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Translation Trouble – Act 2.30

AV “Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;”

 

NIV But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.

 

There is a lot of difference between Christ

and “one of his [David’s] descendants.” 

 

The NIV is based on the Alexandrian manuscripts (Alexandria is in Egypt, a type of sin). 

 

The AV is based on the Antiochian manuscripts.  Antioch is, of course, where “Christians” received their name and an early center for Christianity.

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