Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Chronicles 10:13 & 14

I have been reading the Old Testament stories in the ESV, starting in Genesis and now as far as I Chronicles.  The ESV is great to read, because it keeps the basic structure of the KJV but removes the archaic "thees," "thous," and -eth endings. (For example, it says "hear" instead of "heareth" for action verbs.)  And it is very interesting reading.  Much easier than KJV.  It's brought back a lot of memories of childhood Bible stories.

This morning I came across this verse:

13 So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. 14 He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.

That is a sobering reminder of the consequences of not following God!!


Barbara H. said...

I'm using the ESV for this trek through the Bible as well. I especially like using it when I am sharing Bible verses with friends and family who aren't familiar with the Bible - it is much easier to grasp yet truer to the text that some other versions.

Ann said...

Wholehearted agreement, Barbara. My friend who used to go to a jail ministry said that using KJV would have been a total waste. The women had no idea what it was saying.