Did you know that the “Elizabethan English” of the KJV is not Old English. In fact, it isn’t even Middle English. The Random House Webster’s Dictionary (1999) defines Modern English as any English since the year 1475. The KJV was originally published in 1611, and the edition most commonly used today is the 1769 edition with updated spellings and grammar. Technically speaking, the King James Bible is already a “Modern English” translation and doesn’t need to be updated to make it one!
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