‘Booty’ Kicked Out of Bible

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is kicking some booty…out of the Bible. Sick of hearing giggles from the pews, the Bishops decided “spoils of war” would be a more appropriate translation reports USA Today. The change is one of many that will appear in the New American Bible, due out on Ash Wednesday.

Some of the other changes:

•The word “holocaust,” now associated with World War II genocide, has been replaced by “burnt offering.”

•Proverbs 31:10, the ode to “The Ideal Wife,” is now a “Poem on the Woman of Worth.”

Leviticus 2:1

1970: When anyone wishes to bring a cereal offering to the Lord, his offering must consist of fine flour.

2011: When anyone brings a grain offering to the Lord, the offering must consist of bran flour.

Psalm 1:1

1970: Happy the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked.

2011: Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


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