Bible Misprints


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These are a few of the more interesting [and entertaining at times] Bible misprints. There are tons more - from the Place-makers Bible to the Rebecca's Camel Bible. Alas....unfortunate  printers....some were put to death over misprints or tossed into prison or heavily taxed. 

The SInner's Bible, 17th Century:  The commandment on adultery reads, "Thy shalt commit adultery."  

The Fool's Bible, 1763: Psalm 14:1 says, "The fool says in his heart, there is no God" but the Fool's Bible said, "The fool says in his heart, there is a God." 

The Wife-Beater's Bible, 1549. Instructions for a disobedient wife: "beate the fere of God into her heade..." 

The Wife Hater Bible, 1810 - "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own wife [should be life] also, he cannot be my disciple." 

The Judas Bible, 1613: Matthew 26:36 - This print has Judas rather than Jesus saying, "Sit ye here while I go yonder and pray." 

The Blasphemous Comma Bible - Luke 23:32 read, "and there were also two other malefactors [crucified with Jesus]. It should have read, "there were also two others, malefactors." 

The Vinegar Bible, 1717 - Matthew 29 Heading read, "the parable of the vinegar" rather than "the parable of the vineyard." 

The Printer's Bible, 1612 - Psalm 119:161 read, "PRINTERS have persecuted me without a cause" rather than "princes have persecuted me without a cause." 

The Bug Bible, Coverdale 1535 - Psalm 91:5 read, "Thou shalt not nede to be afrayed for eny bugges by night." Should have read, "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night." 

The Lions Bible, 1804 - 1 Kings 8:19, "thy son shalt come forth out of thy lions" rather than loins. 

The Book of Deer, 10th Century, Book of Luke. This printing has Seth being the first man & grandfather of Adam. 

The Owl Bible, 1944 - 1 Peter, 3:5, "For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their OWL husbands." Should have been 'OWN husbands."

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