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The Bible, King James Version (KJV)

The Bible, King James Version (KJV) by
The Bible, King James Version (KJV)

The Authorized Version, commonly known as the King James Version, the King James Bible or simply the KJV, is an English translation by the Church of England of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer, Robert Barker, this was the third such official translation into English; the first having been the Great Bible commissioned by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second having been the Bishop's Bible of 1568. In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England.
James gave the translators instructions intended to guarantee that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology and reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England and its beliefs about an ordained clergy. The translation was by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament was translated from Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha were translated from the Greek and Latin.
In the Book of Common Prayer (1662), the text of the Authorized Version replaced the text of the Great Bible - for Epistle and Gospel readings - and as such was authorized by Act of Parliament. By the first half of the 18th century, the Authorized Version was effectively unchallenged as the English translation used in Anglican and other Protestant churches. Over the course of the 18th century, the Authorized Version supplanted the Latin Vulgate as the standard version of scripture for English speaking scholars.

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Book 01 Genesis Book 14 2 Chronicles Book 27 Daniel Book 02 Exodus Book 15 Ezra Book 28 Hosea Book 03 Leviticus Book 16 Nehemiah Book 29 Joel Book 04 Numbers Book 17 Esther Book 30 Amos Book 05 Deuteronomy Book 18 Job Book 31 Obadiah Book 06 Joshua Book 19 Psalms Book 32 Jonah Book 07 Judges Book 20 Proverbs Book 33 Micah Book 08 Ruth Book 21 Ecclesiastes Book 34 Nahum Book 09 1 Samuel Book 22 Song of Solomon Book 35 Habakkuk Book 10 2 Samuel Book 23 Isaiah Book 36 Zephaniah Book 11 1 Kings Book 24 Jeremiah Book 37 Haggai Book 12 2 Kings Book 25 Lamentations Book 38 Zechariah Book 13 1 Chronicles Book 26 Ezekiel Book 39 Malachi

Book 40 Matthew Book 49 Ephesians Book 58 Hebrews Book 41 Mark Book 50 Philippians Book 59 James Book 42 Luke Book 51 Colossians Book 60 1 Peter Book 43 John Book 52 1 Thessalonians Book 61 2 Peter Book 44 Acts Book 53 2 Thessalonians Book 62 1 John Book 45 Romans Book 54 1 Timothy Book 63 2 John Book 46 1 Corinthians Book 55 2 Timothy Book 64 3 John Book 47 2 Corinthians Book 56 Titus Book 65 Jude Book 48 Galatians Book 57 Philemon Book 66 Revelation

Book 01 Genesis

01:001:001 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth... Continue reading book >>


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