Sample: Genesis 1
The following is a faithful representation of Genesis 1 from Authorized Version of 1611, commonly called the King James Version.
This is frequently confused with 1769 edition by Benjamin Blayney. which is the basis of most modern printings.
THE FIRST BOOKE OF MOSES, called GENESIS. Chap.j. The creation of the world. 1 The creation of Heauen and Earth, 3 of the light, 6 of the firmament, 9 of the earth ſe- parated from the waters, 11 and made fruit- full, 14 of the Sunne, Moone and Starres, 20 of fiſh and fowle, 24 of beaſts and cat- tell, 26 of Man in the Image of God. 29 Al- ſo the appointment of food. *Pſal.33.6. n *the beginning and 136.5. God created the acts.14.15. Heauen and the and 17.24. Earth. hebr.11.3. I 2 And the earth was with= out forme , and voyd; and darke= neſſe was vpon the face of the deepe: And the Spirit of God mooued vpon the face of the waters. *2.Cor. 3 And God ſaid, *Let there be light: 4.6 and there was light. †Hebr.be- 4 And God ſaw the light, that it was tweene the good: and God diuided †the light from light and be- the darkeneſſe. tweene the 5 And God called the light, Day, darkeneſſe. and the darkneſſe he called Night: †and †Hebr. and the euening and the morning were the the euening firſt day. was, and the 6 ¶And God faid, *Let there be a morning was. †firmament in the midſt of the waters: etc and let it diuide the waters from the *Pfal.136. waters. 5 ier.10.12 7 And God made the firmament and 51.15. and diuided the waters, which were vn= †Hebr.Ex- der the firmament, from the waters, panſion. which were above the firmament: and it was ſo. column break *Ier.51.15. 8 And God called the *firmament Heaven : and the euening and the mor= ning were the ſecond day. *Pſal.33.7. 9 ¶And God ſaid, *Let the waters and 136.5. vnder the heauen be gathered together iob.38.8. vnto one place, and let the dry land ap= peare: and it was ſo. 10 And God called the drie land, Earth, the gathering together of the waters called hee, Seas: and God ſaw that it was good. †Heb.tender 11 And God ſaid, Let the Earth bring graſſe. foorth †graſſe, the herbe yeelding ſeed, and the fruit tree, yeelding fruit after his kinde, whole ſeed is in it ſelfe, vpon the earth : and it was ſo. 12 And the earth brought foorth graſſe, and herbe yeelding ſeed after his kinde, and the tree yeelding fruit, whole ſeed was in it ſelfe , after his kinde: and God ſaw that it was good. 13 And the euening and the morning were the third day. *Deu.4.19 14 ¶And God ſaid, Let there bee pſal.136.7. *lights in the firmament of the heauen, to diuide †the day from the night: and †Hebr.be- let them be for ſignes and for ſeaſons, tweene the and for dayes and yeeres. day and be- 15 And let them be for lights in the tweene the firmament of the heaven, to give light night. vpon the earth: and it was ſo. 16 And God made two great lights: †Hebr. for the greater light † to rule the day, and the rule of the leſſer light to rule the night: he made the day, etc. the ſtarres alſo. 17 And God ſet them in the firma= ment of the heauen, to give light vpon the earth: *Ier.31.35 18 And to * rule ouer the day , and A ouer page break The creation of man. Geneſis. The firft Sabbath. ouer the night, and to diuide the light from the darkeneſſe: and God ſaw that it was good. 19 And the euening and the morning were the fourth day. *4.Eſdr.6. 20 And God ſaid, *Let the waters 47. bring foorth aboundantly the ||mouing ||Or, cree- creature that hath †life , and foule that ping. may flie aboue the earth in the †open †Heb.ſoule. firmament of heauen. †Heb. face 21 And God created great whales, of the firma- and every liuing creature that moueth, ment of hea- which the waters brought forth aboun= uen. dantly after their kinde, and euery win= ged foule after his kinde : and God ſaw that it was good. *Chap.8. 22 And God bleſſed them, ſaying, *Be 17.and 9.1. fruitfull, and multiply, and fill the wa= ters in the Seas, and let foule multiply in the earth. 23 And the euening and the morning were the fift day. 24 ¶And God ſaid, Let the earth bring forth the liuing creature after his kinde, cattell, and creeping thing, and beaſt of the earth after his kinde: and it was ſo. 25 And God made the beaſt of the earth after his kinde, and cattell after their kinde, and euery thing that cree= peth vpon the earth , after his kinde: and God ſaw that it was good. *Chap.5.1. 26 ¶And God ſaid, *Let us make and 9.6. man in our Image , after our likeneſſe: 1.corin.11. and let them haue dominion ouer the 7.ephes.4. fiſh of the ſea, and ouer the foule of the 14.col.3. aire, and ouer the cattell, and ouer all 10 the earth,and ouer euery creeping thing that creepeth vpon the earth. 27 So God created man in his owne *Matth.19 Image, in the Image of God created 4. wiſd.2. hee him; *male and female created hee 23. them. 28 And God bleſſed them, and God *Chap.9.1 ſaid vnto them, *Be fruitfull, and mul= tiply, and repleniſh the earth, and ſub= due it, and haue dominion ouer the fiſh of the ſea, and ouer the foule of the aire, †Heb.cree- and ouer euery liuing thing that †moo= peth. ueth upon the earth. 29 ¶And God faid, Behold, I haue †Hebr.ſee- giuen you euery herbe †bearing ſeede, ding ſeed. which is vpon the face of all the earth, and euery tree, in the which is the fruit *Chap.9.3 of a tree yeelding ſeed, *to you it ſhall be for meat: 30 And to euery beaſt of the earth, and to euery foule of the aire, and to eue= ry thing that creepeth vpon the earth, column break †Hebr.a li- wherein there is †life, I haue giuen euery uing foule. greene herbe for meat: and it was ſo. *Ecclus.39 31 And *God ſaw euerything that 16. hee had made : and behold, it was very good. And the euening and the morn= ning were the ſixth day.
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- Current KJV printings feature certain post-1611-edition editorial changes, 18th century spelling, an enhanced system of "supplied words" (the words printed in italics as having no equivalent in the original Biblical texts but added for clarity), and emended punctuation.
There was a scrupulous original-spelling, page-for-page, and line-for-line reprint of the 1611 edition (including all chapter headings, marginalia, and original italicization, but with Roman type substituted for the black letter of the original), published by Oxford in 1833. See .
Digitally remastered edition
- http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible (first printing)
- http://www.thedcl.org/bible/kjv-1611/index.html (partial)
- http://books.google.com/books?id=OHFbAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover (first printing)
- http://www.archive.org/details/holybibleexactre00oxfouoft and http://www.archive.org/details/holybibleexactre02oxfouoft (first printing)
- http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible&PagePosition=1 – The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament, and the New. Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker ..., 1611. In Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library. BS185 1611 .L65.
- Scrivener, F. H. A., The Authorized Edition of the English Bible (1611) - Its Subsequent Reprints and Modern Representatives. (1884). A modern (2004) reprint (with some additions & corrections) is available as paperback from Wipf & Stock Publishers. ISBN 1-59244-634-5
- Nicolson, Adam, God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible (2003) .
Same book with different title, When God Spoke English: The Making of the King James Bible (2011)