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Subscribe to the LORD - KJV Isaiah 44:5


The NIV (New Internation Version) and other modern Bible's wickedly corrupt Isaiah 44:5, to make it to look as if a person should get a tattoo.
KJV (correct version)
“One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.”

NIV (incorrect version)
"Some will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, 'The LORD's,' and will take the name Israel."

Folks, the correct translation of this scripture is to say one shall SUBSCRIBE to the LORD, not to write on ones's hand, the LORD.  One for instance subscribes to a magazine, with their hand, one for instance subscribes to a political party, one subscribes to a cause.  When one subscribes to something, one subscribes to it by writing with their hand, not writing on their hand! 

So it is that one SUBSCRIBES to the Lord, the cause, the way, the belief, with faith in the LORD, not by writing on our hand!.

We are subscribing unto the LORD.

NIV says people will write on their hands the LORD.  KJV says people subscribe with their hand unto the LORD

The Hebrew word in question is the verb,
kathab
כָּתַב kâthab, kaw-thab'; a primitive root; to grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe):—describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write(-ing, -ten).

The Hebrew word kathab means to subscribe to something, to record it, or to write it (inscribe) onto something else, ie in Exodus 34:1, where the Lord inscribes - writes upon two tablets of stone, the 10 commandments. No where does it refer to inscribing ones body, or ones own hand with a tattoo.

Leviticus 19:28

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:28

Supposing the translation of the NIV is correct, that the LORD does say one should write on their own hand, ie, get a tattoo, why then does the LORD say in Leviticus that one should NOT tattoo themself?  ie, 'Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you'

God does not contradict Himself, so, something is wrong.  It isn't God! It's the NIV translation.

The NIV contradicts itself

NIV
"'Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:28

NIV
"Some will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, 'The LORD's,' and will take the name Israel." Isaiah 44:5

So on the one hand (yes, hand, pun noted!), the NIV is saying we should NOT mark ourselves, in Leviticus, then it is says people SHOULD mark themselves, in Isaiah.

What we have here is therefore a corruption in Bible translation.  God does not contradict Himself, but, the NIV does, therefore, if someone really wishes to learn the Word of God, should one be using a faulty, contradictory translation, such as the NIV? Or instead, a correct, consistent translation, which accurately and correctly produces the word of God, which is the King James Bible.

Other modern Bible versions have the same corruption

ESV (English Standard Version): This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.”
NSAB (New American Standard Bible): This one will say, 'I am the LORD'S'; And that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,' And will name Israel's name with honor.
King James 2000 Bible: One shall say, I am the ; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall write on his hand, The LORD'S, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

Should we get tattoos as Christians today?

The Bible tells us in the New Testament to abstain from all appearances of evil,, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”  - 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Tattoos are associated with criminal gangs, partying, booze, prostitution, satanic rock music, adultery.  Tattoos are an appearance of evil, which we are told to abstain from, and are not Christian, so, no. 

We're told in the Bible to 'come out from among them', and be 'seperate', and God will receive us, that is, as born again Christians, the children of God, we will draw closer to God. 

When we come out from the world, God draws closer to us, and we to HIm, as we have a closer relationship with our Father, and with the Lord, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”  2 Corinthians 6:17.  Tattoos are of the world, in getting a tattoo, whatever it says, even a so called, 'Christian' tattoo, we're trying to be hip, to show that Christians can be cool, and 'rebel'.  We're trying to to be a part of the world, not come out from it.

The bottom line is, to answer the question, Christians should NOT be getting tattoos. No matter how you want to phrase it, or put it, the bottom line is that as Christians, we shouldn't look to get drunk, to sleep around, lie, cheat, steal, take drugs, and all the other things the world does, including tattoos, which are associated with these things.  We're told not to get them, to abstain from appearances of evil.  Tattoos are associated with fleshly, worldly lusts, and, are therefore, the appearance of evil. 

If you define these things as 'cool'; worldly pursuits, then no, by these worldly type of standards, a Christian isn't, and can't be 'cool.'  Personally I think such a lifestyle, constantly drinking, sleeping around, pursuing money, getting tattoos, is a way of losers.  I'd rather be decent, take care of myself, enjoy life with a clear mind, not waste my money or become greedy for it, I'd rather not wreck my health with a 'rock and roll' lifestyle, or willingly disfigure myself with tattoos, but instead, I'd rather draw closer to the Lord.

If you aren't saved, the first thing to do is to become a Christian by being born again, then, we grow in faith by reading our Bible, and having the Holy Spirit to guide us, and teach us (John 16:13), as the Holy Spirit lives inside us as born again Christians (John 14:26).

These things are not Christian, we are told to abstain from the appearance of evil

It requires an incorrect translation of God's word (corrupted) to justify corrupting and defacing our own body, the temple of God, as somehow being a thing Christians do. (1 Corinthians 6:19)

 

Not Christian:
Corrupt NIV Isaiah 44:5 scripture with tattoo

Not Christian: Not Christian Tattoo

 

Personally, I am going to SUBSCRIBE to the Lord, and not get a tattoo!

If you're still not convinced about tattoos and their association with un-Godly things, please read this article.

 


4th April 2018

 

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