King James Version
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌkɪŋ ˈdʒeɪmz ˌvɜː.ʃən/, /ˌkɪŋ ˈdʒeɪmz ˌvɜː.ʒən/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌkɪŋ ˈdʒeɪmz ˌvɝː.ʒən/, /ˌkɪŋ ˈdʒeɪmz ˌvɝː.ʃən/
Proper noun
  1. (biblical, Christianity) An English translation, published in 1611, of the Bible from the original Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) commissioned for the Church of England, which is the version most quoted and influential in English literature and English Protestant religious culture.
    • a. 1964, Henry Miller, The Books in My Life, in Henry Miller on Writing, page 125
      [...], and of course the Bible, the men who wrote it and especially the men who made the King James version, for it was the language of the Bible rather than its "message" which I got first and which I will never shake off.
    • a. 1998, Jeffrey M. Perl, Common Knowledge, quoted in front material, Homer, Robert Fagles (translator), The Ilaid, page i
      "Fagles' Homer, Sophocles, and especially Aeschylus may one day stand relation to their originals as the King James Version to Greek and Hebrew Scripture."
Synonyms Translations
  • French: Bible du roi Jacques
  • Italian: Bibbia di re Giacomo
  • Portuguese: versão do rei James
  • Russian: Библия короля Якова



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