2011 is the 400 year anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. Even though the version we read is the Oxford standard text edition from 1769, the 1611 marks the date of its introduction.
It is without a doubt the most important Bible translation in history, and even in its fifth century of existence, still profoundly eloquent.
Here’s an idea. Reintroduce yourself to the King James Version this year. The Elizabethan age prose can be tough at times. But it’s also eloquent beyond description.
There are certain texts that the King James Version expresses better than any other. Exploring the KJV can help reignite your love of God’s word.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)