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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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.
Let them copywrite it. Just dont buy it.
SwordofManticorE- What do they have to gain by a copywrite? Is it just for the money? Can one trust a bible that is copywrited?. What does is serve to have a copywrite on any version of a bible?
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.
Rightfully my friend they are not translations they are "versions". I got very worked up and upset over the issue. And then I realize that I make every version my version by interpreting it in Love.
Books translated from Hebrew and Greek to latin, and then from latin to English our not translations? The area ll translated versions. Thank God He put His copywrite on the orginal Hebrew and Greek texts
I stand corrected. But what do they gain or loose by a copywrite if the book is inspired by God?
P.S. I will make it a point to read your HUB on this subject.
I don't think anyone would worry about a true translation from another language. I would not think that that is the issue. Except as has been asked why copyright it at all?
It takes time and money to make these versions. That's probably why.
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.
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.
That is because the KJV is corrupted my friend.
The KJV was commissioned by the King, which meant that translation was prone to alteration in order to keep the people submissive to the Church and Crown. Other versions are more literal translations of the original texts, so they will differ.