The Defined King James Bible
The Word of God
"The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and itsdecisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be sage, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter.
Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and hell disclosed. The Lord Jesus Christ is its grand Object, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. Let it fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgement, and remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the highest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents."
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Features of the Bible
- Uncommon Words Defined
- Deluxe Genuine Leather
- 12-point Large Print
- 3/4th-inch Margins
- King JamesTtext
- Daily Bible Reading Schedule
- 85-verse Sections Marked
- Synopsis of Books
- Round Corners
- Easy on the Eyes
- Gilded Page Edges
- Reinforced Binding
- History of Bible Chart
- Good Fruit Chart
- Evil Fruit Chart
|Rev. D. A. Waite, Th.D., Ph.D.
|Mr. D. A. Waite, Jr., M.A., M.L.A.|
Footnote Author and Editor
|Pastor S. H. Tow, D.D., M.D.
|Mr. Daniel S. Waite, M.A., M.Div.|
Preface by the General Editor
Rev. D. A. Waite, Th.D., Ph.D.
As this Defined King James has come to its completion, we here at THE BIBLE FOR TODAY are overjoyed. We have long awaited the appearance of such a King James Bible that would easily inform the reader of meanings of words which, though excellent in 1611, have changed slightly through the years.
I commend Mr. D. A. Waite, Jr, the author and editor of these footnotes, for his hundreds of painstaking hours in researching this subjects and then committing his results to the printed page as you now see it in this Bible. I am grateful for Dr. S. H. Tow for his urgent plea for Christian fervency in these "last days" and his comments on the crisis in modern thinking about the Bible. I want to thank Daniel Waite for his excellent help in putting it all together behind the scenes. We have worked as a team in this cause.
We encourage those who receive this Bible to become daily readers of Gods Book. To this end, we have included a Yearly Bible Reading Schedule. If this 85 verses per day schedule is followed, the reader will complete the Bible in one year. The end of each 85-verse section is marked off with a diamond (a) for easy reference.
There are two portions of Scripture that come to mind concerning the understanding of the Words of God. The first portion is in Nehemiah. Nehemiah 8:8 states: "So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading." This is what The Defined King James Bible has done. It will cause those who read the King James Bible to know "the sense" and "to understand the reading." They do not need to go to one of the modern versions which have inferior Hebrew and Greek texts, inferior translators, inferior translation technique, and inferior theology.
A second portion of Scripture is found in Acts. Acts 8:30 states that Philip, when he met the Ethiopian Eunuch, "ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?" The Eunuchs reply in the text verse was: "How can I, except some man should guide me?" The footnotes in The Defined King James Bible will act as a "guide" so that you, too, might understand "what thou readest."
You will notice that there has been no change whatsoever in the Authorized King James Bible. It has been kept as the standard which has united English speaking people throughout the world. There have been only clarifying footnotes based upon sound English dictionaries and, where needed, the original Hebrew and Greek languages. This Bible is not only a teaching tool, but also a devotional blessing.
Sincerely for God's Words,
Rev. D. A. Waite, Th.D., Ph.D.
Director, THE BIBLE FOR TODAY, INCORPORATED
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