The most influential translation of God’s Word has been none other than the King James Version, first brought to life in 1611. the KJV has been carefully reworked over the last four centuries to ensure that English-speaking people everywhere could read and understand the Bible. Even with numerous up-to-date English translations available today for Christians to read, the KJV is by far the most popular translation of the Bible in history.
There is no doubt that God providentially used King James to initiate what is likely the greatest translation project in history—one that brought the Word of God to multiplied millions of English-speaking people around the world.
Thomas Nelson, the premiere Bible publisher in the world, has recently launched a website to honor the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible: www.kjv400celebration.com. On it are interesting facts about the Bible, videos describing the making of the KJV, and other resources to help Christians appreciate the rich blessing this English translation has been for four centuries.
(for more, see Lawrence E. Ford, Celebrating 400 Years of Influence, Acts & Facts April 2011, Institute for Creation Research)
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