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  "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." - Mark 16:15 

 

The Wickedness of the Modern Bibles in Mark 5:30

“And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?” Mark 5:30 KJV.

In the above verse, in Mark 5:30 (KJV - King James Version), we learn about a woman who was sick with an issue of blood being healed.  The sickness itself isn't specified, perhaps it's hemophilia, perhaps it's something else; the illness itself isn't specified, only that it is an illness of her blood.  We are told that no physician, no works of man, had been able to heal her, and that she had been afflicted with the issue for twelve years (Mark 25-26).

Within the throng of the crowd, the woman with the issue, had so much faith, that she knew that even if she just touched Jesus's garment, that she would be healed, 'For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.' (Mark 5:28).

The lady came up within the crowd from behind, and within the press, she touched Jesus's garment, 'When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.' Mark 5:27.

Due to the crowd, no one knew who had touched Jesus's garment, but Jesus knew that someone had been healed, as virtue had gone out of Him, 'And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?' Mark 5:30 KJV

The woman stepped forward, and admitted it was her, and as Jesus said to her,

"And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." Mark 5:34

What is the Virtue?

The virtue, referred to in Mark 5:30, is the virtue of being saved purely by faith, and faith alone, in the Lord Jesus Christ, '... Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole;..' (Mark 5:34)

When we cross reference this with John 4:14,

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
John 10:10,
...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10b
And with John 3:16,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The virtue is that the woman believed, that she had faith, for as Jesus said Himself, 'Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole' (Mark 5:34a)

The virtue, was that the woman became virtuous through her faith in Christ, just as we are saved, and everyone is saved, by faith in Jesus, the Lord Jesus Christ.  By believing, we have His righteousness, His virtue, for we have none of our own,
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. Philippians 3:9

With this Established

With this established, which is the cornerstone of Christianity, that we recognise our unrighteousness, our sin, and believe on Jesus alone as our only way to be saved, through His righteousness, His sacrifice on the cross, purely by childlike faith, knowing we cannot do anything to save ourselves, as we are sick (sinners), we establish the nature of the virtue the Lord Jesus Christ gave to the woman with the blood issue; that she was healed by her faith and her faith alone in Jesus: nothing else will work, nothing else will do it.

Modern Bibles Change 'Virtue' into 'Power'

Here are some examples of modern Bibles, including the NKJV (New King James Version), of Mark 5:30,

  1. At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" NIV (New International Version)
  2. Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my robe?" NLT (New Living Translation)
  3. And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” ESV (English Standard Version)
  4. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” NKJV (New King James Version)

What is the meaning of 'power' going out from Him?  To use such a word, not only confuses the meaning of the woman being healed, that is, it is her faith and faith alone that gives her virtue (just as it is our faith as believers that gives US virtue), but that somehow, Jesus only has some sort of limited 'power' bank, like some sort of 'battery pack'.  Is that really fitting for God?  God who is all powerful?  As if the power had 'gone out from him'?  It is implying that,

  1. Jesus isn't really GOD, or a weak 'God', but somehow has a limited amount of power.
  2. Some mere mortal managed to snatch His 'power' from Him, so the 'power' is 'gone'.

Not only does this distort the meaning of the woman being healed, but it diminishes the DEITY of Christ!

Before I Was Saved

Some years before I was saved, I read an NIV (New International Version) of the Bible, and I recall reading the Gospel of Mark.  This, along with other verses, made me confused and not really understand if Jesus really WAS God.  The NIV, and other Bibles, such as shown here, diminish the scriptures, and therefore diminish the DEITY of Christ.  These modern Bibles are toxic stuff!

Thankfully, the Lord dealt with my heart, and some years later, I learned the truth, became saved, and came to the trusty King James Bible!

The Correct Example of 'Power' being used - John 1:12

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12
It is the Lord Jesus Christ, God who GIVES the power, even to them that believe (have faith, as in the woman who received virtue, because of her faith), because it is God's power, His virtue, His sacrifice on the cross, that we receive.

Nobody can take, snatch 'power' from Him.  He gives it!  It is His choice, and He gives salvation freely, to ALL who believe!  He decided to sacrifice Himself, to ransom Himself, for our illness - our sins, to receive His righteousness, His virtue!

The corruption of the scriptures of the woman with the issue of blood in the modern translations of the Gospel of Mark, not only is inconsistent with the Bible, the New Testament as a whole, but inconsistent with the very scriptures being translated.  Truly, one wonders if the so called 'scholars' who translate new Bibles, really believe; have faith at all, or if, they are perhaps unknowingly, being influenced by Satan, in their obvious, and sadly, translation blundering.

Conclusion

Only the King James Bible has the power to accurately portray the Word!
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14






2nd December 2018.

 

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