Scourby Bible Errors and Alternatives
While many of us hear at Free AV Bible are big fans of the Scourby KJV narration, we are listening to your concerns about it as well. Concerns Regarding: Scourby’s Beliefs, Reading Errors and with the Youtube channel being removed by the copyright owners.
It’s true Scourby never publicly made a profession for Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:32-33) or any other religion. He was more a secular actor/narrator who stayed away from this topic and nobody knows if he believed that The Bible was The Word of God or not. Also his reading of the KJV Bible wasn’t a ministry project but one of many business narration projects he did – these in no way are indictments but known facts that have caused some of the viewers difficulties with the narration. We understand for some this is a problem – For us who truly believe The Bible is The Word of GOD it’s comforting to know the narrator(s) believe this too. So, we do understand beloved the need to have a narration done by a fellow believer or ministry service.
Many of our viewers have pointed out error after error in Scourby’s reading of the KJV Bible – Many times Scourby seems to read apart from the KJV text.
A few examples:
1 Corinthians 4:8 – Official
Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
1 Corinthians 4:8 – Scourby reads
Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as gods without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
(replaces kings with gods)
1 Corinthians 10:26 – Official
For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
1 Corinthians 10:26 – Scourby reads
For the earth is of the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
(add’s “of” to “the Lord’s”)
Jonah 4:6 – Official
And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
Jonah 4:6 – Scourby reads
And the LORD prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
Titus 3:15 – Official
All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Titus 3:15 – Scourby reads
All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be to you all. Amen.
(replaces with, with to)
Colossians 2:14 – Official
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Colossians 2:14 – Scourby reads
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against you, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
(replaces us, with you)
These are just (5) examples of over (20) that have been brought to our attention.
Problems with the “Copyright” Owners:
The “copyright” owners (Litchfield & Associates) many times have given permission for our users to upload the Scourby AV Bibles to Youtube only to then destroy the channel by filing copyright complaints to Youtube once the channel has reached a significant amount of subscribers. This has been extremely heart wrenching to us all. Possible reasons why Litchfield & Associates would act so cruelly and go back on their word time and time again could be:
- because they want to sell their apps and the AV Bible’s provided freely limit them from making money.
- Or the AV Bible’s (Audio Video Bible’s) showing the actual KJV text with the Scourby narration points out the errors in Scourby’s reading.
Either way – Litchfield & Associate’s word has been proven to be worthless and their growing poor reputation has most certainly impacted the Scourby narration legacy for many.
Hopefully these issues are not a big deal for many KJV Bible Lovers but if they do cause our viewers concerns - We do have another KJV narration and also recommend – “Just in Bible Ministries” who are working on a KJV read along Bible series.