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King James Version (KJV)
Publisher: Wordsearch
Category: Bibles

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The King James Version was translated out of the original tongues and with previous translations, including that of William Tyndale and John Wycliffe, which was diligently compared and revised to their existing texts. In the preface of the 1611 edition, the translators stated that it was not their purpose to make a new translation of the Bible but rather to make a good one better. The King James Version is a revision of the Bishop's Bible of 1568.

The King James Bible translators were a collection of some of the world's best scholars. They approached this translation with the mindset that they were translating the very word of God. It was the desire of the translators to make God's Holy Truth more and more known unto the people. The King James Bible has been called "the monument of English prose" as well as "the only great work of art ever created by a committee". The King James Version was presented to King James I when completed in 1611. It has been the Standard English translation for almost four hundred years.

The King James Version is noted for the quality of translation and the majesty of style. The translators were committed to producing an English Bible that would be a precise translation and by no means a paraphrase or broadly approximate rendering. The scholars were fully familiar with the original languages of the Bible and especially gifted in their use of their native English. Because of their reverence for God and His Word, only a principle of utmost accuracy in their translation could be accepted. Appreciating the intrinsic beauty of divine revelation, they disciplined their talents to render well-chosen English words of their time as well as a graceful, often musical, arrangement of language.

The King James Version of the Bible is the most popular literary work of all time. No other work has been published or translated more into other languages than the King James Version.