Moses writing (God speaking via scripture...The Word) and
directly quoting the Lord of Israel as He lays down commands that strongly imply freedom to choose
to obey or not..."free will".
Wycliffe Bible of 1384: Whether
not if thou schalt do wel, thou schalt resseyue; but if thou doist yuele, thi synne schal be
present anoon in the yatis? but the desir therof schal be vndur thee, and thou schalt be lord
King James Bible of 1611: If thou
doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.
And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
NAS Bible of 1960: "If you do
well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at
the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."
1973-78: If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is
right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
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(posted 1 January 2004)