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King James Version

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The classic English translation authorized by King James I of England, the King James Version is known for its majesty of style and poetic rhythms. The Apocrypha is included as a separate module on the Library, Scholar's, Bible Reference, and TJL CD-ROMs.

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February 8, 2020  | 11:06 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
NOTE: After I posted this review, Accordance made the KJV notes available. I am thankful for Accordance fixing this issue. Thus, the positive things in the review remain, and the negative ones do not.


The KJV module has the KJV text, including its italicized words. The normal fantastic Accordance search features are present; Accordance is, of course, fantastic Bible software. I use it all the time in my teaching and preaching and believe it is the best software program out there.

The reason I give this module less than five stars is that it does not include the translational notes that were in the original 1611 (see., e. g., the replica here: http://faithsaves.net/bibliology/) that are also present today in printed editions of the KJV published by Cambridge, the Trinitarian Bible Society, etc. These marginal notes are very helpful, and when teaching or preaching to a congregation that uses the KJV--as all do congregations in my context--it is surprising in light of the quality of ...
NOTE: After I posted this review, Accordance made the KJV notes available. I am thankful for Accordance fixing this issue. Thus, the positive things in the review remain, and the negative ones do not.


The KJV module has the KJV text, including its italicized words. The normal fantastic Accordance search features are present; Accordance is, of course, fantastic Bible software. I use it all the time in my teaching and preaching and believe it is the best software program out there.

The reason I give this module less than five stars is that it does not include the translational notes that were in the original 1611 (see., e. g., the replica here: http://faithsaves.net/bibliology/) that are also present today in printed editions of the KJV published by Cambridge, the Trinitarian Bible Society, etc. These marginal notes are very helpful, and when teaching or preaching to a congregation that uses the KJV--as all do congregations in my context--it is surprising in light of the quality of Accordance products that these marginal notes are not present. One can find the 1611 marginal notes in KJV modules in many free Bible software programs (Online Bible, etc.) as well as in the KJV module from Accordance competitors such as Logos Bible Software, but they are not present in Accordance. The marginal notes in modern versions such as the NIV, ESV, etc. are included in the Accordance modules for these texts, but the notes supplied by the KJV translators are not. For example, someone reading the KJV module in Logos will know that in Genesis 1:30 the translators noted on the word "life" that it Hebrew it is "a living soul," but someone doing sermon preparation using the KJV Accordance module will not know this. Someone reading the Logos KJV module will know that in John 3:3 the KJV translators annotated "born again" as "or, from above," but this information is absent in the Accordance module.

I hope that the KJV will not continue to lack the translational notes by the 1611 translators but that future updates will remedy the abnormal situation where Accordance uniquely omits for the KJV what it includes for the ESV, NIV, NASV, etc.