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John Darby Version Removed "Damned" and "Damnation"

Cyrus Scofield followed John Darby's lead by replacing the words, "damned" and "damnation" with words that modern bible translators, rather than God, would approve. Scofield's use of copious marginal notes and footnotes altered the meaning of the KJV text just as surely as if he had produced his own bible "version."

King James Bible

 

John Darby Version

Cyrus Scofield's Footnotes

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:16

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptised shall be saved, and he that disbelieves shall be condemned.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: " i.e. condemned."]

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin

Romans 14:23

But he that doubts, if he eat, is condemned; because [it is] not of faith; but whatever [is] not of faith is sin.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "condemned, i.e. as in v. 22"]

 

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thess. 2:12

that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "judged"]

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Matthew 23:14

John Darby REMOVED Matthew 23:14 and sought to justify this omission via his footnote:

T.R. [Textus Receptus] adds 'Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. For this reason ye shall receive a severer judgment.'

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "condemnation"]

Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Matthew 23:33

Matthew 23:33 Serpents, offspring of vipers, how should ye escape the judgment of hell?

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "condemnation"]

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

Mark 3:29

Mark 3:29 but whosoever shall speak injuriously against the Holy Spirit, to eternity has no forgiveness; but lies under the guilt of an everlasting sin;

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "is bound by an eternal sin"]

Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Mark 12:40

who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "i.e. condemnation"]

Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Luke 20:47

who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note:"i.e. condemnation"]

And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

John 5:29

and shall go forth; those that have practised good, to resurrection of life, and those that have done evil, to resurrection of judgment.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "i.e. condemnation"]

And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

Romans 3:8

and not, according as we are injuriously charged, and according as some affirm that we say, Let us practise evil things, that good ones may come? whose judgment is just.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "i.e. condemnation"]

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Romans 13:2

So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God; and they who thus resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "Condemnation, i.e. in the sense of judgment by the magistrate."]

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

1 Corinthians 11:29

For the eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the body.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "judgment, in the sense of v. 32"]

Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

1 Timothy 5:12

being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "being guilty"]

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2 Peter 2:3

And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.

[The 1917 Scofield Reference Bible marginal note: "i.e. destruction"]

[Also note that John Darby replaced "feigned words" (not genuine--negative connotation) with "well-turned" words (aptly and pleasingly expressed--positive connotation)

NOTE: The word, damnation has a specific meaning: the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in hell. It follows that Darby and Scofield replaced hell with hades.

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