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 1611 KJV vs 1769 KJV


My Beloved Brother/Sister;

Remember, "For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ." 

(2 Corinthians 2:17)


1. Wording

2. Italics

3. Punctuation & Capitalization

4. Spelling

Part 5: Printing Errors

6. 1611 In Roman Print



Hearken unto me. In this segment I will point out the printing errors that are found in the 1611. Contrary to the belief of some, that the 1611 has numerous errors and is archaic and unreliable, I will prove them otherwise. I do acknowledge the presence of errors, but they are not grievous, and they do not change nor affect any doctrine; unlike the 1769, which has adulterated the 1611 by adding and removing: Italics, Punctuation, and Words. We must consider the weightier matters here. A few printing errors is not an honorable excuse to forsake the 1611. 


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kjvkingjamesbibl1611 LEVITICUS 17-1.jpg

Leviticus 17:1

And the LORD spake unco Moses, saying,

*** This is a misspell, it should read (unto). The letters (r), (t) and (c) do look alike in the Black Gothic font.

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kjvkingjamesbibl1611 JEREMIAH 44-4.jpg

Jeremiah 44:4


Howbeit I sent unto you all my servantg the Prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh doe not this abominable thing that I hate. 

*** The word (servantg) should read: (servants). 

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kjvkingjamesbibl1611l MATTHEW 8-29.jpg
1568 The Bishop's Bible Matthew 8-29.jpg

Matthew 8:29


And behold, they cryed out, saying, What have we to doe with thee, Jesus thou sonne of God? Art thou come hither to torment us befor the time? 

*** After conducting a quick search in the 1611, I was unable to find another verse that supports this word (befor) as a valid word. The proper word should be: (before). The 1568 Bishops Bible correctly displays the word (before).

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kjvkingjamesbibl1611 Luke 20-10.jpg

Luke 20:10


And at the season, hee sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard, but the hu sbandmen beat him, and sent him away emptie.

*** The error is in the separation of the word (husbandmen). Some prints of the 1611 may show a different variation to this word, such as my 1611 Bible; mine say: (... theh us bandmen...)

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kjvkingjamesbibl1611 2 Cor 7-5.jpg

2 Corinthians 7:5


*** If you own a 1611, you may or may not have the number (5) omitted. Mine does not have it.

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kjvkingjamesbibl1611 Ephisians 1-1.jpg

Ephesians 1:1


Paul an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the Saincts which are at Ephesus, and to the faithfull in Christ Jesus.

*** This verse should read ( the Saints which...) 

(lower right of page)

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(upper left of next page)

Matthew 8:17

That it might be fulfilled which which was spoken by Elaias the Prophet, saying, himself took our infirmities,and bare our sickness.

*** The word (which) was printed twice.

Revelation 20:13

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it: and death and // hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

***The verse itself has no errors, however, the error is in the side margin notes. Whenever there is a double slash (//) in front of a word, it means that there is an alternative Greek/Hebrew word for that particular word, however, as you can see, the alternative word for (hell) is the same word (//Or, hell).

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