"KJV Only movement? Is the King James Version the only Bible we should use?"
My husband is a pastor and he learned to read Greek and Hebrew in the seminary, and studied from original texts. He said that he believes the King James Version is the closest to the original texts. I have a New Testament that is in the original Greek on one side of the page with the English version on the opposing page and while the Greek syntax, directly translated, is awkward, they are very close, almost word for word.
for me, I want to be as close to the original translation as possible. It is too important to guess at.
At the time the Bible was translated into English from Latin, that was considered controversial. For that matter, the original Scriptures were not written in Latin; the Old Testament was in Hebrew, the New Testament Greek.
Since no one speaks Latin or King James English anymore, why leave it in that language? If you really want to be rigid, learn Greek and Hebrew to read the original Bible!
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