What did Jesus really say?
Which word did Jesus actually speak when teaching on the Parable of the Sower? Was it πονηρός (wicked one Mt 13:19), Σατανᾶς (Satan Mk 4:15) or διάβολος (the devil Lk 8:12)? Same place, same context, the same Lord Jesus speaking and the same disciples listening! Note the perfect translations of Matthew, Luke and Mark are all DIFFERENT, yet PERFECT.
What was the original word? Was it wicked one, Satan or the devil, if Jesus was speaking Greek (highly unlikely) then somebody wasn’t following the original original which is a big no no in scholarly circles. How could Matthew, Mark and Luke’s account all be given by inspiration of God when it is obvious that a couple of them “goofed”, “erred” or made a “boo-boo” to use the anti-KJVO rhetoric so often seen on this board. As our scholarly friends and their wanna-be-counterparts would say, “Somebody wasn’t following the original and therefore their words cannot be “given by inspiration of God”, “derivatively inspired” or “retain inspiration” for only that which follows the original can be considered given by inspiration of God.
I am of the persuasion that Jesus spoke some form of Hebrew or Aramaic. Which presents a problem for those who espouse the mistaken idea that no translation can be perfect. For low and behold Matthew, Mark and Luke all translated differently and their translations are given by inspiration of God and therefore perfect even though different. Wow, all that from the original Greek.
Let me say to some of those over zealous KJVO and jot and tittle preservationists among us: It should be obvious that God is not interested in jot and tittle preservation of his original word[s] and that things different can indeed be the same! This should not be construed to mean that God has not preserved His word, for He has, in the form that He wants us to have. And before our Modern Version advocate friends run off in a tither shouting, “See things different can be the same therefore all differences are the same,” let me say, that it is true, things different can be the same, but not all things different are the same. Think about it, won’t you?