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The NIV revisers claim a, “Concern for clear and natural English…contemporary but not dated.”

Here’s a partial list of NIV’s “clear and contemporary” words and then AV’s “dated” archaic words.

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…”

Some other “common” words found in the NIV are; clerestory, dirge, festal, festooned, filigree, etc.

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