If the KJV had retained the marginal notes put there by the translators, it would have made it very difficult for Benjamin G Wilkinson(Seventh Day Adventist) to create the King James only myth circa 1930. It would have been even harder for Baptist preacher David Otis Fuller to peddle this divisive lie when he plagiarized Wilkinson’s work (See picture at the bottom) when he published Which Bible? in 1970.

If we simply go to the “infallible” 1611 KJV and read Psalm 12:6-7, we will discover a rather disturbing marginal note left by the “inspired but they did not know they were divinely inspired” translators:

The true context of Psalm 12 is about God preserving His people; in other words it’s about God keeping His word to save those whom He has saved.

Many KJVO advocates will spin the facts by proclaiming, “The marginal notes were not inspired, only the text is inspired.” In order to defend the KJV only myth, those who defend this doctrine must discredit the very men who created the KJV.

For the KJVO belief to survive it must:

  1. Discredit sola scriptura
  2. Discredit the 1611 translators by casting doubts on their marginal notes and “To the Reader” found in the 1611 KJV
  3. Blind-eye the facts as KJVO supporters rewrite history.

All one has to do to completely destroy the KJV only lie is to refer back to the 1611 KJV. In my opinion, the 1611 KJV is the best tool for defeating those who peddle/spread this doctrine of demons.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
~John Adams, ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,’ December 1770

Also see:


The Great Which Bible? Fraud

  1. stan says:

    This is good information from both the translators’ notes and the 7th day Adventist connection.

  2. trutherator says:

    This is really weak. The translators don’t have to know they are inspired. King David didn’t stop and think about his famous words to Goliath, they just poured out. In fact, if they had been of such a mindset they might have been tempted to replace the unknown Hebrew word “behemoth” into a best prayerful guess from what they know instead of using a transliteration like they did. Modern translators make a pure guess especially the Creation-doubters.

    What, you don’t think God can inspire a translation like the Hebrew and Aramaic translations in the Tanukh of conversations in Egyptian, Babylonian and Persian and Latin tongues? Is God’s tongue cut off to leave us without a standard, without the “original autographs” of all 66 books, and let us depend on man’s faulty wisdom?

    The rebuttal from advocates of a confusion of translations is that believers in the KJB as God’s choice today do NOT trust the translators of the time any more than we trust the prophets of old. We just know that according to God’s own word, his word is the most important thing because it’s the standard by which all truth and doctrine is measured, and he would not leave us dependent on Harvard Divinity grads and the like for even its wording.

    Compared the vastly superior intellect of the KJB committee, trusting in modern Harvard Divinity grads and other such products of modern reprobate and adulterated Bible teaching today is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

  3. trutherator,

    What you advocate is rank heresy.

  4. stan says:

    KJVOists have turned a good translation into a fetish. It has flaws like any translation must, due to the inherent differences between languages and the fallibility of men.

  5. Jeff says:

    that passage in Psalms (verse 7) was speaking of those referenced in the first verse…the faithful and godly man that speakes the pure words of God..that is what the whole psalm is about…and them failing from amongst men. This was because men went after other words…speaking their own words…vain and flattering words

    We know that the word of God liveth and abideth forever..This is the proof of preservation, however in that verse, it shows an even greater aspect to the preservation than the words alone, it also very clearly, and by correct word understanding… (the word “them” in the hebrew is “him” or because it inferred all of him it meant, “every one of them”…this is shown in the KJV translator notes which some, not all published KJV bibles have in the columns), …it conveys that the godly and faithful man will always be enabled to be godly and faithful (preserved) and speak accordingly, because the words he speaks, having them available to be spoken, are perfect and pure.

    The verse is establishing the preservation of the godly and faithful speaker of Gods words..this is because God’s perfect and pure words, will always be available to the man to speak.

    When the KJVO crowd uses this verse to show the preservation of the words of God in their perfectly pure state, thy are speaking the truth. This verse not only affirms their claims, but it affirms them as well! both the words are preserved and because they are, those that trust in them being preserved are preserved!

    This verse reproves those that reject the KJVO claim of Psalms 12:6-7 and in fact compares them to the wicked that stand on all sides (revile the KJVO crowd) when the vilest of men (those that speak their own words) are exalted.

  6. Jeff,

    There is no way this passage is talking about the KJV. English did not exist when this passage was written thousands of years ago, therefore the KJV is not a perfect translation because of the language/time barriers(Even the 1611 translators admitted this in To the Reader).

    In order to defend the idolatry of KJVOism, KJV only advocates must twist the Scriptures to conform it to KJVO dogma. I will give it to you, your defense was one that I have not seen before. Nice try but it does not prove your point. You managed to twist this passage and the Hebrew to support both the preservation of God’s people and included the KJV as His preserved Word, but in the process you slaughtered the context of this beautiful passage and ignored the facts.

    The Show Must Go On….popcorn anyone?

    • Jeff says:

      there is no idolatry with the word of God. I have never heard any speak of the bindings and paper and ink of the Bible in their lifting up the word of God. Rather they lift up the Words even as God declares we are to.

      Psalms 138:2 – I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

      magnify the word of God..even more than that name which every knee shall bow to and every tongue will confess?

      The very first thing Satan attacked was the words of God..”yea hath God said…”
      The very last thing God warned was not to add to or take away from the “words” …

      There is a reason for the fundamental principle of Biblical accuracy…It is what enables man to know and obey the will of God.

      Psalms 11:3 – If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

      The issue of Biblical preservation is foundational to the Christian doctrine. This must be recognized and once it is, then we determine the what’s and where’s and how’s..

      The KJV is a continuation of the preservation of the “words” of God. KJVO errs in places (translation process was “inspired”,) but the principle of the preservation of Gods words to man through the ages is a fact and traceable in the dispensations of time in which god has worked his purposes.

      There is no defense of the scriptures…that psalm is very clear and opens with:
      Psalms 12:1 – Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

      Why was David saying this? It was relative to the words that men speak…words that they speak in the name of God…vain words:

      2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. 3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: 4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

      The Psalm is about men speaking not the words of God but vain words of men that suited them…this is exactly what is accomplished in the corrupt manuscripts and those versions which are translated from it.

      God doesn’t preserve and keep the poor and oppressed…he keeps and preserves the godly and faithful, and he does this by giving man the ability to be godly and faithful and that is by the power given through his Word..without the word of God there can be no life, without the word of God there can be no godly man or faithful man because man would not have the knowledge of how to be.

      The verse you addressed was referring to not only those that David was speaking of…in preserving them from failing and ceasing, but to that which enables that keeping and preserving…and that is the perfect and pure words of God.

      And it is no coincidence that God knowing what would come to pass, that the “purifying of his “words” as silver…which is a process that does not add to or take away from the silver or “words”, but rather makes it clearer..”clarifies” and the reference to that being in a furnace of “earth”.

      It is very obvious that the original tongues were made clearer in the English…and that by translating individual singular Hebrew or Greek words, which would have had their intent diversified in their usage, into many English words each having their own peculiar definition…all we need to is look at a concordance to see this…one original tongue word, translated into srveral English words in the clarification of intent and meaning.

      The KJV is not the only source of the pure words of God , but it is exact and inerrant in the rendering of those exact and pure words of God…it is infallible and inerrant and it is the inspired word(s) of God

  7. Jeff Thomas says:

    problem with this pages assertions is in the predicated exclusion of the words of God NOT being also preserved which enable the preservation of the godly and faitfhul man…and there are TWO “them”s only one of which pertaining to the godly and faithful man…the other pertaining to the words which provide their estate.

    David is crying to the Lord regarding the godly and faithful man failing among men..
    1Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

    The psalmist goes on to expound that the reason is because men in forsaking the pure words of God, choose to speak their own words and not the words of God which the godly faithful men of God speak.

    The reason the godly and faithful man are preserved, is because the “pure” and “perfect” “words” are living and abiding forever in that pure estate…it is not ideas, or principles, or imaginations or tongues or original scripts that are preserved…it is the words and the faithful because of it.

    The purification process of silver does not add to, nor take away from the words..the purification process makes silver CLEARER.
    God has ordained, in the hand of a mediator (man) the preservation of his pure and perfect words through the copying and translation process of the languages of man which are ordained and given in order to CONFOUND man (Babel.) Translation makes the words of God clear from an unknown tongue to another which is known..from Koine Greek or Latin to English…etc

    Psalm 12:6-7 is inclusive of both the “keeping” of the pure words purified in a furnace of earth purified 7 times…of which it is no coincidence that there are 7 evolution’s of the English text beginning with the Gothic, AND the preserving of the faithful and godly man.

    The OP’s commentary is disingenuous because of a lack of discernment and context of the text.

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