Friday, July 13, 2018

Random KJV Quotes

“When you quote the KJV, you don’t have to tell people you’re quoting the Bible. They just know.” – Mark L. Ward

“A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian.” – Richard Dawkins

“[The King James Bible]’s  subject is majesty, not tyranny, and it’s political purpose was unifying and enfolding, to elide the kingliness of God with the godliness of kings, to make royal power and divine glory into one invisible garment which could be wrapped around the nation as a whole. Its grandeur of phrasing and the deep slow music of its rhythms – far more evident here than in any Bible the sixteenth century had produced – were conscious embodiments
of regal glory.” – Adam Nicolson in God’s Secretaries

“They took from Tyndale because Tyndale had done well, not perfectly and not always with an ear for the richness of the language, but with a passion for clarity which the Jacobean scholars shared. What virtue was there in newness when the old was so good?” – Adam Nicolson

“Much of English-speaking Christianity has sent the King James Version to that part of the forest where trees fall with no one to hear them.” – Mark L. Ward

“It is far easier to learn a few obscure words than to scrap the standard and allow unbelievers and heretics to manipulate newer versions as have happened.” – Russell Kelly

“I have quite a few different Bibles. Having rejected my parents’ religion, I still think the King James Bible is the most important work of literature in English. None of us can help being influenced by it.” – Ken Follett

“The scholars who produced this masterpiece...forged an enduring link, literary and religious, between the English-speaking people of the world.” – Winston Churchill

“The translation was extraordinarily well done because to the translators what they were translating was not merely a curious collection of ancient books written by different authors in different stages of culture, but the word of God divinely revealed through His chosen and expressly inspired scribes.” – George Bernard Shaw

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