Ugliest verse in English

Discussion in 'Bible Chat' started by TrustGzus, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. TrustGzus

    TrustGzus Don't make me hangry Staff Member

    Seeking and I were chatting. The ESV, which is a fine translation, one which some Reformed people are so in love with it that they could marry it (thank you, Kierkegaard) is ugly at Jonah 4:4 & 4:9.

    And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”

    Any uglier verses that you know?
     
  2. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    How about

    "and Judas went out and hanged himself. . . "Go thou, and do likewise."
     
  3. TrustGzus

    TrustGzus Don't make me hangry Staff Member

    A favorite example of bibliomancy. I just don’t get with the ESV how a 21st century English version could have a verse that awkward. Who speaks like that?
     
  4. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    Yoda?
     
  5. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    Backward speaking does he.
     
  6. Scooby_Snax

    Scooby_Snax Rut-Roh

    Psalm 147:10
    “His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,”
     
  7. tango

    tango ... and you shall live ... Staff Member

    Heb 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

    It's the KJV, out of context it's anybody's guess what it means.
     
  8. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    That sounds like something out of an insurance contract.
     
  9. tango

    tango ... and you shall live ... Staff Member

    Yes, the part in the small print that you didn't read but that means the insurance company doesn't have to pay because your house burned down on a Wednesday, during the gibbous phase of the moon. Or something like that. If only we knew a good lawyer :)
     
  10. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    Why do you call me "good."

    There is no one good but God.

    ~~Some Jesus Guy
     
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