[sword-devel] Re: NIV Sword Module - I am happy to host this despite legality

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabriel at teuton.org
Mon Aug 22 16:15:17 MST 2005

David Kennedy wrote:

> small Internet hosting company. As I do not believe the word of God can be
> copyrighted (as it is the inspired work of God) I am more than happy to
> host this module on my servers despite what Zondervan may say.

You may not believe it, but it is true.  The scripture compells us to obey
the law, and the law says that this is stealing (something else the
scripture condemns).

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is
no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

If you do this thing, it is not only a sin but hinders the ability of Sword
to carry out its mission.

Further, Zondervan has every right to charge for its translation:

1Cor 9:9-11 For it is written in the law of Moses, (1) Thou shalt not muzzle
the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Is it for the oxen that God careth,
or saith he it (1) assuredly for our sake? Yea, for our sake it was
written: because he that ploweth ought to plow in hope, and he that
thresheth, to thresh in hope of partaking. If we sowed unto you spiritual
things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal things?

1Tim 5:18 For the scripture saith, (1) Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he
treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire.


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