The Alpha and Omega
King James Modernized Version of the Holy Bible
"Thus says JEHOVAH the King of Israel, and his redeemer
JEHOVAH of armies; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and
beside me [there is] no Supreme God."--Isaiah 44:6
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the
first and the last."--Jehoshua, Revelation 22:13
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The Modernized Version utilizes the original text found in The King James (Authorized) Version. But restores the text to original meaning.
It must be made clear to the reader from the start. That this work was not done in order to advance or promote any religious doctrine. Nor was it done to influence anyone towards a particular sect of religion. Rather, it is an attempt to advance the TRUTH. As well as correct the perversions to the Word of Supreme God that have been carried out by various religious bodies. For: “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.”--James, 1-27. It should be pointed out here as well. That the ones that The Lord Jehoshua the Anointed spoke out most harshly against. Were the religious people of His day: the Lawyers, Pharisees, Priests, Scribes and Sadducees. It would do well for these types to remember that: "For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?"--1st Peter 4:17.
The first and most important change will be noticed in the return of the original names of God. Which is by far; “Supreme God” and “JEHOVAH”, as well as “Almighty God” and “Eternal God”. And the One Name which is the Most Holy: JAH. These are the names by which He was known in the original sacred text.
But His real names had failed to be included in the King James Version. Thereby making the word “God” a mere generic term. Which not only lacks the respect that should rightfully be due to the Divine Creator. But, also fails to make apparent the specific attributes by which He had made Himself to be known. Thus robbing the reader of the full understanding that was originally intended to be offered in the Word of God. And put yourself in His place, wouldn't you be angry if you were not called by your given name? Does anyone perceive how utterly audacious and vain it was for our ancestors to change the names of God to conform to their own understanding. Rather than changing their understanding to conform to Him?
Further modernization of the text was accomplished by replacing words such as; “ye's”, “thine's”, “whence's”, etc., with the modern day English equivalents, such as; “you”, “yours”, “where”, etc. As well as by removing the old English suffixes such as; “est”, “eth”, “ith”, etc. A few archaic words were also changed to modern meaning. For example; words such as: “knew”, were expounded upon in the following manner: [had] sexual relations [with]. In addition: “the LORD of hosts” was correctly translated back to; "JEHOVAH of armies".
References from the New Testament to the Old have been included. In order to show how the Word of God has been and still is being fulfilled. And it cannot be stressed enough the importance of reading and studying the references. For by so doing faith and understanding of the Word of JEHOVAH are greatly increased.
Every effort was made, with due diligence, to maintain the correct flow and structure of the original sacred text. This work was undertaken in the hope of making the scriptures easier to understand for the modern day reader. And to correct the inaccuracies of the King James Version. As well as to remove any man-made religious doctrine from the scriptures.
There has been much contention and confusion about the “Holy Trinity” over the years. All of this is readily dispelled by the understanding that: “And Supreme God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”--Genesis 1:26. And, since God is Mind, Body, and Spirit; so is man and woman. (Only God's Mind, Body and Spirit work in perfect harmony. Whereas that of mankind has not since their fall). Which fallen condition of mankind can only be corrected by Jehoshua.
Scriptures in the Old Testament which in any way refer to the coming of Jesus or Jehoshua, (JEHOVAH-saved: His real name), the Anointed (for the word Christ was of Greek origin, and is found nowhere in the Old Testament). Or, the Messiah, (which is the correct Hebrew title for Him), are highlighted in purple. As well as those of His lineage, (to around the time of the carrying away into Babylon).
The Scriptures in the New Testament held to be spoken by The Lord Jehoshua the Anointed are highlighted in red.
Both Cruden's Concordance 1835 Edition and Strong's Hebrew And Greek Dictionaries were employed in order to ensure that the original meaning of the sacred text was retained. As well as so that Cruden's or Strong's Concordance, or a Bible Dictionary, can easily be used for further clarification of the scriptures.
Verification as to the accuracy of this work can readily be accomplished
by consulting: The Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible By James Strong,
S.T.D., LL.D. 1890.
Recognition must also be given to Rick Meyers of e-Sword (Bible software - http://www.e-sword.net/). Without which, it would have taken a substantially longer period of time to complete this project.
All of this was done while keeping the following in mind: "For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add to these things, God shall add to 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