New King James Version

The New King James Version (NKJV) is an English translation of the Bible. The complete NKJV Bible was published in 1982 by Thomas Nelson.[4] The NKJV is described by Thomas Nelson as being "scrupulously faithful to the original,[lower-alpha 1] yet truly updated to enhance its clarity and readability."[5]

New King James Version
NKJV Pew Bible (Hardcover, Black)
Full nameNew King James Version
NT published1979
Complete Bible
Derived fromKing James Version (1769 Oxford ed.)
Textual basis
Translation typeFormal equivalence
Reading level9.0
Version revision1984
PublisherThomas Nelson
CopyrightThe Holy Bible, New King James Version
Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.[3]
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.[3]