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"that" or "which"?

‘That’ or ‘which’?

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“Do you sometimes wonder whether to use that or which in a sentence? In many cases, in British English, both words are equally correct.

√ She held out the hand which was hurt.

√ She held out the hand that was hurt.

In these sentences, that and which are introducing what’s known as a restrictive relative clause. This is a clause containing essential information about the noun that comes before it. If you leave out this type of clause, the meaning of the sentence is affected – indeed, it will probably not make much sense at all. Restrictive relative clauses can be introduced by that, which, whose, who, or whom.”

So with British English we can use either “which” or “that” to refer to either people or things.

In Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ WHICH strengtheneth me.” the word “which” can refer to either the Person of Christ Himself, or to the whole phrase “I can do all things through Christ.”

Also reading this way are -  Tyndale 1534 - “I can do all thynges thorow the helpe of Christ WHICH strengtheth me.”, Coverdale 1535, Great Bible 1540 - “I can do al thinges thorowe the helpe of Christe WHICHE strengtheth me.”, Matthew’s Bible 1549, Bishops’ Bible 1568 - “I can do all thynges through Christe, WHICH strengtheneth me.”, and the Geneva Bible 1587, The Word of Yah 1993 - “I can do all things through the Christ Which strengtheneth me.”God’s First Truth 1999 - “I can do all things through the help of Christ WHICH strengthens me.” The Evidence Bible 2003, Bond Slave Version 2009 - "I can do all things through Christ WHICH strengthens me.", Hebraic Transliteration Scripture 2010 - “I can do all things through Mashiach WHICH strengtheneth me.”

As for Romans 8:1 “There is now no condemnation to them WHICH are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

So also read Tyndale 1534, Coverdale 1535,  the Great Bible 1540 - “Ther is then no damnacyon to them WHYCH are in Chryst Iesu, whych walke not after the flesshe, but after the sprete.”, Matthew’s Bible 1549, the Bishops’ Bible 1568 - “There is then no dampnation to them WHICH are in Christe Iesu, which walke not after the fleshe, but after the spirite.” and the Geneva Bible 1587 - “Now then there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Iesus, WHICH walke not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”, The Word of Yah 1993 - “therefore now no condemnation to them WHICH are in the Christ Yahshua.”, God’s First Truth 1999 - “ There is then no damnation to them WHICH are in Christ Jesu”The Evidence Bible 2003, Bond Slave Version2009, Hebraic Transliteration Scripture 2010 - “therefore now no condemnation to them WHICH are in Mashiach Yehoshua (יהושע), who walk not after the flesh, but after the Ruach."

There are numerous examples in the King James Bible and other earlier English translations where they use the word “WHICH” to refer to people. Too many to list.  Here are a few examples:

Matthew 4:16 “the people WHICH sat in darkness saw great light”

We see examples where BOTH words are used in the same sense.  As in 

Matthew 4:24 “and they brought unto him all sick people THAT were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those WHICH were possessed with devils, and those WHICH were lunatic, and those THAT had the palsy.”

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they WHICH do hunger and thirst after righteousness”

Matthew 5:12 “the prophets WHICH were before you”

Matthew 5:16 “glorify your Father WHICH is in heaven”

Matthew 5:44 “pray for them WHICH despitefully use you”

Matthew 5:46 - “For if ye love them WHICH love you”

Matthew 5:48 “Father WHICH is in heaven is perfect”

All of grace, believing The Book,  

 

Will Kinney  

 

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