I don’t know how to feel about this. On one hand, it is going to irritate a laundry list of people such as inerrantists, Little Honey Tee Tee, KJV Onlyists…
But on the other hand, maybe someone will read it.
Sure, the use the KJV text – why in the world I don’t know except that it is not copyrighted here in the States. Also, I don’t know who the scholars are, but it would be nice to know.
Also, they really like to point out that King James was in fact gay. Very gay. Even had a verse inserted into the bible to mention it.
This is the Genesis 19.5 rendering:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. (KJV)
We side with most Bible scholars who understand the story of Sodom and Gomorra to be about bullying strangers. Strangers were not well-treated or well-regarded at the time of Bible (hence so much of the Word urging the love and acceptance of others).
We know Lot asks that the men do not “know” the angel visitors “wickedly,” (Genesis 19:7), in other words “brutally,” which we understand to mean “rape.” We know from Leviticus that one is not allowed to have sex with a beast, and angels are not human. Plus, the passage mentions the men of the city; Obviously women and children aren’t going to be invited to a dominating and public rape, but we know there were women and children in Sodom because Lot had daughters. Rapes such as this one are common between men in prison; they aren’t sexual acts, they are power-dominating acts.
Therefore, we changed the verse to the following:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may rape and humiliate them. (QJV) (Page 21)
I think somethings are fine, but I would really like a real, honest to goodness, discussion on meaning, instead of things like this. But hey now, what do I know?
You can see more of the rendering philosophy here.