Some people seem to make up their own Bible version. I call it the "DEV", or Doubter's English Version. A sample passage: Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the literary device prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist this allegorical figure, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (apologies to St. Peter) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the allegorical character. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against literary symbols of evil. (apologies to St. Paul and the former church at Ephesus) Maybe the acronym for this Bible version needs to be expanded to "DEVIL" for Doubter's English Version, Inherently Ludicrous.