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   Charlottesville Union Christian Intelligencer (Newspaper) - June 19, 1858, Charlottesville, Virginia                                 BIBITE, TtlE WHOLE BIBLE, AND NOTHING BUT THE BIBLE.  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., JUNE 19,-1858.  ¥2 IN ADVANCE.  Miuilvt rN t oiiipi Ss«^ tllC Volnrn»?.    (lit  nrr/'irii;/'^ I't.n ¡'•ud u¡>. . I-:uv (•/(>•';•■'í'. » '■/ "  h>(ruei-r,    }'■ •'    (1,-    joj  . ,/.rrr  ■t:m—¡H-r    , Jtij tht Vi ¡1-.  ; PO E T    .  N-EVKÚ SAT FMI..  Kuej) pusliin”--r-'iis wi««*r, Than .«iitiiig  Añil (Ireanyinj: nu'l si>r)rui>: And waiting tlip tide^ in lifc’H cav-nci^t butt)»; ^  ': They only luevail Who daily raardi ornvard And ncvor say; full.  . ■ K-  With ail m<! cvor .  And £i tongnn that's niH duiid' And a heart thuii will noA ov To to-iuovi'ow euccunili.  Yuu’U liattlc and confiucr. Though (lioui-iitid.s as.s.•til;  . ifow iitcoiig jind ¡liOW luighly AVho.novcv siiy laill  The spirit of ang<‘!.<  Is notive 1 knmv.  Ah high«M’and higluT In glory they ig<‘5  ?ilcthinks on hriirhl pinianb FromHeaven!they .“ail  To cheer and>n<'ourapii    .  Who n^wr say foil!  ’ ■ ' ? . ■  A;head,    pushing.:  And olbow your way , lluhecding the Unviritis And asses Uiat hray—  All obstiidos yaviish,    „  AU eiie^iics quail,  In die might oi ith<^ir wisdouv, Who never gay iail’- '  In IVfii’s ro?y niovning \/  In .manhood’s fair pride, ^  Let this be the motto-v' "  ; ■ ^Yovir footsteps to guide ;  In .storm and in sunshine, AVhatever assnil,  .We'll onward and conquor,  And never .say fail!  Í  AN EXAMINATION OF THK TÍIKEK PLANS THAT HA^■K líKlíN PKÛ-POSED FOK, SECilRlNC AN Î) Cl H-CULATlî^a THK WOllD OF i;OD.  ADDRESS OFDU. T. .S. RELL, PKES-. IDENT OF THE IÎOAIU) OF MANA-- GÉUS OF THE BIBLE ilEN ISiON ASSOCIATION. AT THE SIXTH AN; NlVEaSARYoF TOE ASSOl'IATlON IN LOiristll^LE, KY.. APJah Oth  Í'hjíííDEN'X : 11 ho c;!U>0 uf iicvision ivhîcÙ has conimandod‘Olir artonrion. opr de-voUjiB,and labo»;.-» for the jw.'Ti .«levon yoar.<, fifufs IK àt^tho Sixth Anniversaiy í"í' the Re-'^-\ !sien A.ssociation renewod in oourauo. uinv^.-voring in Cv'Ufidencc, aiid with a v.eiil'that, j.s' according to knowledge. Wo sowed in weakness, but our. iailh,. like tliat ot’ the The.s.snloniiins, lia.^ "rown exeeedinuly. The i ; Vr^tTcst is ripeuing ; tlic ;_7aiu is richly ina-ti^in^i, and ill due tiuij;-wc shuli n'Hji .-iliun-’ d:\î}tîy, if we faitíí not.  We have inoa'iire«! the liei^ht,« nf die / caiuse of lievlsion of tjlio'Ilnly Oraeh s. we haVo fathomod.its deptlis. and ¡he tiu'Ví' we «\eusiiro! the mort-heartily \vc vet'ouui/.e the iinperiUive. (îliaraeier o|i’, the uutio.-i we 'ntive iindcrtiiken, :uid thel hi^l' respun^ihîüries Vr’bich the proviiience ¡.it' (íi^d coiiiiiût.t«d Jm Olir liand.-'.    ,  In grappling with (hi- ijUi^Udoii mC {{ovis-ion. under the li_>*-ht ofl?)ur uur hiuJi re-jion- ' sibilities. we are .«tartlbd with rei't.iiii rxii:!-vH'‘4'‘l‘'D' ^rnth'i; which iM' weìl-)!ìfi.vi!i.-.t iu;tn I ey<itn calls in fjne'iioiti;  ■ First: Tliere.is a irìa>.^ilìcati'>n (,ii‘Oj," lartii ttdled (.'lulslendoii). iit whleh there nre lay-riad.i oíl-persuns, whd ' d.eel;.)v tiuit the u -Tcalc'j will of’ Jehdvaih is ¡irun e ;'îi prii i-, ami ’ that the wonls of thiit ze\ i l;iíii.¡i o-)!!'!Íuire |||C only Ituiiiiiaiie.'i that can ::uide a¡'".i in : duty tow:ard C»od. ami' nwu. ’l'here ;m CijUul récognition oí tiie i nit lì, t’nat by tlio>e^ word.^;, .'iiid 'tljuse o;«ly, ilu; wl-ole ilHitmj.n  ■ iuniilv rire te bl- níeasured a: 'he bar ïiàl justiee, N ~  Sticoud : There jü áét a repul  on the eariii. wÌm prefeiids ih:'.‘ tiicre in u jK.Tr<'>'t!y ri'iialiie G<v:-k, text of the revealed will oif    t'hn''i. iiij'i of th>- wovd.^' Oi'  Hi> A jic.'.iji --. Ibit ¡.inulier^ c!' '-'aeli .'chol-ars '.ii.-elure that the .vvî.'tM now luu'; t'iie tjieari*' of nr.rk;  îi':-ii!'f lif the whole v^'orlsl. '  !: 1'hi* r>reih>iiiiiiu5it vaee (li’uioii, Vi’li-i }"i'-''es:- .''ai i-ntpiii''on wliiel'. the >‘'in ru/ve r .‘‘iM.-., wh'iîti'i' nnji'Mî”' th.i- iìrsó fif thi nici-s <if , iiui/fanity iij ;i!l thr .trt“'<>i' hfi- .-ind in i-he eijiiij'iiieüfs t»f iniml. and wiic»?e îanutifi^c i.'! rapiilly jipjirnai-liio'; universality, have never ; ycl had ii ir»nslation of the word ¡^f God into : their vcvn.aeular. that is worih'^. ìù al! re-sp.i'ts. .if the eonti^ience of'-eholMV.; 'i jierc ‘ is not .'i Bibie ill the English lanuoage th;it, any : .<eh(.î:M' pretends (o say a /aithfii! ransiiitiei oi t1;e <)ri«:iiuil iiii(nM!NTs of tlie lioiy Spiri;.  1^'onrth ; The eniineti? .‘■rh.il:ir,> <«f tluv ^ earth dcclnre that we now    ti><’ ¡oeans of  eollatinj;' and making a ]>iite ie'.-.l. of tlo> Witnl of (b'dj-ùid that sucli resòitrees as üüw exi^t for transiatinjr tins pure ler.xt into the i Engli.sii laniitiaire never existed befure.  Startiin“- and lïuniiliatin'» as son« t'f these , fil.'itenients an», tl'e.y arc bfyniul tjie re.'tiiliof I snoees.sinj eDiitradietion : but as we prore* <1 in this investigatioiu we shall find truths vet more st.artling and huinilintiiij' than ;inv that arc eiubodie«! in tlnv three propositions we have enunciated. Wo shall call tlieni up in their historié places-  J have said that tiiere is a general a-rree-liient upon tiic faets we have uttered in relation to the defieieneies of the roccivcd original iexts, and the failures of the Engli.sh version*.” II may 1)e asked, then, if there is suoh a general agreement on these vital truths, why ¡irp such degrading and deplorable evils pormitted to^eontinuo?    ■  To this we may answer that there is a jdis-agrtiemcut as to the iijeans for remedying the/evils. .^^.There is anbthev rcüsoti tiiven, bui it is unworthy bf any oilier notice than ^i,niei^ reference. It is e.xprcssed in the : ’dcelafntion that notwdthstanding the many Ì and ^ell known detieionoios of the English j version,'all that is essential is to be learn-cd from it. Such a eonooption of the vyord of (>od as that is beneath a refutation, and it receives its fitting quietus in the unqiie.s-tioned truth that there i.s nota^word nor let* ter written by the Holy Spirit that is not . cs.seijtial. The lioly" Spirit is the sole judge of wj^iat is essential and sufiicient.in the rahtteÿ, not finite beings who know not what they^in.eod, except through the teachings of the Holy Spirit. Ho has decided that all tl»:it ho has given is essential by the very act of giving (ill.  Rut we return to a coiisidei~ation of the distigreeincnt as to the m.oan.-? of rctuedyitig the evil complained of. Three plan.s liavc ; been proposed, and we shall now addre.'^s I o'ar.selyo9 to the work of nscertainint; their , reh»tÌA'ìTcapneity for tualfing and circulatiirg ; a faithful Etigiish rt-presctitiuivo of thi: iit-i spired words of Jchovali’sjreveìations.  I 1st. Vt'e are often nssared,.that the Olmreh ' of Kngland shouid undevtake tfu- work of ¡ revising the Hol_v Oracles, atjd th.it she : should do tlsi.s* nijd,-!- (1h i;!.’pt.'.'i;;g iMi.nran-• tees of. regril nud'Ofiiy. To this' wo reply I that ii is to proeisrly sueii a source ihat we j arc Indebted for the present version, a'ver-I sion which hn^ tu'vor yet copiinan^ied ^lu;  ; iinquaiifod oonfidi’neo of any party itt il'hris-Tendoui. not eveti yf tjio sect that\miojc it. i Thar scet"^uses a vorsif)!] of th':> (’îâîiiis of i David i-n their piîiiii« worship that differs mati'irdlv filini tho .I’-Silms.of thi.-i v.Tunted ver.'-iuii. At its origii). tho ontiri; Prosby-terinn Òhurol; qf liiigland :^nd Scotlaud re-pudiàted'it. and'refasr<l to nr^e it ea'ofn' pnij-liely or privately. That Church clung to the «îencvan version, 4snd importoiî hirge éditinns of it intoj Kngland nnfl Sci th'iu!, yj'.d never tised King dames' versic.n until Laud tbrced it nrion fhiv J’resliyterian.s V>y coiifiscatioiis., fxilo, ii:n>i;isonnient, lincs^and ruin. ■ And i; should be remenibi'red that the .Prcsbvtefiiiii Chureli then hud scholars iti its bosom »soperior lo any >vho were engaged in makiiig thj.-, authorized vérsij>n.— The first Pjihlical sehnlnr of that age wiis a Presbyterian—Ihigh Broughton, whu k.oev.-niore/iibuui the Hebrew language than ail of ' King dames’ reviser.s—and bi’can.se of Ins Pre.sbyteriaüism he was excludcd troni cm ■ plovtnent a;e.(iii‘4 Kinp: .I'.mo'.s’ packcrl jorv. Re IlOl startk'd at bearing it failed ;i pa.-ktd jiiry, fi>r it was uot oniy that. i)ut tijerc was ;;rmii;lhiiig worse linn tiiat rdioiit it. ' its veriliet was nói only forestalled by piH’.-i-rip-tioii, but re-written by hiiu «'fn) . Dack<-d !!u.‘ jur}’. Cininville l'eii», i:i my jndtrnooir, 'ei)ne]ns!\’e!y .-¡hows that )\ing .laiues r< -.ised ilîC W'lrk of his body of learned uieo. a:ul he always I'alsitied'the sense, whcu his ruyal, polluted and murderyu.s hand  ?.  e.-fpres.s iho sense of the Holy Spirit. Thus, fnr exainple : in the 7th verse, ,Sd chapter, 2d f'orinthians, ^Yickliffc translated from tl'.e Latin the idea ^lado us    tninis-  tci-." Erasmus showed that it should be Qaalifted us to be n1ini^ters.” Tyndalo rend'-.vd it, '■ Made us able to minister."— The iLivni h.nnd ot King^Limos re-produced Wicklifi'c’s very disagreeable b!undt*r, and •s'teieotyperi it in our present version, after IV.U sueli .scholars :t‘- Erastnus and 'J'yndale had correeicd the unpardonable error.  r .have spoken of the early nnd unanimous oppo.siiioti of tho J’resbyterinVis ' to King Jatnes’ vet,--i:in, ami there are schohirK -now who contend that (he Genevan version ks superior ¡0 the versjt>n in common use.— Rut the Presbyferians Were not alone in their oppo.-^liion to the received version.— The Riiptif-ts of Enghiiid were unanimous in tlieir righteous denunciations of it. They were very poor ; persecutions in the wrty of impriioniwent, contiscation, and fines ; had wasted their moans of subsistence,-but èven froni the depth of their destitution and misery they ,‘^ent forth their wailing idenuncia-lion of this version, as one that was utterly dishonest toward those views which the Raptists had steadily nuiiutained from the beginning. Were ^ese contemporary Presbyterians and Kapti.sts correct in their testimony ‘f Most assuredly they wore, for every age of Presbyterian and Baptist schoUir-ship, froiu the days of King James to otir times, hap borne concurring testimony. All Presbyterian scholarship has hèld from 1611 to this miitinent, that the entire version on the subject of Bishops and Bishopries is utterly falspi, and the Presbyterian Church now repudiates, as it repudiated at the be-ginnljig, 4iese nionstrous perverstouti. As long as tho Westminister Confession of Faith shall stand, as long as the Presbyterian form of church government endures, so long will stand the miinumcntal witnesses against, the integrity of this version, in certain and notorious matters.  Ü’he Baptists who were cotemporary with tho appearaiito gf this version, complained as loudly as deadly persecution î|ud left them strength to oompluin,‘of the gross and glaring injustice done to them. Tho.se who burned Baptists at tho .«take were the men wUfi-ordained how! this version was to bo made, and they would not have hesitated to pervert tlic word of God in order to destroy a people they hated enough to burn. Nor did they hesitate to perpistrute notorious perversions of tlio teachings of the Iloly Spirit with this very View, as we can demonstrale.  The greatest luminaries of learning in the Epi.scopal Church, in every ago .since this version was made, havo borne test.imony against it.s tideUly to tho teaching-^ of tho Huly^Spii-it.  When John Wesley commenced his reformation in the Episcopal Church he de-voied hims(.'lf to tho study of the Scrij^uro.s, and when he came to criiiiparo hi.s Greek New To.«;triifii:t with thi.-' authorized version, )io foniid the hitter so defective and errone-tbii! he took time in the midst of his great labors to m.nke a version himself, and ho per’V>ruiod rv. wurk in that revision that will i'ui:ever cjndcar his n:une \o all who love progress in biblical studies. Hi." labors have largely blessed the Bible Lni^jn in it.s éiiVrts fof n Kuthful version. His cortvo-tiuris \vt:rc- very numerou.s, but he said ho ooiiid have inçrpà,?ed thtin.  Ill addition to these overwhelming monies, we have; crushing factï^th.Tt settle t!ie wh.-.le mattr-r.  1st, When this , vorsina v/as mavlo thcve iiid not cvi.'i the knowledge of an original text that now commnnds the contidcnce of .-.cholaf.-.    ' ,  2d. Tbero is not a particle of cvidonce th::t shows thnt, . King James' tran.sla-lors made any us even of the defective Hebrew and Grec-k texts then in fxisteocc; yot upon the title page glares the fitlsehood which has been stcre>)typed mvviads of times, that King .James' traiis-lators hud diligently eoinpired their work with tho original texts. In the first p.iao.e tboy liad no\ theioriginal texts in their pos-si;.-.>:i.)n. Li the second, the thorough iijno-ranee often-displayed in thu teï{, of f!io of the Hebrew .{ind Greek, .shows that tb>v had not the capacity for compari-<.,n, e ven if they had possessed the texts.  ;!d. Tli.'ne is not a chapter in the entire ver.-iun that dues not show a Latin or’uin, iiislend of a Hebrew and Greek paterniiy.  Itii. There is not a scholar on tlii* earth v. ho (<:.ti safely .-ontradiot aijj of these siate-iiioiif =,«ii.--r is ihcro one who will affirm that a t'ait'.'iful ]’hmli-,h version,af a work written ill Hebi( Wand Greek could by any pcsvi-bility be made i’roai a Latin ver.sion of thoso languages.  fith. The feeble rcsonrct'.'; of the.sc tran.s-lators were hampered and menncled by the inandate.s of as cruel, as wicked, and as tnurdero;.i.s a king as ever attempted to rival Nero..  Yet, despite all these evil influences, the providence of God directed tho weakness ot these men to the preservation of  ■ n)uch of hi.s truth. In tlieir poverty of ro-.sources they leaned Upon the riches of the labors, the honest, gloiioiiH and regally un-iV'ttf rcd labors of WiokliiBfe and Tyndale.— It: is mainly to the îcajning,„the piety, and ^ fha reltgiou.*) freedom of thèse holy men that the authorised version owe.s whatever it pos3e.sse.s of excellence. It, is a pity that King James' revisers did not have the good taste and learning to avail ihemsel ves. more extensively than they did of Tyndale’s labors. They might thereby have naved tho pre.sent version from many a grievous blemish.  From ail these premises, then, it is plain that we cannot look to any scot or party, acting as suoh and constitute a« such by ro-gal authority, for a- faithful version of the Vord of God, Tho use made by King James’ revisers of their position as translators, in foisting into the word uf Qq4 panulum fur siistaining tbo divine .right of kings, by corrupting the text with such phnises as God save the King, when the Holy Spirit never uttered anything of ihe kind, is sufHcient to determine us against a version made by regal authority. The entire hi.story'of tUa common version aho^s tlhfil; all expectation pf a faithful version of it, made in that way, is entirely fallacious,  Another plan that has been urged, but simply urged for mischievous purpofcos, is A GENERAL VSION OP THE ORTHODOX SECTS IN' THE WORK. This plan bears on its foce evidences of its utter worthlessne.^.«. In the first place some of these gecfe would necessarily be stronger than others, and in their .strength^ would desire or usurp douiiniqu.-r-^ Every one’s experiiface shows him that uo plan co^l<^ be devi.scd to avoid tkat result. And theu what would be inovitable L Napoleon said that when a giant cmhrttccd a pigmy the plguiy WAg orushed to death, not because the giant intended to do that^ but simply because he could not help it.  Another evil in this plan, and it is one of the &rst magnitude, is taught us in the nature of all such unions in other sacred on-terprises, For oxumple, when the clergy of these various sects get up monthly conccrts ¿f prayer, what is the bond of union ? The very spirit is cotnproiiiise—--the variou.=) par-tio.s to the Uniun must, duiing its fleeting life, keep down their peculiarities. They must be constantly cautious about treading on one another's toe.'?. That" which is freely uttered as gospel truth in its proper pulpit, must be hushed intO: silence, lulled info sleep, when we go to thi.s soeial gathering. On thcso extra occasions, the.se occasional gab diiy.s, owch one must, for the time being, surrender what ho holds to be vital truths. Under the influence of thi.s compromise spiiit, which differs from the Hol^ Spirit of God as widely, as e.avtli áíffcrs from heavi-u. each one must suppre.ss divine truth, and deal only in platitudes. If u Baptist, in prayer, woro to thank Christ, that ‘'all who bdieve and are iuitncr.sed shall be saved,” the union would be dissolved. And y-it the Bapti.st would utter the very word« of the Holy Spirit. Is it uot mockery, nay, is it not palpable blas-phemv to undertake acts for worshipping God, that domiin.d suppresi-iou of His revelations and inspirations?  Thi.s is the spirit that must of necessity I'-animate a union of religious parties, as par-i ties. /The idea that a s^pirit thus hamporci ¡ and inenacled could utter the free thoughts j- of tho unfettered Spirit, of God, is some-i thing inore than aboard—there is profanity in the very thought. The spirit of party I covild not, in any po.^sib’.e \Y-iy, «úi except j u])on conipromiscs, and thus the w'ork of tho ; cterncl Spirit would.be c.umproiuited. i^»r-: t\ .spirit is rarely inof’e houost ihau it-was In , the celebnitfd '1'heoc‘ore Bfza, and ho frank-; ly dccV^red that he did not hcfiitatt., in his j tninsl.ition of the Scriptures, to often cor-!, rout ihc Apostles, beouuse thoy did not know j what they were tidking about,    plain  ‘ "terms, they did ncit always fsustain Bezu’s ; imrlyism, and they were to be corrected . when they did , mit do that. Boza wielded ; an overwhelming influence over King •Tame.-.' ie\i>ers.  We arti m>t, however, coniined to abstract I reasoning to (.st;ibli.-)h these results ot com-tuilting the onudes of God to the guardianship uf party ur parlies. The providence of God has worked out a signal attestation of our truths, in the recent appalling conduct aï the Aujcricuu BiUo SocU’ty. That  Socicty consi.sts of a union of pa^iejj, and its entire management from its origio to the present moment,, has boon guided by party-ism, and as'a matter of course, tho Holy Spirit has been absent from tho ..manage^ mont. In order to seoure the substantial aid of nil parties it was neces.sary to court the.good will of all, and policy,-not love—-but, tho saorifico of Diyino Truth waa, and i.«, and will continue to be^ the ruling elemQnt.  If those, who know Christianity only tlirougb tho Divine oracles-vw^.lold tbat a body of professing Christians bad united ifa an efTort to 8upplx*'the wbolif* EngK«lt race; with a copy of.the word of God, so that the humblest hovel.*» of human beings as well as the u)o.st .Hfatoly mansions should be blessed with its effulgen^ light, they would naturally suppose that the' first, the leading, the all important thought of this iupmentous movement would be to sccurc, abpve all things, a version ot that word of Life, that should be as faithful a reprcsentatioD of what the’ Holy Spirijt said in Greek «nd Hebrew, as human learning and integrity could make it. But suoh a thought never entered the mitfds of the founders of the Autorioan Bible Society, They never paused even to ask how far King James’ version was entitled to be called tho word of God. There is sot a pagr3 of that version that has ever been able to stand an investigation under the lights of the recognized Hebreir and    teats| it  has been condejjiMed by* every denomination qP professing Christialas, as unfaithful in some portions of it.s translations. The British tmd Foreign Bible Society, after having circulated millions of oopi<j8 of H have de« dared that a faithful examinatiou of it gives liso to serious doubts whethor it.can ,be truthfully called the word of God, and after utterbig that delibexate judgment, that Society contiDues to circulate,!! vereiou which:, iis annual report has thus branded. I0 this the hottt*atyj thin the integrity, this the fidelr ity which God demands of those who love him’, and which maukiud have bright to exr pcct from persons calling themselves Christians '( Thif union of partyistns was to be maintained f and as that could be done only with King James’ version, the British and Foreigu Bible Society, after expressiug decided and well-informed doubts whether the Bible they are printing :a the word of God, oontinuu to circulate that particular Bible, because their union i)artyism would explode upou any attertipt at puiifying it- into conforming with the w'ords of in.'^piration.' In this the inevitable .spirit of party is mani-fcst.  Again, at the time when this version was made there was not known, to be on the earth a single one of tho four manuseript'i on which scholar? now chiefly roly for the Greek text, and the “textu.n receptus” as it is called, will not bear, in all respectsj the ; light that beams from those four manuscripts. Hnw then could a “version made oven from that “textus receptua” be ca'led a faithful representative of the originaj teaching» of the Holy Spirit ? But this version wa.s not made from any Greek text. Its sources tf unfaithfulness are, therefore numerous and indi.sputablc. Yet this version'^o American liible Society .slavishly menacled themselves. Faithfulue,ss to God and to his tiuth never entered into the minds of tin Society. The heavenly mandate of an, Apostle, on which the human .soul may gather strength for its entire freedom, is “try all things, hold fast that which is good."— Tho. American Bible Society never applied that mandate to the Bible. They de.sired a book ihnt the various partie.s and discords .standing in open rebellion to God’s word would circulate. That was and is the Alpha and (.>ni8ga of the American Bible Society.  But let us now call up history to enlighte^n us. From 1810 to 1847 tho American Bible Society published numerous editions of I King James’ version, uot as they say they  ■ did, without noteor oomment, but with com-m<.'iits th!it- .sho..k our .«cnse of religion by ( tho <_'ro^ine»*8 of their perversions, and which no man on earth even pretends are true.—■ Wc shall pv.ne this directly by the scholars i i.f the American Bible Society.  ; And again, a groat pretense i.s made by , .sttme of the champions of King James’vcr-' .sii.xi of the mi;»st rcmark.able reverence for j tbc original vtiisiou of edition made under the anthorily of the Scottish ; Nero. It b.  ; the nuuoht pre'ense, fur tbcse very persona ; buvc nut bc.-.ilatfd to countcuaucc and sup-piTt uiuiilution.-i v>f (bat original edition in ' manv vjf its \itrd ptu'ts. Look llu; proof inll in the fare ani| rcmouibcr it when you hear ' nn-n >;lnrit\inu; moderis cdititm.*» of King ! dame;' anthorizod Bible lipon the merits of i the orijTiual work. No one wi'l call io \jues* I tion the truth t>f the »tatcuienl 1 uow »»ke.  No edition of King Sniaea* version cap by any po58Íbility be called the work of the revisers of that vereion, that is devoid of tho marginal readings. The tranalstors themselvM say of their m&i^ina! work ; “It is profitable for the findiujg out of tho sense, when the text is not so ’^lear, which must needs dc ^od, y<?n, t« »rcexxai^, as we aré persuaded.” In the view of thes^ traosla-tors, uadcr oae of the imperative rulés by which ihey worked, these ním^iaál reading» wore as muoh a part of tho iraoflatbQ ae ai^y part of the text,* Vei «1 immcos« pro-; portidft df the;    i ji>ub;,  Hshed bjr thr^Aaeni^n Biblo Society i» ao-. tirely devoid, of á' single ooe of these readings ! It w^ld be as honeát aad truthful to omit lat^e portions of the text and call it King James* version, io order to about Jo jPcans over the translator.*). Dr. Adam Clark says ; “In the proportion of at lieast eight out of itea, t^e marginal readings express the sense of tho original better than thetexti'^ !  Such aré the evidences which are generally given of 9onfidenco in King James’ translators, and of " veneration for them by . those who laud them moet highly. These are the sherest preten6es> which: are shame-foland fals^ when well informed, and excusable only amoi^ those who are inexeti-éably ignoraot. Christian truth requres tlmt we shall; never -speak of anything of which we &re igno^rant.. If that curb were constantly worn upon lh.e unruly member, ~me&; and angels, to ísáy nothing; of Him .'to whom we must all give an account, wouh) be less frequently offended.  To those who never ■ examined the sub-it is incredible what amount of error haa cr«pt into many of the editions of > th« Bible published in the best printing es-tabtishoents of JSagland, Scotland atnl America. I shull not dwell upon the ertoT* here, further than to say that I)r. Admu Clark, in his preface; to the Bible, dcolarca that he coirected many tioimud« vi erro»* s in the italics, which made Gt4 '‘to sp»;«!; ^ what he never did apeak."  CURE Í^B CANCERS.  Our attention has been recently called to a cure for cancers, which is of so much importance, that we wish to make it known as widely aa possible. Some eight raontlwago. Mr. T. p. Mason,—who keeps a music ¿toro on WiscoDMU street, a»id is a bpjther of the -well-known Lowell Mausou—ascertained thüt he had a cancer on his face, of the size of a pea. It was cuc out by Dr. Wolcott, and the wound partially healed. Sub^sequcntly it grew again; and while he was in Ciueln-nati on buBÍnes9> it attained the size of a hickory nut. He has remained there since Christmas under treatment, and has' ct.me back perfectly cured. The process is thií» r A piece of sticking-plaster was put ovt r tho cancer with a circular piece cut out r f the centre, a little larger than the canccr, io that the cáncer and a small circular rim of healthy skin next to it were exposed. Then plaster made of chloride of zinc, blood-root, and wheat flour> was spread on a piec«.> of muslin of the size of this circulnr opening, ana applied to the cancerfor twenty-four hours. On,removing it, the cancer will b«* found to ba burnt into, and appear of the color and hardiness of an old shoe sole, and the cir^nlar riro outside of it will appear white and par*boiled, as if scalded, by hot .steam. The wound is now dressed, i»nd tho outside rim soon suppurates, and the cancer comes out a hard lump» and the place heals up. The plaster kills the cancer, so that it sloughs out Hlio dead firah, and never grown again, ^his remedy was discovert by Dr. Fell, of London, and has been used by him for six: oi^ght yeajs with unfailing success, and not a ease has been known of the re-appearance of the cancer where this remedy has been applied. It has the ^nction of the most^emiuent physicians and surgeons of Loudon; but has not till recently b<^n used in this country, and many pf the faculty, with their proverbial opposition to iiitiovatioiui. look \ipon it with distrust. We saw Mr, Mason' at church, yest^niay, and have since conversed with him, and took particular niv tico of tho cicatrized wound; and we. can only say, that if the cure is permanent—jand from the evidenco of six or eight yea*«’ experience in other case», we have no doubt it is —the remedy ought tobo universally known. We have referred to this oa«6 becatise Mr. Muson is well known both here and in the Kn«t. Tho ex^riment excited much intwst iu Oincinnatiji and we call the attention of the faculty in this State to the remedy. If it is what id olaiiued for it, this terrible ilis-fase will he shorn of moat of it« terrors.— The applioationi is pninftil, but the pain i» oí ^ cocnmratively brief duration, which any on<^ 80 affiot«d would cheerAilly  Í'   

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