Joseph Smith Changed The Bible

Author: Paul Gee

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"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God." (Revelation 19:15 – KJV)

"And out of his mouth proceedeth the word of God, and with it he will smite the nations and he will rule them with the word of his mouth. And he treadeth the winepress in the fierceness and wrath of almighty God." (Revelation 19:15 – JST)

Notable changes to Revelation 19:15:
KJV: Speaking of Jesus, "out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword."
JST: Speaking of Jesus, "out of his mouth proceedeth the word of God."
KJV: Jesus will rule the nations "with a rod of iron."
JST: Jesus will rule the nations "with the word of his mouth."

The King James Version (KJV) of Revelation 19:15 describes a sharp sword coming out of the mouth of Jesus Christ. This is used to smite the nations and rule them with a rod of iron. This imagery suggests a powerful and authoritative judgment executed upon the nations by Jesus Christ. The Joseph Smith Translation (JST), changes the weapon of judgment from "a sharp sword" to "the word of God." This alteration emphasizes the power and authority of God's word in executing judgment upon the nations. The JST changes the method of ruling from "a rod of iron" to "the word of his mouth". This suggests that Jesus Christ will rule the nations through his spoken word, rather than through physical force or coercion.

In this verse, we see that the phrase, “out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword” was replaced with “out of his mouth proceedeth the word of God” in the JST. But it doesn’t stop here. “He shall rule them with a rod of iron” was replaced with “he will rule them with the word of his mouth” in the JST also. Do you see any similarities in what was replaced with the KJV Bible? Absolutely not. Just because the sword of the Spirit is the word of God in Ephesians 6:17, it doesn’t mean Joseph Smith was right to change the verse. It was written in Revelation as a sharp sword for reason. This was to explain his rule and reign on earth, not the word of God. The KJV speaks of a physical sword, while ruling people with an iron rod. It doesn't use words like “the Word”, for a reason. Joseph just thought he knew better than the translators of the KJV Bible. This is pride!

"That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great." (Revelation 19:18 – KJV)

"That ye may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of captains and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of them that sit on them and the flesh of all who fight against the Lamb, both bond and free, both small and great." (Revelation 19:18 – JST)

Notable changes to Revelation 19:18:
KJV: The birds are seen and called by God to feast upon "the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great."
JST: The birds are seen and called by God to feast upon "the flesh of all who fight against the Lamb, both bond and free, both small and great."

The King James Version (KJV) of Revelation 19:18 describes a call to eat the flesh of kings, captains, mighty men, horses, and all men, both free and bond, both small and great. This imagery is symbolic and represents the complete and utter defeat of the enemies of God and his kingdom. The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) attempts to clarify that the flesh to be eaten is the flesh of "all who fight against the Lamb." This alteration emphasizes the judgment that will come upon those who oppose Jesus Christ and his kingdom. The JST tries to clarify that those who actively fight against Jesus Christ will experience the consequences of their actions. However, those who do things against God may not think they are, but God still sees it this way. So, Joseph Smith got this wrong, especially since he added to scripture.

The main difference between the two translations is the ending. In the KJV Bible, it says that the “flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great” were eaten. Whereas the JST states that “the flesh of all who fight against the Lamb, both bond and free, both small and great” were eaten. Also, the KJV refers to all mankind, regardless of their social status, size or importance. Whereas, the JST, refers to those who fight against the Lamb. Thus, the JST implies that only those who oppose Christ, not all people in general, are included in this judgement. Therefore, to believe in the JST means that you disagree with the King James Bible. This is because they are in direct conflict with one another. Surely, one translation needs to be thrown out, which is the Joseph Smith Translation. It is uncalled-for to see a person desecrate God's Words.

"And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:21 – KJV)

"And the remnant were slain with the word of him that sat upon the horse, which proceeded out of his mouth. And all the fowls were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:21 – JST)

Notable changes to Revelation 19:21:
KJV: Those that were slain were from "the sword of him that sat upon the horse."
JST: Those that were slain were from "the word of him that sat upon the horse."
KJV: Jesus is seen sitting upon a horse, where a "sword proceeded out of his mouth."
JST: Jesus is seen sitting upon a horse, which "proceeded out of his mouth."

The King James Version (KJV) of Revelation 19:21 describes a remnant of people that were slain by Him who sat upon a horse. This person is Jesus, and we see Him ruling all nations with a rod of iron. A sword comes forth from his mouth, of which people and all the birds were killed. The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) attempts to clarify what was written. It says that the remnant of people were "slain with the word of him that sat upon the horse". This is in place of "the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse." So, as God speaks, it does the killing, not a physical weapon. But it gets worse. A sword is mentioned again in the KJV, which reads, "which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." This mention of the sword was removed in this instance, as it reads the following in the JST. It is written, "which proceeded out of his mouth. And all the fowls were filled with their flesh." How interesting that Joseph Smith didn't think that God would smite people with a sword, so he removed it.

The primary difference between the two verses lies in one term when it comes to verse 21. That is "sword" and "word". In the King James Version (KJV), the "sword" is mentioned. It is written, "the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth.” In contrast, the Joseph Smith Translation mentions the "word". It is written, "the remnant were slain with the word of him that sat upon the horse, which proceeded out of his mouth.” The difference between “sword” and “word” is nothing alike, and indicates a different interpretation of the original text. The KJV use of “sword” represents a real punishment for the wicked. On the other hand, the JST uses “word” to show God’s power and truth through speech. Joseph misinterpreted “sword from the mouth” to mean the spoken word of God. What we see happening here is someone not thrilled with the original text. Therefore, he felt a need to give the verse more insight. This is when man-made doctrines came into play, and corrupted the whole KJV Bible.

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18,19)

In the final chapter of the Book of Revelation, John the Apostle wrote not tampering with this book's prophecy. It declares that anyone who adds to it will suffer God's plagues, and those who remove from it will have their names erased from the Book of Life. This means they will be excluded from the new earth, and will instead face the lake of fire, a place of great sorrow, guilt, pain, thirst, fatigue, and more. One such translation that should be discarded is the Joseph Smith Translation (JST). By corrupting the King James Bible, Joseph Smith has brought upon himself God's plagues and has had his name removed from the Lamb's Book of Life. This indicates that he is a false prophet. Joseph is currently residing in hell, and awaiting judgment. After his sentence is carried out by God, he will be cast into the lake of fire. This is called "the second death".

Joseph Smith's pride led him to make deliberate changes to the verses in Revelation. This has caused him to suffer the consequences described in Revelation, chapter 22:18,19. He thought he knew better than the translators of the King James Bible. Instead of creating a fresh translation from Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic, he used the KJV Bible instead as the source. This is when he made over 3400 changes to it. This was done according to his own beliefs and opinions. This blatant disregard for the sanctity of God's Word has resulted in his removal from the Book of Life. There is a guaranteed sentence to the lake of fire after being judged by Jesus, our Lord, God, and Savior.

Imagine if a family member was found editing the King James Bible. Would you allow it, or would you stop him or her? Many people might argue that grammatical changes are acceptable. But what if actual words and phrases were added to or removed from God's Word? Would that change your perspective? The Joseph Smith Translation is not a true translation of any sort. Instead, it is a deliberate corruption of the KJV Bible. Thousands of verses were deliberately changed, which significantly differ from the King James Bible, and other translations. A true prophet of God would not do this, but a false one would. His ego would cause him to think that he knew better than God's written Word.

The assertion that Joseph Smith is a prophet is highly problematic. Especially considering his audacity to change the King James Bible (KJV), makes him a tyrant and not someone for God. He didn't care that the KJV was already a faithful translation. This is true since it came directly from the Textus Receptus (New Testament) and the Masoretic Text (Old Testament). So, instead of keeping the text intact, he arrogantly changed thousands of verses. And so, he created his own version of the KJV Bible. He didn't even bother to translate it from ancient manuscripts. Instead, he translated the King James Bible and called it the 'Inspired Version'. The Joseph Smith Translation is considered wicked above all other paraphrased Bibles. This is because it is a paraphrased version of the King James Version Bible. This type of translation bears little resemblance to the original and does not claim to. Instead, it is a reflection of the person's own interpretation and beliefs, resulting in important verses becoming doctrines of men. Translations like this, as well as paraphrased and thought-for-thought versions of the Bible, should be discarded.

Notably, the Joseph Smith Translation is not on the list of Bible translations. This is because the JST is not a translation but a paraphrase version of the KJV. This makes it one of the most evil Biblical texts on earth, next to the Satanic Bible. In conclusion, the Joseph Smith Translation is a dangerous and heretical deviation from the true Word of God. It should be rejected by all who value the sanctity and integrity of the Bible. By adding to and taking away from the Book of Revelation, Joseph Smith has brought down God's wrath upon him. He now has to endure the eternal punishments from God in hell and then the lake of fire. Let this be a warning to all who would dare to tamper with the Word of God. Amen.

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