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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.

Pro 21.24   NIV  “…overweening pride”  

AV “…proud wrath”

Isa 16.6   NIV  “…and her insolence…”  

AV “…and his wrath…”

Isa 30.1   NIV “Woe to the obstinate children…” 

AV “Woe to the rebellious children…”

Jer 27.7   NIV “…kings will subjugate him” 

AV “…kings shall serve themselves of him”

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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…”

“Hello?”

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