What’s wrong with the KJV only teaching? (in 500 words or less)

"This phenomenon is very rare in South Africa, so most are unfamiliar with it, but it does rear its head from time to time. Here’s my attempt at a brief helpful reply." - Cripplegate

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Bert Perry's picture

The KJV is not "old English", though it certainly appears that way to modern eyes, but rather "Jacobian" English.  Old English would be what you would have heard in King Harold's army at Hastings.  Middle English would follow in the Middle Ages, and then with the Renaissance, you have the dawning of modern English.

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Andrew K's picture

Beowulf = Old English

Chaucer = Middle English

Bible, Shakespeare = Early Modern English

Bieber, Justin = Contemporary Modern English


Ron Bean's picture

I believe my 1599 Geneva is superior to the KJV!!!

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan