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Holy Bible: King James Version (1611)

by KJV (Bible Version)

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This bible contains the full text of the popular size King James or Authorized Version Bible, presented in a high quality black leather binding with gold edges, ribbon and slipcase.
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    Commentary on Song of Songs by John F. Brug (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on Genesis 1-11 by Carl J. Lawrenz (divinepeacerockwall)
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    Holy Bible - Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) by Wartburg Project (lhungsbe, lhungsbe, lhungsbe, lhungsbe, lhungsbe, lhungsbe, divinepeacelutheran, divinepeacelutheran)
    lhungsbe: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    lhungsbe: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    lhungsbe: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    lhungsbe: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    lhungsbe: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    lhungsbe: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    divinepeacelutheran: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
    divinepeacelutheran: My go-to version of the Bible. No additions or deletions. Easy to read.
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    Revelation: The Distant Triumph Song by Siegbert W. Becker (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on Psalms 1-72 by John F. Brug (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on Psalms 73-150 by John F. Brug (divinepeacerockwall)
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    Isaiah II: An Exposition of Isaiah 40-66 by August Pieper (divinepeacerockwall)
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    Ephesians : Amazing Grace by Irwin J. Habeck (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on Romans 1-8 by David P. Kuske (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on Galatians and Paul's Rhapsody in Christ: A Commentary on Ephesians by John Philipp Koehler (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on Romans 9-16 by David P. Kuske (divinepeacerockwall)
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    Ministers of Christ : 2 Corinthians by John P Meyer (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians by David P. Kuske (divinepeacerockwall)
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    2 Timothy : Be Strong by Irwin J. Habeck (divinepeacerockwall)
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    A Commentary on 1 & 2 Peter, Jude by David P. Kuske (divinepeacerockwall)
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    Holy Bible (New International Version) by NIV (witybe)
    witybe: I love reading the Holy Bible and the international version, it breaks words down more so you can understand. It offers me hope in a hopeless world, and’ that there is more to life than what we see or experience day to day; that there was, and still is a spiritual realm around us, which is God and His son Jesus, long before mankind was even created. The Bible informs us that we were created, and did not just appear or form here. It even gives us hope in our death if we believe. Directing us to what is good, and that there is goodness always present, and to what is evil, and why there is evil always present as well. The Holy Bible to me is the Spirit of God reaching down through an infinite expanse of time, using mankind; the prophets of old, touching generations of people, enlightening those who will hear and believe, so that they may help others who will receive and believe. Otherwise without the Holy Bible we all might have been agnostic and generations would have been oblivious about God. The Bible is a light in a very dark world’ that is relentlessly getting darker. Everyone should give it a read in their life rather you’re a believer or not. I give The Holy Bible five stars, nothing else on this planet offers such hope in life and death in this crazy world we live in.… (more)
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    Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by David Plotz (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: An honest description of what the Bible actually says.
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Belonged to Katherine Kent Stanley 1867
  LLMRED | Dec 28, 2015 |
In many senses still the Bible version for the English-speaking world. Although its use continues to decline (due to its increasingly-archaic language, the proliferation of modern Bible versions and the general decline in Bible reading and ownership), its phrases are still instantly recognizable and have shaped English. Only Shakespeare can rival its influence on the language.

The King James Bible was the culmination of a century of English Bible translation that began with William Tyndale’s 1521 New Testament. Tyndale’s skill with language and style ensured that all subsequent versions, including this, were really revisions of his work. Many memorable turns of Bible phrase originate with Tyndale. Like the Bible translations of the sixteenth century (Coverdale Bible-1535, Great Bible-1539, Geneva Bible-1560, Bishop’s Bible-1568, among others), the King James Bible was an exercise in politics as much as in translation. Completed in 1611, this version steers a middle course between the Reformed leanings of the Geneva Bible and the churchmanship of the Bishop’s Bible. In many of its translations it supports the theology and structure of the Church of England.

It replaced the Bishop’s Bible as the version to be read in churches, and, in this way, became known as the Authorised Version (AV). It was never given any royal sanction, but became known as the King James Bible (or Version) because it was dedicated to James I of England, Scotland and Ireland, who commissioned it. It was revised a number of times, and the text we now have was from the final 1769 revision.

The AV assumed a unique place in the English-speaking world because no other successful translations appeared between 1611 and 1885. Its only rival was the Douai Version, produced for Roman Catholics in 1609, which limited its appeal and readership. Everyone knew the Bible in King James language. Even today many continue to use it.

In this reviewer’s opinion, everyone should at least read familiar passages of the Bible in the AV, as well as modern translations. It teaches good style, keeping us in touch with our language. It links us with the majority of English-speaking Christians who, before the 1950s, only knew the Bible in that language, not to mention the older members of current church congregations who were raised on King James scripture. It may also expose the poverty of some modern translations.

However, the King James Bible is a poor choice for a working Bible today. Clearly, its language and idiom are very archaic. The few fundamentalists who still insist that it is the only viable Bible translation are true obscurants. More seriously, the AV relies on flawed Bible texts. Infinitely better resources are available to textual critics now than to scholars in 1611, who relied on a 1525 edition of the Massoretic text for the Old Testament, and on Erasmus’s Textus Receptus, first published in 1516, for the New Testament. To be tied to the AV as the only acceptable version of scripture is to make it into a new Vulgate, ignoring the spirit of the Reformers, let alone the everyday koine Greek of the New Testament and the very earthy, accessible language of Jesus.

In one way, it is a good thing that so many translations have stepped up to take the load from the AV. The word of God should not be associated with only one turn of phrase or style. It is to be wondered if any version will come to dominate. I doubt it. NIV for evangelicals. ESV for the conservative and Reformed. NRSV for mainliners. The Message for seekers and anyone who can’t stretch themselves beyond the Midwestern USA. And so on and so forth. So many translations in English, to suit an affluent US market, when so many peoples have no complete contemporary scriptures in their language. The Bible-reading scene has splintered, as it had before 1611. Among the good that has emerged since the demise of the AV, one can feel a little sadness that a monument of the English language, and of unity among Christians, has is passing away.
1 vote Iacobus | Jan 5, 2009 |
This was my family Bible. It has The Blakes written in the front right hand corner of the cover. it was a gift of Patsy's to my grandparents. In the back on the page before The New Testament is the list of Family deaths. There are newspaper clippings inside. ( )
  Eurekas | Apr 27, 2023 |
The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press).
"It is praised by everyone, even by the new `translators' as beautiful in its language, delightful in its cadences, etc. . . . THE KING JAMES VERSION is something not seen in today's so-called versions . . . the KJV as a whole is a God-pleasing effort to convey what God has written for our guidance in faith and practice. And since it is the only version that most believers have adhered to for more than three centuries, and untold millions have been converted in the reading and hearing of it, it evidently has the approval of God Almighty. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
Online Bible Homepage

http://www.onlinebible.org/
Features of the Online Bible CD-ROM include:THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION (1769 revised text) on a split screen with YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE.
Notes from THE GENEVA BIBLE, 1599,
Definition of Greek words from THAYER'S GREEK ENGLISH LEXICON,
Definition of Hebrew and Aramaic words from BROWN-DRIVER-BRIGGS HEBREW LEXICON,
Entire contents of STRONG'S CONCORDANCE,
Entire contents of the ENGLISHMAN'S CONCORDANCE,
Entire contents of THE ENGLISHMAN'S HEBREW CONCORDANCE,
All 560,000 cross references from THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE,
All the 5000 topics of the THOMPSON CHAIN REFERENCE BIBLE,
Ability to add your own topics,
Built in word processor and bridge to your word processor,
Ability to display notes, Strong's numbers, in any part of the Bible, and to add your own notes,
Ability to display on screen transliterated Greek or Hebrew words, and to print them, and
This CD-ROM is the result of the cooperative work of about 45 individuals and is continuing to mature.
The World Wide Web Bible Gateway

http://www.calvin.edu/cgi-bin/bible
The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press) is also available on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.
Nelson Electronic Publishing

http://www.thomasnelson.com/Pagx/PRxReference.html ( )
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  lettermen | Dec 2, 2007 |
Full title reads: The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches. [Authorized King James Version]. Including: Ready References : a compilation of texts subjectively arranged with annotations. A small Bible, but being over 4 inches tall, not really a miniature. Distributed by Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  fredheid | Mar 6, 2006 |
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The Hebrew and Greek Originals are of Qabalistic value. It contains also many magical apologues, and recounts many tales of folklore and magical rites.
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For my children, their children, and all the generations to come

Caritas aeternum est

- B.M.
Presented to Lorin Hungsberg by Mr. M. Kleinhemm date May 5th, 1959
TO THE MOST
HIGH AND MIGHTIE
Prince, IAMES by the grace of God
King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland,
Defender of the Faith, &c.,
THE TRANSLATORS OF THE BIBLE,
wish Grace, Mercie, and Peace, through
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CHRIST our LORD.
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"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Bibliographical introduction. Mainly, no doubt, because of the predominance of French as the language of educated people in England from the time of the Norman Conquest until the middle of the fourteenth century, the Bible, as a whole, remained untranslated into English until the last years of the life of Wyclif.
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)
since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
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This translation is also known as the "Authorized Version" (especially in the UK) and as the "Authorized King James Version". Please do not combine KJV editions that contain the Apocrypha with this work. Various "study editions" with extensive notes and aids should not be combined here. Please separate any that are here, and combine such editions as separate works.
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This bible contains the full text of the popular size King James or Authorized Version Bible, presented in a high quality black leather binding with gold edges, ribbon and slipcase.

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This edition does not include the Apocrypha, which were included in the Authorized Version under the authority of King James.
This is a King James bible, with chain references, index of proper names, a concordance, and maps. It is printed in Long Primer type on india paper, and bound in black calfskin leather, semi-yapp, with gilt edges.
Red Leather. Red Letter Edition. Given by my wife, Mary, to her first husband Keith after his ordination
This book contains the complete English text of the Holy Bible as translated under the authority of King James. Some unique features of this printing include a full color picture of Jesus teaching, the words of Jesus highlighted in red, and three full color maps. For reference, the book included a 125 page concordance plus tables explaining weights, money, and bibical measurements, a summary of all the books of the Bible, and an explanation of the languages used in the Bible.
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