I grew up with the King James Version, b…

I grew up with the King James Version, but I primarily use the New King James Version. I switched so I could help direct young people to a modern translation with the word “new” in it that was more reputable. Plus I had General Epistles with Winford Claiborne, and he frequently pointed out more up-to-date words over the KJV I was carrying. The suggested word was either in the NKJV text or a center column footnote. I also like the American Standard Version, Berkeley Version and the English Standard Version. I really appreciate “The Bible in 26 Translations”, but it is hard on my wrist lugging it around. I still love the King James Version. If you think it is too hard to read, do not look at those “Reading-Level Charts for Bibles”. It may hurt your feelings. (To save someone embarrasment–the KJV is rated at the 9th grade reading level, the NKJV the 7th grade reading level.) Also, don’t tell my children it is too hard since that is what they are reading from.

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