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“advertise” in the Bible

This word appears only in the King James Version of the Bible and is used twice.

In the Book of Numbers

And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days. —Numbers 24:14 KJV

An accurate modern translation is found in the Legacy Standard Bible…

So now, behold, I am going to my people; come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the last days. —Numbers 24:14 LSB

In the Book of Ruth:

And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. … —Ruth 4:4 KJV excerpt

Modern translation:

So I thought to uncover this matter in your hearing, saying, ‘Acquire it before those who are sitting here and before the elders of my people. … —Ruth 4:4 LSB excerpt

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Article Version: April 27, 2022