21st Century King James Version

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21st Century King James Version
Full name 21st Century King James Version
Abbreviation KJ21
Complete Bible
published
1994
Textual basis Textus Receptus, 57% deviation from Nestle-Aland 27th edition (NT)
Translation type 2% paraphrase rate
Copyright Copyright 1994 by Deuel Enterprises, Inc., Gary, SD 57237. All rights reserved.

The 21st Century King James Version is a minor update of the King James Version. However, unlike the New King James Version, it does not alter the language significantly from the 1611 King James Version, retaining Jacobean grammar (including "thee" and "thou"), but it does attempt to replace some of the vocabulary which no longer would make sense to a modern reader.

Background[edit]

21st Century King James Version bible is an updated version of the King James Version.[1] It's not considered to be a new translation.[1]

Alterations[edit]

Unlike the New King James Version, it does not alter the language significantly from the King James Version.[1] The author eliminated "obsolete words."[1] The changes in words are based on the second edition of the "Webster's New International Dictionary."[1] There were no changes related to gender and theology.[1]

Examples from

Verse 21st Century King James Version King James Version
Ezra 9:3 ....and sat down stunned. ...and sat down astonied.
Gospel of Luke 11:27 ....the breasts which thou hast sucked". ...the paps which thou hast sucked".

The 21st Century King James Version is also known for its formatting. Passages considered "more familiar" are in bold print, while "less familiar" passages are placed in a sans-serif print. Passages from the Revised Common Lectionary are marked with diamonds, and the translations of names are sometimes included with brackets.

The 21st Century King James Version has also been released in an edition with the Apocrypha and without the unusual formatting; this is known as the Third Millennium Bible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "21st Century King James Version (KJ21 Bible)". Bible Gateway. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • www.kj21.com - The official site for the 21st Century King James Version version of the Bible
  • KJ21 on BibleGateway.com - The complete text of the 21st Century King James Version, plus version, copyright and publisher information