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  The DEFINED King James Bible: Definitions For Change

The DEFINED King James Bible Does Not Identify "the devil" as Satan

The phrase, "the devil," occurs 46 times in the King James Bible and has two meanings:

Satan or evil spirits

Both meanings serve to identify the enemies of the Christian's soul.

The DEFINED King James Bible gave only one definition for the term: "the devil":

demon(s)/evil spirit(s)

The Bible For Today often paid no attention to context when defining words for their DEFINED King James Bible, but in this case they did. They provided the definition for "the devil" ONLY when it appears in the context of an evil spirit.

They never defined "the devil" when it refers to Satan, which is strange considering the fact that Satan is the primary meaning of the term, "the devil."

If the reader has a poor grasp of Bible doctrine and/or the English language, the censorship of the other meaning of "the devil" could cause him to be unaware of Satan's diabolical workings in this world. Furthermore, when this reader sees "the devil" defined as demon/evil spirit, he is likely to apply that definition every time he sees the phrase, "the devil" even when it refers to Satan!

Even if the reader is able to discern when "the devil" refers to Satan, The Bible For Today's omission of the primary definition for "the devil" is without excuse. Their decision to define "the devil" at all requires them to define it in both contexts: Satan and his subordinate evil spirits.


The DEFINED King James Bible kept quiet about the meaning of "the devil" when "the devil means" Satan in the following verses:

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Mat. 4:1

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, Mat. 4:5

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; Mat. 4:8

Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Mat. 4:11

The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Mat 13:39

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Mat. 25:41

Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. Luke 4:2

And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. Luke 4:3

And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. Luke 4:5

And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. Luke 4:6

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. Luke 4:13

Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. Luke 8:12

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him; John 13:2

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Acts. 10:38

And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? Acts 13:10

Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 1 Tim. 3:6

Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 1 Tim. 3:7

And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Tim. 2:26

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; Heb. 2:14

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Pet. 5:8

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 1 John 3:8

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. Jude 1:9

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. 2:10

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Rev. 12:9'

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Rev. 12:12

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, Rev. 20:2

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Rev. 20:20


The Bible For Today did not mind revealing that "the devil" refers to an evil spirit but they declined to tell the DKJB reader "the devil" also refers to Satan. Whose purpose does this serve?


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