Bible03

Something very odd just happened. I was having a conversation with Anna and the verse from Matthew’s gospel that begins “from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence…” came up… I made reference to it and finished it “and the violent bear it away…” Anna asked me what version that was and I replied that I thought it was the King James/Authorized version, but when I looked the KJV said “the violent take it by force.” So, i set about looking to see what version i remembered and lo and behold it turned out to be the way that the Douay Rheims translates that passage. Now, I’ve never in my life owned a DR version of the Bible, and I can’t say i recall reading very much of it… I wonder how that got stuck in my head…

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