51 thoughts on “400 Years of The King James Version”

      1. Totally unrelated to this blog post… but during the Easter service at my church last week, someone’s cell phone started ringing just as the pastor was talking about Jesus. The ringtone? The theme from the Godfather. I had a good chuckle 🙂

  1. Celebrating a wonderful tradition of putting the Bible into the language of the people. 😉

  2. Seventh! You can keep your first, I’ll keep my number of perfection! Hah! :mrgreen:

  3. There ya go. I got an invite from a church to the KJV birthday party. I can’t imagine what the festivities would be.

      1. it’s also not likely to include any mention of Jesus (except during the invitation (which it’s likely to include.))

        1. i can’t remember if it’s “potgrace”, but yes, there is at least one fungregation out there that feels that the “luck” in “potluck” is satanic, and they call it “potgrace” or “potpisseth” or something like that.

          evidentally, they’re cool with pot., though.

        2. Potpisseth makes my day, and is just asking for a totally inappropriate teenage prank!

      1. They used to call them “pot providence” dinners at my church

        1. sorry – replied to the wrong comment. Shift your collective eyes up one for this to make any sense 🙂

  4. I’m amused that the photo above shows the Apocrypha! HeeHee! The dirty secret that KJV-onliers don’t like to talk about!

    I love and respect the KJV, but despise and reject the attitude of most KJVO folks I’ve met.

  5. Much happier now, Darrell. Thank you for the due recognition of a great milestone.

    The King James Version put the Bible into the language of the common people. 400 years on, verily I feel we can best celebrate this by getting people to speak like they live in Jacobean times again.

  6. I’d just like to point out that Luther put the Bible into the common tongue long before King James’ lackeys did, as did Wycliffe, and Jerome long before Luther.

      1. How could I forget those responsible for the Russian alphabet! Thanks Mo, for reminding me.

    1. The Anglo-Saxons even had Bibles in their own language, making those the earliest English Bibles and beating out the KJV by around 800 years. The Fundy myth of the suppression of Scripture needs to go away.

  7. The King James Bible–one in a long line of translations by Christians committed to putting the words of their God into the language of the people. I can’t wait to celebrate the NIV’s birthday too. 🙂

  8. Thanks Markus for dispelling one of the KJV myths.

    So which fundy group in Foxe’s Martyrs actually hid the words/text all those years so they could be written down finally in 1611?

    But seriously, this is a masterpiece of history that anyone should appreciate.

  9. I didn’t have some of the horrors that you all went through, so the KJV means a little different thing to me I guess. I really love it, have my old copy from high school (you know it was a graduation gift!), and have it on my phone next to the NIV translation. Good stuff it is…

  10. I still wonder about the king james gay accusations. Even in his day some called him queen james. any thoughts?

    1. Even WIkipedia says its untrue. He was hated the way George W. was and accused of all sorts of evil, but there is no evidence he was gay–not that it would make any difference anyway.

      1. It obviously does make a difference or you wouldn’t have had to justify your comment. You should have just let it ride.

        1. You’re so right! Because if he was, then droves of KJVO-types would have to admit they’re filling their minds with a work commissioned by a homosexual (and we all know where THOSE people go), and how would they ever live with such an association? Oh, the humanity!

  11. I just now got this on FB from our fundy Mrs. Missionary:

    “We are never too old to be happy and glad. To laugh and to smile and to sing; never too old for a childlike trust that a blessing each day will bring.
    THOT: Old age is not coasting – it’s climbing!
    “And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated [gone down].” Deuteronomy 34:7″

    This is from the same lady who took me to task for explaining in our ladies Bible study that the word “meat” in the Genesis creation account was an old English word for food in general not steaks and burgers. After all, she only had a 12th grade education, don’t you know, and she had no trouble understanding the Kings James. Now here she has explained the King James. Sigh. Do I have to go back? Really?

  12. nor his natural force abated [gone down]means he was still a horny old toad!

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