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400 years of King James Version of the Bible

Happy birthday KJVB! No, I’m not referring to the awesome soft and lite radio station KJVB broadcasting out of central Missouri. I’m talking about the King James Version of the Bible. It was published 400 years ago.  Oxford Biblical Studies Online allows you to use the side-by-side display to compare the texts of the Ten Commandments (Decalogue) from the various translations of the Bible. Some of the differences between the NRSV and the King James Version include:

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“the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

“the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.”





But wait!  There’s more.  You can also use Oxford Biblical Studies Online to:

Just to get a conversation going, I ask all my readers (you know who you are – oh lonely reader) to explain why the King James version of the Bible is such a big deal.  I ask that you cite your sources too.  Hey, what a fun little assignment!

Thanks to the Oxford University Press for this summary of Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

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