Why the KJV?

Why the KJV?

Why We Use the King James Version

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After watching this video, you will clearly understand the difference between the King James and the modern versions — and you will understand why we use the King James.

“Why We Use the King James” takes you through a brief manuscript history, talks about some of the personalities involved, and compares some important verses in the KJV with verses in the New International Version.

Psalms 12:6-7
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

Revelation 22:18-19 
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


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USA TODAY reports that the KJV is still the MOST READ Bible Version amongst Christians who are actually reading their Bibles – April 2011 {SO much for the “EASIER – TO – READ” Versions!} The Tribune Star finds that the Majority of Bible readers Still prefer the King James Version – May 2017 — {Please Note: MBC is not responsible for the advertisement & media content of USA TODAY, or the Tribune Star}


 Click here for a PDF chart showing the lineage of the Two (very different) Textual families…

PROVIDENTIAL PRESERVATION OF THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT


Listen to what the “Gipper” said about the King James Bible…


Charlton Heston – ”…the King James translation has been described as ‘the monument of English prose’ as well as ‘the only great work of art ever created by a committee’. Both statements are true. Fifty four scholars worked seven years to produce the work from its extant texts in Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English. Such an undertaking can be expected to produce great scholarship, but hardly writing as spare and sublime as the King James….

The authors of several boring translations that have followed over the last fifty years mumble that the KJV is “difficult” filled with long words. Have a look at the difficult long words that begin the Old Testament, and end the Gospels: ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep.’ and ‘Now, of the other things which Jesus did, if they should be written every one, I suppose the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.’ Shakespeare aside, there’s no comparable writing in the language, as has been observed by wiser men than I.

Over the past several centuries it’s been the single book in most households, an enormous force in shaping the development of the English language. Carried around the world by missionaries, it provided the base by which English is about to become the lingua franca of the world in the next century. Exploring it during this shoot [Ten Commandments] was one of the most rewarding creative experiences of my life.”

–Charlton Heston, Actor

In the Arena: An Autobiography, pp. 554-555


{Click here for a PDF (showing the textual lineage of the KJV vs. the Modern Versions)…  You may also want to visit our own “Helpful Links” page – Answers to Questions about Bible Versions .}