Family Radio has been reading the 1963 edition of the Modern King James Version of the Bible on thirty-one radio stations daily for 34 years. The 1963 edition has been out of print for over 34 years, being replaced by this more readable and improved edition of the same Bible.The Modern King James Version of the Bible is an update of the Authorised King James Version in today's English. Besides the language update, it has these differences:
1) Many older editions of the KJV have a center column in which they suggest a better translation, many of these suggestions have now been put into the text.
2) The names of animals of the Bible have been corrected according to scientific studies today;
3) The titles to the Psalms and names of places have been translated to their actual meaning rather than their original name, such as Hor-hagidgad=The Hole in the Cleft.
4) Those places which are incorrect have been changed (e.g. 'Passover' instead of 'Easter'; 'Joshua' instead of 'Jesus' in Hebrews 4; 'expanse' is replaced by 'firmament'; 'eunoch' for 'officer'; 'Let it not Be ' for 'God forbid'; 'came into being' for 'made' in John 1:3);
5) places where the King James Version paraphrases have been replaced by a direct translation from the original;
6) the Greek names for Old Testament characters are given the same name as in the King James Version;
7) money, titles, weights, etc. are translated as they are in the original King James Version (e.g. denarius instead of penny).
The reviser has no thrust in words, nor left out words, in order to establish some personal belief as to what the Bible ought to say. The Modern King James Version can be easily understood in the pew when t speaker is using the King James Version.See also: