- Psalms 91:5 - “Thou shall not nede to be afrayed for eny bugges by night” - Myles Coverdale's Bible 1535 That's Middle English, where "bugges" meant "haunting ghosts" as opposed to mosquitoes, but either is pretty funny today.
- Matthew 5:9 - "Blessed are the placemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" - Geneva Bible, Second Edition Placemakers, peacemakers, close enough, right?
- Chapter heading for Luke 21 - "Christ condemneth the poor widow" - Geneva Bible, Second Edition Oh, you meant commend, not condemn. My bad.
- Psalm 119:161 - "Printers have persecuted me without a cause" - King James 1612 Pesky printers, always persecuting you, and running out of toner too.
- Exodus 20:14 - "Thou shalt commit adultery." - King James 1631 Now that is really a liberal interpretation!
- I Corinthians 6:9 - "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God?..." - King James 1653 That's right. The righteous get it first, then the unrightous inherit it form them.
- John 8:11 - "Go and sin on more" - King James 1716 Keep up the good work! Just try not to get caught in the middle of the act of adultery next time.
- Psalm 14:1 - "the fool hath said in his heart there is a God" - King James 1763 That's what I've been trying to tell you!
- Matthew 13:43 - "...Who has ears to ear, let him hear." - King James 1810 I'm all ears!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Anyone who writes regularly knows how frustrating typos can be, but imagine screwing up the most important book in your life, the very word of God! So, fellow bloggers, take a look at some of my favorite bloopers from actual printed Bibles, and feel a little better about that last "form" which was supposed to be "from."