Bible KJV vs. King James Version (KJV) is a question that has divided many of today’s Christian families. Often, the parents make the decision to use one or the other because of the way they were brought up. Though there are similarities between the two, they’re fundamentally different translations of the Bible. They both claim to be inspired by the original word of God, but that’s not the only difference.
The only real differences between the KJV and Bible KJV are style. Both are written in a clear, concise manner, but they differ on how far to go with the conventions of English usage. So while they have differences, there are also some similarities as well.
Bible KJV uses a more modern approach to the Bible. This means it tends to emphasize the positive and downplay the negative. It is also far more active than the KJV in using terms like “I believe” instead of “I accept.” The style is very informal, with verb tenses, etc. and is geared towards helping people read the Bible, not just memorize it.
Bible KJV is also more oriented towards personal growth. You see, KJV focuses more on the reader and their experience of the Bible rather than the reader’s experience of reading the Bible. In fact, many Bible KJV stories actually end with the audience laughing rather than being deeply moved. A story like the Good Samaritan is usually interpreted in the KJV as ending with the Samaritan comforting the stranger rather than driving the stranger to commit suicide.
King James Version (KJV) is written more for the benefit of the clergy. In fact, most clergymen in the early years of KJV felt it was their duty to have the entire Bible translated into their English language version. They often used colloquialterms and more stories that were less formal. For example, instead of having a Good Samaritan story, they would have a Jesus saves a woman at the cross story. In today’s society, it’s a lot harder to make a story of love and compassion come across as more entertaining than a sad story about a lost cause.
In addition, King James V used an adverbial type of writing that is not found in the KJV. For example, he would put the adverbial adjectives first instead of the plain nouns. He also inserted an object pronoun where a direct object would have been used. Because of this, King James uses words like “this,” instead of “these,” and instead of “they”them” is used when the main subject is a pronoun.
Another thing that sets KJV apart from Bible KJV is the choice of words in verses. While King James often uses language that is derogatory to Christians, KJV only uses derogatory words like “heathen,” “robber,” “pride,” “hypocrite,” “prince,” and others. The Bible doesn’t use these terms or is really concerned with the thoughts of these characters.
In short, both Bible KJV has their benefits and advantages. It is just a matter of which translation you’d prefer. You might find you like the KJV better than the KJV or vice versa. In the end, it’s your Bible and you should choose what you prefer.