While the Bible itself is infallible, fallible human beings have made notorious mistakes in trying to have the book printed. For example,
* The "Judas Bible" (1611): Judas (rather than Jesus) came with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, even though the previous chapter reported that Judas had already hanged himself.
* In The "Basketball Bible" "Hoops" were used instead of "hooks" in the construction of the Tabernacle.
* The "Sinners Bible" had Jesus say in John 5:14 "sin on more" instead of "sin no more."
* The "Vinegar Bible" (1717) earned this sour name because the chapter title for Luke 20 was printed as "The Parable of the Vinegar" instead of the "Parable of the Vineyard."
* In a 1792 printing, it was Philip rather than Peter who denied his Lord three times in Luke 22:34.
* The "Murderer's Bible" (1795) declared, "Let the children first be killed" instead of "Let the children first be filled."
* An 1807 Oxford edition of the Bible had Hebrews 9:14 say, "Purge your conscience from good works" instead of "Purge your conscience from dead works."
* A 1964 printing of the KJV said that women were to "adorn themselves in modern apparel" instead of "modest apparel" in 1 Timothy 2:9.
* The 1653 edition--known commonly as the "Unrighteous Bible"--said "the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God" in 1 Corinthians 6:9.
* But the big booboo prize goes to the 1631 edition, the infamous "Wicked Bible," which rewrote the seventh of the Ten Commandments as "Thou shalt commit adultery."
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