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King James Version Now and Always

I don’t have much time this morning to write, but I felt it necessary to share some new information I learned with you. I wish I knew this stuff sooner. Unfortunately, we learn gradually over time. This time is handy while pursuing Holiness or Sanctification because it allows you to gradually increase your knowledge and wisdom in your pursuit of being as like Christ as possible. But we all want everything instantly, and when it comes to information like this, I wish I had known it from the beginning of my born-again walk with Christ. From now on, it's the King James Version Now and Always.


Thee and Thou, You and Ye


The major revision of the 1611 KJV of the Bible happened in the 19th century, and it is the version we read today. And it still contains words like thou and ye, but for good reason. I should have surmised this but failed to recognize it, but the KJV translators put them in on purpose.


A Helpful Chart of King James Bible Pronouns 


“T” pronouns are singular (and always 2nd person)

  • Thou = subject form

  • Thee = object form

  • “Thy” & “Thine” show possession


“Y” pronouns are plural (and always 2nd-person)

  • Ye = Subject form (performs action)

  • You = object form (received action). Remember: If someone offers you an I-O-U, you expect to receive something. (IOU ~ YOU)

  • Your(s)” shows possession


Remember:  “T” pronouns are always singular. “Y” pronouns are always plural.[1]


This information clarifies so many Bible verses and leaves absolutely no room for ambiguity. This literary tool is a deliberate and brilliant move by the translators. Why? Because it eliminates doubt and confusion.


Example: Exodus 4:15, “And thou (2nd person singular) shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy (2nd-person singular) mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you (plural) what ye (plural) shall do” (KJV).


So, God will teach singular individuals who will teach the plural masses. Brilliant!!


Example: John 4:3-7, “Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee (singular), Ye (plural) must be born again.”


In other words, Nicodemus (singular) need not marvel, everyone (plural) must be born again.


King James Version Now and Always


This knowledge is absolutely groundbreaking for me and my Biblical studies.


I hope this helps you because it definitely helped me. Have a blessed day!!





Reference:

[1] Mind your T’s & Y’s: Understanding King James pronouns — Long Hill Baptist Church, Trumbull, CT. (2021, February 25). Long Hill Baptist Church, Trumbull, CT. https://www.lhbaptist.com/pastors-blog/2013/12/16/mind-your-ts-ys-understanding-king-james-pronouns.html

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