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Which Version/Translation is
the "right" one?
CovenantTruth.org adamantly stands, without
apology, in defense of the
King James Version of 1611(AKJV),
as the first and the final arbiter of Truth,
the Preserved Word of God in the earth for
English-speaking people, the LifeBlood of
four centuries of theological and
doctrinal integrity among the Covenant
People of God.
T H E C O N T R O L L I N G
A U T H O R I T Y
a Controlling Authority, the final result of
any study, deliberation or discussion will
be confusion. We need look no
further than the present poly-textual
potpourri of publishers' offerings, all of
them purporting to be "the Word of
God". By simple logic, not all
of them can possibly be true, and
only ONE can be THE AUTHORITY!
Many books are now available which detail
and analyze the remarkable -- and even
seriously disturbing -- differences between
the AKJV and the more modern versions /
translations. In stark contrast with
the free-to-republish "public domain"
AKJV, each of these other works is
"protected" by a "copyright"; so that some
man's express permission --
and quite probably a monetary fee -- is
necessary to secure the "right" to
republish: think about it - does this
fact alone seem to be at all consistent with
God's character and purpose?
the disturbing differences found in modern
perversions / mistranslations,
the most alarming ones diminish or even deny
the Deity of Jesus Christ; the majority of
these differences are much more subtle.
Metaphorically speaking, a "lake of truth"
can be fatally poisoned by a "pint of lies".
D I V I N E P R E S E R V A T I
are skeptics who might ask how we can KNOW
for certain that the AKJV is THE Preserved
Word of God? We would respond with
another question: Is the Almighty Creator
and God of the universe, Who is yet ". . .
upholding all things by the word of his
power," (Hebrews 1:3) able to secure and
preserve His Word from generation to
generation? If not, how can we rely on
any of His promises?
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as
silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified
seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O
LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this
generation for ever." (Psalm 12:6-7)
"He hath remembered his covenant for
ever, the word which he commanded to a
thousand generations. Which covenant
he made with Abraham, and his oath unto
Isaac; And confirmed the same unto
Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an
everlasting covenant:" (Psalm 105:8-10)
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my
words shall not pass away." (St. Matthew
24:35, spoken by Jesus Christ)
very Creator of language meticulously
engineered the transcribing of His "pure
words" in Masoretic Hebrew, Aramaic and
Greek in the original manuscripts by
carefully chosen holy men who were inspired
by the Spirit of God. He then,
beginning in 1604, caused to be gathered a
remarkable group of brilliant and gifted
scholars, expert linguists who lived at the
time when Anglo-Saxon scholarship and
culture was at its absolute apex.
E L E M E N T A R Y R E A D A B
I L I T Y
of the oft-repeated but patently false
criticisms of the King James text is of its
"antique" English style and usage -- often
referred to as "Elizabethan" or
"Shakespearean". These critics most
often contend that the original style of the
KJV English text makes it more difficult to
read and to understand.
the contrary, it is well-proven that the
King James text is actually superior in
readability, most recently verified by the
readabilty index titled "Right
Writer" a computer program which was
used to compare six Bible versions -- the
AKJV, NKJV, ASV, RSV, NRSV, and NIV -- to
determine relative readability.
For Genesis 1
For Exodus 1
For Romans 1
For Romans 3:1-23
For Romans 8
For Jude 1
Readability = 8.13
Readability = 7.94
Readability = 9.74
Readability = 5.63
Readability = 7.73
Readability = 10.11
chart above gives the readability index for
each of these six chapters in the AKJV.
The AKJV is NOT "too hard to read or
understand", provided the reader can read at
a sixth to tenth grade level! In this
sampling, the AKJV registers 5.6 to 10.1,
while by comparison the NIV registered 6.1
to 11.0, making it more difficult to
read and to understand, besides being
remarkably less accurate!
AKJV has also proven to be much easier to
memorize, precisely due to its unique
and particular style, usage and
S U P E R I O R V A L U E
proof of the superior value of the AKJV,
among a still-growing number of diverse
versions / translations, is established upon
four principal pillars:
TEXTS: Masoretic Hebrew / Aramaic and Greek)
2. SUPERIOR TRANSLATORS: Historically the
best qualified scholars & linguists
3. SUPERIOR TECHNIQUE: Verbal/Formal
Equivalence vs. Dynamic Equivalence
4. SUPERIOR THEOLOGY: Preserving the
doctrinal integrity of the original texts
The AKJV continues to resolutely stand the
test of time, patiently bearing the abusive
and withering criticism of fools, the
prejudice of popular false notions and
historical revision, as well as the
ignorance of most of the modern "Christian"
world which is sorely lacking in critical
thinking and scholarly discipline.
"THE ANVIL OF
by John Clifford
Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith's door
And heard the anvil sing the vesper chime;
Then, looking in, I saw upon the floor
Old hammers, worn with blasting years of
"How many anvils have you had," said I,
"To wear and batter all these hammers so?"
"Just one," said he; and then, with
"The anvil wears the hammers out, you know."
And so I thought, the anvil of God's Word
For ages, skeptic blows have beat upon.
Yet tho' the noise of falling blows was
The anvil is unharmed--the hammer's gone.
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diligence and discretion in personal study
and spiritual development.
DEFENDING DEFENDINGTHE KING JAMES BIBLE"
by Rev. D. A. Waite,
Th.D., Ph.D., Director
THE BIBLE FOR TODAY
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