Things to Consider Before Attempting to Correct the King James Bible

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Lanolin

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Well I havent corrected the KJV bible yet.
I mean some people write all over their bibles but I dont.
Some want to twink out words but I havent.

I just leave it as it is, and if people dont understand it, they either need to study or read a bit more or ask God about it.
If they dont understand english and thats an issue they best to read another translation in their own language.
 

Dino246

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Well I havent corrected the KJV bible yet.
I mean some people write all over their bibles but I dont.
Some want to twink out words but I havent.

I just leave it as it is, and if people dont understand it, they either need to study or read a bit more or ask God about it.
If they dont understand english and thats an issue they best to read another translation in their own language.
This would be valid if the KJV were the only translation available in English. It is but one of many; most of which are written in modern English rather than 16th century English. There is nothing wrong with using a modern version. :)
 

Endoscopy

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This would be valid if the KJV were the only translation available in English. It is but one of many; most of which are written in modern English rather than 16th century English. There is nothing wrong with using a modern version. :)
I totally agree. My smartphone is my Bible. I have one of my browser pages set to biblegateway.com and select book and chapter. Then I select the translation I want. I will then switch between NIV, ESV, AMPC and KJV. Sometimes other translations. With doing this the flaws of KJV and others fade away.
 

John146

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I totally agree. My smartphone is my Bible. I have one of my browser pages set to biblegateway.com and select book and chapter. Then I select the translation I want. I will then switch between NIV, ESV, AMPC and KJV. Sometimes other translations. With doing this the flaws of KJV and others fade away.
As you choose which one best suits you., would that make you the final authority on what God has said? If you don't like the way one reads, you choose another until you get to the best or easiest as you see fit. Do you not see a problem with this method?
 

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As you choose which one best suits you., would that make you the final authority on what God has said? If you don't like the way one reads, you choose another until you get to the best or easiest as you see fit. Do you not see a problem with this method?
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All modern translations are very good. The issue is wording is different. From my experience telling people something I sometimes use wording that they take the wrong way and sometimes I misunderstood their meaning in what they say. With that understanding I look at multiple translations to make sure I understand correctly what those verses are telling me.
 

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In keeping with the title of this thread there is no real defense of the 400 years of time the language has changed and environmental science about animals that don't exist like satyrs. There are several words that don't exist any more. I posted the complete list and some think they will just use the internet to look them up. How will they do that in church? Whip out their smartphone and look it up while losing concentration on what the minister is saying!! Right on?!?!