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The King James Version of the bible. Also known as the Authorised Version.

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What were the editions to the KJV since 1611 and who did them and when?

So the King James Bible came out in 1611 with the authorized version, then in 1769 with the standard version. Supposedly, there were some minor spelling corrections made in the late 1800's and in ...
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YHWH translated to Jehovah 4 times in KJV but not elsewhere… why? [duplicate]

YHWH is regularly translated as LORD in English translations of the Bible, including the KJV. I grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness and this was regularly used as a way of proving that they knew God ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

Just to clarify, so we don't get any wrong ideas here. I am a baptist. I believe that faith in Jesus Christ ALONE will save you from death and that baptism isn't necessary for salvation. I study the ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

One of my favorite Bible translations has always been the King James (I suppose because of the medieval feel), but I have always been fascinated by the much longer history of the Catholic Church, I ...
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Did Jesus ever say in the Bible to preach Christianity or his message to the Non-Jews? [closed]

My question is very simple: did Jesus mention or command his followers to go and preach Christianity (worshiping Him) to Indians or the Non-Jews? If he did not mention it why are Christians preaching ...
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What was before the king james bible and what sections might have been lost in translation? [closed]

Everyone now a days knows about the King James bible, but what was before the king james bible that it was based off of? And being that it was translated from a previous version, what were some of the ...
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Can the King James Bible be extensively quoted in commercial books?

I am writing a book about the New Testament and need to quote the Bible extensively. I know the KJV is in public domain and there shouldn't a problem in quoting it, but does that apply to a book that ...
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How many languages has the King James Version been translated into?

Yes, that's what I mean. Please read before downvoting. Our sister site hosted this question, which tells us that Winston Churchill said the King James Version of the Bible had been translated into ...
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What original text is the King James Version (KJV) translation of the Old Testament based on?

The wording of the KJV Old Testament seems to follow (in general) that of the Tanakh, so can I conclude that it is specifically a translation of the Hebrew texts rather than a translation of the Greek ...
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What Greek manuscripts were used for the KJV NT other than the Novum Instrumentum omne?

Erasmus famously only had 7 manuscripts on hand when he compiled the first edition of his "Novum Instrumentum omne". However presumably as his text underwent several revisions after that, and then ...
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Which Latin manuscripts were used by the KJV translators?

I am decently sure that this question is within proper guidelines. When the KJV translators set out to do their translation, they gathered all existing manuscripts and translations they could, to ...
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Anah contradictions in Genesis

First I am going to post these 3 verses from Genesis (King James Bible): Genesis 36:2 : Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the ...
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What Bible translations are accepted by Mormons?

A comment to another question that I had asked said that the LDS does not accept the NIV as a correct translation. Based on that comment it seems that they only accept King James Version (KJV) which, ...
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Is the English translation of “Book of Mormon” ever revised or updated, and if so, on what basis given that the golden plates have disappeared?

The English used in the initial translation of the book of Mormon is KJV-esque English. I'm wondering if there have ever been new English translations as time goes by, and as the English language has ...
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Will I get in trouble if I copy the whole KJV into a book? [duplicate]

The goal is to get my hands on a blank/clean version of the KJV that is in the public domain - One that I could copy freely into a text editor without fear of ever having to deal with copyright issues....
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Why does the NIV have 16 verses missing from the Bible? [duplicate]

Why does the NIV have 16 missing verses from the Bible? Matthew 17:21 Matthew 18:11 Matthew 23:14 Mark 7:16 Mark 9:44 Mark 9:46. Mark 11:26. Mark 15:28 Luke 17:36. John 5:4 Acts 8:37. Acts 15:...
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What manuscripts did people use to create the NIV and KJV? Are the manuscripts used to fashion the NIV older than those used for the KJV?

What manuscripts did people use to create the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible and the King James Version (KJV)? Are the manuscripts used to fashion the NIV older than those used for the ...
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Where is the italicization in the King James translation of the Bible from and what does it mean? [duplicate]

Take, for example, Ecclesiastes 9:4-6 in the King James version: For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that ...
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In 1611, in the KJV, what did the words “ghost” and “spirit” mean?

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first appearance of the word "ghost" was in 1606, five years before the Authorized Version was released in 1611. The word "ghost" appears in the KJV 109 ...
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Would reading “The Street Bible” help me understand the KJV Bible?

I've not read the Bible yet but I'm planning on purchasing the KJV Bible, once I've got the money. But I've came across a book called The Street Bible: would reading this first help me to understand ...
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KJV version confusion

Hello I've been confused by the amount of KJV bibles there are. The AKJV means the authorised King James Bible but AKJV also stands for American King James Bible as well. From my understanding the ...
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Where did the idea of the inerrancy of the King James Bible come from?

Many Christians believe that the King James Bible is the only correct translation of the word of God. And they say that all other versions of the Bible are not inerrant. What is the historical origin ...
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What arguments do KJV-only proponents give to support that the 1611 translation is better than say, Greek language Bibles?

I have an interlinear Bible, called the Apostolic Bible Polyglot, that presents the New Testament (along with the Old Testament, from the Septuagint) in Greek and English. Of the Complutensian ...
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How does King James-only-ism apply to other languages?

How does King-James-only-ism apply to other languages? As far as I know, the King-James is an English specific bible, and the King-James-Only standard is an English specific subject, which if I am ...
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Why does the KJV capitilise 'Devil' in Revelation but not in Luke?

Throughout Luke 4, 'devil' is lowercase. For example: And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the ...
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Where does the idea come from that the KJV is the proper bible to be used? [duplicate]

I have heard (mostly from the older generations) that the KJV is the only bible to be used, and all the other ones are changing the bible. Where does this idea come from? Is it a churches teaching or ...
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What does “bowels of mercies” mean?

Col 3:12 says "Put on ... bowels of mercies..." (KJV) listing traits Christians should foster. How do mercies relate to one's intestines (bowels)? Bowels appear in other Scriptures as well, not ...
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Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE

I am wondering what are the differences between the King James Version and New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition bible (this is almost the other question about NKJV and KJV Bible) From the ...
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What is the difference between these versions of the KJV?

I found those versions of the King James Version: King James Version (1769) including Apocrypha King James Version: Pure Cambridge Edition American King James Version Is there any difference between ...
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Did King James really have his name put into the Bible?

I have heard it said that the name book of James would more properly be translated as something such as Joshua. As James is a name of apparent Germanic decent, is it true as I have heard that the ...
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What does it mean to judge the fatherless? [closed]

I came across this verse: Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17, KJV) What does it mean to judge the fatherless?
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Does God ever impute sin?

"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." (Romans 4:8; KJV) The word impute means roughly "to put into" or "to give". We are saved because of Jesus' imputed righteousness. What does ...
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What are the meanings of the mote and beam in the parable? [closed]

In the new testament, Christ gives the parable of the mote and beam: 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it ...
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Is John 3:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:5-6? Does the born again experience happen by the Holy Spirit or by both the word of God/Gospel and Holy Spirit? [closed]

Is John 3:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:5-6? From this comes following: does the born again experience happen by the Holy Spirit or by both the word of God/Gospel and Holy Spirit? And he said unto ...
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Did the early church fathers view “monogenes” as “only” or “only-begotten”?

Did the early church fathers view "monogenes" as "only" or "only-begotten"? The following Bible verses have "monogenes" in it: Verse KJV NET John 1:14 only ...
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Is the King James Version Bible in the Public Domain [duplicate]

I am writing a memoir and want to use some quotes from the King James Version Bible. Will this be considered Public Domain because of the age. Thank you
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What is the meaning of the word Devils in the King James version of the Bible?

The word Devils appears in the King James version of the Bible 55 times, and appears to refer to different entities in different places. This is apparently someone or something different from The ...
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Are all of the red letter text the words of Jesus?

To what extent can we be sure that the red letters in a KJV Bible are the actual words of Jesus?
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The stone in front of our Lord's Tomb

Did the stone in front of the tomb roll away or as in Greek terms it was Sizmos or fly away, from the front of the tomb?
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What does it mean that Eve was beguiled?

In Genesis 3:13 (King James Version) we read that Eve was "beguiled": And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ...
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Why did the KJV translators translate יהוה on the extremely rare occasion as IEHOVAH rather than LORD?

The KJV translators almost always translated the Tetragrammaton into English as "LORD" (all capital letters). For example, in Deut. 6:4: But, on the rare occasion—extremely rare—they chose instead ...
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Why didn't the KJV translators transliterate יהוה?

Did the translators of the KJV make any comments or notes that explained the basis for their decision not to transliterate each occurrence of the Tetragrammaton into English, rather than translating ...
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Why is the Lord's Prayer different in the NIV and KJV?

Why is Matthew 6:13 different in the NIV that some other translations? NIV (the latest version, I think is 2010) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. KJV And lead ...
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The differences between the NKJV and KJV Bible translations

I am planing to get one of these translations for my personal use. If these are too different from one another, I would like to get both. I love to compare (for my personal study) different versions ...
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How accurate is King James' Bible? [duplicate]

Proponent of King James bible themselves points the differences between King James and modern standard. If we assume the modern translation is accurate, that means KJV must be quite wrong then. The ...
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Why are some verses missing in the NIV?

I'm wondering why some passages in the NIV are missing when compared to the KJV, like: Matthew 17:21 Matthew 18:11 Mark 9:44 Mark 11:26 Mark 15:28 Luke 17:36 …and more. Also there are some passages ...
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Why is the KJV frequently said to be the “true” translation?

This question actually centers on the KJV translation itself. It's not hard to find a church in America (particularly in the south) where they believe that the KJV is the one true translation and that ...
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Counterarguments to “KJV-only”?

Some people believe the King James Version of the Bible is the only version English-speakers should be using, as it is the only inspired translation. (This is referred to as "KJV-onlyism.") ...
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Why is Acts 8:37 missing in the NIV?

During bible study I noticed that Acts 8:37 was missing from my bible. Verse 36 goes straight onto verse 38. Some cursory Google searches show that this happens in the NIV but not the KJV. Is there ...
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Why are some words in the King James Bible written in italics?

When reading the King James Bible, I've noticed that some words are marked with italics. I have yet to discover any pattern, but it seems that all of the marked words are short common English words. ...