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I’m sure most of you have clocked that it’s the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised Version of the bible, also known as the King James Version or KJV. This bible translation had a profound effect on the English language, as well as on the people of England and the English speaking world. There are lots of things going on this year to celebrate, including a whole day of bible readings on Radio 4.

Glenn Scrivener, who blogs very thoughtfully over at Christ the Truth, has a special website going for the year, The King’s English, where he’s blogging daily on phrases from the KJV that have passed into (more or less) common usage in the English language. If you love words, or if you love the Word,  go and see what Glenn has to say. Today, for instance, he’s posted on ‘Be fruitful and multiply’.

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