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The Bible is God's Word, so how is it that most translations have a Copywrite?


So far I have found only one translation (in English) of Bible which does not have a copywrite and that is the King James Version. Other versions are copywrited. So I ask this question, Why would anyone copywright God's Word as if they own it?

 

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    graceinus 4 years ago

    O.K. so I'll asked the question from your view. How can anyone copywrite a book written by men inspired by God? So,basicly it's still the same question.


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    graceinus 4 years ago

    Ericdierker- I realize the bible has veried in translation which is needed for the benifit for all of us. But to copywrite the bible by anyone take's a lot of nerve as far as I'm concerned.


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    graceinus 4 years ago

    duffsmom-I thank you for correction and I apologize for my err. I would think that while writing their particular translations the shouldn't leave out entire verses. Someone mention that Copyright in this case it about version not translation.

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    graceinus 4 years ago

    Brandi Cooper- I thank you for your asnwer. Reading other version of the bible I have noted entire verse (many of them) missing compared with the KJV. If one copywrite's a version you would think it would be close to other versions of bibles.


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