In his Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible, Mark Ward cites this insightful quote from Benjamin Franklin:

It is now more than 170 years since the translation of our common English Bible. The language in that time is much changed, and the stile being obsolete, and thence less agreeable, is perhaps one reason why the reading of that excellent book is of late much neglected.

I read Mark’s book last night and highly recommend it. The two most valuable insights were the “false friends” chapter and the original difference between “thee” versus “ye” (hint: it did not distinguish between singular and plural).