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Question 1
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How do you answer those who have heard the false advertising claim that new Bible versions are easier to read and understand?

KJ21 Verse Comparison Chart

The following is excerpted from pp. 164-165 of

The Language of the
King James Bible

by Gail Riplinger

Page 164
 
The 21st Century King James Version (KJ21), written by Barbara Graff, Florence Ronning, Mary Burkham and William Prindle, claims, like so many other new versions, to be "an updating of the King James Version" using "modern synonyms." Note their use of more difficult and more archaic words.

Examples of the KJ21's Preference for More Difficult and Archaic Words:
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Titus 3:8 |
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I enjoin

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I will
Acts 27:41 a shoal a place
Luke 17:31 his goods his stuff
Mark 3:27 despoil spoil
Rev. 18:16 bedecked decked
Rev. 18:14 lusteth lusted
Acts 4:2 aggrieved grieved

Adapted from Is the KJ21 Really God's Word? by Kevin Stewart, available through A.V. Publications, Corp. Tel./Fax: (540) 251-1734, or visit <www.avpublications.com> for further information. Feel free to copy.

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Examples of the KJ21's Preference for
More Difficult and Archaic Words: (Cont'd.)
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surpasseth

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passeth
Col. 4:1 equitable equal
1 Tim. 2:9 sobermindedness sobriety
Acts 21:29 previously before
Acts 27:4 under the lee of Cyprus under Cyprus
2 Cor. 9:7 compulsion necessity
Matt. 27:27 detachment of soldiers band of solders
2 Cor. 12:10 privations necessities
1 Pet. 4:4 dissolute excess excess of riot
1 Cor. 12:11 apportioning dividing

Among its numerous mistakes, the KJ21 demotes Jesus Christ (see below), fogs the Trinity (1 Thes. 1:3, Col. 1:3), and confuses the spirit of man with the Spirit of God, and Jesus, the Word, with the scriptures, the written word; it wrongly concludes that Judas was the son of James and places Peter "outside the palace"

(Matt. 26:69), rather than inside the palace, but outside the room where Jesus was.

Examples of How KJ21 Demotes Jesus Christ
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Who is this son of man?

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Who is this Son of man?
Mark 5:35 the master the Master
Matt. 18:26 besought him worshipped him

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