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June 7, 2008 at 1:32 am #8840
I tend to agree with Jon. One of the problems with English or any “living” language is that the meanings of words change over time. Fear of the Lord in modern English takes on a different meaning than the Elizabethan English that has carried over in English translations of the Bible. Respect, reverence, and piety are also part of the context. Imagine how you felt as a child and where going to meet someone of great importance and power.