1611 is necessary to recover the original text and straighten out the corrupt Greek. The KJV Only people tell us that translators of other Bible versions were unbelievers.
The KJV Only folks tell us the KJV had superior translators, superior manuscripts, and therefore is a superior translation.
Erasmus, who compiled the Textus Receptus, from which the KJV was translated, used 6 manuscripts, none older than the 9th century.
These three sources- manuscripts, versions, and fathers- were all combined for the first time.
There were almost 100 Bible believing scholars from different denominations who translated this version.
They were Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist and other denominations to omit bias.
As I have already stated, the NIV had scholars from all over the English speaking world.
All together there was not a complete copy of the New Testament.
Verses were copied out of the Roman Catholic Latin Bible to complete the book of Revelation.They revised it again in 1629, leaving out the Apocrypha. When people today say they have a 1611 KJV, it is gross ignorance on their part. 8:1 says, We do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia. Exodus says, Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke.The KJV says in I Peter 3:8 that we are to be pitiful. These verses can be hard for the modern reader to understand.There were about 100 more eminent scholars who labored. The Lockman Foundation said their fourfold aim was (1) be true to the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. Some today think they still have the 1611 edition, when in fact, we have the 1769 edition.(2) be grammatically correct (3) be understandable to the masses (4) give the Lord Jesus Christ His proper place. The translators revised it in 1613, making about 400 changes. If you did have a 1611 edition, it would be very valuable, worth at least a hundred thousand dollars probably.The translators were instructed to use the Bishops Bible as a basis and departed from it only when the text required it.