On this website, all quotes are from the sacred King James 1611 Bible, and as you may be aware, languages change in our lifetime. How much more then, has the language of the King James 1611 edition changed?

      To bridge the gap, a collection of obsolute and difficult words in the 1611 edition are listed below in alphabetical order to help the reader. This will most likely be a growing list until the work ceases:

      It is not always possible to provide the reader another word with the same meaning, so it may be necessary to consult a concordance where the languages of the Bible use several words for our English word. For the King James word "beseech" there are seven Greek words ith different nuances the translators used.

      What is provided here are updates to obsolete and difficult words so you can get started reading your King James 1611 with understanding. Too many new believers are buying courrupted versions of the Bible because they are easier to read. The sacred King James 1611 edition is not that difficult to read. What is difficult about the Word of God is the height, width and depth of it. If someone says the Bible is easy to understand, they are greatly mistaken. God's ways and thoughts are as high above man's ways and thoughts as the heavens are high above the earth:

      The author is not an expert in languages or in the words involved in this study, but by comparing the context in which some of these words are found, some light is shed on their meaning without the knowledge of languages. In situations where the word is more commonly used, its meaning can be derived from the way it is used in the texts.

      So, these word references may not be quite ready for translators to upgrade the sacred King James 1611 to modernized English, but this is the direction for more skillful translators to go to salvage the precious and holy king James Bible for continued use before it becomes abandoned altogether. This study may also prove useful for readers who are having trouble with words in the King James:

A........ ABASE = TO HUMBLE ONESELF TO ANOTHER
A........ABATED = DIMINISHED
A........ABHOR = LOATHED
A........ABIDE = TO REMAIN
A........ABODE = HOME
A........ABOMINATION = DETESTABLE
A........ACCURSED = CURSED
A........ADMONISHED = MADE AWARE OF THE NEED FOR CORRECTION OR CONCERN
A........AFFRIGHTENED = FRIGHTENED
A........AFRESH = AGAIN
A........ADJURE = TO COMMAND IN SOMEONE'S NAME

A........AFOREHAND = BEFOREHAND
A........AFORETIME = FORMERLY
A........AMISS = WRONG
A........ANON = IMMEDIATELY
A........APIECE = A PIECE
A........APACE = A SHORT DISTANCE
A........APART = ALONE
A........APT = INCLINED, READY
A........ARIGHT = RIGHT
A........ASSAYED = MADE READY
A........ASSWAGE = DIMINISH
A........ASUNDER = IN TWO
A........ATTENT = ATTENTIVE
A........AUGHT = OUGHT
A........AVOUCH = VOUCHED FOR


B.......BABES = BABIES
B.......BASE = SLEAZY, TRASHY, IGNORANT. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH A BASE OR STAND UPON WHICH THINGS ARE SET.

B.......BECOMETH = BECOMES
B.......BEGET = CONCEIVE
B.......BEGOTTEN = BORN
B.......BEFALL = COMES UPON
B.......BEFELL = ALREADY CAME UPON
B.......BEGUILE = DECEIVE B.......BESTOW = TO GIVE OR PUT IN PLACE

B.......BEWARE = WATCH OUT FOR
B.......BEWAIL = A WAILING
B.......BETWIXT = BETWEEN
B.......BEWRAYETH = TO GIVE AWAY, CALLING ATTENTION TO

B.......BETIMES = HAVING TO DO WITH THE CRACK OF DAWN

B.......BETROTH = ONE MAKING AN UNBREAKABLE COMMITTMENT TO MARRIAGE WITH ANOTHER.

B.......BEWITCHED = MESMERIZED BY THE SORCERIES OF ANOTHER.

B.......BRAZEN = BRASS.
B.......BREADTH = THE WIDTH, SO A HANDBREADTH IS THE WIDTH OF A HAND.

B.......BREECHES = PANTS
B.......BRETHEN = THE BROTHERS EITHER BY KINSHIP OR BY BELIEF

B.......BROIDERED = EMBROIDERED
B.......BUCKLER = THE SMALLER SHIELD ON ONE ARM WHILE THE LARGER SHIELD IS ON THE OTHER

B.......BRUIT = THE REPORT OF ,
B.......BUFFETED = KNOCKED AROUND ,
B.......BRUTISH = ANIMAL LIKE BEHAVIOUR B.......BUILDED = BUILT
B.......BURNETH = BURNS
B.......BURNISHED = MADE SO IT SHINES
B.......BURNT = BURNED
B.......

C.......

D.......DOTH = DOES

E.......

F.......

G.......

H.......HEWN = CUT
H.......HANDBREADTH = THE WIDTH OF A HAND.
H.......

I.......

J.......

K.......KEEPETH = KEEPS
K.......KNOWETH = KNOWS

L.......LIETH = LIES

M.......

N.......NIGH = NEAR

O.......

P.......

Q.......

R.......

S.......SHALT = SHALL
S.......SAITH = SAYS

T.......THY = YOURS
T.......THINE = YOURS
T.......THOU = YOU
T.......THEE = YOU
T.......THYSELF = YOURSELF

U.......

V.......

W.......

X.......

Y.......YE = YOU

Z.......