Frequently Asked Questions

Who translated the KJVER?

The scholars who worked on the KJVER® did not translate the Bible, but merely changed words in the classic KJV to their modern equivalent in order to increase the readability of the KJV for contemporary audiences. Among those who worked on the KJVER were Robert L. Turner, Dr. Gary Cohen (Graham College, Bristol, TN), Dr. Ted Hildebrandt, and Dr. George Fredericks, with additional assistance from Sharon Hanson, Steve Cohen, and Caralee Fredericks.

How does the KJVER compare to other “updated” versions of the King James, like the NKJV?

The KJVER is unique among attempts to update the King James because it changes the text so little, and leaves the KJV essentially intact. Changes are only to words we no longer use today; everything else remains exactly the same. The NKJV, however, is a new translation of the Bible in the tradition of the KJV, but is not the original 1611 text but a modern version of the Bible.

What are the word changes of the KJVER®?

The editorial team who completed the KJVER® deliberated carefully over which words were updated, and even then words were only changed which were determined to be no longer in use today. You can find a complete list of the changed words here and in the front of your KJVER® Sword Bible.

What versions are available?

The KJVER Sword Bible is available in the thinline edition (personal size and large print), the Sword Value thinline, and in the Sword Study edition (large print only).

What sizes are available?

The trim sizes of the KJVER Sword and Sword Study Bibles are as follows:

What is the font size?

The font size varies, depending on what edition you purchase. For the thinline, the personal size is 10 pt. font, and the large print is 12.5 pt. font. The KJVER Sword Study is only available in large print, which is an 11.5 pt. font size.

What is ultrasoft?

The ultrasoft Bible cover is made from polyurethane, a high quality material from Italy which is known for its softness, flexibility, and long-lasting durability.

I found an inconsistency in the text. What should I do?

We are working to improve the Sword Bible all the time. Various inconsistencies have been brought to our attention and we are working to address them. The next printing of the Sword Bible, which will likely happen by the end of this year, will reflect those corrections. The reprinting of the thinline edition will not happen for a while, but it will also reflect those changes. We thank you for your patience and for bringing the inconsistencies to our attention.

What is the target audience of the KJVER?

With the KJVER, we are hoping to reach readers of the KJV who are looking for an easier version of that translation, for their own study and for ministry, and also Christians who want to read the KJV but who have always been discouraged by the complexity of the seventeenth-century language.

What is the Word for Word program?

The Word for Word program is an initiative made by the publishers of the KJVER to spread the Word of God around the world. Based on the one-for-one model, for any KJVER Sword or Sword Study Bible, Whitaker House will donate a Bible to someone in need.

Is there an eBook version or digital copy of the KJVER?

Currently there is not a digital or eBook version of the KJVER available. We have plans to produce this in the future but do not have an expected date yet.