Excerpted from "Answers To Your Bible Version Questions"
© 2001 by David W. Daniels
Question: What about other
languages? Has God only preserved a Bible for
the English speaking peoples?
Answer: God has preserved His
words through the broad flow of history in
certain specific languages: Hebrew, Greek, Old Latin and English. Other
languages have the blessed opportunity to follow what God has revealed and
translate it into their languages.
People today say, "How dare you King James-only people! You just want to
force people to translate the KJV into other languages!" But look at the
NIV: That perversion is being translated all over the world, and it is
the NIV! The NVI in Spanish, for example, is not very different at all
the NIV. The Dutch, French and other versions are still NIVs! And the NIV
most definitely an English Bible.
So the question is not "Shall we translate the Bible from English into
other languages?" The question is "Which Bible shall we use to translate God's
words into the various languages of the world?" I know the King James
Bible is God's preserved words in English. So my choice is made. May God help
the translators of the world to use God's words, and not a perversion that
will only bring them into judgment before our Almighty God.
May God bless you as you read and trust His words in English, the King