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The King James Version Easy Read Bible (KJVER)
For over four centuries, the Word of God was defined as the King James Version of the Bible. No other version has ever matched the beauty of its writing or the depth of its meaning. It is the most published and printed version of the Bible to this day. The King James Version contains the phrases and words that you grew up with and perhaps even memorized.
The King James Version Easy Read (KJVER®) Bible uses the original 1611 King James Version text (based on the Textus Receptus—Received Text—rather than the revised 1881 Greek and Hebrew text), but it updates the language for the modern reader. The KJVER® is not a translation but a replacement edition. Words in the KJV are merely replaced with modern words that are easier to understand—absolutely no words of doctrine have been changed.
The KJVER® is "The Trusted King James in an Easy Read Format." The KJVER® follows the KJV more closely than any other contemporary version available.
The KJVER® maintains the beauty and doctrine of the original KJV and yet is easy to read for all ages because outdated words are replaced with their modern-day equivalents (for example, "Thou shalt" is replaced with "You shall" and "heareth" with "hears").
Complete Red Letter edition-the only Bible with God's spoken words in red in both Testaments
Thematic study guide with over 3,000 margin notes covering more than 90 topics providing a years' worth of study that takes the reader from cover to cover of the Bible
Outlines and summaries at the beginning of each book
Difficult terms underlined and defined at the end of the verse
Extensive treasury of biblical information on history, science, prophecy, and more
Dictionary concordance and maps
Large-print type size is 11.5 point
KJVer in Comparison to Other Translations
- Red Letter Old and New Testament A feature that is unique to our Bibles is a Red Letter Old Testament as well as a Red Letter New Testament. In the Old Testament, the red lettering is the direct words of God Himself. Quotations of God's word by people or angels are encircled with a red rule.
In the New Testament, the traditional color scheme is used, denoting the words of Christ in red. Here citations of the direct words of God from the Old Testament have been encircled in red. Likewise, quotations of the words of God or of Christ by others have been encircled in red.
- The Received the Text Another primary difference between the KJVER® and other versions on the market is it follows the Received Text. The Received Text is what the church fathers have used for over 400 years. The KJVER® follows the King James text almost word for word, merely updating language. Among the many reasons for updating is to allow one who has learned English as a second language to understand the Scriptures without thee's and thou's. Please note this has all been done without changing one word of doctrine or modifying the deity.
- Difficult Terms Definition Underlined words are defined at the end of the verse in a different typeface. When an underlined word occurs more than once per column, it is defined generally in the first and last occurrence in the text column. The explanatory words are not necessarily to be understood as alternate translations nor as corrective translations. These words, however, will often open up the meaning of a word or verse that has been frequently misunderstood.
- Pronoun Plurality Indicated Many wanted the reliability of the King James Bible but were unfamiliar or uncomfortable with many of the Old English forms and words. The KJVER® changes all second person singular pronouns to their modern equivalents: thee (you), thy (your), thine (yours), and thyself (yourself). To distinguish the plural pronouns from the singular ones, the KJVER® places a superscript p (meaning plural) after each plural second person pronoun. Accordingly, the Old English forms yield to the modern equivalents: ye (you p), you (you p), your (your p), yours (yours), and yourselves (yourselves).
- Special Margin Study Guide All of our KJVER Sword Study Bibles have a unique, easy-to-use margin study guide with over 90 topics. This study guide allows the reader to go from cover to cover, using the pure word of God as their study.
- List of Word Changes All Word changes to the KJV and KJVER Study Bibles have been noted in a separate section entitled "An Alphabetical List of Easy-Reading Word Changes."
- Hebrew Names of God The KJVER Sword Study Bible has placed an emphasis on the Hebrew names of God used in many places in the Old Testament. These names listed at the end of each appropriate Old Testament verse.
- Study Aids The KJVER Sword Study Bible has also included a guide to the laws of the Bible, a Jewish calendar, a survey of Daniel's 70 weeks, land and people of the Bible, the timeline of the patriarchs, judges, and kings, and more.