Interesting facts about the Authorized King James Bible:
- The Authorized King James Bible is the best-selling version of all time
- More than 250 phrases we hear today originated from the Authorized King James Bible
- The Authorized King James Bible contains more than 788,000 words, of which more than 12,000 are unique.
- English, the second most spoken language in the world, has more words than any other language. But English speakers generally use only about 1% of the language.
- All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English.
- The Cambodian alphabet is the world's largest alphabet, with 74 letters. The world's shortest alphabet, used in the Solomon Islands, has only 11.
- There are over 583 different languages and dialects spoken in Indonesia alone, including English and Dutch.
There are approximately 6,208 languages in the world today...
3,427 of these languages do not have a pure Bible in print.
Where would you be today were it not for the word of God?
Every 24 hours, approximately 232,876 people die. 90% of which are more than likely lost without Christ.
That means that, of all the people who died yesterday, only 23,287 people had accepted Christ as Saviour; whereas 209,588 people went to Hell.
Reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ while you can!
French (français, IPA: [fʁɑ̃sɛ]) is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, French-speaking Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts of the world, the largest numbers of which reside in Francophone Africa. In Africa, French is most commonly spoken in Gabon (where 80% reports fluency) Mauritius (78%), Algeria (75%) and Côte d’Ivoire (70%). French is estimated as having between 70 million and 110 million native speakers and 190 million second language speakers. French is the second-most studied foreign language in the world, after English.
French is a descendant of the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire, as are languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Sardinian and Catalan. Its closest relatives however are the other langues d’oïl and French-based creole languages. Its development was also influenced by the native Celtic languages of Roman Gaul and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders.
It is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form what is called, in French, La Francophonie, the community of French-speaking countries. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations. According to the European Union, 129 million, or twenty-six percent of the Union’s total population speak French, of whom 65 million are native speakers and 69 million are second-language or foreign language speakers, thus making French the third language in the European Union that people state they are most able to speak, after English and German. Twenty-percent of non-Francophone Europeans know how to speak French, totaling roughly 145.6 million people in Europe, alone.
From the 17th century to the mid-20th century, French served as the pre-eminent international language of diplomacy and international affairs, as well as a lingua franca among the educated classes of Europe. Only recently has the dominant position of the French language been overshadowed by English. As a result of extensive colonial ambitions of France and Belgium (at that time governed by a French-speaking elite), between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to the Americas, Africa, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.
According to a demographic projection led by the Université Laval and the Réseau Démographie de l’Agence universitaire de la francophonie, French will be represented by approximately 500 million people in 2025 and by 650 million people, or approximately seven-percent of the world’s population in 2050.
For information about errors in current French Bibles, click here. This chart compares the current French texts with the “King James Française,” (or “KJF“) which is currently promoted by Pure Bible Press as the purest French Bible presently available. For more information about the “KJF,” you may send us an e-mail through our contact page.