OK, I am new here and not wanting to stir anything up or get anyone mad, but I have to ask this question: Are many of the people here hostile to people who prefer the King James Version of the Bible? I feel like I should know what I am getting myself into by joining this board. For the record here is my position: I like the language of the King James better than that used in the more modern translations. I believe that English at that time was more expressive and better able to convey the detail of a thought than modern English. I also believe the manuscripts used (Majority Text) are more accurate to the originals than the manuscripts (Critical Text) used in most 20th Century translations. I DO NOT believe that the King James Version of the Bible (or any translation) is perfect. The art of translation by its very nature does not allow for a perfect translation. I DO believe that almost any competent translation can be used to gain a greater knowledge of and closer relationship to God. I believe that some translations will be better than others at conveying the intent of the original, and that one translation may be better than another even where the same manuscript was used as the basis. I believe that a translation using a superior manuscript will tend to be more accurate that another using a faulty manuscript. I know people who use versions other than the KJV, I like and respect those people and really don'r care a whole lot what version they read, but I prefer the King James and ask for the same respect.