The King James Red Letter Bible

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    Do any of you have a copy of the edition of the KJV that has on its cover THE KING JAMES RED LETTER BIBLE and Special Study Edition? On its title page, it has THE KING JAMES BIBLE RED LETTERED. The name of the printer is not given, but the following location for the printing is given:
    Palm Beach, Florida 33480. Under Special Study Edition, the following is one of the things noted: Complete Red Letter Edition--
    Old Testament--the direct words of God in red
    New Testament--the words of Christ in red

    I understand that the person responsible for having this KJV edition printed is a KJV defender.

    If so, what is your opinion of it?
     
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    Personally if it's a red letter edition of any bible I rule out the purchase.

    It's all God's word!

    Rob
     
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    Another different feature of this KJV edition is that it capitalized some pronouns when used for God. Here are some examples from Psalms 19-21: “His“ for “his“ (Ps. 19:1), “He“ for “he“ (Ps. 19:4), “Thou“ for “thou“ (Ps. 19:12), “His, He, His, His“ for “his, he, his, his“ (Ps. 20:6), “Thy“ for “thy“ (Ps. 21:1).
    I have not checked it enough to know how consistent it is in this practice.
     
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    I did not purchase my copy. It was given to me. I do recognize the valid concerns of those who disagree with distinguishing any difference between the words of Christ and the rest of Scripture.

    Some have made basically the same argument against putting any words in italics.
     
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    The thread to which you referred was about the evidence that the present Oxford edition of the KJV in the Scofield Reference Bible is a post-1885 Oxford edition.

    The KING JAMES RED LETTER BIBLE was mentioned in that thread as one of the varying present editions of the KJV after someone asked how many different KJV editions are in print today.
     
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    Thank you for the information Brother Logos1560.
    It is obvious your memory is better than my search
    engine :)
     
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    Do you mean the "Sword Bible"?
     
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    Isn't "The Sword" Bible, the so called "KJVer",
    "based on the beloved 1611 King James Version"?
    The "King James Version easy reader " (KJVer)
    publisher has changed some of the words
    for easy reading. I haven't found anything
    that suggests that the words of God/Jesus/Holy
    Spirit are in red???
     
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    Yes. The Sword Bible has the words of God in red in both the OT and NT. You can find it at CBD. I just got finished looking it over at CBD and also Whitaker Publishers' website and I must say I will definitely consider buying it. I do not like the archaic language of the KJ, but this I could definitely go for. Most people at my church use the KJV, including my pastor and I know it would thrill their soul if I came in with one. Some are not too thrilled with my NASB, but they love me anyway. :laugh:
     
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    No, I don't think so. I think that the "Sword Bible" is published by someone in Arizona.
     
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    The King James Red Letter Bible (Special Study Edition) has a page of "changes in spelling and word usage" (p. xxii), but it probably does not update as many archaic words as the easy reading edition of the KJV does.

    Some example differences in this edition of the KJV when compared to the Oxford KJV edition in the Scofield Reference Bible include the following: "between" for "betwixt" (Gen. 17:11), “brought“ for “fetcht“ (Gen. 18:7), "got" for "gat" (Gen. 19:27), “know“ for “wot“ (Gen. 21:26), "that is" for "to wit" (Gen. 24:21), "lain" for "lien" (Gen. 26:10), "knew" for "wotteth" (Gen. 39:8), "grizzled" for "grisled" (Gen. 31:10), "honorable" for "honourable" (Gen. 34:19), “stripped“ for “stript“ (Gen. 37:23), “knew“ for “wotteth“ (Gen. 39:8), “to see“ for “to wit“ (Exod. 2:4), "loathe" for "lothe" (Exod. 7:18), “knew“ for “wist“ (Exod. 16:15), “basins“ for “basons“ (Exod. 24:6), "knob" for "knop" (Exod. 25:33), "spew" for "spue" (Lev. 18:28), "crookback" for "crookbackt" (Lev. 21:20), “jubilee“ for “jubile“ (Lev. 25:9), “mixed“ for “mixt“ (Num. 11:4), "my LORD" for "my Lord" (Num. 14:17), "ribbon" for "ribband" (Num. 15:38), "evil-favoredness" for "evilfavouredness" (Deut. 17:1), "rearward" for "rereward" (Josh. 6:9), "that is" for "to wit" (Josh. 17:1), "withes" for "withs" (Jud. 16:7), "unsavory" for "unsavoury" (2 Sam. 22:27), "the LORD" for "the Lord" (1 Kings 3:10), "ceiling" for "cieling" (1 Kings 6:15), "to that is" instead of "to wit" (1 Chron. 7:2), "sneezings" for "neesings" (Job 41:18), "the LORD" for "the Lord" (Ps. 2:4), “His“ for “his“ (Ps. 19:1), “He“ for “he“ (Ps. 19:4), “Thou“ for “thou“ (Ps. 19:12), “His, He, His, His“ for “his, he, his, his“ (Ps. 20:6), “Thy“ for “thy“ (Ps. 21:1), "endeavors" for "endeavours" (Ps. 28:4), “helped“ for “holpen“ (Ps. 83:8, 86:17), "paid" for "payed" (Prov. 7:14), “repaid“ for “repayed“ (Prov. 13:21), "soldering" for "sodering" (Isa. 41:7), "Holy Spirit" for "holy Spirit" (Isa. 63:10), "since" for "sith" (Ezek. 35:6), "marshes" for "marishes" (Ezek. 47:11), "public" for "publick" (Matt. 1:19), "Immanuel" for "Emmanuel" (Matt. 1:23), "cloak" for "cloke" (Matt. 5:40), "show" for "shew" (Matt. 8:4), “Jonah“ for “Jonas“ (Matt. 12:39), "dare" for "durst" (Matt. 22:46), “Noah“ for “Noe“ (Matt. 24:37), "sponge" for "spunge" (Matt. 27:40), "helped" for "holpen" (Luke 1:54), "before" for "ere" (John 4:49), “havoc“ for “havock“ (Acts 8:3), "near" for "nigh" (Acts 9:38), “Timothy“ for “Timotheus“ (Acts 16:1), "sergeants" for "serjeants" (Acts 16:35), "bring" for "fetch" (Acts 16:37), "know" for "wist" (Acts 23:5), “struck“ for “strake“ (Acts 27:17), "hoisted" for "hoised" (Acts 27:40), "honors" for "honours" (Acts 28:10), "brought" for "fetched" (Acts 28:13), “Hosea“ for “Osee“ (Rom. 9:25), “Isaiah“ for “Esaias“ (Rom. 9:27), "know" for "wot" (Rom. 11:2), “grafted“ for “graffed“ (Rom. 11:23), “to that is“ for “to wit“ (2 Cor. 8:1), "clamor" for "clamour" (Eph. 4:31), "example" for ensample" (Phil. 3:17), "always" for "alway" (Phil. 4:4), "behavior" for "behaviour" (Tit. 2:3), “scepter” for “sceptre” (Heb. 1:8), and "Savior" for "Saviour" (2 Pet. 1:1).
     
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    I recently obtained a copy of the King James Easy-Reading Study Bible.
    Its publisher is listed as being in Arizona as my earlier post indicated. According to the preface of this "King James Easy-Reading Red Lettered Study Bible," it does seem that the man who had lived in Florida and who had been responsible for having the King James Red Letter Study Bible published in Florida may also be responsible for having the later King James Easy-Reading Study Bible published. Perhaps this man later moved to Arizona, or he may be using a printer based in Arizona. He may also have someone that is now helping him that could live in Arizona.

    According to the November, 2007, issue of BFT Update, this man had hired D. A. Waite's oldest son, who had been the footnote author and editor for The Defined KJB, to help with the making of the King James Easy-Reading Study Bible.
     

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