King James Version (2006 with Strongs)

In 1604, King James I of England authorized that a new translation of the Bible into English be started. It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared (Tyndale, 1526). The Authorized Version, or King James Version, quickly became the standard for English-speaking Protestants. Its flowing language and prose rhythm has had a profound influence on the literature of the past 400 years.

First printed by the King's Printer Robert Barker, this was the third translation into English to be approved by the English Church authorities. The first was the Great Bible commissioned in the reign of King Henry VIII (1535), and the second was the Bishops' Bible of 1568. In January 1604, King James VI and I convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England. (More about the KJV)

Strong's source files from Project KJV2006 by the CrossWire Bible Society.

Derived from: The translators took the Bishop's Bible as their source text, and where they departed from that in favour of another translation, this was most commonly the Geneva Bible.
Textual basis:
NT: Textus Receptus, similar to the Byzantine text-type; some readings derived from the VulgateOT: Masoretic Text with Septuagintinfluence.[citation needed] Apocrypha: Septuagint andVulgate.
Translation type: New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament was translated from Hebrew and Aramaic text, while the Apocrypha were translated from the Greek and Latin.
Copyright: Public Domain. Publication restrictions in the United Kingdom


This module was generated by on 20 May 2023 from source files dated 20 May 2023.