From "Answers To Your Bible Version Questions" ©2003 by David W. Daniels - Reproduced by permission
Question: Do all publishing companies publish "the same" identical King
Answer: No. All KJVs are not the same. The best text is the Cambridge KJV.
Two Kinds of Changes
As I mentioned before, there have been only two
changes in the actual KJV text from 1611 to today: 1) spelling errors
corrected and 2) spelling changes made to match changes in the English
language itself. Other editions of the KJV, printed by different
have slight differences that are not what the pure King James text says.
Many publishers, large and small, such as those that made family Bibles
between the 1800s and 1900s, did not use the Cambridge text as the
These people sometimes spelled a few words differently, or substituted one
word for another, such as "always" where the KJV says "alway." (See
9:16; Deuteronomy 11:1; 2 Kings 8:19, etc.). Of course, the most obvious
change in text is the Oxford error: wrongly putting "sins" for "sin" (2
Chronicles 33:19) and "he" for "ye" (Jeremiah 34:16). But even these
differences in the worst copies of the KJV are far better than the "best"
readings in the Alexandrian perversions!
The Best Kind of KJV
The only KJV I completely trust is the Cambridge-type. Those Bibles that
that exact Cambridge text, such as all Cambridge KJV Bibles and the
Study Bible, are what you want. This is the only way to be sure you have
absolutely correct King James Bible. That's what I use and that's what I
May God bless you as you read His preserved words in English, the King