A culture that does not possess this common store of image and allegory will be a perilously thin one. To seek restlessly to update [the King James Bible] or make it “relevant” is to miss the point, like yearning for a hip-hop Shakespeare. “Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward,” says the Book of Job. Want to try to improve that for Twitter?
My own "New Affection for the King James Bible" post is here.