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American Standard Version (1901) with footnotes and paragraph indication.

The American Standard Version of 1901 is an Americanization of the English Revised Bible, which is an update of the KJV to less archaic spelling and greater accuracy of translation. It has been called "The Rock of Biblical Honesty." It is the product of the work of over 50 Evangelical Christian scholars.

While the ASV retains many archaic word forms, it is still more understandable to the modern reader than the KJV in many passages. The ASV also forms the basis for several modern English translations, including the World English Bible (http://www.eBible.org/bible/WEB), which is also in the Public Domain. The ASV uses "Jehovah" for God's proper name. While the current consensus is that this Holy Name was more likely pronounced "Yahweh," it is refreshing to see this rendition instead of the overloading of the word "Lord" that the KJV, NASB, and many others do.

Pronouns referring to God are not capitalized in the ASV, as they are not in the NIV and some others, breaking the tradition of the KJV. Since Hebrew has no such thing as tense, and the oldest Greek manuscripts are all upper case, anyway, this tradition was based only on English usage around 1600, anyway. Not capitalizing these pronouns solves some translational problems, such as the coronation psalms, which refer equally well to an earthly king and to God.

1769 King James Authorized Version (Red Letter)

Feature:

  • Words of Christ in Red
  • Footnoted Strong's Numbers
  • Paragraph Indication
  • Italic words indicates "not in original text words\" (ready for the future Bible+ version)

Note: This module will work ONLY with Bible+ version 3.1.7-Alpha and above.

Microsoft Word DOC file of the Holy Bible: International Standard Version Old Testament Sampler, version 1.4.4 Copyright © 1996-2008 by The ISV Foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY. Permission to distribute granted as long as (1) no modifications to the text or footnotes is made, and (2) the distribution is made without fees or charges of any kind. Direct inquiries regarding this policy to permissions@isv.org.
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American King James Version, by Stone Engelbrite

This is a new translation of the Bible, based on the original King James Version. It is a simple word for word update from the King James English.  It have been taken care to change nothing doctrinely, but to simply update the spelling and vocabulary.  No grammar change because that could alter it doctrinely.

Modern King James Version, by J. Green

Feature:  Paragraph indication.

Description: The Modern King James Version of the Bible is an update of the Authorized King James Version in today's English. Besides the language update,  it has these differences: 

  • Many older editions of the KJV have a center column in which they suggest a better translation,  many of these suggestions have now been put into the text.  
  • The names of animals of the Bible have been corrected according to scientific studies today;  
  • The titles to the Psalms and names of places have been translated to their actual meaning rather than their original name,  such as Hor-hagidgad = The Hole in the Cleft. 
  • Those places which are incorrect have been changed (e.g. 'Passover' instead of 'Easter'; 'Joshua' instead of 'Jesus' in Hebrews 4; 'expanse' is replaced by 'firmament'; 'eunuch' for 'officer'; 'Let it not Be!' for 'God forbid'; 'came into being' for 'made' in John 1:3);  
  • places where the King James Version paraphrases have been replaced by a direct translation from the original;  
  • the Greek names for Old Testament characters are given the same name as in the King James Version;  
  • money, titles, weights, etc. are translated as they are in the original languages (e.g. denarius instead of penny).

The reviser has not thrust in words, nor left out words, in order to establish some personal belief as to what the Bible ought to say. The Modern King James Version can be easily understood in the pew when the speaker is using the King James Version.

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