March 22nd, 2012
The King James Version – Edited by Dr. John Philip Spitzbergen (This work will be available online soon.)
The verbiage used in the King James Version (KJV) is outdated English and an unnecessary challenge to the modern reader. With a great love for the inerrant Word of God, I have attempted to simply make it easier for the modern reader to read the KJV.
If one searches the Hebrew and Greek text, much of the words of the old English verbiage are not found; and you can see this is the case, because when modern translators translate the Bible to any other language the old English verbiage is not used.
Explanation of Edits
The text of the Authorized Version has been preserved in its original form. However, the Old English pronouns and verb forms have been changed to reflect our common English. For example: thee has been changed to you; shalt to shall; shouldest to should; believeth to believe. Additionally, many of the old English words have been changed to reflect modern spelling. Finally, all pronouns referring to God have been capitalized.
And lastly, because of some of these word changes there was a need to add a word or rearrange some words for proper English grammar. In most cases, however, this was not done so as to keep the text as close to the original KJV as possible. ( There are approximately 850 words that were changed – and a complete list is provided as a reference in this work.)
Also, included are New Testament references to the Old Testament. And prophecies referring to Christ are included in the text.
Text and references used were: Webster’s dictionary, The Interlinear Bible Hebrew, Greek and English, by Jay P. Green, Sr. The Strong’s Concordance. Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible. Also comparison with different other Bible text.
Legend Used in the Work
• (*) – Marks Old and New Testament prophesy.
• (Q) – Denotes a Quote.
• Messianic prophesies and references are included in text.
• Some References from the Old to the New, and New to the Old Testament are included in relating verses.
• The Jewish calendar compared to English calendar.
• Capitalized – all words referring to Deity, such as, “Him, He, You, Your, Me, My, Mine, Word, Truth, True, Scripture, Holy, and Holiness.”
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God [Elohim] created the heaven and the earth. [Isa. 45:18; Jer.4:23-26; 2Pet. 3:5-8]
Genesis 1:2 – And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:3 – And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:4 – And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:5 – And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:6 – And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, [truly] I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:4 – Nicodemus said unto Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, [truly] I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:6 – That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:7 – Marvel not that I said unto you, you must be born again.
John 3:8 – The wind blows where it will, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell where it comes, or where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
John 3:9 – Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, how can these things be? [Jer. 31:33; 32:39; Ezek. 11:19; 18:31; 36:25-27; Ps. 51:10; Isa. 1:18-20; 55:6; 2Chr. 7:14 ]
John 3:10 – Jesus answered and said unto him, are you a master of Israel, and do not know these things?
John 3:11 – Verily, verily, [truly] I say unto you, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness.
John 3:12 – If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?