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The NIV preface states a “Concern for clear and natural English…contemporary but not dated.” Glance at a few of these “clear” words compared to the AV’s “archaic” words.

NIV (left)                                                  AV (right)
Gen 6.4 The Nephilim were on the earth…/

                                        There were giants in the earth

1Ch 29.19 …build the palatial structure…/

                                                               …build the palace

Ezr 8.36 …to the royal -satraps… /

                                              …unto the king’s lieutenants

Psa 122.7 …citadels…/          …palaces…”

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