KING JAMES BIBLE
ENGLISH
LESSON NO. 3
Subject and Object

 The King James Bible also distinguishes clearly between the subject and the object.

Thou’ is used for the SUBJECT of the verb for the second person singular

(It comes before the verb)

 

 

“…thou art a man…” (1King 17:24)

 

Thee’ is used for the OBJECT of a verb for the second person singular.

(It comes after the verb)

 

 

“… I will give thee places …”

(Zec 3:7)

Ye’ is used for the SUBJECT of a verb for the second person plural.

(It comes before the verb)

 

“…Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves …” (Acts 5:35)

 

You’ is used for the OBJECT of a verb for the second person plural.

(It comes after the verb)

 

“That I will give you the rain…”

(Deut 11:14)

 

 THE KING JAMES BIBLE ENGLISH
LESSON NO. 4
The singular is always ‘T’
(easy to remember with the letter having one upright ‘stick’)

 

The King James Bible

Other versions

 

thou

(single)

you

(plural)

 

thee

(single)

you

(plural)

 

thy

(single)

your

(plural)

 

theirs

(single)

yours

(plural)

 

 

Note:
The King James Bible also has ‘you’, ‘your’ and ‘yours’ when more than one person is involved. But never when the singular is used.

 Dear Reader, please read on …

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Harley Hitchcock
Monday 4th October 2021


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