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16 Feb 2004 10:53 PST
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There is phrase in the bible "What God has giveth, he shall taketh". Can you clarify the exact wording of the phrase, and its location ?
Answered By: missy-ga on 16 Feb 2004 12:18 PST
Hi dogsbollocks, I've searched on several versions of the phrase you've given, and I'm confident that the phrase you're looking for is commonly quoted as: "The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away." The full verse can be found in the Old Testament book of Job, chapter 1, verse 21 (Revised Standard Version): "And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21 (RSV) http://bible.crosswalk.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?word=Job+1%3A21§ion=0&version=rsv&new=1&oq=&NavBook=job&NavGo=1&NavCurrentChapter=1 In the King James Version, the verse reads: "And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21 (KJV) http://bible.crosswalk.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?new=1&word=Job+1%3A21§ion=0&version=kjv&language=en You can see additional versions using Crosswalk.com's Online Searchable Study Bible: Crosswalk.com http://bible.crosswalk.com/ Hope this helps! --Missy Search terms: [ bible ], then variations on the phrase at Crosswalk.
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From: pugwashjw-ga on 17 Feb 2004 03:04 PST
Hi Dogsbollocks, Missy has done a good job in the researching, but the quoted scripture at Job 1;18 ends with Blessed be the NAME of the LORD. In many translations, Jesus is sometimes referred to as Lord.. Capital "L" small o,r,d, God himself is always ALL CAPITALS... LORD.. But this is a title, not a name. How can we bless, or respect God`s name if we do not use it or remove it from Bible translations. God`s actual name is translated from the Hebrew Tetragrammaton [ meaning four letters] JHVH or YHWH. As there are no vowels, the true pronunciation has been lost, and people have used YAHWEH, as close as they can get. But it is still God`s name. The english translation of YAHWEH comes out as JEHOVAH. God`s name. Its in the King James translation at Psalm 83;18, Exodus 3;15 and at Exodus 6;3, God himself says " And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, But as respects my name, Jehovah [ YHWH] I DID NOT MAKE MYSELF KNOWN TO THEM". So even God himself separates his title from his name. Anyone who removes his name from the Bible is doing the wrong thing.
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