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The King James Version (KJV) or King James Bible, is an English translation of the Bible commissioned by King James I of England. It was first published in 1611. It was quickly accepted as the standard for English translations and would maintain that distinction into the early 20th century.

For more information about the commissioning, development and history of the King James Version, click here. 

The King James Version is a public domain text and can be used in its entirety without permission in most parts of the world.