icthus: " ... the textual basis for the KJV is far superior to any other version." Your statement is hollow. The Geneva Bible had the same textual basis as the KJV. Your statment is unfair, A subset of the textual basis for the NIV is the textual basis for the KJV. I might add "a small subset". What i really think you might have issue with is that the KJV Translators were better at textual criticism than were (say) the NIV translators. My pastor thinks the KJV translators were more understanding of the retorical devices of the Hebrew and Greek than are most modern translators (say) the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB).