|King James Version
|Old Covenant||New Covenant|
It was translated out of the original tongues and with previous translations, including that of William Tyndale, diligently compared and revised. In the preface of the 1611 edition, the translators stated that it was not their purpose to make a new translation but to make a good one better. It is a revision of the Bishop's Bible of 1568.
It was the desire of the translators to make God's holy Truth more and more known unto the people, even though they may be maligned by those religious persons who would keep the people in ignorance and darkness concerning it. It was presented to King James I when completed in 1611. It has been the standard English translation for almost four hundred years.
It is noted for the quality of translation and the majesty of style. The translators were committed to producing an English Bible that would be a precise translation and by no means a paraphrase or broadly approximate rendering. The scholars were fully familiar with the original languages of the Bible and especially gifted in their use of their native English. Because of their reverence for God and His Word, only a principle of utmost accuracy in their translation could be accepted. Appreciating the intrinsic beauty of divine revelation, they disciplined their talents to render well-chosen English words of their time as well as a graceful, often musical, arrangement of language.
There have been many publishers, many editions, and various features for this version.
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
Comparisons which include this version:
Additions and Omissions in the Synoptic Gospels
Bishops, Overseers, Presbyters, and Elders
The Burden and the Yoke to Be Removed
Commandments or Clean Robes?
The Criminals on the Crosses
The Deceived Prophet
Entering His Rest
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
The Falsifying Scribes
The Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
The Gifts of the Spirit
God So Loved the World
Gods, God, or Judges
Hebrew Poetry in the Bible
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
Horses from Egypt and Kue
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
Let No Man Judge You
The Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
The Miracle at Cana
Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
A Reference to the Trinity
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
The Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Song of Solomon
The Story of the Adultress
That Which Will Happen Before the End
Those Who Work Iniquity
The Time of Peleg
The Tragedy at Beth-Shemesh
Variations in the Pentateuch
Was Jesus Forsaken by God?
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures