The King James Bible – The History of English (4/10)

The King James Bible – The History of English (4/10)


The History of English in ten minutes.
Chapter Four: The King James Bible, or let there be light reading. In 1611 the
powers that be turned the world upside down with a labor of love, a new
translation of the Bible. A team of scribes with the wisdom of
Solomon went the extra mile to make King James translation all things to
all men, whether from their hearts desire to fight the good fight or just for the
filthy lucre. This sexy new Bible went from strength to strength getting to the
root of the matter in a language even the salt of the earth could understand.
The writing wasn’t on the wall it was in handy little books with fire and
brimstone preachers reading it in every Church, its words and phrases took root
to the ends of the earth or at least the ends of Britain. The King James Bible is
the book that taught us that a leopard can’t change its spots, that a bird in
the hand is worth two in the bush, that a wolf in sheep’s clothing is harder to
spot than you would imagine and how annoying it is to have a fly in
your ointment. In fact just as Jonathan begat Maribel and Maribel begat Micah
the King James Bible begat a whole glossary of metaphor and morality that
still shapes the way English is spoken today. Amen.

19 thoughts on “The King James Bible – The History of English (4/10)”

  1. @kensho123456 Your spelling correction gives away your pompousness. Not every respected dialect of english spells certain words the same way. A big example being "humo(u)r."

  2. John Nielson & Royal Skousen's "How much of the King James Bible is William Tyndale's" shows an average of 83.7% of the King James New Testament to be found in Tyndale. Of the Old Testament books that Tyndale translated, 75.7% of the King James is found in Tyndale. He gave us phrases like "an eye for an eye, a tothe for a tothe", "the spirite ys willynge, but the flesshe is weeke" and words like "scapegoat".

    English was gelling while Tyndale was writing; he was a prime factor in how it set.

  3. LOL what a bunch of bullshit. The King James Bible is nothing more than a rip off of the Geneva Bible of 1560, William Shakespeare used and quoted the Geneva many times and only the Geneva…

  4. The Bible says that now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face…all Truth will be made known, and how we handled it…it's a very humbling and frightening thought to me. I want to cling to the Anchor of my soul – the only safe place to be…(Matthew 6:33)

  5. The KJV is the infallible word of God in the English language. It is without error. All of the new versions have clearly been corrupted. When you compare the diamond to the cubic zirconium, it is easy to tell which one God made and which one man made.

  6. Romans 13:2 in the KJV: "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation."

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