One of the most beautiful and comforting promises in the…
One of the most beautiful and comforting promises in the book of the prophet Hosea has been completely turned on its head and made out to be utter non-sense in many versions.
King James Bible – “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: REPENTANCE SHALL BE HID FROM MINE EYES.”
ESV 2001-2011 – “SHALL I ransom them from the power of Sheol? SHALL I redeem them from Death? O Death, WHERE ARE your plagues? O Sheol, WHERE IS YOUR STING? COMPASSION is hidden from my eyes.”
Note the changing of the promise of God to redeem them from death into a Question and a Threat in the ESV – “I WILL redeem them from death” to ” SHALL I redeem them from death?”.
Then we have the textual change from “I WILL BE thy plagues…I WILL BE thy destruction” to “WHERE ARE your plagues…WHERE IS your sting?.
And last we have the total change in meaning from “REPENTANCE shall be hid from mine eyes” (I will not change my mind, but will surely do it) to “COMPASSION is hidden from my eyes.”
See the whole article here and why the KJB got it right, as always –