Lily of the Valley in another thread asked about SS material for young children - but insisted it had to be KJV. As usual the thread turned into a KJO discussion. I did want to respond - but did not want to go off OP, thus this thread. From the other thread HoS, I clicked on the link for F-K scale. So what is the grade level of the KJV? I, too think it is unnecessary to require the KJV for adults, let alone 2 & 3 year olds. If we put so much stock in the KJV - then why don't we use that language in our everyday speech? In addition there are so many words that are archaic. For example, read II Samuel 11:8. Do you know what the word "mess" means? How about Deut 22:19; what does "Amerce mean. For these and some 200 other archaic words, click here. (can you honestly say you knew the meanings before going to the link?) When we teach children to read, do we start with Shakespeare or the "Dick and Jane" books? There are so many other REASONS (not excuses) to use good solid modern versions. Main questions? Do children need to be taught out of the KJV What is the grade level of the KJV? Thoughts? Salty Bonus question: What version did the Pilgrims use?