King James Version


: a revision of the English Bishops' Bible carried out under James I, published in 1611, and widely used by Protestants : authorized version

Examples of King James Version in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the promotional video, Trump says the Bible uses the King James Version of the text. Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Elizabethan England gave our language its particular beauty, especially in the plays of Shakespeare and the King James Version of the Bible. Adam M. Carrington, National Review, 17 Dec. 2023 Paul was saying two things which the King James Version missed. TIME, 20 Oct. 2023 That’s Romans, chapter 7, verses 18 and 19, King James Version. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 10 Sep. 2023 The only book available to me, a book I was allowed to read all by myself without anyone paying attention to me, was the King James Version of the Bible. Jamaica Kincaid, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2020

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Word History


James I of England

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of King James Version was in 1768

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“King James Version.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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