American King James Version

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American King James Version
Full name American King James Version
Abbreviation AKJV
Complete Bible
Translation type literal; semi-Elizabethan
Copyright Public domain (copyright waived)

The American King James Version is a new English edition of the Holy Bible by Michael Peter (Stone) Engelbrite, based on the King James Version. According to Engelbrite, it is a simple word-for-word update from the King James English. Care has been taken to change nothing doctrinally, but to simply update the spelling and vocabulary. The grammar has not been changed to avoid altering the doctrine.

Engelbrite has put the American King James version of the Bible into the public domain on November 8, 1999. In a note distributed with the translation, he stated, “You may use it in any manner you wish: copy it, sell it, modify it, etc. You can't copyright it or prevent others from using it. A special thanks to Tye Rausch and Eve Engelbrite who helped tremendously on this project. You can't claim that you created it, because you didn't.”[1]


  1. ^ "The SWORD Project". Retrieved 15 December 2014. 

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