Modern Bible Revisions Corrupt Proverb 25:23

By David J. Stewart | February 2020

Proverb 25:23, “The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

       I am further shocked on a regular basis, as I learn what is wrong with these modern Bible revisions. Why, Oh why, do the incompetent religious professors at Bob Jones University, and their incompetent alumni, continue to support these accursed PERversions of God's Word? I recently wrote articles refuting the Devil's modern versions for corrupting all of the following Scripture passages: 1st Timothy 3:16, 1st John 5:7, Psalms 12:6-7, Matthew 8:12, Acts 8:37 (to mention but a few). By God's grace, I will continue to expose Satan's corruptible seed (Genesis 3:15), even if Harvest Baptist Church continues to ban me from returning to church on Guam. If their pastors ever get right with God, they will apologize to me, and invite me back in truth.

Let's see what is wrong with Proverb 25:23. The modern Bible revisions literally translate this passage to say the EXACT OPPOSSITE of what the trustworthy King James Bible says, and in so doing render it utterly silly in meaning. Our text Bible verse teaches that just as the north wind drives away the rain, so also does an angry countenance drive away a backbiting tongue. Deceitfully, the modern Bible revisions change this passage 180 degrees to the oppossite, saying that the north wind makes it rain. I'm not kidding, and I'll show the Devil's handiwork in a moment, but first, here is some scientific evidence that, in fact, a north wind drives away the rain...

High pressures that build to the north and extend southwards will often bring clear weather. This is due to being cooled at the base (as opposed to warmed), which helps prevent clouds from forming.


Our text Bible verse teaches that just as the north wind drives away the rain, so also does an angry countenance drive away a backbiting tongue. I'll explain more what I humbly think this means in a moment, but first let's compare some modern versions, beginning with the accurate inspired King James Bible for reference. Carefully notice how every one of the Alexandrian based revisions change and corrupt this Scripture to means something else entirely...

King James Bible (KJB) - “The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

English Standard Version (ESV) - “The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.”

New International Version (NIV) - “Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - “The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.”

Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) - “Just as wind blowing from the north brings rain, telling secrets brings anger.”

Expanded Bible (EXB) - “As the north wind brings rain, telling gossip brings angry looks.”

Amplified Bible (AMP) - “The north wind brings forth rain; And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.”

Common English Bible (CEB) - “The north wind stirs up rain, and a person who plots quietly provokes angry faces.”

Contemporary English Version (CEV) - “As surely as rain blows in from the north, anger is caused by cruel words.”

Good News Translation (GNT) - “Gossip brings anger just as surely as the north wind brings rain.”

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) - “The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.”

I could show you several dozen more corrupt revisions. ONLY the King James Bible accurately says that a north wind drives away the rain, and that an angry countenance drives away a backbiting tongue.

The modern Bible versions are stupid! Folks, the modern Bible versions don't make any sense. Does backbiting make people angry? Not usually. In fact, from my own personal experience, most people enjoy hearing it!!! I admit that I am guilty of having badmouthed other people in moments of weakness, and SO ARE YOU GUILTY, if you are honest! We've all done it! King Solomon admitted that he had cursed people behind their back (aka, backbiting). Ecclesiastes 7:20-22, “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.” Anybody who denies ever backbiting is a LIAR! The Scripture that I just read to you proves it! Ecclesiastes 7:20 teaches that all people are woeful sinners, and verse 22 says we are all guilty of backbiting at times.

The Practical Helpful Wisdom of Solomon

Solomon's wisdom is so practical and amazing. Notice what he says in Ecclesiastes 7:21, “Take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.” Solomon wisely says: “Look, you don't need to know everything other people are saying about you, because you've also talked negatively about others at times!” I love that! I heard Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) preach a sermon, in which he said he allows his staff room to criticize him a bit, to make room for their humanity. That is a wise man! That is what Solomon is saying. As a king, he didn't want to be overly wise (informed) of all the scuttlebutt in his kingdom, because he realized that people are people, and they are going to criticize at times. In fact, I'm talking about you right Just kidding! Or am I? = -)

I have had people ask me if I know what critics are saying about me on the internet. I always tell them the truth, I don't, because I don't care what they say, it really doesn't matter to me. I know some people think I'm the Devil. So what! I know that people are going to badmouth me, because that is what sinners do, saved and unsaved alike. My goal is to get as many people saved with the Gospel as I can, not try to shut people up who slander me. SLANDER AWAY MY FRIEND! I LOVE YOU ALL IN CHRIST! If it makes people feel better to tear me down, backbite and try to destroy my name, GO FOR IT! It's not what people call me that matters, but what God thinks about me! I have peace in the promises of God's Word that no human being can take away from me—Romans 8:34-36, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” You cannot condemn a child of God!

Human courts can convict and lock a Christian away until their death, but they are liberated in Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:1), freer than the freest man on earth, and “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). That Bible verse speaks about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Every believer has the imputed righteousness of God, justified completely, JUST-IF-I'D never sinned, because God counts faith as righteousness!!! Romans 4:5-7, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.”

Please don't miss that very important truth dear friend—GOD IMPUTETH RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHOUT WORKS!!! That one statement refutes the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, which says you must wholly submit to follow Christ as Lord, turn away from sinful ways, confess Christ publicly, continue turning from sins to prove that you are really saved, et cetera. That is part of the Devil's lie of Calvinism, a false doctrine called: The Perseverance Of The Saints. That is heresy! The Bible teaches The Preservation Of The Saints. If saved, always saved. Amen! Anybody who says otherwise is preaching an accursed false gospel! Salvation is a “free gift” (Romans 5:15b), paid for by Jesus' precious blood. Salvation is received, not achieved. Eternal life is a TAKE proposition, not a GIVE proposition. Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross, so that we wouldn't have to give anything to be saved, except to simply believe the GOOD NEWS!

The Meaning of Proverb 25:23

The Bible is telling us to shun backbiting when someone tries to speak it. Anybody who knew Pastor Jack Hyles didn't dare try to backbite someone around him, because he nipped it in the bud. Notice that the Holy Bible compares gossip to rain that has already started. Gossip always follows three stages: A sinner SPEAKS gossip, another sinner HEARS gossip, and then a sinner REPEATS gossip. So there are three opportunities to stop gossip.

First, we can refrain from SPEAKING gossip.

Second, we can refrain from LISTENING to gossip.

Third, we can refrain from REPEATING gossip.

By God's grace, we ought to continually work at preventing all three. May we as believers see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. Granted, we cannot completely prevent hearing gossip or backbiting, but we certainly can prevent repeating it. Do you know what a good acronym for G.O.S.S.I.P. is—GOING OVER SOMEONE'S SINS IN PUBLIC! Ain't it the truth?

Now, please don't confuse venting with gossip. Sometimes a hurting person needs to vent, to get it out, to express their emotions and hurt feelings, so they can find some closure. That is NOT gossip or backbiting dear reader. I think wisdom is important in this matter. I find myself venting often about Harvest Baptist Church (just read my website), and how they have hurt me since 2014. I need to get it out. I love them very much, but they don't love or want me, and it hurts, because they are still my family in the Lord. They are my beloved church family, but they rejected me over the Alexandrian Bible versions. (They sanction, use, promote and sell the Westcott and Hort theological garbage). Harvest is the Bob Jones University camp, who all use and promote the Satanic Alexandrian Bible versions (an excellent .PDF book by Pastor Peter S. Ruckman). KINDLY, SHAME ON THE BOB JONES CAMP!!! SHAME ON THE MOODY CAMP!!! SHAME ON THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION CAMP!!! SHAME ON ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS CORRUPTIBLE SEED!!!

This particular article that I am writing is just another clear example of what is very wrong with these new Bibles today, which are backwards, stupid, senseless, and spiritually dangerous because they are corrupt theologically. God knows that I am writing from a humble heart of love and concern for others. These modern Bible are really dangerous spiritually, leading millions of churchgoers into a false plan of salvation of human reformation instead of the miraculous new birth. God saves us, and then the Holy Spirit changes us! That is how it is supposed to work, not changing yourself as a requirement to be saved. Beware of the Devil's counterfeit Bibles! Thank you and God bless dear reader, I love you!

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