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This is an inspired revision of the Authorized Version by Joseph Smith. Begun in June 1830 and completed in July 1833, it was the result of the commandment of God through direct revelation. Many plain and precious things had been taken away from the Bible. In most places, the language form arrangement of the King James (Authorized) Version was followed. Certain completely new portions given in the form of revelatory documents were included in the text. At the death of Joseph Smith in 1844, the manuscripts were held by his widow until 1866, when they were delivered to a committee appointed by the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church.
This edition is a corrected edition. Some words and phrases were transposed or improperly placed in the work done by Joseph Smith. These errors and mechanical errors were corrected. The original manuscripts indicate that there was additional editing done by Joseph Smith after 1833.
It does not contain Song of Solomon. The Apocrypha was not added because of a revelation stating that "it was not needful that it be translated. Many true things therein were correctly translated, but many things were not true, being interpolations of man."
Board of Publications of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (1944)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
Yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth
upon which thou standest. And the earth was without form, and void; and
I caused darkness to come upon the face of the deep. And my spirit moved
upon the face of the waters, for I am God.
In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God, and the Son was of God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made which was made.
Comparisons which include this version:
Commandments or Clean Robes?
The Criminals on the Crosses
The Deceived Prophet
Entering His Rest
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
The Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
God So Loved the World
Gods, God, or Judges
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
Jude's Advice About Saving People
Let No Man Judge You
The Minor Prophets
The Miracle at Cana
The Name of Our Heavenly Father
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 Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Song of Solomon
The Story of the Adultress
Those Who Work Iniquity
The Time of Peleg
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures