The King James Bible was first published in 1611 via an edict from the King England, King James. However, what many people don’t know, is that in England during the 14th and 15th centuries, the only written Bible was either in Latin or Greek. Another things most do not know, was there was a law in England that made it a crime, punishable by death, for anyone who wrote or spoke the Bible in English. During that time many disobeyed that law, and those who were caught were sent to prison and later, put to death by burning at the stake. Below is a link to a couple of very interesting videos. One is a story of William Tyndale and how we got our first published English Bible. This is a short 28-minute video about William Tyndale’s effort to translate, and illegally publish and distribute, the Bible in English in 15th century England. William Tyndale was eventually captured and was burned at the stake for his crime of translating and distributing the Bible in English. His translated Bible would eventually become the 1611 King James Bible. This video will give all that watch it a new appreciation for the King James Bible and the people who gave their lives so we could have a Bible in English.
The second, video is a short video about why the King James Bible is still the best and most accurate English Bible on the the market today. Revelation 22:19 says this: “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Most people don’t know there are presently over 100 different English versions of the Bible in print today. Why are there so many different translations? Are the new translations better than the King James Bible? Do they all say the same thing? To understand the answers to the above questions, you first have to understand that The King James Bible is not copyrighted. Therefore, anyone can print and distribute it, or record and distribute the recording. But, if you take the King James Bible and change it 10%, then you can get a copyright on the new translation and make money on its manufacturing and distribution.
So the answer to the first question about why are there over 100 different translations of the English Bible today, is that it’s all about money and how to make money off of a new copyrighted English Bible. Do you remember the story about when Jesus beat the money changes out of the Temple? That was all about money as well.
The answer to the second question, are these new translations any better than the KJV Bible? That answer is NO. The third question, do they all say the same thing? That answer is a resounding NO. I think we all would agree that two statements that say something different are not the same. The Video below about why the King James Bible is still the best and most accurate, clearly shows you that simple truth. The video gives specific examples of Bible verses in the King James Bible and a newer translation that are saying different things.
Take a few short minutes and watch these two powerful videos about the origins of the King James Bible, and how it compares to the newer translations. You will discover why the King James Bible is still the most accurate Holy Bible version on the market. We guarantee you two things, (1) you will learn some new truths you never knew before, and (2), it will give you a new appreciation for the original Word of God, the King James Bible.