What a coincidence violet! - I just read about this two days ago. Current printings of the King James Bible are typically based on an edition published at the University of Oxford in 1769, edited by Benjamin Blayney, and contain substantially the same text; however, there are a number of differences between the 1769 and the 1611.21st century KJV~opinions please?
Just wondering if this is as original?
Has it changed any meaning as some translations have done?
I personally think that the KJV is the best version for living a solid christian life. Those othr versions are watered down and allow too much flexibility and questions concerning Gods word, and they also take away and add to the word of God. When ever I run into something in the bible that I just dont get I ask God to open my understanding and he does just that not right then always but eventually. Also when I dont understand something such as some parts of the book of Romans I take it as okay I am not ready to understand that yet and I ask the lord to show me what I need to know for today, but again that is my take. Other versions just make me more confused and KJV is the best to me.
Well I would like to point out that the KJV was translated from the original greek and hebrew. The same goes for every translation, they begin with the original greek and hebrew. I think the NIV is a very good version as well and shouldn't be considered inferior to KJV. Thats why I really enjoy the Strong Concordance, because it tells you the original greek or hebrew word and gives you an expansive definition. It helps to be able to go back to the very root word and decide for yourself what you think the author is trying to convey.
But I also agree, that sometimes you're just not ready to understand a particular verse or message. God will reveal it to you when you are ready! That is why the Bible is so awesome!!