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Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible Library Binding – January 1, 1993


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  • Library Binding: 1044 pages
  • Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers (January 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878442708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878442703
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,192,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One year I read only genesis over and over.
Dr. Don
I highly recommend this bible more than any other versions out there and this is the only bible that I trust with modern English translation.
Almighty Pain
For anyone who loves the KJV, but is disappointed in the NKJV, this bible is a great addition to your library.
Peter Hyatt

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Archimedes Tritium on November 18, 2001
Format: Library Binding
...The Modern King James Version is an update of the King James translation that adheres to modern English, but more importantly, even more strictly to the original languages than the KJV. Specifically:

#1) Archaic language has been replaced by present usage (few currently know what "trow", "wot", etc. mean.)

#2) Some words have changed in meaning since the early 17th century. For example, "conversation" no longer means "conduct or behavior" and "let" no longer means "to hinder". Modern usage is now reflected.

#3) 1611 sentence & word formation were different than now. While "you" had recently come into use, "thee", "thou", "thy" were still common. These currently hinder modern understanding and have been replaced in the MKJV.

#4) Some KJV translations were inadequate, as recognized subsequently. Stricter translations that have been suggested over the centuries, based on the original language, are substituted. This is done on a word-for-word basis with the original and can be verified with a Hebrew/Greek lexicon dictionary. No change has been made without referring to the original Greek or Hebrew.

#5) In spots where the KJV paraphrased, the original text has been restored.

The Modern King James Version should be the version of choice for all Christians. Also recommended are the "Literal Translation" (total emphasis on literal translation at the expense of grammatical complexities) and the "Interlinear Version", by the same publisher, in which the original language text is shown with word-for-word translation underneath, the literal English translation at the side, all keyed to Strong's concordance so you can follow along and see the decisions the translator made. All three of these bibles can be immensely helpful to Christians.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By JKS on April 3, 2000
Format: Library Binding
Finally, a reliable english translation without the words: thy, didst, lest, etc.." Great Book for readers not used to reading literature in the old english language format. It is without too much footnotes and references to other text. It is highly recommended.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hyatt on October 24, 2005
Format: Library Binding
only draw back is the limited funding at Sov. Grace...I have loved this version for a long time and am having a very difficult time finding copies for loved ones.

Excellent translation of archaic English wording, while staying true to the Received Text. For anyone who loves the KJV, but is disappointed in the NKJV, this bible is a great addition to your library. I also use the companion, "Literal Translation" also from Sovereign Grace Publishers.

I love reading the facsimile of the Geneva Bible, even though the print is so unusual, but when it comes to reading along in church, or reading with others, I am most comfortable with the MKJV. If your church uses KJV, you can follow along without any difficulty.

Let's hope more are printed soon!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Zeolla on March 31, 2002
Format: Library Binding
The "Modern King James Version" (MKJV) is a lesser-known Bible version. It is an updating of the "King James Version." Jay P. Green, the translator of the "Literal Translation of the Bible" (LITV), also translated the MKJV. The press release for the MKJV says, "... it is the grand old version in the English of today-period!"
It is true that the MKJV updates the archaic language of the KJV, but the MKJV does make other changes as well. However, these changes tend towards making the text more literal than the KJV, and the MKJV is easier to read than the KJV. So as compared to the KJV, it is an improvement. But as compared to the "New King James Version," I'm not so sure.
I have been using the NKJV as my primary Bible for years. The MKJV is somewhat more accurate than the NKJV. But the difference is not that great. And the MKJV is also somewhat more difficult to read. So I see no reason to switch to it. So I will probably stick with my practice of using the NKJV as my primary Bible and Green's LITV as my secondary Bible.
But having said that, the MKJV is a very good Bible version. It is very accurate and is based on what I believe to be a very good Greek text, the "Textus Receptus." So the NMKJV is very reliable and is worth checking out.

I discuss the versions mentioned above in much more detail, along with about 30 other versions of the Bible, in my book "Differences Between Bible Versions."
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