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In the SDA Clear Word Bible this set of verses is just flat-out strange.

Notice how the SDA Clear Word Bible changes the meaning of verse 9. The Scriptures say "the souls of them that were slain." The SDA Clear Word Bible replaces this clear description of their souls to their bodies! It says, "human bones representing those that died."

Ironically Adventists have no problem distinguishing between physical - mental - spiritual. But as soon as we use the equivalent terms, body - soul - spirit they start trying to change the soul into the body, and the spirit into the breath in our lungs. How confusing!

Adventists have no problem keeping the physical and mental straight, and even recognizing that the spiritual is separate from the first two. Why substitute bones for souls?

And what is with the phrase in verse 11, "This was the fifth part of the history of the giving of the gospel"? Where does that come from?


Revelation 6:9-11 (King James Version)

9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


Revelation 6:9-11 (New International Version)

9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.

10 They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?"

11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.


Revelation 6:9-11 (SDA Clear Word Bible)

9 The Lamb broke the fifth seal. As I looked, I saw an altar, and under it were human bones representing those that died for the Lord. They had faithfully proclaimed God's word and had been killed because of their faith.

10 They were crying out for justice, saying, "Almighty God, we know that you're faithful and true, but how much longer do we have to wait before you judge those who spilled our blood because we loved you?"

11 A voice said, "White robes of righteousness and victory have been given to each of you, but you must wait a little longer until the enemy's cup of rebellion is full. A number of your brothers and fellow servents will yet be killed." This was the fifth part of the history of the giving of the gospel.

Texts credited to Clear Word are from The Clear Word, copyright © 1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 by Review and Herald Publishing Association. All rights reserved.



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