In Bible Vs Quran, Jehovah and His Evil Angels?

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In Bible Vs Quran, Jehovah and His Evil Angels

 

In the Bible, Psalm 78:49 (King James Version) says:

Jehovah, the Lord God cast upon the Egyptians:

1) the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and

2) indignation, and

3) trouble,

By sending Evil Angels among them

 

As regards "By sending Evil Angels among them", the original Hebrew verse says:

מִ֝שְׁלַ֗חַת (army) רָעִֽים׃ (Evil or bad) מַלְאֲכֵ֥י (Angels) 

These three words mean "Army of Evil Angels"

 

Before seeing how 20 different English versions of the Bible translate "Army of Evil Angels"; one should ask: are there Evil Angels?

If there are Evil Angels, then they would have disobeyed the Lord God because they are Evil.

However, the Bible writers insist that there are Evil Angels.

See the previous two articles:

  1. 1. In Bible Vs Quran: we shall judge Angels?
  2. 2. In Bible Vs Quran: Angels in the Hell?

 

In the Quran,

  1. The Angels prostrate to Allah
  2. The Angels are not proud; they do not show pride
  3. The Angels do all that they are commanded and they do what they are ordered.
  4. The Angels never ever disobey Allah in that which He orders.

Hence, there are no Evil Angels, the Only Choice the Angels have is to OBEY Allah.

Faith-wise, anyone says or believes that there are Evil Angels will dwell in the Eternal Hell in the Hereafter.

 

Now, let us see how 20 different English versions of the Bible translate the simple and clear words: "Army of Evil Angels"

Three versions say: by sending Evil Angels among them (in two) and a band of Angels of Evil (in one).  These three versions are the honest ones in their translations.

 

However, it seems likely that the majority of the eminent editors of English bible versions do not believe that there are Evil Angels.  For this reason, they translated "Army of Evil Angels" to:

  • A band (a company, an army) of destroying Angels in 11 versions
  • By sending Angels of destruction among them, a mission of Angels of woes and by sending [a mission of] Angels of calamity and woe among them in three versions
  • A discharge of Evil messengers and a band of deadly messengers in two versions

 

 

Nevertheless, the most unreal translation is that found in "The Message"; it says:  An advance guard of disease-carrying Angels to clear the ground, preparing the way before him

 

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Psalm 78:49 "Army of Evil Angels" in 20 different English versions of the Bible.

 

King James Version, by sending Evil Angels among them

21st Century King James Version, by sending Evil Angels among them

American Standard Version, A band of Angels of Evil

 

New International Version, A band of destroying Angels.

New American Standard Bible, A band of destroying Angels.

New Living Translation, A band of destroying Angels

Today's New International Version, A band of destroying Angels

New International Version 1984, A band of destroying Angels

New International Version – UK, A band of destroying Angels

 

English Standard Version, A company of destroying Angels

Contemporary English Version, by sending swarms of destroying Angels

New Century Version, (He sent) his destroying Angels

GOD'S WORD Translation, He sent an army of destroying Angels

New International Reader's Version, he sent destroying Angels against them

 

New King James Version, By sending Angels of destruction among them

Darby Translation, a mission of Angels of woes

Amplified Bible, by sending [a mission of] Angels of calamity and woe among them

 

Young's Literal Translation, A discharge of Evil messengers

Holman Christian Standard Bible, a band of deadly messengers

 

The Message, An advance guard of disease-carrying Angels to clear the ground, preparing the way before him

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Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil

Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Head (ex-) of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit, Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt.  President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors, Honorary President of SPIC-Egypt (The Society of Practitioners of Infection Control – Egypt), Co-Chief Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Lab. Medicine.  Member of the Egyptian union of Writers, Published 5 Books and some 60 Medical Articles, Supervisors for 79 PhD theses and111 Master Degree theses.

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This article was published on 2010/11/26