Comparison of the Inspired Version to the King James Version


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The Inspired Version (which Joseph referred to as the New Translation) was first published in 1867 under the direction of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Joseph Smith completed the manuscript in 1834, although only certain passages were published in periodicals, such as The Evening and Morning Star, during his lifetime. The Inspired Version is based on the text of the King James Version, however, is not a 'translation' per se. Rather, Joseph Smith, Jr. received divine direction and inspiration to correct the text where many "plain and precious things" (I Nephi 3: 172, 1908 RLDS Version) had been altered or removed. In some cases, Joseph was instructed to insert whole passages of scripture not found in the King James Version.

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