Thursday, April 28, 2011

socialist Bible verse of the day: James 2:6

"But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you, is it not they who drag you into court?" —James 2:6 (Revised Standard Version)

The King James Version is reasonably clear:
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
The Geneva Bible is blunter:
But ye haue despised the poore. Doe not the riche oppresse you by tyrannie, and doe not they drawe you before the iudgement seates?
Brother Will loves that "by tyrannie", but King James clearly didn't. To those who believed in the divine right of kings, tyranny was just another name for the game.