Psalm 118:27a

Good evening! So I am trying to get back into the swing of things here with the blog, and it may take me awhile to get back into the rhythm I had before my hiatus. Thanks as always for your patience. 🙏🏾

Also, during my Bible time this morning, I came across this excerpt from Psalm 118 that caught my eye (or ear, since I was listening to it). What do you make of it?

One key difference that I notice with the KJV (compared to other translations) is that the text indicates that the Lord shows us the light, while other versions say that He has given it to us. The difference appears to be subtle, but it may not be insignificant.

What are your thoughts on this topic, or anything else related to this verse? As you may know, I’m not necessarily pro- (or anti-) KJV, but like to pay attention when observe differences in meaning in a text. Thoughts?

10 thoughts on “Psalm 118:27a

  1. I’m not a fan of the KJV. My understanding is that it is not the most accurate translation. I also don’t understand why it continues to use archaic and hard to read words and poor grammar.

    But back to your question. The fact that it’s the only translation that says what it says about this verse seems to indicate that it’s translation is the incorrect one. Of course that’s just my opinion.

    Glad you’re back. 😊

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    1. Dee, I agree with your take on the KJV. I am more of a NASB kind of gal, but appreciate those who value the KJV as their translation of choice.

      I agree with what you said about this particular passage of Scripture. Rather than getting caught up in one what translation says over another, I choose to believe that the Holy Spirit can work through ANY translation, and as long as we ask for His guidance and insight each time we open up our Bibles, then there is no reason why we cannot (and should not) be to discern whatever the Lord chooses to reveal to us that day.

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      1. Agreed. I’m sure we’ve all had those moments when God unexpectedly opens our eyes and our first thought is, “Wow, I never saw that before!” And we can’t wait to tell someone. 🤗 And you’re right, it isn’t tied to any particular version of the Bible. Sometimes I’m not reading the Bible at all when God shows me something. So cool how He does that!

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  2. I looked up the Hebrew translation, and it indicates that the meaning construes that God is the light, that His light shines upon us because He intended it for us, designed His light to be upon and with us.
    I associate this verse with Ps 119.195, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,” because in our flesh we walk in darkness and need His light.
    And also with Jesus being the light of the world.

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