Whilst browsing the Fall 1999 edition of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal the other day, as one does, I came across this lovely little passage from William W. Combs in his article “Errors in the King James Bible?”
There have been a number of well-known printing errors in various editions of the KJV over the years. A 1631 edition omitted the word “not” from the seventh commandment (Exod 20:14), yielding “Thou shalt commit adultery.” For this error the king’s printers were fined £300 and the offending edition was commonly known as the “Wicked Bible.”
A 1795 Oxford edition became known as the “Murderer’s Bible” because Mark 7:27 read “Let the children first be killed,” instead of “filled.”
Not extremely deep or insightful, but pretty friggin funny!