Lifeway published a new Bible called The Christian Standard Bible that neutralized some gender words.
That’s right, changed man to person, etc . . . (for instance, see Luke 9: 23).
But God has strictly charged that no words will be taken away nor added to the Holy Scriptures (Revelation 22: 18-19).
Granted, there are a few mistranslations in scripture but the context of thought is right and discerned parenthetically.
Pronouns regarding the man and woman should not be changed because the essence of God’s presence and guidance over each sex would be lost.
God ordained that man be given authority over the woman, and regardless of how a person wants to interpret it, it holds true today. It’s not a suggestion; it’s a borne fact that proves itself time after time.
The ordainment is confirmed in Numbers 30 where the man has the responsibility to void or accept a woman’s words.
Oh, a man may not be around the flow of feminine language around the knitting club but at some time a man confirms or denies decisions made there.
And of course, the man is not without the woman. She responds hopefully with her God given inspiration to each rebuttal until prayerfully there’s an agreement.
But the idea here is there is a separation of parties, and the man has a great responsibility solely before God to get it all right. A woman probably wouldn’t want any part of that responsibility with God Almighty.
Miriam got a notion to go directly to God when the leader Moses was late coming back to camp one day, but she got promptly afflicted with leprosy, and brother Aaron had to step in and beg Moses to talk to God about getting her healed (Numbers 12).
As a result of this incident, the whole community suffered because Miriam was sent out of camp for seven days, and everyone had to wait to resume the journey to the promise land.
The Christina Standard Bible will not clear things up for a “person” but more likely lead one astray and confuse the issue of gender separation, which God has definitively made — man and woman – physically, spiritually, and provides guidance and responsibilities for each sex.