"We are, it is hardly needful to say, deeply grateful for the works of our non-Jewish predecessors, such as the Authorized Version with its admirable diction, which can never be surpassed" Preface Jewish Publication Society Translation, 1917
"...the style of the (1611) English Version has been creative as well as a creation. It has entered into the literature and language of the English-speaking race.. To them this vesion brought what they understood to be the direct words of God" Preface, James Moffatt translation, 1950
"The most important document in the history of the English language is the King James Version of the Bible. To measure its spiritual impact on the English speaking world would be more impossible than counting the grains of sand along the ocean shore." Preface, Contemporary English Version, 1995
"All these examples can be seen to have doctrinal or theological implications, but they also have one distinct literary implication: that the Authorized Version's translators were artful and, in the best Renaissance sense, witty, contriving to make what they wrote have a variety of meanings. In their view the translator's task was not to assume that there is one clear meaning to which the text should be reduced, but instead to open out the text to include as much as possible... Many modern versions eschew anything which smacks of imagery or metaphor... The loss is measurable not only in terms of aesthetics but also in terms of meaning. Particularly in the narrative sections of the Bible the Authorized Version emerges from comparison with twentieth-century versions as more attractive and more accurate... At its best, which means often, the Authorized Version has the kind of transparency which makes it possible for the reader to see the original clearly. It lacks the narrow interpretive bias of modern versions, and is the stronger for it... Through its transparency the reader of the Authorized Version not only sees the original but also learns how to read it." Edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode, The Literary Guide to the Bible, Harvard University Press, Copyright 1987, p 663-665
"There have been many translations since, yet the King James Version will probably never be matched for majesty of language. For many generations it exerted a greater influence on style and standards of taste than any other single work in English." The New Book of Knowledge, by Grolier Inc., vol. 5E, 1993, page 274
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ONLY ONE AUTHENTIC WORD By: David Norris of the UK, "In the Authorized Version God speaks to us in English, infallibly, reliably, with absolute and irresistible authority."
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW! By: David Norris of the UK, "The clamour for modern versions reflects a changed view as to the nature of the Bible itself, how sinners respond to the Gospel, and of the way in which we should approach God, consequently also of our understanding of the Christian Gospel itself...Pastor, are you preaching from the NIV, the NASV? Then you may just as well use the Watchtower New World Translation for if you make some comparisons, you will find little difference on many crucial passages."
This is the King James Bible program that you need for personal study on your computer!!! Brandon Staggs is a born-again, Bible-believing Christian computer programmer and therefore also worth supporting.
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UNSEEN NUGGETS "the usage of capital letters and lower case letters."
THEE'S AND THOU'S "What about the "Thee's " and "Thou's" in the King James Bible? Are they archaic? "
Word List for the King James Bible "The King James Bible is often criticized because some of the words found in it are words not in common use today. Though these words are relatively few in number and can be readily defined in any good dictionary, many new versions have been published in recent years claiming to “update” the AV’s language. Along with updating the language, however, the new “Bibles” make many other more serious changes.... If one will compare the “archaic” KJV with any of the new translations, he will find the new versions are not updated “Bibles” at all; they are corrupted Bibles. Of the 8000 different words found in the KJV, only 300 or so could be considered “archaic” or changed in their meaning; less than 4%. Furthermore, many of these words are only found once in the KJ text. There may be a few other words that some readers may not understand that are not archaic, but this is what dictionaries are for. Even in the corrupt new versions there are words many need to have defined. God has used the KJV more than He has used any other Bible in any language (including the originals!), thus it is not the place of man to change any of its words. Its text must be left as it stands.Below we have compiled many of the older words from the KJV along with a brief definition and a biblical reference."
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THE BOOK OF JUDGES Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF RUTH Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOKS OF 1ST AND 2ND SAMUEL Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF DANIEL Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF JONAH Pastor Cooper P. Abrams
THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF MATTHEW Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF ACTS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF ACTS By Pastor Ken Blue
THE BOOK OF ROMANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF 1ST CORINTHIANS By Pastor Ken Blue
THE BOOK OF GALATIANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF 1ST THESSALONIANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF 1ST THESSALONIANS Pastor Mike Paulson
THE BOOK OF 2ND THESSALONIANS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF 1ST TIMOTHY Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF 2ND TIMOTHY Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF TITUS Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF HEBREWS By Pastor Ken Blue
THE BOOKS OF I, II, III JOHN AND JUDE Pastor Mike Paulson
THE BOOK OF I JOHN Sister D. J. Root
THE BOOK OF JUDE Taught by Dr. James Modlish
THE BOOK OF REVELATION Taught by Dr. James Modlish
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