This statement often comes up. We ought to rid the Bible of its archaic words! Firstly we should ask “What is an archaic word?” Apparently an archaic word is one that has fallen out of use. So how long must a word be out of use before it becomes archaic? Do crossword puzzles count? What about media advertising. For instance in the last few months McDonald’s restaurants used a so called archaic word in an advertising campiang. It was for the Shrek Kids meals. A large poster declared that Shrek “trecketh” around. I have a large volume that tracks most of the archaic words so called to prove that they are still in use and gives the references to the editions of where the words are used.
now we need to see how the KING JAMES BIBLE uses archaic words within itself to see if it drops a word that is out of use and substitutes a more modern word. In
1 Samuel chapter 9:1-11 we find the bible use an archaic word as far as the bible is concerned “SEER”. in verse 9 the bible exxplains itself 9 (Beforetime in Israel ,when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
BUT the bible does not replace the old word. the bible leaves it there.
if God is happy to leave old words in his Word then we should be. the King James Bible does define all its words old or not if you know how to look for the definition. God wants us to know what He is saying & what He has said. He guards His words of life. we should not change His word.