The KJV Didn’t Makes the Pope’s List…Shocker

The image below has been circulating around lately in certain familiar circles so I thought I would I would share it here for anyone who had not seen it. It is an image of the current English versions of the Bible approved by the Apostolic See i.e., the Pope. Canon law regarding the authority of Scripture states,

“Books of the sacred scriptures cannot be published unless the Apostolic See or the conference of bishops has approved them. For the publication of their translations into the vernacular, it is also required that they be approved by the same authority and provided with necessary and sufficient annotations. With the permission of the Conference of Bishops, Catholic members of the Christian faithful in collaboration with separated brothers and sisters can prepare and publish translations of the sacred scriptures provided with appropriate annotations.” —  Canon 825 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law

So here is the list.

While the KJV didn’t make the list, nor did all the other TR-based translations, we do see that some familiar modern translations made the list: the New Living Translation, the New Revised Standard Version, and of course the favorite of many evangelicals, the English Standard Version. These all made the cut. Congratulations…I think.

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