Bible (Authorized Version)
|←Bible||The Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible (1611)|
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.
The Holy Bible,
Conteyning the Old Teſtament,
Newly Tranſlated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former Tranſlations diligently compared and reuiſed,
Appointed to be read in Churches.
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker,
Anno Dom. 1611.
¶ Newly Tranſlated out of the Originall Greeke: and with the former Tranſlations diligently compared and reuiſed, by his Maieſties ſpeciall Commandement.
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
|Geneſis hath Chapters||50||Eccleſiaſtes hath Chapters||12|
|Exodus||40||The ſong of Solomon||8|
The Bookes called Apocrypha
The Bookes of the New Teſtament
|Matthew hath Chapters||28||1. Timotheus hath Chapters||6|
|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|
- 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.