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Mark_108936 - 1 year ago
Im sorry but I am new here and new to the Bible. But this worries me. The translations are so out of touch with reality it makes me wonder if anyone really knows what they are doing.
I'll explain what this passage means , 'if your enemies are hungry , thirsty , feed etc..burning coals on their heads '
1. It's not a literal translation and I imagine most of the Bible is written poetry or a particular way of expressing things popular at that time.
2. It must make sense . Feeding your enemies is exactly what you want to do to subdue them.( Starve them and you will enrage them and fuel the fire )feed and water them and they will become complacent and at ease. The fuel for the fire will be forgotten or confused. (It will no longer be in the belly, it will be in the head)

Sorry but I scanned several modern translations which all seemed to be quite literal which is rediculous and shows no depth of learning whatsoever. Not to mention completely out of touch with human behaviour and wisdom. Sigh ,is all the Bible so badly translated ? What about other ancient texts ? I doubt so.
Peter_837237 - 1 year ago
he brother , I don't know what modern ''bible'' you are using , but the KJV is the truth and a literal translation , it is the only trustable translation because it is the word of god in english . we don't put real coals of fire on his head . the kjv says this ; Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; is he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head 20. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good 21. so what the scripture is saying , that by doing good things to your enemies , you will make them really angry(because they expect that you are going with their foolishness) , and overcome him because of his hardness of heart . Just like Jesus said ; But I say unto you , Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. -matthew 5.44,45

and if you are doubting ; go and pick up a KJV bible for yourself as soon as possible , it is necessary that we all are firm in faith , not doubting which translation is the right one . if you don't believe my words , then don't . look
it up for yourselves . here are some people that have helped me to get back in the right bible ; Dr.Kent hovind about the KJV bible
and David W. Daniels about the KJV and modern version bibles . Good luck and god bless .



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