A Brigham Young Quote regarding the KJV

Brigham Young

The other day I wrote about how the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible should not be the only version of the Bible used by Latter-day Saints. Here is a remarkable quote from Brigham Young commanding any Christian scholar out there who can translate the Bible better than the KJV to do so, as they would be obliged to. Since Brigham stated this, there have been some fantastic translations of the Bible translated, so I encourage all English speaking Latter-day Saints to expand your horizons and read other translations. Here is what Brigham said regarding the KJV:

“If [the Bible] be translated incorrectly, and there is a scholar on the earth who professes to be a Christian, and he can translate it any better than King James’s translators did it, he is under obligation to do so, or the curse is upon him. If I understood Greek and Hebrew as some may profess to do, and I knew the Bible was not correctly translated, I should feel myself bound by the law of justice to the inhabitants of the earth to translate that which is incorrect and give it just as it was spoken anciently. Is that proper? Yes, I would be under obligation” (Brigham Young, “Remarks,” Deseret Evening News, 2 September 1871)

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