KJV Bible Verse Art

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Mike | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 4 2014 6:55 AM

I enjoy seeing the creative verse art each day on the home page of the Logos app. The KJV is the most widely used translation in use today, so could see some some KJV from time to time? Thanks!

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 7:24 AM

Pastor Mike:

I enjoy seeing the creative verse art each day on the home page of the Logos app. The KJV is the most widely used translation in use today, so could see some some KJV from time to time? Thanks!

Peace and Blessings for 2014, Pastor Mike, to you and your loved ones!                *smile*

                                                                                     Thanks for your post! 

                        The KJV is still my favourite ...       Do I EVER love and appreciate it!    I will always love and appreciate it!            I think, Pastor Mike, that you have a great idea here.            I also love Logos' Daily Art!

                       However, I doubt very much that the KJV is STILL the most widely used translation.

                But ...    maybe you're right ......          I really don't know .....                    I DO know that I love it, eh?     And, I don't even know how to find out???                            But, the KJV is SO Precious to me!            *smile*

          In my second or third year at Concordia College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sometime around 1954 or 1955 . -- (Hope to remember exactly when, someday!), the famous Lutheran Church Missouri  Synod Professor and author (What Luther Says  --  This was before the multi-volumed Luther’s Works was released) – The Reverend Doctor Professor Ewald Plass addressed our class (an all male Ivory Tower school BTW!) at the beginning of the Fall Term:  “Men, I require you to memorise 1000 Bible Passages – both ways!”  (He would say John 3:16, we would say “For God so Loved….”, then vice versa.  He would say Isaiah 53, we would say “Who hath believed our report?  And to whom is bthe arm of the Lord revealed?        For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, And as a root out of a dry ground:

            He hath no form nor comeliness; ….then the rest of the chapter   -- always whole chapters)   and so on and so on ...          He even published a small booklet with all these verses in it to make our life easier .......??     .....  or more manageable ...       hard to believe we did it, but we did -- and I will forever Rejoice in the Grace of God!          *smile*                          ........ A Happy and Blessed New Year to you, full of Grace!\           *smile*

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 7:33 AM

Thanks.

Is that booklet with the verses digitized on the internet somewhere?

I got the stat from Logos' information page for the KJV.

Pastor Mike

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 8:20 AM

I find the King James Bible easiest to memorize. I guess it is due to the poetic language.

My son was challenged in youth camp to start memorizing large portions of key passages. By the time he left for Bible College he had several books committed to memory. He has continued to memorize and it helps his daily walk and serves his ministry well.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 8:34 AM

Again, Blessings and Peace, Pastor Mike!

                  Thanks for sharing that!      *smile*          Found it!      "The King James Version of the Bible is still the most widely used text in the English language."

              Could be, I guess.          The following came up in Google: (this is sales, not necessarily, usage ...)

March 20, 2013|8:50 am

The Christian Booksellers Association has published its list of bestselling Bible translations in 2012 for the United States.

 2012 – Based on Dollar Sales

1. New International Version 2. King James Version 3. New Living Translation 4. New King James Version 5. English Standard Version 6. Holman Christian Standard Bible 7. New American Standard Bible 8. Common English Bible 9. Reina Valera 1960 10. The Message

2012 – Based on Unit Sales

1. New Living Translation 2. New International Version 3. King James Version 4. New King James Version 5. English Standard Version 6. Common English Bible 7. Holman Christian Standard Bible 8. New American Standard Bible 9. Reina Valera 1960 10. New International Readers Version

               I've been looking for my copy of Dr. Plass' Memory Book for a while now!    Am trying to organise all my "stuff" so my wife and children and grandchildren have an easier time when the Lord calls me Home!       *smile*               If I find it, I'll make a .docx copy and post it.    I think many would find it interesting!                 *smile*

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 8:50 AM

Pastor Mike:

I enjoy seeing the creative verse art each day on the home page of the Logos app. The KJV is the most widely used translation in use today, so could see some some KJV from time to time? Thanks!

I've never been able to read the KJV very long before getting confused with the language. Sorry. I feel the same way about Shakespeare. That probably says that I'm some sort of cultural dolt. 

However, I was unsure about the KJV being the most read version and did a little digging. I don't know how one would measure 'most read' since most people don't report on their reading habits. However in terms of sales I found this: http://www.christianpost.com/news/top-10-bible-translations-in-the-united-states-92219/ Those stat's are a year old and I suspect the NIV probably lost some ground for 2013. I was surprised to see the KJV at #2 on dollar sales and #3 on units sold. (This says something about people making money on a public domain translation, but I'll leave the vitriolic reactions to others.)

That aside, the ESV was #5 and was surpassed by the NKJV on both lists. Two other surprises were the presence of the Common English Bible on both lists and the NIrV on the second (just squeaking in at #10).

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Mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 8:58 AM

As I said, I used the info provided by Logos. 

Bible translations is a huge topic. An interesting part of that study is "why" a translation came into existence. Example: a denomination felt a translation was needed to better reflect their theology, needed for a specific language, a book publishers latest marketing venture.

I'm not against selling the bible for money, I gladly paid a lot for my Allan. 

I just think sometimes in the Christian publishing world we create solutions that are looking for problems. Just my two sense. Don't mean to start a translation battle on this forum. 

Pastor Mike

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 11:40 AM

Thanks to both of you!      *smile*             I have plenty to think about!                       A Blessed New Year!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 1:57 PM

Pastor Mike:
The KJV is the most widely used translation in use today, so could see some some KJV from time to time? Thanks!

I doubt the statistic and doubt the likelihood of getting a reliable statistic but because of the historical importance and influence of the KJV, I support the request

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 2:11 PM

MJ. Smith:

Pastor Mike:
The KJV is the most widely used translation in use today, so could see some some KJV from time to time? Thanks!

I doubt the statistic and doubt the likelihood of getting a reliable statistic but because of the historical importance and influence of the KJV, I support the request

I doubted the statistics presented when I noted that neither the RSV nor the NRSV appeared on the list.  It appears to have been gathered from evangelical (fundamentalist) sources.

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