The King James Bible

Did you ever tell someone something and by the time it gets back to you the comment was nothing like the original?  You could even line up 24 people and tell the first person 2 or 3 sentences and tell them to pass it on and by the time it got to the 24th person, it would be nothing like the original. This principle applies to God’s word.

Since about 1910  people have made their own version of the scriptures / the bible ( actually longer but I am looking at “modern” times – 1910.) Just like the example above, by the time their version gets to the end, it is nothing like the original. I confess, there was a time I thought anyone who did not use the AV1611 King James Bible was a heretic. Praise God he showed me I was wrong. God showed me some people only want a basic understanding and some believe man’s “clarification” of scripture. 

Why I use only the AV1611 King James Bible is because I really believe it is the one and only true word of God.  A lot of great Christians have traced the roots of bible versions and some even comment the “old” King James was revised, yes it was, 7 times.

Scripture says one day there will be a famine of hearing the word of God.

Amos 8:11 KJV “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God , that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord :”

I do not want to be a part of someone changing God’s word.

Proverbs 30:5-6 KJV “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
[6] Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

Yes, the KJV was “updated”. The King James Bible was completed in 1611 from original texts. It was updated in  1613, 1644, 1664, 1701, 1769 and 1850. During these time words in italics were put in to give a clearer understanding of the text, chapters and verses, vowels and spelling but none of the context was changed, unlike today’s versions.
Psalm 12:6 KJV “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Coincidence?

Today we have well intentioned Christians adding their notes to God’s word and calling this a “Study Bible”. Then they sell the bible. So where does the Holy Spirit have the opportunity to teach the truth of God’s word when people supercede the Holy Spirit with their own study notes and interpretations?

The King James Bible is the only bible without a copyright for man to profit. It is free. Some publishers may put comments and references in and they copyright their notes and references but the text of the King James can not be copyright, by law. You can get a free copy of the King James Bible in apps, online and websites. Now, some apps are giving other versions for free but the KJV scripture text is copyright free.

There are many examples of other versions altering the context of God’s word and a big one is they leave out the blood of Christ. It is the blood that atones for the soul. But look at Colossians 1:14 KJV “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” This is one of many, many examples.

The King James would have been difficult to read had the spelling not been cleared up. Below are some photos of a reprint of an original AV 1611 King James Bible and you will see the s’s look like fs, Roman numerals were used and IIII for the number 4 instead of IV or 4.

Below you see John 3:16,17 in the original AV1611 compared to the updated spelling.

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Cover page inside the AV

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An Almanac on calculating moon cycles was in the original King James Bible  because God uses a lunar calendar.

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Sample from the Gospel of John.

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Until next time.

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