21st Century King James Version
The 21st Century King James Version of the Holy Bible (KJ21) is an accurate updating of the King James Version (KJV) of A.D. 1611. While easier to read and understand, it preserves the traditional Biblical language and sacred message of its historic predecessor. The KJ21 is the solution for Bible readers who love beautiful, reverent language yet want accuracy, clarity of meaning, and reading ease.
The 21st Century King James Version (KJ21) is neither a new translation nor a revision, but an updating of the King James Version (KJV) of A.D. 1611. While no attempt has been made to "improve" the timeless message or literary style of the KJV, words which are either obsolete or archaic, and are no longer understood by literate Bible readers, have been replaced by carefully selected current equivalents. Also updated spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and paragraphing have been used. These changes have been painstakingly made so as not to alter the meaning or beauty of the King James Version in any way. They simply make the KJ21 easier to read and understand.
The KJV updaters have relied on the scholarship, skill, dedication, and inspiration of the original translators of the King James Version, which have withstood the test of time for nearly four centuries.
The updaters have used as their principal authority in matters of English usage the greatest and most complete of all American dictionaries, namely, Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, Unabridged, published by the G&C Merriam Co., and in print from 1933 to 1967.