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Would reading "The Street Bible" help me understand the KJV Bible?

First of all, these two translations are extremely different. Here's Genesis 1:1 in The Street Bible: First off, nothing. No light, no time, no substance, no matter. Second off, God starts it all ...
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Is the English translation of "Book of Mormon" ever revised or updated, and if so, on what basis given that the golden plates have disappeared?

No, the Book of Mormon has never been revised into a more modern English dialect. There have been various updates to the printing of the Book of Mormon over time to correct errors in the typesetting ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

A brief history of events leading up to the publication of the King James Authorised version of the Bible may help to explain why the Catholic Church does not sanction this translation. Mary Queen of ...
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Did Jesus ever say in the Bible to preach Christianity or his message to the Non-Jews?

Yes. While Jesus did tell his followers to focus on the Jews and not the Gentiles during his lifetime, after the Resurrection that changed, quite explicitly: And he said unto them, Go ye into all ...
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Would reading "The Street Bible" help me understand the KJV Bible?

Before selecting a translation of the Bible for reading or study, it is helpful to understand the goals of the various translations available and how they relate to what you're trying to accomplish by ...
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LDS perspective on the New King James Version?

In 1992 the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement: Since the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

All languages change over time, all aspects of it are subject to change from basic orthography to fundamental meanings of words. It is highly unlikely that even you are actually using the KJV as ...
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Did Jesus ever say in the Bible to preach Christianity or his message to the Non-Jews?

There are five places in the Bible where Jesus gives what is known as the Great Commission: to go and preach to everybody in the world. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

There are many reasons, but here are two: Most Christians don't speak English. This is obvious, but there are millions of Christians around the world who can't understand even basic English. Asking ...
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Counterarguments to "KJV-only"?

Opponents to the KJV-Only position generally don’t disparage the King James Version (KJV) or treat it as necessarily inferior to contemporary English translations, but instead point out that it faces ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

Briefly, the Catholic Church doesn't accept the King James Version/Authorized Version for the same reason that it doesn't accept as authoritative any bible containing only the protocanon, or ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

This is to address a part of OP's question which does not yet seem addressed in the existing answers. He asks about differences between the KJV and traditional Catholic Bibles, and whether the KJV was ...
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Where did the idea of the inerrancy of the King James Bible come from?

Today's "King James-only" movement, and its argument that the KJV is itself inspired, does indeed have historical precedence, though it's debatable if the 20th-century movement can claim a ...
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Is the English translation of "Book of Mormon" ever revised or updated, and if so, on what basis given that the golden plates have disappeared?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the most prominent group of people associated with the name 'Mormon', have only issued new editions when previous editions were found to not ...
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What Bible translations are accepted by Mormons?

According to a 1992 statement by the First Presidency of the Church: Many versions of the Bible are available today. Unfortunately, no original manuscripts of any portion of the Bible are available ...
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How many languages has the King James Version been translated into?

In an attempt to obtain a professional answer to this question, I emailed the Trinitarian Bible Society and received the following reply : Dear Mr Johnstone, Greetings from London. I have ...
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LDS perspective on the New King James Version?

Hold To The Rod has an excellent answer. Additionally the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourage its members to: So we continually seek truth from all good books and other wholesome ...
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Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE

The NSRV-CE differs from the KJV in three separate ways: the source text, the translation method, and by the addition of "gender-neutral" language. The biggest difference is the same ...
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Where is the italicization in the King James translation of the Bible from and what does it mean?

The italics indicate a word that is implied in the Hebrew or Greek. Although some people describe these as "added" words, that is not really a useful way of thinking of them. Yes, there is often ...
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How many languages has the King James Version been translated into?

This relates only to Chuchill's assertion of "more than 760". Churchill began his History of the English-speaking Peoples in the late 1930s. Like many authors, not all of whom perhaps have as much ...
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LDS perspective on the New King James Version?

The other answers are excellent. I want to share the two things I thought of when I first read this question. I think these are two things that might fit with "Crucially, a stance that most ...
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Why did the KJV translate Jeremiah 29:11 as "to give you an expected end"?

Several answers have pointed out that the KJV's word choice may be due to usage of archaic English. What has not been adequately explained, as far as I see, is why the KJV and, e.g., the ESV (cf. NASB)...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

In the past, the Catholic church had a serious monopoly on Bible translations. Most bibles were exclusively in Latin. A language which was reserved for the higher members of society, the Scholars and ...
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Did the experts and authorities behind the King James Version believe that their work was divine, inspired and inerrant?

There is nothing to suggest that those many scholars who combined to produce the King James Version ever claimed to have produced divinely inspired, inerrant work. The background of events that led to ...
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How do Latter Day Saints explained the italicized words in the Book of Mormon?

TLDR: the italics carried the intent/message well enough The translation of the Book of Mormon was not necessarily a word for word translation. D&C 1:24 24 Behold, I am God and have spoken it; ...
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What is the difference between the KJV, AKJV, NKJV, etc?

AKJV usually stands for the Authorized King James Version, which is usually used in reference to the pure Cambridge edition (1901). KJV tends to refer to either the 1769 Blayney edition or (more ...
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What does it mean that Eve was beguiled?

The Masoretic Hebrew word being used here is נָשָׁא (nā·šā), which means to deceive or delude. Another example where it is used is: 2 Kings 18:29 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah ...
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What Greek manuscripts were used for the KJV NT other than the Novum Instrumentum omne?

The King James Version is a variety of the Textus Receptus. The translators who produced the King James Version relied mainly on the later editions of Beza's Greek New Testament, especially his 4th ...
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