Why is it that most versions never really 'catch on'? And what causes versions to then 'fall out' of favor? For example, the Geneva Bible was quite popular for long while before the KJV. Why did this not continue? There has recently been some renewed interest in this version, but why has it remained forgotten (or at least, unused) all this time? Why haven't other pre-KJV English versions ever been adopted in large numbers? Certainly, their underlying texts are the same as the KJV, and their language less archaic. Did these just pass out of fashion? Why wasn't Webster's Bible more popular in America? Certainly, he knew our language needs and had a high regard for the KJV; with some folks desiring an updated TR-based New Testament, it would have seemed to be a good solution. Why not Young, or Darby? Did they become objectionably defective with the age? I'm not suggesting dubious translations (such as Lamsa or Greber), but there have been dozens of earnest, seemingly orthodox translation attempts in the recent decades (Moffatt, Weymouth, Goodspeed, Beck, Williams, Wuest, Green, etc.). Are the CEV, NCV, NLV, or TEV better than those were? Is The Message really needed when there is already Phillips'? Is the NIV a big seller because of its translational quality? Why is hard to find the MLB/New Berkley? Do we have an insatiable need to continue translating the English Bible? Are Bible sales simply a result of marketing? Will the NET or ISV ever be widespread? Why haven't most Christian's ever heard of the ALT, or read from the CLV? Are the ESV and NASB just a result from a drop in interest in the RSV and ASV? Why doesn't a version rise to the top? Why isn't there a consensus? Will the HCSB ultimately suffer the same fate as The Matthew (Roger's) Bible? Why do we allow them to be brushed aside? The fact that the KJV has been acceptable through all these generations is an indication of something extraordinarily different, if not divine. There are many questions above, but the basic thrust is: will any other version ever be both as endearing and enduring as the KJV?