Just to continue the theme of upper case letters for a little longer, here are examples from the two extremes. I can’t say that one is interpretive and the other isn’t. However, one can see how the choice of whether to use upper case or not could well be doctrinally motivated.
We can’t really have the same experience as those who read this in the original language. Having upper case letters means one thing and not having them means something else.
- Judges 9:13
But the vine said to them, “Shall I stop producing my wine that cheers gods and mortals, and go to sway over the trees?’ NRSV
But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?’ ESV
The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” NRSV
The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” ESV
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying, NRSV
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ESV
But they rebelled and grieved his holy spirit; therefore he became their enemy; he himself fought against them.
But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them. ESV
HT: Claude Mariottini for a great post on whether God drinks wine.