Why do some say that the King James Bible is perfect?
- RicoLv 51 month agoFavourite answer
Because they refuse to believe that some words and phrases in the original Hebrew and Greek texts can have a different meaning when a phrase is translated, than a word for word translation of the text into Inglis is produced. They also refuse to believe that the bible can be translated into any other language or dialect, and remain contextually accurate.
- HogieLv 71 month ago
Because they like the mis-translations found therein that appear to back up a flawed theology that is legalistic in nature. Hence, unfounded claims.
- AndeeVeeLv 51 month ago
See Dwight MacDonald's' "The Bible in Modern Undress,” in the November 14, 1953 New Yorker magazine; an excellent essay on why the KJV was perfect and need not have been revised, by an atheist, too.
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
Well if it is supposed to be God's Word, there is an expectation of perfection. Unfortunately, it is the vast amounts of human ignorance found in any edition of the bible that informs us a higher intelligence was not involved. People raised on the King James version simply give more credence to that version because they were raised on it and don't really know or understand the history of why that version came to be. If they did, they would pick a version that uses more modern English to better understand what the writers were trying to say. They can always cross check with the King James version if that makes them feel better.
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- VeschengroLv 61 month ago
Their complete and utter idiocy. The King James version being one of the last and most inaccurate translations ever penned it also lost a great deal when it was translated from Old English to modern English
- CaesarLv 71 month ago
Just another fantasy... made by some people, religions got a strong tradition to jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality.
- PaulLv 71 month ago
In fact, the King James is the poorest translation still in common use, with more than 6,000 translational errors. The translators appointed by King James were simply not expert in the ancient languages, and it shows, on almost every page. Many of the errors are minor - verb tenses, singular vs. plural, etc. But some of them are ridiculous. For example, the KJV is the only translation ever made that mentions "unicorns". They translated the Greek phrase for "horned beasts" as "unicorns", instead of the correct translation found in every other version of the Bible - "cattle", or "oxen". And of course the KJV is also missing seven books of the original Bible.
- Ernest SLv 71 month ago
God's word is perfect and so some consider a very good tanslation that has been hounoured by God to be perfect.
God promises to preserve His word and so the KJV is counted by some as perfect.
Even in the original languages, who has a perfect understanding? Even were there any with perfect understanding it would be impossible to translate that to any without understanding. So then understanding must be sought from the Lord.
The KJV is of sufficient accuracy to be accepted for this purpose and is superior to the modern translations.
- TeeMLv 71 month ago
Ignorance, either on purpose, or lack of effort.
Some one they trust has told them this.
They look at the KJV with 'rose colored' glasses, thinking 'all is well'.
The quality of this translation can be found at Matthew 5:22
Mat_5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
The translators hadn't any idea of what the Greek word, Raca, meant so instead of guessing, they left the Greek word in the English text.
- Larry CLv 71 month ago
WHO? ITis decent but not perfect, and most are still debated today