Context: English Bible Translations

The King James Version (otherwise known as the Authorised Version) is one of the more significant English translations of the Bible. Commissioned by King James and completed in 1611, it became one of the most used English translations of the Bible for several centuries. It follows the Bishops Bible (1568) as the English Bible of the reformed Church of England.

The English in the King James Version is sufficiently old to warrant a number of more modern English translations of the Bible. As far as I know, many evangelicals now prefer these slightly more modern translations:

Complete texts of these translations are available from