King James Version Favorites
I want you to enjoy the King James Bible.
The Bible is God’s Word. It’s “a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path,” the psalmist said. But the Bible was written in Hebrew, Greek, and a few portions in Aramaic, and so it must be translated into English.
Fortunately for us, the King James Bible was written in a unique period in the development of the English language. “The times were alive, effervescent. English was in the throes of discovering itself. The late Elizabethan age was an age of linguistic sizzle,” says David Teems in his biography of James.
As a result, in addition to the life-changing power of the stories and message of the Bible in its original languages, the words of the King James Bible have a poetic majesty that has never been duplicated. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” We may not say it that way today, but there’s a power there – a power because it’s the Word of God and a power because of the way it’s written.
These 107 passages were chosen
Also included are the first chapter of the Bible (“In the beginning God created the haven and the earth.”) and the last (“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”)
These 107 passages were written to be heard. To read them silently is to miss part of their unique power. So find a quiet place where you will be able to read out loud the words, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
When you do, you will hear God’s Word spoken by you and to you in the most influential and important words ever written in the English language.
Just click on the reference below and you will go to a page with those verses from the King James Version.