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JaySaved
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 Rev. 16:5 - Greek Text question

I have a quick question concerning the differences between translations in specific Revelation 16:5. I am posting this knowing full well that it is dangerous to do so. Let me make this clear, I am not trying to start a KJV-Modern translation debate. If one ensues then I will not be held responsible :eek: .

Why are the modern translations different than the KJV and NKJV?


Revelation 16:5
English Standard Version (ESV)
“And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say,
"Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.”

New International Version (NIV)
“Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:
"You are just in these judgments,
you who are and who were, the Holy One,
because you have so judged;”

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“And I heard the angel of the waters saying, "Righteous are You, who are and who were, O Holy One, because You judged these things;”

King James Version (KJV)
“And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.”

New King James Version (NKJV)
“And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
“ You are righteous, O Lord,
The One who is and who was and who is to be,
Because You have judged these things.”

I am not a Greek scholar (I am learning the basics right now) but I notice that the (KJV) Textus Receptus (TR) contains the Greek word for Lord in this verse when the others do not. The KJV also adds "and shalt be" that I do not find even in the TR.

Thoughts?

 2007/4/9 15:56Profile
philologos
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 Re: Rev. 16:5 - Greek Text question

So, is it just the omission of "O Lord" that is troubling you or that the translations are different?

I can tell you why the different versions have different translations but I think you must know that already as you refer to the TR.


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 2007/4/9 16:24Profile
JaySaved
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 Re:

Just looking for input from others.

 2007/4/9 21:08Profile





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