King James Bible best

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article on the KJV Bible originally authored by Marg Mowczko at her website at  Marg Mowczko provides a very good overview of the history behind the KJV Bible along with the texts that were utilized during the updated translations plus followup notes with source links and information and recommended additional reading sources.


For Anne’s friend.

The King James Version of the Bible is a great translation and has helped countless thousands of people to find and know God, to receive his gift of salvation, and to effectively serve him and his people. The Bible was beautifully written by some of the best scholars of the day and its reputation as fine literature is deserved.

Some Christians today maintain that the KJV is the superior English translation. Some Christians and churches are so enamoured with the KJV that they refuse to use, or give credit to, any other translation. The stance of these Christians has been referred to as King-James-Onlyism.

The KJV is an excellent English Bible and if you can easily understand it there is no real reason to change to another translation. However, one of the biggest shortcomings for most people is its dated language.

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