The King James Version of the Holy Bible (KJV)

This translation of the Holy Bible is in the Public Domain, so feel free to copy, publish (for free or for a price), and use it.

The King James Version of the Holy Bible (also known as the Authorized Version) is one of the most important Bible translations ever made in the English language. Although its language is now rather archaic, it was rather controversial in 1611 because it was a translation into the English spoken by the common people at the time, so that all could read and clearly understand what God was saying to us. The translators' letter to the reader explains their motivation and methods.


The Old Testament

The 5 books of Moses -- the Law


Wisdom Literature

The Prophets

The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books

The Apocrypha contains history that sheds additional light on the Old and New Testaments.

The New Testament

The Life of Jesus and the Early Church

Letters from the Apostle Paul

Other Letters from Apostles and Prophets

Prophecy - warnings for the present and revelation of the future

A more modern English translation of the Holy Bible (the World English Bible) is also in the Public Domain.

You may download the ASV in zipped archives containing HTML, XML (USFX), XML Open Scriptural Information Standard (OSIS — defined here), RTF, plain ASCII text, XML Scripture Encoding Model (XSEM - defined here), General Bible Format (defined here), or Unified Standard Format.

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