THE ARCHAIC LANGUAGE
USED IN THE
Do avid readers of the King James Version think that it is
more exact, or that by reading only this Bible they will be made more holy? Well here is a list of just some of the inappropriate words used in this translation
Remaineth/ fasteth/ covereth/ doeth/ seeth/ delighteth/ regardeth/ appeareth/ bringeth/ taketh/ cometh/ showeth/ becometh/ taketh/ causeth/ commiteth/ asketh/ knoweth/ feedeth/ heareth/ eateth/ runneth/ putteth/ meaneth/ receiveth/ loveth/ endureth/ seeketh/ presseth/ lendeth/ upholdeth/ considereth/ maketh/ looketh/ gathereth/ trusteth/ faileth/ shaketh/ discovereth/ sitteth/ thundereth/ restoreth/ prepareth/ uttereth/ girdeth/ trieth/ rejoiceth/ ceaseth/ puffeth/ hateth/ walketh/ honoureth/ travaileth/ passeth/ remembereth/ abhorreth/ dwelleth/ boasteth/ hideth/ executeth/ draweth/ humbleth/ croucheth/ belongeth/ layeth/ moveth/ trusteth/ abideth/ smelleth/ kindleth/ pieceth/ mocketh/ turneth/ swalloweth/ paweth/ lifteth/ searcheth/ leaveth/ drinketh/ contendeth/ lieth/ trusteth/ hasteth/ provideth/ groweth/ scattereth/ seeth/ hideth/ shouldest/ becamest/ foresakest/ speakest/ savest/ madest/ standest/ beholdest/ walkest/ mayest/ gavest/ scornest/ owest/ thou/ art/ hath/ ye/ shalt/ thine/ thee/ withsoever/ hast/ wherewith/ yea/ thy/ saith/ delightsome/ divorcement/ canst/ thyself/ withersoever/ hereof/ disquiteness/ dost/ witholden/ thyself/ wilt/ spake/ thereof.
There are many more archaic words in the KJV, but collating this list has made me mentally exhausted. I cannot understand the reason for, and the meanings of, all the suffixes contained therein.
True Christians search for the spiritual truths contained in our Lord's Word, and do not wish to be hampered with the deciphering of archaic language. Using such language only impedes one's efforts when trying to understand and enjoy the deeper spiritual meanings of the Holy Word of God. We prefer to acquire spiritual knowledge from God through a language we can understand.
What led me to write this, was when I recalled being told by a fool running a sham