Bible (Authorized Version)

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The Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible  (1611) 
The King James Version (KJV)a is a 1604–1611 English-language rendering of the Christian Bible undertaken by the established Church of England and commissioned by King James, the namesake thereof, that is often considered to be one of the most beautiful and influential literary works in the history of the aforementioned tongue.

The spelling of the text—originally printed in a British-style variety of the calligraphy-like blackletter family of scripts, except for the words not found in the original biblical languages,b represented with a small, italicized Roman typefacec—has been faithfully preserved herein, and so have the marginal notes; but whereas the initial 1611 printed variants had them appear on either side of the lines, in the present edition they are placed along the right margin only.

Title pages[edit]

The Holy Bible,

Conteyning the Old Teſtament,
and the New:

Newly Tranſlated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former Tranſlations diligently compared and reuiſed,
by his Maiesties ſpeciall Comandement.

Appointed to be read in Churches.

Imprinted at London by Robert Barker,
Printer to the Kings moſt Excellent Maiestie.

Anno Dom. 1611.

Title page

The Newe
Teſtament of
our Lord and Sauiour
Iesvs Christ.

¶ Newly Tranſlated out of the Originall Greeke: and with the former Tranſlations diligently compared and reuiſed, by his Maieſties ſpeciall Commandement.

at London by Robert Barker,
Printer to the Kings moſt Excellent Maieſtie.

Anno Dom. 1611.


¶ The names and order of all the Bookes of the Olde and New Teſtament, with the Number of their Chapters.

The Bookes of the Olde Teſtament[edit]

Geneſis hath Chapters 50 Eccleſiaſtes hath Chapters 12
Exodus 40 The ſong of Solomon 8
Leuiticus 27 Iſaiah 66
Numbers 36 Ieremiah 52
Deuteronomie 34 Lamentations 5
Ioſhua 24 Ezekiel 48
Iudges 21 Daniel 12
Ruth 4 Hoſea 14
1. Samuel 31 Ioel 3
2. Samuel 24 Amos 9
1. Kings 22 Obadiah 1
2. Kings 25 Ionah 4
1. Chronicles 29 Micah 7
2. Chronicles 36 Nahum 5
Ezrah 10 Habakkuk 3
Nehemiah 13 Zephaniah 3
Eſter 10 Haggai 2
Iob 42 Zechariah 14
Pſalmes 150 Malachi 4
Prouerbs 31

The Bookes called Apocrypha[edit]

1. Eſdras hath Chapters 9 Baruch with the Epiſtle of Ieremiah 6
2. Eſdras 16 The ſong of the three children.
Tobit 14 The ſtory of Suſanna.
Iudeth 16 The idole Bel and the Dragon.
The reſt of Eſther 6 The prayer of Manaſſeh.
Wiſedome 19 1. Maccabees 16
Eccleſiaſticus 51 2. Maccabees 15

The Bookes of the New Teſtament[edit]

Matthew hath Chapters 28 1. Timotheus hath Chapters 6
Marke 16 2. Timotheus 4
Luke 24 Titus 3
Iohn 21 Philemon 1
The Aƈtes 26 To the Hebrewes 13
The Epiſtle to the Romanes 16 The Epiſtle of Iames 5
1. Corinthians 16 1. Peter 5
2. Corinthians 13 2. Peter 3
Galatians 6 1. Iohn 5
Epheſians 6 2. Iohn 1
Philippians 4 3. Iohn 1
Coloſsians 4 Iude 1
1. Theſſalonians 5 Reuelation 22
2. Theſſalonians 3


  • a.—A.k.a. the Authorized Version (AV).
  • b.—I.e., Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  • c.—The current transcription has retained the said italics, but not the above-mentioned Gothic minuscule.