I will prove that The Bible For Today's
The DEFINED King James Bible  is
programming  Christians who regard the King
James Bible as the word of God in English to a certain course of action: to accept
doctrinal changes to the King James Bible by way of "definitions": Through the ruse of defining
"uncommon" words, The Bible For Today published a King James Bible that is DEFINED
D.A. Waite, Sr. (General Editor) and D. A. Waite, Jr.
(Contributing Editor) as well as other family
members who own and operate The Bible For Today, admitted that they set out to "improve" upon the
King James Bible. Waite, Jr. compared his efforts to "make a good version better"
to that of the KJB translators:
It is my hope and prayer that the Lord will use my feeble
efforts "to make a good [version] better" (as the KJB translators wrote).
(The DEFINED King James Bible, pg. vii)
Mr. Waite, Jr. conceded that his efforts to improve the King James Bible,
might have brought in some error:
In attempting to do so, however, mistakes may have
inadvertently crept in.
(The DEFINED King James Bible, pg. vii)
The following statement indicates that Mr. Waite was
attempting to counter any outcry over his dangerous campaign to "improve" the
King James Bible:
Please remember that God makes no mistakes:
"His work is perfect" (Deuteronomy 32:4). May the Lord use this
"imperfect "work" for His glory!
"Keep the wheat; let the chaff fall to the ground."
(The DEFINED King James Bible, pg. vii. Bold/italics emphasis in the
original; red emphasis mine )
How will young Christians on the milk of the word,
children, and those who
know English as a second language know how to identify the "chaff"
A. Waite, Jr. admitted is in
The DEFINED King James Bible?
King James Bible contains no chaff. It is The
DEFINED King James Bible that contains chaff—due to
The Bible For Today's additions of distorted and out of context definitions.
In reference to Waite's remark that "God makes no mistakes": If D. A. Waite and his son, D. A.
Waite, Jr. (footnote author and editor) really believed that God made no
mistakes (meaning the King James Bible is the word of God in English) why did Waite Jr.
retranslate hundreds of words in the King James Bible? I am
aware of over 300 retranslated words but there might be more.
D. A. Waite, Jr. retranslated the King James Bible words by
choosing alternate words and definitions obtained from
Greek and Hebrew Lexicons. The footnotes that contain the italicized notation of
Gk or Heb signal the reader to choose a word replacement
for the King James Bible word. Using such tactics introduces change to
both the King James Bible and the reader:
The reader becomes acclimated to choosing a replacement word derived
from a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon rather than enduring the sound doctrine taught by the
real King James
In regard to definitions of English words, the
reader learns to depend on the definitions authorized by
The Bible For Today rather than the Holy Spirit and the common sense understanding of
the word in context.
Mr. D. A. Waite, Jr. used his footnotes to institute change to hundreds
of words in the King James Bible by doing the following:
He defined the
word in the King James text
and added a word or phrase
from a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon
He substituted a
word or phrase from a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon
Mr. Waite's definition's are
out of context in some
critically important passages. Many times he uses
several words to define a word and some of these words
do not apply in the context. If Mr.
Waite's intent was to help the reader understand what he is
reading, he would give the reader the meaning of the word
in the context in which that word is
found. (For proof see the complete listing of critiques:
DEFINED King James Bible: Definitions For Change Index Page)
In some cases,
D. A. Waite Jr. came up with his own "take" on definitions by
placing a word he favored most first in his
list of definitions even though a dictionary or Lexicon placed that
word near the bottom of the list.
For example, let us briefly review how The Bible For Today
chose to convey the meaning of the word "pray."
In every instance where the word, pray appears in scripture, the Waites
indicated that it means "beg"!
Because D. A. Waite, Jr. indicated in his Preface that he consulted Lexicons and dictionaries to obtain
his definitions, and because no dictionary that I could find used "beg" as the
first definition, I compared his definition for pray with the usages of beg in
the Strong's Concordance.
Strong's Concordance shows the various usages of the word "pray" 
 are as follows:
(2) ask, to
request, entreat, beg, beseech.
mean to beg or entreat someone when one is speaking to another human being, but
when pray is used in reference to speaking to God, it does not mean beg. Mr.
D.A. Waite, Jr. perverted the meaning of a Christian's
communication with God!
Every Christian must reject The Bible
For Today's false, anti-Christian paradigm shift
E.M. Bounds' definition of prayer:
"Prayer is the great, universal force to advance God's cause; the
reverence which hallows God's name; the ability to do God's will, and the
establishment of God's kingdom in the hearts of the children of men."
Strings of "Synonyms" and Retranslated Words
Serve to Create Doubt
The Bible For Today's strategy of boldfacing targeted words
throughout the entire DEFINED King James Bible has a
modern-version-styled impact upon the reader:
train of thought is continually interrupted by the boldfaced words
with superscript numbers interspersed throughout the text of every page of the
Bible. These emphasized words arrest his attention and drive him straight to the
footnotes where he sees:
(1) several "synonyms"
with subtly different meanings for the King James Bible word and/or
(2) the italicized notation of Gk or Heb.
with oftentimes several substitutions for the King
James Bible word to choose from.
This results in programming the King James Bible believer to question the purity of
the King James Bible.
Definitions of Common Words Reveals Hidden Agenda
The only way to safely understand
the meaning of words found in the King James Bible is to study each word in scriptural
context. However, because the Waites stated that they used
dictionaries and Lexicons to obtain their "definitions," I consulted
my investigation of The DEFINED King James Bible to compare their
definitions to those in the study tools. I also noticed they defined a lot of
In spite of their claim to have defined
uncommon words, the Waites of The Bible For Today defined many common
words. By doing so they introduced error and obscured
biblical teachings and warnings by means of false and out of context definitions.
We all know the context in which an English word is used is essential to understanding its
meaning. If a word is being used to teach a spiritual principle, then that word
must be defined in the context of the spiritual lesson being taught. D. A. Waite
Sr. and Jr. of The Bible For Today
selected definitions for words in their DEFINED work with no regard for the
Does God Give False Doctrines and Fruitless Designs a Pass?
Regarding D. A. Waite, Jr.'s disclaimer:
He instructed his readers to keep the wheat
(keep his correct definitions)
and let the chaff fall to the ground (discard
his wrong definitions.)
The Bible For Today author is clearly aware that some of his definitions are in the category of "chaff."
chaff mean in the context of Holy Scripture?
In scripture, false doctrines, fruitless designs,
hypocrites and ungodly men are compared to chaff.
(American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster
The publishers of The
DEFINED King James Bible want you to ignore the "chaff" they
footnoted into the King James Bible but God does not share
that value system. His Holy King James Bible contains no chaff whatsoever.
Check out the
rest of the articles in this series that prove Bible For
Today published The DEFINED King James Bible
as a platform to
introduce change to King James Bible and its readers by way of
 The following men are
primarily responsible for the publication of The DEFINED King James Bible,
which was first published in October, 1998.
D. A. Waite, Th.D., Ph.D.
is also the Founder and President of the Dean Burgeon Bible Society.)
D. A. Waite, Jr., M.A., M.L.A.
Footnote Author and
S. H. Tow, D.D., M.D. Contributing Editor
Daniel S. Waite, M.A., M.Div.
Programming means an act of formulating a program for a
definite course of action.
 "pray" (Strongs' 2065)
shift: "a change from one way of thinking to another."
 Quoted from The Weapon of
Prayer, Chapter 2 by E.M. Bounds
(Check back for more articles in this series)
This series of articles was begun in January, 2013. I
consulted the 2011 printing of The DEFINED King James Bible to do this
Complete listing of articles in
DEFINED King James Bible: Definitions For Change Index Page