The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
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applied mine heart Authorized King James befalleth behold better than strength Bible church cometh considered darkness days of thy dead dieth doeth doris lessing ears earth eateth Ecclesiastes eyes falleth feareth folly fool walketh foolish gave good heed gave my heart giveth goeth happeneth according hath given riches hear heard heart to know increaseth knowledge increaseth judgment King James Version knoweth knowledge increaseth sorrow laughter let thy living madness maketh mirth ointment order many proverbs pleasure Pocket Canon poor man's wisdom poor wise portion power to eat preacher was wise profit hath prose pupils rejoice righteous saith the Preacher servants Shakespeare sinner sons sons of men thee thine hand things thou knowest thou shouldest thy princes eat thy youth unto vanity and vexation Vanity of vanities verse vexation of spirit wherein Whoso wicked wickedness Wisdom is better wisdom is despised wise man's heart words