And God did What?

by Dave on January 31, 2011

in Humor

I have a new favorite misinterpretation of the Bible.  First, the New King James

NKJV – The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

That’s good.  And the 2010 NIV:

NIV(2010) – Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

OK, those are quite beautiful.  Now, the New Revised Standard Version:

NSRV – the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

What?  No Spirit, no breath, but a wind came from God!?! I don’t know about you, but someone having a wind coming from them does not come from their mouth.  It’s embarrassing just to think about it, and God did what?


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