Mark 5:6
Mark 5:6
(KJV) But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
(1611 KJV) But when hee saw Iesus afarre off, he came and worshipped him,
(1526 Tyndale) When he had spied Iesus afarre of he rane and worshipped him
(1382 Wycliffe) And he siy Jhesus afer, and ran, and worschipide hym.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
(NASV) Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;
(NLT) When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him. He ran to meet Jesus and fell down before him.
(ESV) And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.
(CEV) When the man saw Jesus in the distance, he ran up to him and knelt down.
(HCSB) When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him.
(TNIV) When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
(NCV) While Jesus was still far away, the man saw him, ran to him, and fell down before him.
(NRSV) When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and bowed down before him;
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him,
(Douay-Rheims Roman Catholic) And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witness) But on catching sight of Jesus from a distance he ran and did obeisance to him,
 
Textus Receptus
- Traditional Text
idwn de ton ihsoun apo makroqen edramen kai prosekunhsen autw
 
Hort-Westcott
  - Critical Text
kai idwn ton ihsoun apo makroqen edramen kai prosekunhsen auton
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
None
 
Affected Teaching
The word in question is the word “proskuneo.” The word is used 60 times in the New Testament with various inflections (24 in the Book of Revelation alone) and is always translated “worship or worshipped” in the King James Bible. The modern version translators with their incessant desire to lower the status of the Lord Jesus Christ to that of just a mere human leader have taken that word and lessened the meaning of it. The healing of the Gadarene Demoniac is very important because the demons which indwelled the man knew who the Lord Jesus was because they were in Heaven with Him before the rebellion of Satan and knew that the Lord Jesus Christ was God. In Mark 5:7, the devils knew who He was and even admitted they knew who He was. They knew He had the power to throw them into Hell immediately and that is why they asked Him if He would send them into the herd of swine instead. The modern versions lessen the Lordship of Christ by claiming that the man just kneeled or fell down before Him. This man was partaking in the act of worship with many trembling devils in his body until the Lord Jesus Christ freed him from these devils. The modern versions just about treat this narrative as one which is reforming rather than transforming. This is why we need to stick with the King James Bible because it teaches correctly about the Lord Jesus Christ whereas His person is at the mercy of the biased translators of the modern versions.

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