ACTS CHAPTER 12
KING JAMES VERSION
A COMMON SENSE INVESTIGATION
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King James version of the Bible is an excellent translation. It is based
on thousands of manuscripts that agree with each other, rather that on the
corrupt manuscripts, which are the basis of most modern versions of the Bible.
my opinion, it is the best, widely available, English version of the
scriptures. It is the English translation that I use and that I
recommend to others.
However, IT IS NOT
Few people know that the
translators of the King James version of the Bible were working under
The translators had to
agree to certain rules. One of which was that the names used in earlier
English versions of the Bible were not to be changed. The translation, or
transliteration of many proper names used in the King James version are easily
proven to be far from the actual names of Biblical Characters.
addition, King James translators were required not to change many disputed
words. One example is the fact that the word "church," based on
the Old English word "cirice" (the house of a god) could not be
changed to the word "congregation" (an assembly of believers).
Because of that, many people today, when the scriptures are speaking of
"the body of Christ" think that it is referring to a place that one
There are many well meaning people,
knowing of the corruptions in the modern versions of the Bible, who insist that
the King James version of the Bible is perfect.
having had the opportunity to examine all of the details regarding the
translation, they add fuel to the fire of those attempting to discredit the King
James version of the Bible. Through the selection of isolated instances,
easily proven to have minor imperfections, those who would like to set aside the
King James attempt to make King James only advocates, who say that it is
perfect, look foolish. In many instances they have successfully done so;
persuading many that adherence to the time tested King version is totally
unfounded. THIS IS TRAGIC !
James version must be defended only to the extent that it can be defended; not
allowing others to make it's advocates look foolish, for it is the best widely
available English version of the scriptures that we have.
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