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Commonly Received Version

Also known as Common English Version, Common Version, American Bible Union Version, Bible Union Version, Bible Union New Testament.
Date translation originally released - 1850

Translator - 1850 edition – Spencer Cone and William H. Wyckoff; 1862-65 editions –Various translators and edited by Thomas J. Conant, Horatio B. Hackett, Asahel Kendrick, and Philip Schaff. 1891 edition – Alvah Hovey, John Broadus, & Henry Weston. 1912 full Bible edition – Translators Barnard C. Taylor, J. R. Sampey, William R. Harper, & Ira M. Price. Editing assistance by J. M. P. Smith and J. W. Willmarth.

Texts used in the translation -

Type of translation - Formal equivalence

Standard abbreviation - None known

Revisions to the translation - 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1891, & 1912.

Sample Verses
(Copyright 1851 edition)

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 10:9 - I am the door; through me if any one enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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Overview of the translation

.....The first edition of this translation, released in 1850 by officers of the American and Foreign Bible Society, was a revision of the King James New Testament using the most accurate manuscripts available to them at the time. Known as the “Commonly Received Version” since it was written in the English spoken at the time by the common man, it was not very well looked upon by other members of the society, and all but one of them was voted out of office upon its release.
.....These officers and others went on to form the American Bible Union, which released a complete revision of the Gospels in 1862, Acts and 1st and 2nd Corinthians in 1863, and the rest of the New Testament in 1864. These were released as the Common English Version, and a revision of these was released in 1865. A revision of the 1865 edition was released in 1891 by the American Baptist Publication Society (a successor to the American Bible Union) and was released in two editions. One edition translated the Greek word "baptizo" as immerse, and the other translated it as "baptize." A 1912 revision was released by the American Baptist Publication Society and was a revision that included the entire Bible.

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