King James Version of Holy Bible (KJV Bible) in PDF format is given here in this article (click on the link right above) as a free download for all our readers. Its about 2.50MB size.
There are many versions of the Holy Bible available now. Do you really know the History of the KJV Bible?
A resolution came forth in January 1604, when James VI of Scotland started the Hampton Court Conference. It said, “That a translation be made of the whole Bible, as consonant as can be to the original Hebrew and Greek; and this to be set out and printed, without any marginal notes, and only to be used in all churches of England in time of divine service.”
Alexander Geddes (d. 1802), a Roman Catholic priest, who in 1792 issued the first volume of his own translation of the Bible, accordingly paid tribute to the Bible of his time:
“The highest eulogiums have been made on the translation of James the First, both by our own writers and by foreigners. And, indeed, if accuracy, fidelity, and the strictest attention to the letter of the text, be supposed to constitute the qualities of an excellent version, this of all versions, must, in general, be accounted the most excellent. Every sentence, every work, every syllable, every letter and point, seem to have been weighed with the nicest exactitude; and expressed, either in the text, or margin, with the greatest precision.”
iPhone Bible Software : Good News Bible For iPhone
Friends, as you all know, the iPhone is getting so popular these days. So we thought of writing about a cool software called ‘The Good News Bible’. This iPhone app will make Bible accessible to you 24hours a day on your iPhone. Cool, isn’t it?
This iPhone App includes the full text of one of the best selling versions of the Bible and is perfect if for people who are new to the bible or just want a fresh look at the text and a new way to interact with it. The GNB is written in simple, everyday language, with the intention that everyone can appreciate it. This also has introductions to each book of the Bible and character profile for important people of the Bible.
As you can see from the sample image given above (which shows only a few from all the available features), The Good News Bible App is graphically rich with a beautifully illustrated timeline and comprehensive Who’s Who, Miracles of Jesus, Parables of Jesus, Passage for Occasions, Prayers from Bible, Quiz and Dictionary sections.
Moreover, this software is now available as an iPhone App from the App Store for just 7$. So it will only be a matter of few minutes for you to try out this great new iPhone Bible application. Visit the following links for more info.
The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-31) is given here as a Video. Watch it.
Video Transcript : Lazarus and The Rich Man
There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed and who lived each day in luxury. At his door lay a diseased beggar named Lazarus. As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores. Finally, the beggar died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and his soul went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Lazarus in the far distance with Abraham.
The rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in these flames.’
But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. Anyone who wanted to cross over to you from here is stopped at its edge, and no one there can cross over to us.’
Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, send him to my father’s home. For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them about this place of torment so they won’t have to come here when they die.’
But Abraham said, ‘Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read their writings anytime they want to.’
The rich man replied, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will turn from their sins.’
But Abraham said, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen even if someone rises from the dead.’
Reflection on Lazarus and The Rich Man parable
Basically, the story of Lazarus is about compassion, or more exactly about the lack of it.
Here Jesus invents a “teaching story” or parable in which He stages a rich man who has no compassion for a poor man living beside Him. After his death, the rich man is condemned for his hardness of heart. This is the main thrust of the story. The fact that it deals with financial wealth is rather secondary, and we must take note of this very carefully. If we don’t, we will think that this teaching of Jesus is only for the financially wealthy.
But, in truth, financial wealth is only a stage prop in the story. For lack of compassion can characterize any of us in the various aspects of our social lives. I can lack compassion towards those who are less “fortunate” than I am in terms of family life, brains, health, good looks, education, or friends.
How do I treat the Lazaruses I meet every day in my own life? Please think.
But this parable contains another important teaching. It corrects the mistaken way in which the rich man understands the mechanism of conversion. Because the rich man is like a lot of people who seek religious sensationalism. They are always looking for miracles, private revelations, strange phenomena.
But Jesus warns us against this kind of attitude. We have in the Bible and in the teaching of the Church everything we need for our Christian life and our salvation. Waiting for anything more amounts to refusing the grace of God.