List of books of the King James Version

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These are the books of the King James Version of the Bible along with the names and numbers given them in the Douay Rheims Bible and Latin Vulgate. This list is a complement to the list in Books of the Latin Vulgate. It is an aid to finding cross references between two longstanding standards of Biblical literature.

Old Testament[edit]

Main article: Old Testament
King James Bible Vulgate Douay Rheims Full title in the Authorised Version
Genesis Genesis Genesis The First Book of Moses, called Genesis
Exodus Exodus Exodus The Second Book of Moses, called Exodus
Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus The Third Book of Moses, called Leviticus
Numbers Numeri Numbers The Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers
Deuteronomy Deuteronomium Deuteronomy The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy
Joshua Josue Josue The Book of Joshua
Judges Judices Judges The Book of Judges
Ruth Ruth Ruth The Book of Ruth
1 Samuel 1 Samuelis also known as 1 Regum 1 Kings The First Book of Samuel, otherwise called the First Book of the Kings
2 Samuel 2 Samuelis also known as 2 Regum 2 Kings The Second Book of Samuel, otherwise called the Second Book of the Kings
1 Kings 3 Regum 3 Kings The First Book of the Kings, commonly called the Third Book of the Kings
2 Kings 4 Regum 4 Kings The Second Book of the Kings, commonly called the Fourth Book of the Kings
1 Chronicles 1 Paralipomenon 1 Paralipomenon The First Book of the Chronicles
2 Chronicles 2 Paralipomenon 2 Paralipomenon The Second Book of the Chronicles
Ezra 1 Esdrae 1 Esdras Ezra
Nehemiah Nehemiae also known as 2 Esdrae 2 Esdras The Book of Nehemiah
Esther Esther 1,1 – 10,3 Esther 1:1 – 10:3 The Book of Esther
Job Job Job The Book of Job
Psalms Psalmi Psalms The Book of Psalms
Proverbs Proverbia Sentences The Proverbs
Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes, or, The Preacher
Song of Solomon Canticum Canticorum Canticle of Canticles The Song of Solomon
Isaiah Isaiae Isaias The Book of the Prophet Isaiah
Jeremiah Jeremiae Jeremias The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah
Lamentations Lamentationes Lamentations The Lamentations of Jeremiah
Ezekiel Ezechielis Ezechiel The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel
Daniel Danielis 1,1 – 3,23; 3,91 – 12,13 Daniel 1:1 – 3:23; 3:91 – 12:13 The Book of Daniel
Hosea Osee Osee Hosea
Joel Joel Joel Joel
Amos Amos Amos Amos
Obadiah Adiae Adias Obadiah
Jonah Jonae Jonas Jonah
Micah Michaeae Michaeas Micah
Nahum Nahum Nahum Nahum
Habakkuk Habacuc Habacuc Habakkuk
Zephaniah Sophoniae Sophonias Zephaniah
Haggai Aggaei Aggaeus Haggai
Zechariah Zachariae Zacharias Zechariah
Malachi Malachiae Malachias Malachi

Apocrypha[edit]

Main article: Biblical Apocrypha
King James Bible Vulgate Douay Rheims Full title in the Authorised Version
1 Esdras 3 Esdrae 3 Esdras The First Book of Esdras
2 Esdras 4 Esdrae 4 Esdras The Second Book of Esdras
Tobit Tobiae Tobias Tobit
Judith Judith Judith Judith
Rest of Esther Esther 10,4 – 16,24 Esther 10:4 – 16:24 The Rest of the Chapters of the Book of Esther, which are found neither in the Hebrew nor the Chaldee
Wisdom Sapientiae Wisdom The Wisdom of Solomon
Ecclesiasticus Ecclesiasticus Ecclesiasticus The Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach, or Ecclesiasticus
Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremy Baruch Baruch Baruch
Song of the Three Children Danielis 3,24 – 90 Daniel 3:24 – 90 The Song of the Three Holy Children
Story of Susanna Danielis caput 13 Daniel chapter 13 The History of Susanna
The Idol Bel and the Dragon Danielis caput 14 Daniel chapter 14 The History of the Destruction of Bel and the Dragon
Prayer of Manasses Oratio Manassae regis Prayer of Manasses The Prayer of Manasses King of Juda when he was holden captive in Babylon
1 Maccabees 1 Machabaeorum 1 Machabees The First Book of the Maccabees
2 Maccabees 2 Machabaeorum 2 Machabees The Second Book of the Maccabees

New Testament[edit]

Main article: New Testament
King James Bible Vulgate Douay Rheims Full title in the Authorised Version
St. Matthew secundum Matthaeum Matthew The Gospel According to St. Matthew
St. Mark secundum Marcum Mark The Gospel According to St. Mark
St. Luke secundum Lucam Luke The Gospel According to St. Luke
St. John secundum Ioannem John The Gospel According to St. John
The Acts Actus Acts The Acts of the Apostles
Romans ad Romanos Romans The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
1 Corinthians 1 ad Corinthios 1 Corinthians The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
2 Corinthians 2 ad Corinthios 2 Corinthians The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Galatians ad Galatas Galatians The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians
Ephesians ad Ephesios Ephesians The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
Philippians ad Philippenses Philippians The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians
Colossians ad Colossenses Colossians The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians
1 Thessalonians 1 ad Thessalonicenses 1 Thessalonians The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians 2 ad Thessalonicenses 2 Thessalonians The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
1 Timothy 1 ad Timotheum 1 Timothy The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy
2 Timothy 2 ad Timotheum 2 Timothy The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy
Titus ad Titum Titus The Epistle of Paul to Titus
Philemon ad Philemonem Philemon The Epistle of Paul to Philemon
Hebrews ad Hebraeos Hebrews The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews
James Jacobi James The General Epistle of James
1 Peter 1 Petri 1 Peter The First Epistle General of Peter
2 Peter 2 Petri 2 Peter The Second Epistle General of Peter
1 John 1 Ioannis 1 John The First Epistle General of John
2 John 2 Ioannis 2 John The Second Epistle of John
3 John 3 Ioannis 3 John The Third Epistle of John
Jude Judae Jude The General Epistle of Jude
Revelation Apocalypsis Apocalypse The Revelation of St. John the Divine

Notes[edit]

There are 80 books in the King James Bible—39 in the Old Testament, 14 in the Apocrypha, and 27 in the New Testament. Most modern editions omit the Apocrypha; in those editions the number of books totals 66. The reasons for the omission of the Apocrypha can be found in the article "Biblical canon". The names of those books found in the Apocrypha section of their respective versions are in italics.

In the Latin Vulgate, it is customary to separate chapter and verse with a comma, for example, "Ioannem 3,16". But in English bibles it is customary to separate chapter and verse with a colon, for example, "John 3:16".

The Psalms of the two versions are numbered differently. The Vulgate follows the Septuagint numbering, while the King James Version follows the numbering of the Masoretic Text. This generally results in the Psalms of the former being one number behind the latter. See the article on Psalms for more details.

Editions[edit]

Early editions of the King James Bible, made before the standardization of English spelling, contain variations in the spelling of the names of the books. The spellings shown here are from the Oxford World's Classics edition (ISBN 978-0199535941). Early editions often make greater use of the silent e in their spelling, e.g. "Deuteronomie" for Deuteronomy, "Booke" for book, and "Wisedom" for Wisdom.