I would like you to assess the quality of the following piece, as well as give an answer for what it says. By: Guido Arbia Had the language of the King James Bible not been clear, we might have been able to set forth an explanation for the majesty of its rhythms. We could have postulated the use of rhetorical devices like parallelism. We could have postulated the careful arrangement of its words so as to conform them to a pattern of feet. But we know that the most direct arrangement of words, the kind of arrangement we find in the King James Bible, when put to use by a modern author to express any thoughts of his own, always results in the prose of a mortal, which contains neither the fluidity nor the power we find in the biblical text. For this translation not only achieves the prose of the divine, but conveys the divine message in the plainest of words. Though the syntax is more complex in some passages than others, the language is always direct. To illustrate the majesty of the biblical prose being conveyed through its plainness, let us look at passage from the book of Psalms, which reads as follows: "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork." Hearing the sound these words, those of us who are skilled in meter might assume that we can imitate the rhythm ourselves, or at least write a passage in the same voice by making use of agreeable rhythms, but we must take into account that this passage achieves its voice through the natural sound of its words without any special arrangement. In contrast, the words, "I went to the barber shop the other day", though just as direct, are completely void of that voice. What other word could have been chosen than "heavens" that would have been more clear? Or what other word than "declare"? One might argue that the translators had a choice between "God's glory" and "the glory of God", but that choice is so trivial that it renders the argument useless. It seems then, that the Creator of the universe has preserved for Himself not one, but several majestic voices through His hand in the evolution of the English language, which He designated to His prophets, and to His apostles, and appointed to all others the natural tendency of words.