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What about the KJV?

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What about the KJV? is available in PDF format and Word document format. You can find our permission to print these pamphlets at the Participatory Study Series index.

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A look at the King James Version and its role in the church today. This is a brief answer to the "King James Version only" movement. It expresses support and even admiration for the KJV, but also notes that it is an older translation with archaic language, and that it was translated before many of our most important discoveries in the area of Biblical manuscripts and languages were made.

It is designed to be printed on 8 1/2 x 14 paper and folded in four.

Suggestions for using What about the KJV?

This pamphlet is most useful for those who love the KJV, but wonder if it's still OK to use it, considering the modern versions. It also answers some questions from those who are afraid of going to modern versions because of the stability of the KJV.


For further information on Bible Translations see:

What's in a Version
What about the KJV? (PDF)
Bible Translations FAQ
Notes on the Major Bible Versions
Choosing a Bible with Study Notes


Scripture quotations marked "NKJV&tm;" are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked NIV are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked The Message are taken from THE MESSAGE®. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.

All scripture quotations not otherwise marked are taken from the Contemporary English Version, Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society.

Copyright © 1998, Henry E. Neufeld