The KJV and the English Language

There’s a nice little essay over at Bible and Interpretation that folk may find interesting as the 400th anniversary of the KJV rolls nearer.  It commences thusly-

The King James Bible – either directly, from its own translators, or indirectly, as a glass through which we can see its predecessors – has contributed far more to English in the way of idiomatic or quasi-proverbial expressions than any other literary source.