The New King James version is known as the marijuana version. The New King James version is like marijuana. Marijuana is a gateway drug to harder and more dangerous drugs like heroin. The New King James version is a gateway version to more and more perverted versions of the Bible, like the NIV, NASV, and ESV. The bible publishers and retailers try to get Christians hooked on the latest and greatest new version of the bible. This is how they make money. They want to sell you a new bible every year. A good quality King James Bible being read every day may last from five to ten years. A Christian that only buys a new Bible every five to ten years cuts into the profits of the bible publishers and retailers.