Wow, I missed the best example

I stopped copying and pasting, right before Jesus acted like an even bigger asshole!

Still another said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first let me bid farewell to my family.” Then Jesus declared, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and then looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Jesus, you’re in such a hurry to get to Jerusalem so you can die! Except some of the translations say ‘rise up’ or ‘ascend,’ not ‘die.’ So, are you dying, or are the aliens coming to pick you up? And you’ve gotta get there on schedule and don’t let anyone even bury their father or say goodbye to their family, because what’s happening to you is so important and you’re on such a tight schedule.

He did something else, which I just remembered for a second but then forgot it. I read a whole page where there were a bunch of different translations side by side, which was helpful – I could see slight differences in the wording, which made it much easier to understand, instead of having to see only one wording and struggling to understand what the sentences even mean.

Oh yeah, I know: it was ‘the kingdom of heaven will come before you die.’

This was translated slightly differently a couple times, and only one of the translations sounded like it was subtly implying that the kingdom of heaven is coming right now, during your lifetime (of the 12 disciples, back then). Well, that didn’t happen. It was ‘truly I say unto you, that the kingdom of God will be here before you taste of death.’ Something like that. But then all the other translations next to it sounded slightly different, making it sound like he hadn’t made quite such an obvious mistake by predicting that the kingdom of God was going to arrive right now in their lifetime before they even die. Some of you won’t even be dead yet by the time God gets here. You’re gonna live to see God. The slight, minor changes in the wording made the other translations sound like that wasn’t quite what he was saying.

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