THE TRINITARIAN BIBLE SOCIETY DECLARES WAR ON ALL NORMAL EDITIONS OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE
All normal editions of the King James Bible — which come from the 1769 Edition as edited by Blayney — are going to be changed by the Trinitarian Bible Society.
According to their Quarterly Magazine #603 for April to June 2013, they disagree with the use of the lower case “s” on the word “spirit” at verses like Numbers 11:29, Ezekiel 43:5, Isaiah 59:21 and 1 Corinthians 2:12.
They say, “The capitalisation or non-capitalisation of the first letter of ‘spirit’ is due to the interpretative choice of the translator or subsequent editors and publishers of the text. If it was felt that the word referred to the Holy Spirit then the first letter would be capitalised. If not, then it would remain in lower case. However, this rule was not always consistently carried out, so that the ‘s’ is not in every case capitalised even when the reference is clearly to the Holy Spirit. This is seen today in the inconsistency of capitalisation between editions of the AV—even between those published by the same organisation.” They then note that “The Society is working towards correcting this by using a standard text for all of our own settings of the AV.”
They are assuming that there are no good reasons why the word “spirit” (in lower case) has been printed in a number of verses in all our London, Oxford, Cambridge printed Bibles! Even Thomas Nelson printed Bibles agree with the following list. See a few examples:
Genesis 6:3, Exodus 28:3, 31:3, 35:31, Numbers 11:29, Numbers 24:2, 27:18, Nehemiah 9:20, 30, Job 26:13, 27:3, Psalm 51:11, 12, 104:30, 106:33, 139:7, Psalm 143:10, Proverbs 1:23, Isaiah 4:4, 11:2, 34:16, 40:7, 42:1, 44:3, 59:21, Ezekiel 36:27, 37:1, 27:14, 39:29, Joel 2:28, 29, Micah 2:7, 3:8, Zechariah 4:6, 7:12, John 4:23, 6:63, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 3:6, 8, 12:18, Philippians 1:27, 3:3, 1 Peter 4:6, 14, 1 John 4:6 and other verses.
As should be discerned, the word “spirit” is rightly used lower case on various occasions. Many of these are under threat because TBS “is working towards correcting this by using a standard text for all of our own settings of the AV”!
What they are implying is that everyone was using “inconsistent” Bibles. Yes, they are saying that our KJB has never been consistent. This is a terrible action for them to undertake, who are not qualified to edit, change or judge what should or should not be made into a capital letter.
Where is the authority derived from, whereby they think that they can foist onto their market newly altered King James Bibles?
“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” (Proverbs 22:28).