Proverbs 30:5

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Proverbs 30:5: Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

Jeremiah 8:8: “How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood.
Jeremiah 20:7: O Lord, You induced me, and I was persuaded; You are stronger than I, and have prevailed. I am in derision daily; everyone mocks me.
Ezekiel 14:9: “And if the prophet is induced to speak anything, I the Lord have induced that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12: And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Proverbs says that God's word is always true, but Jeremiah 8 says that God's word is sometimes corrupted by scribes, and Jeremiah 20, Ezekiel, and Second Thessalonians say that God's word is sometimes false.

1. God's word is always true != God's word is sometimes corrupted.
2. God's word is always true != God's word is sometimes false.

(Solving: 1)

Jeremiah doesn't say that the actual Word of God is ever corrupted, only that this happens sometimes to our textual copies.

Since Proverbs never claims that corruption by scribes doesn't happen, there is no actual conflict.

(Solving: 2)

Delusions and inducements are not the word of God; God's having caused false prophets to speak falsehood doesn't mean that the word of God is impure. (which is all that the verse from Proverbs is claiming)


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