Why the King James Version of the Bible Remains the Best

The 400-year-old translation is denigrated because of its archaic language. That’s one of its greatest strengths.

From the cover of a 1611 edition of the King James Version of the Bible.

From the cover of a 1611 edition of the King James Version of the Bible.

Observation
May 27 2015
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