Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Authorised Version

Authorised Version, the English translation of the Bible at present in general use. Its publication was suggested at the Hampton Court Conference between Episcopalians and Puritans held in 1604. King James I. entered warmly into the project, which was carried out (on the basis of previous translations) with the co-operation of the Universities. The translation was published in 1611, and appointed to be used in churches. A "Revised Version" of the New Testament published in 1881, and of the Old Testament in 1885, have failed to supersede it, though both represent the original much more correctly.