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Translation Trouble – Psalm 12.6-7

AV “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth purified seven times.  7. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”  

NIV And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.  7. O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.”

Look what the NIV does to verse 7. 

The mis-translators ignored “words”

(antecedent for “them”) and substituted

their own idea.  Where did they get the

“us…people” idea?  This appears to be

a purposeful ignoring of God’s promise

to preserve His Words.  They changed

His Words – for the poor readers of the

NIV God’s Words are not preserved.

Why did the NIV change God’s promise?

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