• Rare £10,000 bible discovered in Devon A similar copy found in Great St Mary's at Cambridge University in 2011, also a first edition, was valued at several thousand pounds.
It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared (Tyndale, 1526).
Their stated aim was "to adapt King James' version to the present state of the English language without changing the idiom and vocabulary," and "to adapt it to the present standard of Biblical scholarship." To those ends, the Greek text that was used to translate the New Testament was believed by most to be of higher reliability than the Textus Receptus.
The readings used were compiled from a different text of the Greek Testament by Edwin Palmer.
The King James Version present on the Bible Gateway matches the 1987 printing.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.