I started to use my KJV soon after I was saved;
Because of propaganda, I became KJV enslaved.
But if it is so good, then why does it read so odd;
Could all of its praise be a deceptive facade?
[2 Cor 6:11-13, KJV; Psa. 22:20,21, KJV; Pr. 27:16, KJV;
Job 41:31,32, KJV; Dt. 32:36, KJV; etc.]
I wonder why the KJV words are so very strange;
It was implied whatever you do, do not change.
I recognized some of the terms, like the word "begat";
But many I have never heard of like "collops of fat".
[Mt. 1:2, KJV; Job 15:27, KJV; etc.]
Then there is "he that hateth suretiship is sure";
Whatever it's meaning is, I'm completely unsure.
The KJV reads, "The women that sew pillows to all armholes
and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls."
[Prov.11:15; Ezek. 13:18]
"Vain jangling", "superfluity of naughtiness" and "doth a canker";
Understanding the KJV is like trying to swim with a battleship anchor.
Was "filthy lucre" a man who needed a shower?
The beauty of the KJV is like a withered flower.
[1 Tim. 1:6; James 1:21; 2 Tim. 2:17; 1 Pet. 5:2]
"Snuffdishes", "sackbut", "neesings", "lapwing" and "oil tree";
You can keep your King James Version, don't hand it to me.
"Quick" doesn't mean fast and "conversation" now means behavior.
It's not the KJV, but the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus who is the Savior!
[Ex. 25:38, KJV; Dan.3:5, KJV; Job 41:18, KJV; Lev. 11:19, KJV;
Isa. 41:19, KJV; Heb. 4:12, KJV; Heb. 13:7, KJV]
To attack the NIV wording does not of the KJV vindicate;
It does not make the KJV the special one, as you indicate.
You compare all other translations with the KJV standard;
Instead of to the Greek manuscripts, then "cometh" your slander.
"Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels".
I didn't translate that KJB verse - I shouldn't be the cause of your scowls.
Then there's the KJV - "Now for a recompense in the same";
To charge the KJV as a difficult translation, how can any blame?
[2 Cor 6:12,13]
I was misled about Bible translations and kept in the dark;
The KJV says Noah was "saved by water" and not the ark.
I surely don't want anymore of this perfect King James Version;
Too many have struggled with it from soon after their conversion.
[1 Pet. 3:20]
"God repented of the evil" in the KJV, I did read;
Then, down the road to the Bible store I did speed.
God doesn't do evil, such blasphemy cannot possibly be correct;
It was great to unload the KJV and from it to finally disconnect.
A good translation is accurate and easy to understand;
"I want to buy a reputable translation", I did demand.
"What about the KJV", the bookstore clerk kindly asked me;
"No thanks, an error-ridden archaic translation is not my cup of tea".
I know this KJV is not the translation for me;
To understand the scriptures is vital and key.
But that will remain hidden with the KJV words;
Struggling with this KJV is surely 'for the birds'.
[Mt. 5:26,KJV; Isa. 22:24, KJV; Ex. 16:18, KJV;
1 Chron. 26:15, KJV; Job 41:18, KJV; 1 Pet. 3:3, KJV;
Isa. 17:10, KJV; Num. 15:38, KJV; etc.]
Now with my reputable translations I'm so happy to read;
The living Word of God with such clear wonderful ease,
While the KJV can be a struggle from verse to verse;
New modern reputable translations are all the converse.
It's frequently incomprehensible for the child to the adult.
I feel so sorry for the enslaved people in the KJV camp;
They reject my fellowship - to them, I'm like a tramp.
[Psa.101:5, KJV; Prov. 9:7, KJV; Acts 19:9, KJV]
David "slew" Goliath dead with a single rock and a sling;
Jesus was "slew" BEFORE the cross - only a KJV thing.
That wording too is in the KJV, as it reads to this day;
More KJV garble about the Lord Jesus, who is "the way".
[1 Sam. 17:50,51, KJV; Acts 5:30, KJV; Acts10:39, KJV; Jn. 14:6]
The lying Apocrypha was in the 1611 KJV, and that's a fact;
One translator was a drunk; do you want to give me a whack?
Especially for new converts, stop all this KJV chatter.
Do you now secretly want to see my head on a platter?
Erasmus never left the Roman Catholic church as you might hope;
He dedicated his first edition of the Textus Receptus to the pope.
Erasmus stated he wanted salvation, but not without Mary;
I'm sure for the King James Version Onlyites all that is scary.
It gets worse, in the KJV twilight zone as "prevent" means "precede";
"Take thought" means "be anxious" and that's not what anyone needs.
A "peculiar people" doesn't mean "strange", but (God's own) "possession";
By the way that KJV term is used among them, you'd never get that impression.
[1 Thess. 4:15; Mt. 6:34; 1 Pet. 2:9]
"By and by" means "immediately" and "communicate" means "share";
These different word meanings have created a comprehension snare.
"Meat" means "food" in general and "alleging" means "proving";
Is this indisputable evidence about the KJV, for you, moving?
[Mt. 13:21; Gal. 6:6; Mt. 6:25; Acts 17:3]
"Earnest" sometimes means "anticipation" but at other times "money".
That equals even more confusion of a different type and that's not funny.
"College" means "double" and "mufflers" means "veils";
When it comes to clarity of meaning the KJV surely fails!
[Phil. 1:20; Eph. 1:14; 2 Chron. 34:22; Isa. 3:19]
"End of the world" means "end of the age";
That difference too is found on the KJV page.
"God speed" means "welcome" and "succour" means "help or aid";
Is it time yet for you to do an English Bible translation trade?
[Mt. 24:3; 2 John 10; Heb. 2:18]
"Elias" is Elijah and not Elisha and some are "provoked to emulation";
Do you want me to become ashes within an urn used for cremation?
And the KJV "slumber" is not to go to natural sleep;
Do you think I'm an evil New Age perversion creep?
[Mat 11:14; Rom. 11:14; 11:8]
"Wot", "fornication" and "suffer" are even more KJV snares;
That's more frustration and deception and that's not splitting hairs.
To not "lose consciousness" is not the meaning of the KJV "faint not";
Stop your LYING: the KJV is not understood by a 12 year old tot?
[Acts 3:17; 7:40; 1 Cor. 5:1; Lk. 18:16; Gal. 6:8,9]
The Holy Spirit is an "it", Jesus a holy "thing" and Paul was "rude";
Those are more KJV distortions and not wholesome spiritual food.
"Letteth" in the KJV does not mean allow, but the opposite - "hold";
Do you still think the King James Version wording are like gold?
[Rom. 8:16, 26; Lk. 1:35; 2 Cor. 11:6; 2 Thess.2:7]
All the modern translations, they hate and can not stand;
I praise God for his Word that, at last, I can understand.
It was the KJV translation that was hindering me so;
The King James Version itself became a spiritual foe.
Reading the KJV is a common spiritual stumbling block;
KJV Onlyites curse the newer translations and then mock.
Joined to their KJV - my Godly fellowship they have denied;
Where's their love for Christians, as resident in the Bride?
[1 Jn. 3:14]
That's their unscriptural demand, not an unjust insult.
They think to criticize the KJV is attacking God's Word;
That has nothing to do with reality and is quite absurd.
No one is criticizing God's word, just the KJV translation;
I've craved the Word of God since my wonderful salvation.
I now joyfully read along, as I soak in God's glorious truth;
Too bad I didn't use a modern reputable translation since youth.
They were filled with God's Spirit and went to Heaven;
Both Philip and Stephen the martyr were of the Seven.
Early saints reasoned from the scriptures and preached God's Word;
Yet none of then ever, not even one - of the King James Version heard!
[Acts 2:4; 10:44-47; Lk. 23:43; Acts 6:5; 17:2; 14:25; etc.]
The word of God existed long before the 1611 version;
To God, any IDOL of any type, is an abominable aversion;
One can indeed reject the KJV and still fully please God;
One can live holy and be pure without any needless clog.
Do you think I have "waxed bold" to put it your way?
It's absolutely vital to understand God's word, okay?
I love you enough to be hated, avoided and shunned even more;
It's not a translation, but Jesus who is "the way" to heaven's door.
[Acts 13:46; Jn. 14:6; 10:7]
No one is assaulting God's word, just the KJV flaws;
Few were cited above without grasping for straws.
The Word of God is the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts;
The 1611 KJV translation is too often like deceiving lips.
[2 Thess. 2:7; Jonah 3:10; 1 Pet. 3:20; etc.]
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
Take this message to heart whether you're ancient or a youth.
No comparison exists between the KJV and reputable ones;
That's important truth to remember for all of God's holy sons.