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John Darby Version on Revelation and the Second Coming of Christ

 

King James Bible John Darby Version
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matt. 5:13

and lead us not into temptation, but save us from evil.

[Darby removed "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."]

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 25:13

 

Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

[Darby removed "wherein the Son of man cometh.]

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

1 Thess. 2:19

For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? [are] not *ye* also before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

[Darby removed "Christ"]

To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

1 Thessalonians 3:13

in order to the confirming of your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

[Darby removed "Christ"]

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Titus 2:13

awaiting the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;

[Darby changed "glorious appearing" to "appearing of the glory." This is a very significant change. Further commentary forthcoming.]

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith [the] Lord God, he who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.

[Darby removed "the beginning and the ending" and  placed "the" in brackets.]

John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:9

I John, your brother and fellow-partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and patience, in Jesus, was in the island called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus.

[Darby removed "Christ" twice.]

I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

Revelation 2:13

I know where thou dwellest, where the throne of Satan is; and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in the days in which Antipas my faithful witness was, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.

[Darby removed, "I know thy works", changed Satan's seat to throne, and  martyr to witness.]

So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Revelation 2:15

So thou also hast those who hold the doctrine of Nicolaitanes in like manner.

[Darby removed, "which thing I hate."]

And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Revelation 5:14

And the four living creatures said, Amen; and the elders fell down and did homage.

[Darby changed "worshipped" to "did homage" and removed "that liveth for ever and ever."

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Revelation 8:13

And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to them that dwell upon the earth, for the remaining voices of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound.

[Darby changed "angel" to "eagle" and "midst of heaven" (center of heaven) to mid-heaven (The middle of heaven or the sky.) He removed "by reason of" and changed "yet" to "about."]

 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Revelation 12:12

Therefore be full of delight, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great rage, knowing he has a short time.

[Darby removed "inhabiters"]

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:17

And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.

[Darby removed "Christ"]

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Revelation 13:16

And it causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bondmen, that they should give them a mark upon their right hand or upon their forehead;

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And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Revelation 14:5

and in their mouths was no lie found; for they are blameless.

[Darby removed "before the throne of God."]

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Revelation 14:9

And another, a third, angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any one do homage to the beast and its image, and receive a mark upon his forehead or upon his hand,
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Revelation 15:3

And they sing the song of Moses bondman of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and wonderful are thy works, Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, O King of nations.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:12

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is that of life. And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books according to their works.

[Darby changed "God" to "the throne" and removed "book" (in reference to the book of life!)]

And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Revelation 21:24

And the nations shall walk by its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory to it.

[Darby removed "which are saved"]

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 

Revelation 22:14

Blessed [are] they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they should go in by the gates into the city.

[Darby changed "do his commandments" to "wash their robes."]

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:14

and death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.

John Darby and Cyrus Scofield changed hell to hades, which they defined as:

(Darby): ". . . the temporary state of departed spirits, the unseen world. . ." (1)

(Scofield): "the unseen world," is revealed as the place of departed human spirits between death and resurrection. (2)

The Lord Jesus Christ warned that Hell is a "furnace of fire" where the wicked are sent after death; it is the place of the damned. Since Darby and Scofield removed hell from many verses, it follows that they removed damnation as well via Darby's Version and Scofield's marginal-note-altered KJV.)

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Revelation 20:13

And the sea gave up the dead which [were] in it, and death and hades gave up the dead which [were] in them; and they were judged each according to their works:

[Darby changed hell to hades.]

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 1:18

and the living one: and I became dead, and behold, I am living to the ages of ages, and have the keys of death and of hades.

[Darby changed hell to hades.]

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Revelation 6:8

And I saw: and behold, a pale horse, and he that sat upon it, his name [was] Death, and hades followed with him; and authority was given to him over the fourth of the earth to slay with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

[Darby changed hell to hades.]

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Revelation 1:11

saying, What thou seest write in a book, and send to the seven assemblies: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.

[Darby replaced "churches" with assemblies and removed "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last."]

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 11:15

And the seventh angel sounded [his] trumpet: and there were great voices in the heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world of our Lord and of his Christ is come, and he shall reign to the ages of ages.

Darby drastically changed this verse. He changed "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ" to "The kingdom (singular) of the world of our Lord and of his Christ is come"

This Bible verse teaches us that the kingdoms of the world (which are currently under the authority of Satan, the "god of this world") will become the kingdoms of our Lord (the God of the Bible) and of his Christ.

Darby's alterations to the text correspond with the beliefs of New Agers. They deny that the kingdoms of the world (which are currently under Satan's rule) will become the kingdoms of the God of the Bible and of his Christ. They believe the kingdom of the world of (their) Lord and (their) Christ is to come.

Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 11:17

saying, We give thee thanks, Lord God Almighty, [He] who is, and who was, that thou hast taken thy great power and hast reigned.

[Darby removed "art to come"]

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:1

And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing upon mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having his name and the name of his Father written upon their foreheads.

[Modern corrupt versions (including Darby's) add "having his name"]

 

 

[Darby altered Revelation 1:19, 2:10, 3:10, 3:16, 6:11, 8:13, and 17:8 with the words, "about to" in order to add a sense of immediacy to the verses.]

Notes:

(1) Darby's quote: Dr. Farrar on "Everlasting," "Damnation" and "Hell" by J. N. Darby
http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/darby/DOCTRINE/31004E.html

(2) Scofield's quote: the Luke 16:23 footnote of the 1917 Darby Reference Bible

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