Inerrancy Preservation in the KJV
Illustrating the Divine Hand on Text History
by Dr. Larry Bednar
Words of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Mat.4:4 “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Deut.8:3)
Every word from God’s mouth is inerrant, and His spoken Words are pres- erved in written form as scripture inspired by His dictation of the words to the writers’ minds. Now if we’re to live by all these inerrant words, they must all be preserved in their inerrant state, and in the language that we under-stand.*Further, living by God’s Word applies throughout the era endowed with His written Word, so only traditional texts will preserve His Words. We conclude that our traditional KJV preserves the English form of God's Word, and the KJV textual basis preserves the Greek & Hebrew/Aramaic form of God’s Word spoken in dictation inspiration of the autographs. A KJV-only position is really a God's-Word-only position, and the text is relentlessly attacked today, as has been the case with any version of the true text throughout history.
*We're to live by all that God teaches us, so living by every word should mean we're to live by what every word of God contributes to the context of the teaching of each scripture passage.
Defining Translation Inerrancy: Word-for-word literality agreement with the textual basis isn't possible, and isn't required. What is necessary is that the full sense of passage context & wording, plus equivalent grammar, fully preserve an inerrant textual basis. The result is a state of exact equiva- lence of the translation with its textual basis. At times equivalence discord will require translators to study internal evidence in order to select the correct renderings. Due to human limitations, optimization by editing will be needed, and a degree of up-dating of language-convention must follow.
The consistent accuracy of inerrancy: Such accuracy in the KJV & its textual basis is verified as claims of error by scholars are refuted, which is the primary aim of the present website. We begin illustrating this position with three examples of inerrancy preservation in the KJV indicative of potential evidence of the divine Hand on text content.
Christ's Two Advents
Far-Future Fulfillment of Detailed Prophecy Reveals Inerrancy
Balaam prophesies of the far-future 1st and 2 Advents of Christ.
two Advents: Num.24:17,18
predicts the two Advents ~1450 years before the 1st Advent, saying, I
shall see him, but not now:
shall behold him, but not nigh:
shall come a star out of Jacob, and a sceptre shall rise
the corners of Moab and destroy…Sheth …And
Edom shall be a possession…and Israel shall do valiantly.
Destruct- ion of enemies of Israel noted here relates to the Christ's
power as king of the Millennium at the 2nd Advent, and this is
signified by reference to the star by term scepter,
a sign of a king.* Star
signifies Christ the Morning Star (Rev.22:16) and Day Star (2
Pet.1:19) and the Bethlehem Star. Jesus the Morning Star (first light of eternal day on earth at the
Creation) at the 1st
*I shall see him, but not now, followed by I shall behold him, but not nigh is typical Hebrew poetry; a second clause repeats the sense of a first, in related words, so there shall come a star out of Jacob is followed by related reference to the star as a scepter that shall rise out of Israel.
Advent, came out of Jacob's lineage and land. The Bethlehem star literally came out of Jacob's land to announce the 1st Advent, as we’ll see, and in its role as a sceptre, it announced Christ's 2nd Advent as king of the Millen- ennium, the future Day Star (eternal light of day on earth). Christ as king will rise out of, a future renewed Israel.
An initial observation: Various errors of scholars distort our view of the Numbers prophecy, and we begin discussion of the prophecy with a note on an error pertaining to the 1st Advent. Mt.2:1 says…when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Scholars think this says the wise men visit- ed Jesus in Bethlehem shortly after the birth. But the days of Herod is an un- specified period of years, so when Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the days of Herod is an unspecified time in this period, and the wise men came in the days of Herod at an unspecified time in this period. They visited the Child in Nazareth ~2 years after the birth, when Herod was still king, Mary & Joseph having returned there with the Babe shortly after the birth (See Lk.2:39).
The Bethlehem star: We examine the portion of the prophecy that deals with the identity of the star that comes out of Jacob, the Bethlehem Star that represents Christ. Scholars have misrepresented the identity of the literal Bethlehem Star.
A colossal error of scholars is their view of the Bethlehem Star as a natural heavenly body. It led the wise men from Herod in Jerusalem to Nazareth to hover over the Christ Child’s house (Mt.2:9); no natural heavenly body can do such things. The intelligence governing these movements identifies the star as the radiant glory of angels, a figurative star in the night sky. (Job 38:7 calls angels stars, saying the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy; angels, sons of God by creation, are stars of the morn- ing or beginning of creation). The star appeared as God’s glory in angels visiting shepherds, then rising into the night sky out of Bethlehem, to come out of Jacob’s land, or rise out of Israel, as in the prophecy (Lk.2:15 - they went away into heaven). To wise men in the east, the glory was a star rising out of Israel, fulfilling the prophecy by a unique earth-to-heaven travel that would seem to reveal contact of heaven with earth, announcing Messiah had come from heaven to earth.
Heb.1:6 says, of angels in that star, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. Every holy angel God created, praised God in worship of Christ, then rose into the night sky in the glory of the Bethlehem Star. The number of holy angels God created, and the number in the star, would be over 100 million (Rev.5:11). That would be the brightest light in the night sky in history, so the wise men could have come from a great distance, suggesting one possible reason why it took them ~2 years to reach Jerusalem (as we will see). Potentially, people of an entire hemisphere could see the star as the angels rose hundreds of miles upward, still being visible due to the brilliance of the radiant glory of such a multitude of angels. The star would be selectively visible to those who still anticipated Messiah after many centuries, and only the wise men cared enough to seek Messiah, so they would be a small number of men in the world at that time who saw the Star. That Herod & all Jerusalem were unaware of the appearance of the Star until they were informed by the wise men, indicates it was made selectively visible to wise persons still believing the promise of Messiah (all Jerusalem was troubled by news of the star).
The wise men first saw the star briefly as it rose in the heavens, and this was while they were in the east (Mt.2:2), so contrary to scholars, it didn’t guide them westward (Jerusalem was located on well-known routes, so guidance wasn't needed). Herod asked what time they saw the star (Mt.2:7), so they saw it at a certain time before meeting Herod (Mt.2:16). Herod slew Beth- lehem's children of two years of age & under, according to the time the wise men saw the star, which was ~2 years before they came to Jerusalem. The star appeared on the night of the Birth, as angels ascended, but Herod would think the Birth could have occurred at any time after the star appeared, and wanted to be certain there would be no king to challenge his rule. This devil-possessed Herod would soon be led by the devil to Nazareth to try to destroy the Christ Child, so the family fled to Egypt with the Child.
About 2 years after the first appearance, angels led the wise men as they left Herod, for guidance was needed now. Herod sent them south to Bethlehem, but the Babe was taken north to Nazareth soon after birth (Lk.2:39), and is now ~2 years old (in Mt.2:9,11 He’s a young child in a house, not a babe in a manger). The star’s guidance & hovering over the right house was unique, as was its first appearance in the earth/heaven contact, indicating a reappear-ance.* Having had no prior leading, they rejoiced as the star led them, seeing they hadn't traveled so long in vain, and as we'll see, would soon fulfill a life-
*At the reappearance, the number of angels would be small, for they would need to be at low altitude to show their directional leading to the wise men, and to hover over the right house.
long hope. The star would now be visible only to them, excluding all who despised its first appearance. Its identity has been unknown over the cent- uries since only the wise men & shepherds saw its true nature up close.
The Wise Men: Another colossal error of scholars is rejection of the KJV when in Mt.2:1, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. They favor after that only contributes to the indefinite timing of events; when notes such timing, but also links Christ to the wise men in a visit thar was ordained by God; when Jesus was born they came reflects the Greek Jesus having been born they came, or when/because Jesus was born they came, noting the link & timing; after he was born they came omits the link. The link relates to, I shall see him, but not now.
The wise men revered Messiah, unlike all Jerusalem troubled by news of His star (Mt.2:3). They traveled ~2 years just to see the prophecy fulfillment begin, despite knowing by the prophecy that Israel would not be restored in their day. They had great faith in God's Word and great devotion to Messiah, the kind of people God calls to His work. Israel viewed Messiah as a man enabled by God to deliver her from evil, but the wise men knew He was divine, falling down to worship Him as the Christ Child on meeting Him. They could know He is divine by the earth-to-heaven motion of the star at its first appearance, He being sent from God. Thus in Mt.2:2 the wise men say we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Their gifts were gold, proper for a king, frankincense, used by priests in the temple in animal sacrifice, and myrrh, used to anoint dead bodies; the gifts signified His kingship, His ultimate High-Priest status and His Crucifixion, and they provided finances enabling the family to flee to Egypt to escape the insane Herod. We see proof that God ordained the visit of the wise men to Messiah.
Who were the wise men? Who would possess the Hebrew text dealing with the Numbers prophecy? Who would know the prophecy well enough to recognize the star as fulfilling it? Who would recognize the dual role of the Star? Who would be so interested in the the star as announcing the arrival of Messiah that they would travel as much as 2 years to meet Messiah? Who would be so interested in the destiny of Israel in the far-future Millennium? Who would say, on entering Jerusalem, Where is he that is born king of the Jews?
They should be Hebrews descended from those of the Assyrian Captivity who were not Jews, only those of the southern kingdom (Judah) bearing the name Jew; thus they didn't say, Where is He that is born our king. They were permanently deprived of their northern homeland, being dispersed to eastern lands. Due to loss of their homeland and subjugation of Judah in the south by Romans, they would have an extreme interest in the future of their nation and Judah. They would be descended from a long line of Hebrews vehemently opposed to the rampant idolatry of the northern tribes causing the Assyrian Captivity. They would be taught by a long line of ancestors trust in God's Word and an undying hope in the coming of the Messiah to restore their homeland. Due to dispersion as far away as Parthia (now part of Iran), their ancestors wouldn't return to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel, Nehemiah, or Ezra in the return from Babylon, so these ancestors would not likely be part of the Babylonian Captivity. The great majority of Jews from the southern king- dom remained in Babylon, becoming comfortable with their earthly status, and many even adopted the false religion of that nation. As we have seen, even the descendants of those Jews returning to Jerusalem had lost hope in the coming of Messiah, being troubled by news of His star. By contrast, the wise men would long for restoration of their homeland, their heritage of faith and renewal of God’s favoring of their nation as an alien majority now con- trolled their northern homeland, and alien Romans now controlled Judah.
Why did it take ~2 years for the wise men to reach the Christ Child?
As a mission God ordained, the journey of the wise men would begin with very little delay after the Star was sighted, for there's no doubt that they were anxious to meet Messiah. Hebrews of the Assyrian Captivity are known to have been dispersed as far east as the land of Parthia that today is part of Iran. The center of Parthia was ~1200 miles from Jerusalem, and if the wise men had to walk the entire distance, a slow 5 miles/day walk would require only 240 days, or 2/3 of one year. Yet the climate along a straight path to Jerusalem included hot arid regions, which would slow travel by walking, and fatigue involved in such a long journey would slow travel further still. And there is a possibility that the wise men had to work to purchase the 3 gifts (small amounts?) and their own food. We wonder if the wise men were poor, and this seems likely since God accepts sacrificial gifts, not those of rich men; in Mark 12:42-44, a poor widow cast into the temple treasury two mites that were all she possessed, and Jesus said to His disciples that she cast in more than all the rich ones who cast in out of their wealth. If all these circumstances were involved, this would mean the devotion of the wise men to Messiah was beyond measure, exceeding anything we might imagine.
In another colossal error, scholars call the wise men magi, a Latin transliter- ation of Greek magoi. The lexicons suggest wise men in the sense of eastern magi who were astrologers, magicians and the like, leading figures perceived as wise in their nations. It's vital to translate magoi, and context verifies wise men as correct, for they were wise in faith in God’s Word. The term magi misleads readers since eastern magi had nothing vaguely like the devotion of the wise men to God's Word or Messiah or a restored Israel, and they could never represent the future Israel of the Millennium.
Israel of the Millennium at the Second Advent
A latter part of the Numbers prophecy that we are concentrating on deals with far-future Israel of the Millennium when Christ is a conquering king, as indicated by the scriptural references below.
Christ gathers Israel of the dispersion and prophesies her victory - Isa.11: 10…in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, Jesus in David's line) which shall stand for an ensign for the nations…the Lord shall..recover the rem- nant of his people…from Assyria and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam…they shall fly upon…the Philistines…they shall spoil them of the east...they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab: and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
How Israel is reconciled to Christ - Zec.12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitter- ness for him, as one is in bitterness for his firstborn
Christ leads Israel to victory in the Millennium - Zec.14:1-16…the day of the Lord cometh…I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle..Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations…the Lord shall be king over all the earth…the Lord will smite all…that have fought against Jeru- salem; Their flesh shall consume away…everyone that is left…which came against Jerusalem shall even go up…to worship the king, the Lord of hosts…
The Two Advents brought into one focus
I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh. The I in the initial part of the prophecy that concerns us is a poetic pronoun that refers to a unity of individuals in one entity,* the wise men of the 1st Advent and Israel of the 2nd Advent, due to a mutual total devotion to Messiah that links the two together across the centuries. This brings the two Advents into one focus, and I who sees Christ sees Him at both Advents (that I is this Israel and the wise men is indicated in that Israel & Jacob are named individually when context doesn’t apply to the wise men, as in the case of the star rising out of Israel, not out of the wise men); I shall see him, but not now refers to the wise men seeing him as the Child at the 1st Advent, but not now as the king. I shall behold him, but not nigh refers to 2nd Advent Israel that beh- olds him as the king of the Millennium, the time of which is not nigh, or not near in time, at the 1st Advent. By the order of poetic parallelism of the pro- phecy, I shall see him, but not now relates to there shall come a star out of Jacob, and to I shall behold him, but not nigh relates to a sceptre shall rise out of Israel.
*Use of pronouns as collective singulars is common in Hebrew poetry, as in the case of Hos. 11:1 that says, When Israel was a child...I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt, which refers to the nation Israel in its infancy in Egypt. At times such cases involve a second sense of meaning, as is the case here since there is also a reference to the Christ Child being called back from Egypt after Joseph & Mary took Him there in fleeing from Herod (Mat.2:15).
Another scholar error is a view of I as Balaam; this one sees Christ at the 1st & 2nd Advents, and Balaam, long after death, couldn't see Christ at the 1st Advent. Further, the I shall see him has a joyful sense, and Balaam at the 2nd Advent would see Christ only in the grief of negative judgment at Christ’s throne, not being among those doing good unto the Resurrection of life. (Jn. 5:28,29; Mt.25:31-46: 2 Pet.2:12-15 & Jude 11 describe Balaam's nature).
The Revelation reveals the devotion to Messiah by Israel of the Second Advent, speaking of Israel figuratively as 144,000 men comprised of 12,000 men from each of the 12 tribes. Chapter 14 speaks of these as following Messiah wherever He goes, and they are represented as having great purity.
By speaking of the Bethlehem star, the prophecy includes a tiny select true Israel of the 1st Advent, the wise men. The star's sceptre role signifying a king includes a large select true Israel of the 2nd Advent in the Millennium. Both desire God’s rule of Israel by Messiah to restore the nation and its heritage of divine favor, defeating all enemies in the process.
The many details fulfilled ~1450 years after the prophecy was
made are indi- cative of the role of dictation inspiration that ensures inerrancy, and this strongly indicates that details
pertinent to the 2nd Advent still in the future today will also be
precisely fulfilled. Further, inerrancy of the KJV is indica- ted as it
corrects all scholar error, while preserving all aspects of topic sense.
All texts in which God speaks
In Num.24:14,15 Balaam says, I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people…Balaam…heard the words of God…falling into a trance, but having his eyes open. Lev.4:1,2 says…the Lord spake unto Moses…Speak unto the children of Israel, saying…Such cases indicate that a prophet speak- ing what God requires can’t know the words he will speak by God’s power, or words seemingly from his own mind that introduce what God will speak through him, so both types of words are dictated & inerrant. Thus this proph- ecy and associated context are dictated & inerrant, and it is highly plausible that all prophecy and all passages in which God is the indicated speaker present words from His mouth, dictation-inspired inerrant words declared by Christ as that which mankind is to live by. Much scripture has this nature, and prophecy alone constitutes nearly 30% of the entire scripture text, so the support is strong for the concept of dictation as the sole type of inspiration. Further, consistent evidence that resultant inerrancy of dictation inspiration characterizes the KJV is indicated by the various topics & subjects on the present website.
2. Providential advantage: An Implied prophecy
Gen.1:28: God said (to Adam/Eve) multiply, and replenish the earth. To gap-theory evolutionists this means that after a period of billions of years between Gen.1:1 & Gen.1:2 when human-like creatures lived & perished, Adam & Eve were to refill earth with a human population But in 1611 Eng- land replenish was established as meaning fill, and KJV translators would view replenish as a synonym for fill; fill was still the established primary meaning of replenish in Webster’s 1828 dictionary.
Gen.9:1: In the KJV God gives the same replenish command to Noah after the Great Flood, an odd coincidence, for the refill sense of replenish applies, refilling of earth with people being needed. Further, replenish in Genesis appears only in 1:28 & 9:1, as if to link the two, and in a 2nd unique coincid- ence, they link as two beginnings of human population growth, one at the Creation, and one in the Flood post-deluge period.
In the KJV Gen.1:22, the Hebrew for replenish is rendered fill, despite this fill being in the same context as replenish in 1:28, and despite the two terms being equivalent. Since Gen.1:28 on the Creation links to the Flood, fill in Gen.1:22 will apply to fish & whales, in their natural element in the Flood and not in need of refilling, as if this is meant to contrast with a refill sense of replenish in 1:28 to verify the refill sense there. Further, the Hebrew for replenish occurs in like sense 7 other times in Genesis and the KJV has fill each time; refill can’t apply contextually in 6 cases, and isn’t likely to in the 7th. The coincidences seem to apply a refill sense of replenish to Gen.1:28, and limit it to the two verses to verify a link of the Creation to the Flood.
Text history tells why KJV translators limited replenish in Genesis to the two verses. Coincidentally, in Genesis the Bishops’ Bible had replenish only in the 2 verses, and KJV translators were instructed to follow this version as much as original languages permitted. They could do so and retain accuracy with the replenish synonym for fill.
Now why did the Bishops’ Bible limit replenish in Genesis to the 2 verses, ignoring 8 others where it can apply in a fill sense? This can be due to God’s Hand on text history. We consider that Heb.7:9,10 says Levi in Abraham’s loins paid tithes to Melchizedec, speaking of the unborn as if he were an active living person. From this perspective God’s replenish command to Adam to fill the earth can also be a prophetic command to Noah in Adam's loins to refill it after the Flood. The Hebrew here means fill, but an Adam + Noah context justifies a unique simultaneous fill + refill sense, preserving text inerrancy. The dual sense, veiled for many centuries, would be unveiled after 1828 A.D, indicating God's Hand on the permanent KJV to preserve a term in the temporary interim Bishops’ Bible. The refill sense applies, but in a way very different from gap-theory error.
In the Hebrew of Gen.9:1 Noah’s family is to fill the earth, and in English, Gen.9:1 fulfills Gen.1:28 prophecy. The prophecy & fulfillment, known only in English and only after 1828 A.D. when refill became the primary sense of replenish, reveal God’s Hand on the text. God ordains an unnatural term to link a perfect Creation beginning to prophecy to righteous Noah on a new beginning after Flood judgment of paramount sin. Gen.1:28 prophecy also has a far-future fulfillment, Gen.5:28,29 saying Noah will bring comfort regarding the sin curse. His post-Flood state relates to a far-future Zec.8:7-13 state of a banished sin curse, which applies to the Millennium when sin will be greatly suppressed,* and lastly to the Eternal State when sin ends forever, and God renews His initial Creation-era fellowship with His people, this time with the Redeemed of Christ in God’s kingdom forever. Indeed, God very early revealed sin’s eternal end, even as it entered Eden in Gen.3:15.**
*Zec.8:11,12 speaks of a future time when God’s people will no longer face the curse of sin that requires living by the sweat of the brow in hard labor, even suffering crop failure by lack of water. It speaks of a natural supply of dew in that future time, referring to a return of the initial state in Eden when the garden was nurtured by dew. That this situation refers to the Millennium is verified in that the regathering of all Hebrews from the dispersions is noted (Zec.8:7), and the lost 10 northern tribes of Israel are included, (Zec.8:13) which can't occur until the Millennium since God alone knows the identity and locale of the lost 10 Tribes.
**Gen.3:15 Seed of the woman is the Virgin-born Savior. His bruised heel signifies non-fatal wounding by satan the serpent at the Cross, overcome by Resurrection; the serpent's head bruise signifies a fatal wound as Christ destroys satan, the author of sin, in the lake of fire after the Millennium. God likely created man sinless for perfect fellowship, and replenish the earth ultimately applies to populating God’s eternal kingdom with sinless redeemed ones of Christ.
Summary: Gen.9:1 fulfills a Gen1:28 prophecy due to a refill sense of replenish in 1:28. This prophecy, confined to English language, was veiled until after 1828 A.D. when replenish was established in the refill sense. The prophecy also has a far- future fulfillment in that sin’s temporary end by destruction of nearly all mankind in Flood judgment prophesies the final end of sin in God’s eternal kingdom populated only by the sinless redeemed of Christ. The Gen.1:28 replenish command would prove to be God’s prophecy of restoration of the good state of creation that He ordained for fellowship with man in the eternal kingdom. God's Hand on text history is revealed in the KJV, indicating God offers His inerrant Word to His people in their languages.
3. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World: A KJV “archaic” term contributes to inerrancy preservation
In the Creation account, as in all the Old Testament, Christ is veiled, yet is visible subtly. 2 Cor.4:6 is a verse illustrating that the veiled Christ of the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament. It reads, For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, (the command Let there be light in Geneses 1:3) hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. In speaking of a spiritual matter, 2 Cor.4:6 relates the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ to Let there be light, revealing Christ as the source of that light. The glory of God in Christ is eternal, so Let there be light isn’t a creation act. That the Gen.1:3 light signifies Christ is also seen as God in Gen.1:4 calls the light good & divides it from darkness, linking to 1 Jn.1:5, God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Further, Gen.1:6 Let there be a firmament & Gen.1:14 Let there be lights in the firmament refer to things said to be made by God, but Let there be light has no reference to made, indicating introduction of Christ in His glory, by whom the Father created, as in Eph. 3:9. Thus, modern textual critics, who wonder how there can be light in the absence of a mention of a created light-emitting body, miss the point, that Christ the Creator and eternal glory of God is the light of the world!
The Dayspring: Light as day in Gen.1:5 relates to Lk.1:78 where the Dayspring from on High is Christ from heaven, the source of all light by creation power, for all day, or light, springs from Him, extending from the first light of His glory in Gen.1:3, to the light of our sun and countless trillions of suns called stars. Dayspring also refers to spiritual light in the promises of God to the redeemed. In this latter sense, 1 Jn.3:2, we know that when he shall appear, (Christ) we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is, refers to the final estate of the redeemed as sinless & eternal from that point. Further, Paul in 1 Cor.13:12 says of this final estate, then shall I know even as also I am known, referring to fullness of the mind of Christ in the redeemed for inerrant knowledge of all things in God’s creation & kingdom, knowledge fashioned after that of God!! Knowledge of this type will one day make plain to us God's great plan in all the joys & successes and all the losses & heartaches of our earthly lives. The Light of the world is Christ, in every possible way, and throughout the universe!
Scholars say Dayspring is archaic, and prefer sunrise in Lk.1:78. The Greek here usually means sunrise/east, but that is only the tiniest part of the sense of Dayspring from on high that is the only term properly describing the glory of Christ, and no other term can begin to compare with it. This magnificent title was preserved beyond the end of language-convention up-dating in the 1769 KJV edition, indicating God’s Hand on KJV history. This truth is lost in modern English versions with their totally-inadequate sunrise, in lieu of the glorious natural and spiritual light of the magnificent Dayspring. The failure of modern versions in this matter is even emphasized by their omission of by Jesus Christ at Ephesians 3:9 that says God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.
There is a grand purpose in the relationship of the Gen.1:3, Let there be light, to the above-noted verses, and the relationship of all these verses to the Dayspring that appears only in the KJV among popular versions today. This is the only English term interrelating all contextual senses of light. In a translation authorized by God, one defying up-dating of language, a supposedly-archaic term clarifies His plan for mankind, from the begin- ning of His infinite Creation, to a glorious eternity in which the redeemed are endowed with sinlessness, eternality and knowledge fashioned after that of God!! Dayspring alone fully preserves
all senses of Christ's light in Lk.1:78, and is inerrant since it can't be
replaced. Magnificent Dayspring will become archaic only when eternity comes to an end. God illustrates in the KJV the eternality and the source of the light of His inerrant Word. He sustains in the KJV our knowledge of the source of all light for eternity, but modern scholars would limit Christ to the sunrise, and thus, by default, to the sunset of this present world. The eternal light of Christ is never limited to the sense of sunrise, and is never like a sunset in the slightest degree.