"@ Teary Oberon: you may enjoy this thread regarding that particular Bible verses in question:"--00DAD
What what does that thread have to offer? The guy cherry picks maybe 3 Bible translations that use as soft of language as he can find, then jumps to the broad statement:
"most other translations don't come anywhere near to using that terminology."
While Teary, on the other hand, provides the Strong's entry and the Vines entry along with many different Bible translations. The difference in scholarship and honesty is glaringly apparent.
"Anyone who teaches something different disagrees with the correct and godly teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those people who disagree are proud of themselves but they don't really know a thing. Their minds are sick, and they like to argue over words. They cause jealousy, disagreements, unkind words, evil suspicions, and nasty quarrels. They have wicked minds and have missed out on the truth." -- 1 Timothy 6:3-5, Contemporary English Version