Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Comparing Common English Bible Verses to King James Bible Verses/ with giveaway

Ever wonder how one version of the Bible compares to another. For me I read several different translations of the Bible, because it allows me to better understand the verses I am reading. Here are a few Bible verses written in the Common English Translation and The King James Version.

John 3:16
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won't perish but will have eternal life. (Common English Bible)

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (King James Version)

Exodus 22:21

Don’t mistreat or oppress an immigrant because you were once immigrants in the land of Egypt. (Common English Bible)

Though shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for we were strangers in the land of Egypt. (King James Version)

Genesis 44: 1-2
Joseph gave commands to his household manager: "Fill the men's sacks with as much food as they'll hold, and put each man's silver at the top of his sack. 2.Put my cup, the silver cup, on top of the youngest brother's sack, together with the silver for his grain." So he did just as Joseph told him to do. (Common English Bible)

And he commanded the steward of his house, saying"Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.2. And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money." And he did according to the word Joseph had spoken. (King James Version)


Click here to read a few more Bible verse comparisons.

Would you like to win a copy of the Common English Bible Softcover version? Just leave a comment on this post telling me which translation of the Bible you use when you study or read the Bible. Leave an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win. For an extra entry be a GFC follower of my blog and leave a separate comment telling me that you do.

I will choose a winner on Dec. 22nd. Thanks to everyone who enters and good luck!

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