Term Paper: King James Bible

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King James Bible

One example of parallelism from Psalm 23 is the Lord "maketh me to lie down in green pastures" and "leadeth me beside the still waters." This use of parallelism is effective because it focuses on active verbs, making it clear that the Lord is responsible for the actions of the faithful. Moreover, like the verbs used, the phrases are parallel; both green pastures and still waters are images of tranquility. Therefore, Psalm 23 effectively conveys that the Lord will take people to places of tranquility. One example of parallelism from Psalm 137 speaks is the passage that says, "For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth." These phrases are parallel in that they use the same verb tense, use verbs demonstrating negative actions towards God's people, and show that the captures wanted the slaves to be happy and singing. The phrasing is effective, because it highlights the insensitivity of those who captured the Irealites.

2. The versions of Psalm 23 found in the King James Bible and the Bay Psalm Book are similar enough to be recognizable as the same Psalm. However, they are not similar enough to have the same emotional impact. The archaic language found in the Bay Psalm Book make Psalm 23 seem remote and unfamiliar, while the familiar language found in the King James Bible make Psalm 23 relevant to most followers of God, even those outside of… [END OF PREVIEW]

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