(Pro 22:12 KJV) The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
Some Christians have a fear of new translations of the Bible. They like the KJV and don’t see the need for anything else. The more I use it in writing this blog, the more respect I have for it. That does not mean there is no place for bringing the language up to date. The reason I believe it can be done is that the Holy Spirit did not go on vacation in 1612 after the Authorized Version was finished. He worked with the committees of scholars that King James had gathered together. I think He still works with devout scholars today.
The biggest danger to me in new translations is the danger of what we see happening in our schools. A better translation is not necessarily easier, it is more accurate. If the reader does not need to go to the dictionary once in awhile, then they are not paying attention. You cannot describe the truths of eternity in kindergarten language. You can’t really get there with a Ph.D. either but it gives you more insight when you have a better understanding.
So? Keep studying and expect the Holy Spirit to push your boundaries no matter what your level of knowledge. Grow can be eternal.