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Old 01-17-2009, 12:24 PM
Bro. Parrish
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Originally Posted by buzzoff1031 View Post
...on keeping ALL the old archaic words from the KJV? For example, the word pisseth. As in urinates. Some things are offensive now that weren't then. Why not a text of the KJV that changes words like above and ye and thee?
That's a fair question my friend. Do you really think that's archaic? Because I hear any number of teenagers use some form of it every day here in 2009. So, it seems to me the KJV has managed to "stay with the times" without even trying...

Actually, many efforts have been made to modernize our KJV, perhaps you have heard of the RSV (Revised Standard Version)? According to Wiki, "The RSV posed the first serious challenge to the popularity of the KJV, aiming to be a readable and literally accurate modern English translation of the Bible. The intention was not only to create a clearer version of the Bible for the English-speaking church, but also to "preserve all that is best in the English Bible as it has been known and used through the centuries" and "to put the message of the Bible in simple, enduring words that are worthy to stand in the great Tyndale-King James tradition."

This is the typical marketing rhetoric we have heard year after year, and any KJV believer on this forum will recognize it. Unfortunately, when "Bible academics" get involved we can end up with confusing results like the one below...

Job 6:6 KJV: "Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?"

Job 6:6 RSV: Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the slime of the purslane?

Are you getting my point...?
By the way, I've been reading your prayer request thread, where you wrote you have never fully commited to Jesus. It takes a big heart to come on here and admit that. I want you to know I am praying for you and I want you to know you can trust that old KJV Bible, not only to save your soul but to help you in all of your life! The KJV is truly God's blueprint for success. May God richly bless you...

Last edited by Bro. Parrish; 01-17-2009 at 12:50 PM.