The King James Version of the Bible has been altered in countless places. Some of these changes have been superimposed retroactively, even on old family Bibles sitting on the shelves, apparently. All Mandela Effected.
One of the more outlandish changes concerns the insertion of several happy face emoticons, designated with a : ) where none existed previously.
I checked it out myself on King James Bible online: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-6/
Sure enough, here is the passage of Matthew 6: 3, pasted as is.
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
It is possible to Google or Youtube these Mandela Effects on the Bible. There are countless pastors, and others with lifelong knowledge of the scripture, pointing to dozens of textual mutilations. Many of these people are convinced that the changes are part of a prophesy, part of the work of the Devil in the Last Days, to sow confusion.
Who am I to argue otherwise? No one. But I think a benevolent Creator would not mind humans asking searing questions. (I imagine a Creator as not being the thin-skinned, jealous maniac found in much of the Old Testament).
Christians are upset that the King james Version has been altered with no explanation. But if it could be changed in today’s world, it could be changed in the past as well. How many times has the Bible been manipulated by metaphysical or extra-dimensional forces?
Of course, we have to keep in mind that the Bible was an anthology written several centuries after Jesus (if he really existed) by people who did not know him. Then the Bible was subject to numerous editions, councils, committees, Papal edicts, translations, etc… Has any text, in the history of books, been subject to more copyediting than the Bible? Probably not.
Christians assume the Bible words were written in stone or something thousands of years ago, but evidence of all this ongoing manipulation is staring them right in the face. There are many, many versions of the Bible, each with vastly different wording! The American Standard Version, King James Version, New International Version, the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible, the Common English Bible. It goes on an on. Please explain, Christian Bible thumpers.
Also in this spirit of questioning I point to another verse, Exodus 13: 12, which appears to insist on animal sacrifice. (I imagine a Creator as not being “into” slitting the throats of mammals just because, but hey, human sacrifice is a recurring theme in Middle Eastern religions including for the Canaanites).
In any case I point to this passage for an altogether different reason: in the King James Version of the Bible, the word “womb” has been suddenly replaced with “matrix” (which now, suddenly, appears five times in the KJV according to searches of the word).
Here is Exodus 13: 12 https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-13/
That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD’S
Many if not most versions of this passage do not say “beast” but rather “cattle.” So it is interesting that there is a conceptual combination of “matrix” and “beast” and “Lord.” What kind of lord covets the product of a beast’s matrix? What a haunting piece of scripture.
In any case, most Christians attuned to the Mandela Effect on the Bible do not seem troubled that their lord is allowing the transformation of the sacred into the profane. Complicit? Or all part of some plan?