CAN YOU MEASURE LIFETIME WITH A YARDSTICK?

This one is not so damaging as it is stupid, but stupid translations have no place in the Word of God. "And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? (Matthew 6:27 NASB)

This translation may sound clever to some, but the problem is, "cubit" is a measure of length, whereas life's span is measured in years.

"Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?" (Matthew 6:27 KJV)

"Stature" is the natural height of a person in an upright position. It is a linear measure of length in inches, feet, cubits, or whatever. If you try to measure life's span that way, you're either a good prospect for the funny-farm, or you're a modern Bible translator.


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