Mon, 29 Mar 2021
The King James Version of Job 19:26 says:
I find this mysterious for two reasons. First, I cannot understand the grammar. How is this supposed to be parsed? I can't come up with any plausible way to parse this so that it is grammatically correct.
Second, how did the worms get in there? No other English translation mentions worms and they appear to be absent from the original Hebrew. Did the KJV writers mistranslate something? (Probably not, there is nothing in the original to mistranslate.) Or is it just an interpolation?
Pretty ballsy, to decide that God left something out the first time around, but that you can correct His omission.