Modern KJV

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  1. jw

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    What is the difference in the Modern KJV verses the regular KJV?

    I downloaded the MKJV for my Palm along with a few other versions and even some Greek texts from OliveTree (http://www.olivetree.com/index.php - most are free, check it out [​IMG] ). They were charging $5 for the KJV, but the MKJV was free.. and since I didn't want to pay.

    Anyway, I've never really even heard of the MKJV, what's the difference?
     
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    MKJV is from brother JP Green at Sovereign Grace publishers. It's also available from E-sword. It's an update of the KJV into more modern english similar to the NKJV. It can be purchased from them but is out of print now and will not be ready until late summer. I have see some of thier Bibles (MKJV, LITV) and they are very nice. I intend to purchase one of each as soon as they're ready but for the time being you can read each on E-sword.
     
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    Thanks for info Bro. James.
     
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    I had a MKJV that I was borrowing for a while, and was very impressed with it. It's consistent with the KJV (on a sidenote, I see no reason why a KJVOist would reject it).
     
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    I've read it, and I certainly wouldn't reject it either...and for that matter, I don't reject the KJV, AV 1611, Geneva, or Bishop's Bible, either.
     
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    What futhr proff do wee need that thou art forsaken :D ;)

    Rob
     
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    Deacon, methinks thou has suckled humor from thy mother's bosom :D
     
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    I like both the MKJV and LITV.
     
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    Although the MKJV is much like the original KJV, and it is based on the textus receptus like the KJV, there is just enough difference that folks in the KJVO camp will not accept it. I have a 1999 printing of the MKJV. It is a text only edition with not even a cross reference system. Every now and then I haul out the MKJV but I mainly stick with the NKJV, the KJV or the NASB.
     
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    One difference between the Modern KJV and the KJV is that the MKJV updates a number of archaic words in the KJV. While they are both based on the same underlying texts, there are a few places where they differ on how to best translate those texts.

    Here are a few examples differences:

    Gen. 1:28
    fill the earth (1560 Geneva, MKJV)
    replenish the earth (KJV)

    Gen. 30:37
    hazel (KJV)
    almond (1380's Wycliffe's, MKJV)

    Gen. 36:24
    mules (KJV)
    hot springs (MKJV)

    Exod. 5:8a
    the number of bricks (Tyndale's, MKJV)
    the tale of the bricks (KJV)

    Exod. 15:3
    The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name (KJV)
    The LORD is a man of war; Jehovah is His name (MKJV)

    Exod. 29:40
    tenth part (1560 Geneva, MKJV)
    tenth deal (KJV)

    Lev. 12:8
    turtledoves (1535 Coverdale's, MKJV)
    turtles (KJV)

    1 Sam. 14:45
    God forbid (KJV)
    Far be it! (MKJV)

    1 Sam. 20:40
    weapons (1535 Coverdale's, 1537 Matthew's, MKJV)
    artillery (KJV)

    2 Sam. 16:16
    God save the king (KJV)
    Let the king live (MKJV)
     
  12. MikeinGhana

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    Are there any serious doctrinal issues with the MKJV? What is the difference between the MKJV and the NKJV or the KJV21? Are these based on the TR/Majority Texts as well?
     
  13. Brother James

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    They are based on the TR as is the NKJV.
     
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