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King James Bible English Spelling

Does the King James Bible contain spelling errors?

The 1611 King James Bible was writen more than four hundred years ago when the English language was different. The original 1611 A.D. text, written in Early Modern English, shows the language in closer association with its Latin roots. Spelling was in Jacobean style which was not entirely standardized, but could be read phonetically. The original typeface was in Gothic style. Although both the typestyle and the older language of the 1611 version may be considered difficult to read by some 21st Century English readers, the translators produced an accurate translation known for its beauty, cadence, and poetic feel.

1611 English Language Differences for John 3:16

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

(1) The 1611 original (with Gothic type): (see entire chapter)

1611 Original Gothic characters KJV Bible John 3:16

(2) A 1833 copy of a 1617 version (with Roman folio letters):

1833 copy of the 1617 KJV Bible - John 3:16

(3) A 1900-1970 Cambridge Edition of King James Bible (based on 1769 version):

1900-1970 Cambridge Edition of the King James Bible - John 3:16

English spelling differences in John 3:16

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