Originally Posted by Shane
I own and use the King James Version. Is this a respectable Bible for Catholics or is it avoided?
The KJV is not an appropriate Bible for Catholics to use as their main Bible for study or devotion:
1. it's language is outdated, perhaps leading to possible misunderstandings of some verses
2. it was translated during a time in England when Catholics were being hunted down, imprisoned, and even put to death for being Catholic
3. the translators were openly atagonistic to Catholicism
4. it was not translated in the light of Catholic teaching, nor in accord with Vatican norms for Bible translation