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Hebrews 11:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

By faith Enoch was transferred[1] so as not to see death, and he was not to be found because God had transferred him; for before he was transferred he obtained the witness that he was pleasing to God.

Some translators have chosen to go beyond the Scripture, being more in the realms of an interpretative translation. The Message Bible reads, “By an act of faith, Enoch skipped death completely.” Worse still the James Moffatt translation states, “It was by faith that Enoch was taken to heaven so that he never died.” All the original says is that “Enoch was taken away;” (why), “so that he did not experience death.” We need to work within what was written and no subject the text to our preconceived doctrinal ideas. Let us look at what Jesus adds to this . . .

John 3:13

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