Genesis 22:17

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Genesis 22

Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

(King James Version, Pure Cambridge Edition)

Commentary

Errors in the New King James

  • Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. (NKJV)
  • That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; (KJV)

Paul clearly taught the promises to Abraham and his seed were to a singular seed, which meant Jesus, not the Jews. But the NKJV has changed the Old Testament reading to "descendants," completely contradicting Paul's argument in Galatians 3:16:

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Even the NKJV reads very much the same as the KJV here:

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ.

This translational error produces the false teaching of salvation by race rather than grace. It clearly demonstates that the NKJV Old Testament is not an accurate Scripture and has massive contradictions. The promises to Abraham and his seed are in Gen 12:7; 13:15-16; 15:5,13,18; 17:8-10,19; 21:12; 22:17-18; and 24:7. This is heresy and causes a contradiction sufficient enough to condemn the entire NKJV as flawed. Didn't one of the 130 NKJV scholars read the context, or cross check the verses?

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