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The Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible (1611)

The King James Version (KJV), also called the Authorised Version (AV), is a 1604–1611 English-language rendering of the Christian Bible undertaken by the established Church of England and commissioned by King James, the namesake thereof, that is often considered to be one of the most beautiful and influential literary works in the history of the English language.

The spelling of the text—originally printed in a British-style variety of the calligraphy-like blackletter family of scripts, except for the words not found in the original biblical languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek), represented with a small Roman typeface—has been faithfully preserved herein, and so have the marginal notes; but whereas the initial 1611 printed variants had them appear on either side of the lines, in the present edition they are placed along the right margin only.

475838The Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible1611


Conteyning the Old Testament,

Newly Translated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and reuised, by his Maiesties speciall Comandement.

Appointed to be read in Churches.

Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie.

ANNO DOM. 1611.

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¶ The names and order of all the Bookes of the Olde and New Teſtament, with the Number of their Chapters.

GEneſis hath Chapters 50
Exodus 40
Leuiticus 27
Numbers 36
Deuteronomie 34
Ioſhua 24
Iudges 21
Ruth 4
1. Samuel 31
2. Samuel 24
1. Kings 22
2. Kings 25
1. Chronicles 29
2. Chronicles 36
Ezrah 10
Nehemiah 13
Eſter 10
Iob 42
Pſalmes 150
Prouerbs 31
Eccleſiaſtes 12
The ſong of Solomon 8
Iſaiah 66
Ieremiah 52
Lamentations 5
Ezekiel 48
Daniel 12
Hoſea 14
Ioel 3
Amos 9
Obadiah 1
Ionah 4
Micah 7
Nahum 5
Habakkuk 3
Zephaniah 3
Haggai 2
Zechariah 14

Malachi 4

☙ The Bookes called Apocrypha.

1.ESdras hath Chapters 9
2. Eſdras 16
Tobit 14
Iudeth 16
The reſt of Eſther 6
Wiſedome 19
Eccleſiaſticus 51
Baruch with the Epiſtle of Ieremiah 6
The ſong of the three children.
The ſtory of Suſanna.
The idole Bel and the Dragon.
The prayer of Manaſſeh.
1. Maccabees 16

2. Maccabees 15

☙ The Bookes of the New Teſtament.

MAtthew hath Chapters 28
Marke 16
Luke 24
Iohn 21
The Actes 26
The Epiſtle to the Romanes 16
1. Corinthians 16
2. Corinthians 13
Galatians 6
Epheſians 6
Philippians 4
Coloſsians 4
1. Theſſalonians 5
2. Theſſalonians 3
1. Timotheus 6
2. Timotheus 4
Titus 3
Philemon 1
To the Hebrewes 13
The Epiſtle of Iames 5
1. Peter 5
2. Peter 3
1. Iohn 5
2. Iohn 1
3. Iohn 1
Iude 1

Reuelation 22

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