Personally I like the Kjv. But for the sake of common language usage I tend to use the Nkjv or the Esv. With the Old Testament, I like to weigh any version against the Apostolic Bible (Septuagint), because of several factors not the least being it was what the Apostles taught from.I hope I am not mentioning a taboo topic, but has anyone ever met a KJV Only? I have and they are driving me nuts. Help please!
Yet from either of my two copies of the Kjv, I read: 2 Tim 3:16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
God bless you my friend and I am one who prefers the KJV.I hope I am not mentioning a taboo topic, but has anyone ever met a KJV Only? I have and they are driving me nuts. Help please!
I do not hold the premise that the translation of ancient texts to English is solely man's endeavour. Well, there are some versions where that probably is actually true. I believe that God has taken care to transmit to us what we need for salvation and godly living. Someone who is not well versed in ye olde English will probably miss some things in the KJV text. Not that they aren't there, but that they aren't obvious to one familiar only with modern English. A literal translation will give some idea of how cumbersome it can be to translate ancient thought into readable modern language. It's like reading writings from early American history. In just a few hundred years, the language has changed enough that a modern person can find it difficult to read. Some of the words have different connotations, even completely different meanings, in some cases. This is not a reflection on the clarity of thought in the writing, but on our ability to fully apprehend the thought.This would make sense if KJVO's shared the same premise as you, that the translation of the scriptures into english is solely man's endeavour. I don't know any KJVO that has this premise
Y'know, your post brings to mind how we need to take care and time to read and digest what people really post before we react.KJV only? No. Not for me. My NKJV Spirit Filled Life Study Bible is the one I turn to when I am uncertain about a scripture. I also have an NIV study Bible that is great for references, but no matter what version anyone is partial to should never be presented with rudeness; it is a personal preference. No matter what version a person is partial to should be studied with the help of the Holy Spirit. So, KJV only!? Nah, but it is one of my favorites.
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