A modern Bible revision of a classic Bible text.
Edited by: William Masopust
Current Edition: r2308 (About Editions)
The Revised Common Version (RCV) is a derivative work of Noah Webster's[➚] 1833 Common Version[➚] of the Bible (a revision of the King James Version[➚]). As with Webster's Common Version, the RCV aims to make updates to words and phrases so that they are better understood by the everyday reader who may not read the Scriptures with the aid of commentaries. Care has been taken so that changes to the text are not theologically motivated, but rather are consistent with the original text. Changes include the updating of archaic words to the current equivalent, rearranging of sentences to better follow current English, adjusting of punctuation to aid the reader in the flow of reading, addition of quotation marks, notation of Old Testament quotes in the New Testament, and an outline for each chapter. Digital versions of the RCV have the words of Christ in blue.
If you would like to make a contribution to the RCV project, check out the Contributions page.
Articles will include announcements, updates, Bible studies, and other things of note concerning the RCV project. A listing of articles can be found on the Articles page.
Sources used in the revision process of the RCV are in the Public Domain. They are divided into three groups: Biblical Texts, Reference Texts, and Commentaries.
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