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Alway

I appreciate Pastor Asquith hosting this site, for our edification and for our profit.  I wish to post an observation that my wife (Lucy) pointed out, it pertains to the use of the words alway and always.


We know, by previous postings, there is a difference between alway (no s at the end) and always.  But we also know, in an effort to make bible reading ‘easy,’ many modern bibles, if not all, blur the difference by replacing alway with the ubiquitous always.  Recently, while visiting a church, I heard the children sing “rejoice in the Lord alway…s” and again I say rejoice.  Those taught with a KJV hesitated to pronounce the s…because it’s not there.  Eventually they join the others and add an s before the conclusion of the song. Pity. But typical.


Just for review: Alway – constantly, non-stop, continuous;  Always – from every path (every way), by every means.  Slightly different paint strokes to paint an accurate picture (with words) in our mind’s eye.


So, she’s reading in 2 Samuel 9:7 and comes upon this gem of confirmation:


And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.


Interesting!  (Bold is mine). Then, to show David’s faithfulness to his promise, we read further (notice the change):


“…but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table.”


And to be sure we didn’t miss it:


"So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table"


The Bible defining itself, and confirming the author’s intents.  Wow. 

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Awtha
Awtha
Mar 14

well, glory to God right there!!!

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