|King James Version or King James Bible|
|the King James Version another name for the Authorized Version|
|King James Bible or King James Bible|
The best-known English translation of the Bible, commissioned by King James I of England and published in the early seventeenth century. It is also known as the Authorized Version. In the late nineteenth century, the Revised Version was published in England.
(1611) The best-known English translation of the Bible. Most biblical quotations in English literature come from the King James Bible. (See also under “Bible.”)