The Difference Between the New and King James Versions of the Bible
King James Version or KJV is the most widely used Bible translation today. It contains a lot of familiar words that only commonly occurs in the original languages. It was meant to be read by laymen, since it is the common man’s version, but as people are used to a more technical translation of words in modern English, the KJV has to be edited to make it more readable for today’s readers.
English is a very complicated language with many different rules and words that have to be handled. The Bible translation has to take into account all the different rules in order to make it easily understandable. The new edition of the KJV is now very difficult to understand. It is only understandable by those who have been to seminary and have memorized every word.
The King James Version Bible is very different from the New Revised Standard (NRSV). The differences are many and only a qualified Bible translator can truly understand the differences.
When the King James Bible was published, it was different from the later translations in many ways. However, the differences in the KJV were not very significant, though the whole Bible was revised again for the New International Version (NIV).
This was the reason why some critics claimed that the differences between the Bible translation and the New Testament was not significant. The New International Version (NIV) did contain significant changes and additions to the Bible text, but they are minor and have no impact on the meaning of the Bible translation. The King James Version Bible still included the common words and was considering the best English translation, however, since the translators usually went through the translation process from Old English to New English.
Some of the terms in the English Bible that are now recognized as words of Christ and other prophets were not used in the first English translation of the Holy Bible. These include the word heaven and the word hell. In the KJV, the Hebrew words were translated as well as some Greek words which were confusing for many people. Some phrases like Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were considered heresy and were corrected by their King James’ translators.
There were many mistakes made in the KJV that sometimes may be felt by the reader of the KJV. However, the Bible translator or scribe who prepared the bible must be honest in his use of the Bible’s translation. For every mistake, there is a correction and truth will come out when the revisions and corrections are done in the next version of the King James Bible.