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King james bible

There are several versions of the Bible that you can download for free and King James Bible free download (KJV) is just one of them. At times referred to as King James Bible or Authorized Version, KJV is the bible whose translation began in 1604, a translation that took seven years, ending in 1611. It is the translation of the Bible in English language specifically for the Church of England. The need for KJV was necessitated by perceived problems detected in earlier versions of the Bible; the Great Bible and the Bishops’ Bible whose translations had been commissioned by King Henry VIII in 1568.

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Translation of the two versions of the Bible to KJV was commissioned by King James I in January 1604 after convening Hampton Court Conference. The task of translating from Great Bible and Bishops’ Bible was handed to a group of 47 scholars all of who were Church of England members. They were given clear instructions by the King to come up with a Bible whose translation conformed to ecclesiology and Episcopal structure of the Church of England. Like with earlier translations, the New Testament section of KJV was translated from Greek while the Old Testament section was translated from Hebrew text.

Although the translation came to be given the name KJV, which is also available as Kings James Bible free download, the first edition was given the title “THE HOLY BIBLE” with the first page carrying the words “Appointed to be read in Church”. Even after its name was given officially as King James Version, such other name variations as King James’ Version and King James Bible and Authorized Version later appeared in 1814. The official name of the 1611 translation however remains as King James Version.

Like with other Bible translations, both print and King James Bible free download have not escaped criticism. Major mistakes noted relate to spelling. This is evident in instances where “father” is spelt “further”, which is evident in Mathew 26:29. However, both Oxford and Cambridge printing presses have tried to correct common spelling mistakes.

King James Bible free download is readily available from various websites. You have the choice of downloading two versions; PC or mobile device version. Downloading the mobile device version and in particular the phone version requires that you first download the Bible Gateway application. This is an application available for free from major application stores.

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