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MONDAY, FEB 4, 2013  |  40 comments
Charisma House Announces 'Most Modern Version' of KJV

Charisma House has announced plans for an update of the King James Version (KJV) Bible, to be called the Modern English Version (MEV). Described as "the most modern of the KJV," the new version will be released next year.

The MEV is the most modern translation produced of the KJV in 30 years, according to officials for the book group of Charisma Media. The word-for-word translation maintains the beauty of the past, yet provides clarity for a new generation of Bible readers. The MEV also accurately communicates God's Word anew as it capitalizes references of God, "maintaining reverence" for the Scriptures.

"To Bible readers who value biblical truth, the MEV literally translates God's Word in a way that preserves the message, but remains readable for today's world," said Tessie DeVore, executive vice president of Charisma House. "And because of this, we anticipate that the MEV will have broad ...


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News Item2/4/13 4:37 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Margaret Thatcher wrote:
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
I suppose if you have the "mind of Christ", there is no harm in that. I hope you don't mind having the mind of a Man?
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News Item2/4/13 3:29 PM
good fruit  Find all comments by good fruit
Jim Lincoln wrote:
The best version of the English Bible out there is the NASB
How can a good version of the Bible come from two Anglican Liberal Heretics???
Westcott and Hort distorted the Greek NT text in the 1880's - that same distortion is used by the NASB, NIV and other modern versions.

As Jesus teaches; "Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes."

Christian pick your fruit from the KJV which God has been using for centuries.

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News Item2/4/13 3:15 PM
Margaret Thatcher  Find all comments by Margaret Thatcher
dennis wrote:
Because she was the best man in Westminster - and she is a woman. Which says a lot for the rest of them.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

John UK wrote:
Why would Christians want to choose Margaret, even if they did have a free will?
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
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News Item2/4/13 3:02 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
I already said what I had to say about variations on a very bad version of the Bible, the KJV, not only because of the The Truth About KJV Only...Agendas, oh and which version of the AV itself? Final Authority -- Answers to a reader's question of KJV as his final authority. But, as I pointed out to make a third-rate version of the KJV 1769 a second rate version it has to be in modern English. The best version of the English Bible out there is the NASB. Read the whole--yes rather lengthy--URL=http://web.archive.org/web/20071021065646/http://faith.propadeutic.com/questions.html>Comparing Bible Translations to decide which to go for, but as I said the only acceptable KJV is The Ryrie KJV Study Bible Hardback-Red Letter, well or, Comparative Study Bible. At least you get three good modern Bibles with KJV.
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News Item2/4/13 2:43 PM
dennis  Find all comments by dennis
John UK wrote:
Why would Christians want to choose Margaret, even if they did have a free will?
Because she was the best man in Westminster - and she is a woman. Which says a lot for the rest of them.

ps: If Jim Lincoln used the KJV he would know a great deal more about Scripture, truth and politics.

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News Item2/4/13 2:31 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
dennis wrote:

How can Christians "choose" Margaret they don't have a free will?
Why would Christians want to choose Margaret, even if they did have a free will?
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News Item2/4/13 2:27 PM
dennis  Find all comments by dennis
Margaret Thatcher wrote:
And, as I understand it, the right to choose is the essence of Christianity.

How can Christians "choose" Margaret they don't have a free will?

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News Item2/4/13 2:21 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Jim Lincoln wrote:
If you want the KJV in a readable form, get The 21st Century King James Version of the Holy Bible, if you want a Bible that follows the Textus Receptus more closely than even the KJV then get New King James Version.
Nothing to say about the latest, bestest ever, new version, Jim? It's amazing how you never comment on the new version the thread is all about.

"Charisma House has announced plans for an update of the King James Version (KJV) Bible, to be called the Modern English Version (MEV). Described as "the most modern of the KJV," the new version will be released next year.
The MEV is the most modern translation produced of the KJV in 30 years, according to officials for the book group of Charisma Media."

But then, I guess the sales graph for the NASB is dwindling already, prompting a response from shareholders to shore up the losses.

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News Item2/4/13 2:17 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Margaret, the essence of Christianity is "Only Scripture," "Only Christ," "Only Grace," "Only Faith," and "To God Alone Be Glory".

When it is Scripture it has to be accurate, The Biblical Position on The KJV Controversy and it has to be understandable by the person reading it,

Doug Kutilek wrote:
Let me say it again--the sole justification for producing and publishing any Bible translation is so that those who do not understand the words in the original languages can nevertheless gain access to them through words they do understand in their own language.
excerpt from, Restating The Obvious About Bible Translations
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News Item2/4/13 1:49 PM
Margaret Thatcher  Find all comments by Margaret Thatcher
Scott McMahan wrote:
Interesting to see how the trend is shaping up where each subculture in Christianity has its own translation. No longer are there "standard" translations like the KJV, NSAB, etc. Now Southern Baptists have one (HCSB), Reformed people have one (ESV), liberals have one (CEB), etc. And the Charismatics will have one. Each group seems to want to capture the Bible dollars of its members and not let those dollars go out to big publishers like HarperCollins. Christians are standardizing on a translation, but each group has its own Bible. Very different than in the past when disparate groups standardized on the same Bible translation.
And, as I understand it, the right to choose is the essence of Christianity.
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News Item2/4/13 1:42 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
If you want the KJV in a readable form, get The 21st Century King James Version of the Holy Bible (KJ21®), if you want a Bible that follows the Textus Receptus more closely than even the KJV then get New King James Version. If you are actually in interested in God's Word, then get the New American Standard Bible.

Christopher Pope wrote:
Translations Not Recommended

Advances in understanding the text of the New Testament, as well as changes in the English language, have made the Geneva Bible (GEN), King James Version (KJV), and Young's Literal Translation far obsolete. Their rating is lower for the fact that, while the most formally literal, none of them pay enough attention to the nuances of grammar and syntax.... The 21st Century King James Version (KJ21) might have outdone the NKJV if it had been more consistent in updating the KJV's archaisms and correcting more obvious errors such as Easter in Acts 12:4....

from, Comparing Bible Translations--Conclusions
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News Item2/4/13 1:37 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Folio wrote:
... and now you are running off begging to the Mennonite Central Committee!
Where will it all end???
Looks like I'm out to a googlie.
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News Item2/4/13 1:18 PM
Folio  Find all comments by Folio
... and now you are running off begging to the Mennonite Central Committee!

Where will it all end???

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News Item2/4/13 1:08 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Folio wrote:
John,
Have you gone all soft and ecumenical on us true Authorised Version readers?
You are not an American Independent Fundamentalist Baptist so please restrain yourself from such excesses. They believe in secondary separation, so
Please keep off their grass!
Alas, you are quite right. Mea Culpa!

But the sackcloth is still on the washing line, and I've run out of ashes. Maybe the MCC have some I could borrow.

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News Item2/4/13 12:48 PM
Folio  Find all comments by Folio
John UK wrote:
King James Bible
John,

Have you gone all soft and ecumenical on us true Authorised Version readers?

You are not an American Independent Fundamentalist Baptist so please restrain yourself from such excesses. They believe in secondary separation, so
Please keep off their grass!

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News Item2/4/13 11:05 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Rufus wrote:
The Holy Bible already provides clarity and is already quite readable. I sure wish folks would stop messing with the Word of God.
Quite so, Rufus, and I also wish that instead of continually coming out with more and more English versions, these publishers would concern themselves with those people groups without even one version of the scriptures in their native language. But then, there's not much money in that. As far as I'm concerned, that shows where their priorities lie.
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News Item2/4/13 9:27 AM
Rufus | Fort Worth, TX  Protected NameFind all comments by Rufus
The Holy Bible already provides clarity and is already quite readable. I sure wish folks would stop messing with the Word of God.
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News Item2/4/13 8:47 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Christopher000 wrote:
"Editors of the MEV translation represent institutions such as the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Harvard University, Oral Roberts University, Westminster Theological Seminary and Yale University."
"...And because of this, we anticipate that the MEV will have broad ecumenical and consumer acceptance."
Uh oh, I thought they were simply going to update the antiquated words; leaving the rest in tact...then I read on.
Key words, "broad ecumenical acceptance".

I'm glad the King James Bible marches on regardless.

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News Item2/4/13 8:33 AM
Scott McMahan | Internet  Protected NameFind all comments by Scott McMahan
I was just thinking that what we need is another Bible translation. After all, the market is not yet saturated with them.

Interesting to see how the trend is shaping up where each subculture in Christianity has its own translation. No longer are there "standard" translations like the KJV, NSAB, etc. Now Southern Baptists have one (HCSB), Reformed people have one (ESV), liberals have one (CEB), etc. And the Charismatics will have one. Each group seems to want to capture the Bible dollars of its members and not let those dollars go out to big publishers like HarperCollins. Christians are standardizing on a translation, but each group has its own Bible. Very different than in the past when disparate groups standardized on the same Bible translation.

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News Item2/4/13 6:59 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
"Editors of the MEV translation represent institutions such as the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Harvard University, Oral Roberts University, Westminster Theological Seminary and Yale University."

"...And because of this, we anticipate that the MEV will have broad ecumenical and consumer acceptance."

Uh oh, I thought they were simply going to update the antiquated words; leaving the rest in tact...then I read on.

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