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 King James Bible Vernacular Word List

King James Bible Vernacular Word List

Most of those "hard words" in the KJV Bible can be understood by the context, while others can be found in a Webster 1828 dictionary. The following list should serve as some help to those who still struggle with KJV terminology.

abjects — outcasts
adamant — very hard stone
affinity — related by marriage
afore — before
amerce — fine
amiable — lovely
anathema — cursed
anon — immediately
apothecary — spice dealer
assay — attempt
asswage — restrain
avouched — declared
beeves — cattle
besom — broom
bestead — facing difficulty
bewrayeth — betrays
blains — boils, sores
bowels — affections
bruit — rumour, report
buckler — small shield
bunches — humps
careless — free from care,secure
carriages — baggage
causeway — paved road
chamberlain — household manager
chapiter — head of a column
charger — large dish
chode — complained
churl — miserly
clouts — rags
coasts — borders
cockatrice — adder, cobra
cockle — weeds
coffer — box
collops — lumps
comeliness — beauty
compass — go around
confectionaries — ointment makers
contemn — despise
convocation — assembly
coulter — plough blade
covert — shelter
cumbered — worried
cunning — skill
curious — embroidered
curious arts — sorcery
custom — tax
damsel — girl
daysman — mediator
describe — divide
descry — search out
diadem — head dress, crown
distaff — rod for holding wool
divers — different
divination — magical prediction
earing — ploughing
earnest — deposit, pledge
emerods — swellings
ensue — to follow
eschew — avoid
fain — gladly
fetters — shackels
fray — frighten
fret — to be worried, angry
froward — perverse
fuller — cleaner of cloth
garner — barn
gier eagle — vulture
gin — trap
greaves — leg armour
grisled — grey
hart — deer
helve — ax handle
holpen — helped
hosen — stockings
hough — cut hamstrings
husbandman — farmer
implead — accuse
jangling — foolish talking
kine — cows
laden — loaded
laud — praise
leasing — lying
leaven — yeast
lewd — vicious
listeth — chooses
mammon — riches
maul — hammer
mete — to measure
mitre — head dress
muffler — facial scarf
murrain — cattle plague
noisome — very hurtful
pate — head
peradventure — perhaps
pilled — peeled
polled — cut hair
post — mail man
potsherd — broken pottery
pottage — soup
profane — dishonorable
proselyte — convert
publican — tax collector
pulse — vegetables
purtenance — internal organs
quarternions — group of four guards
quick — alive
quit — behave
rail — boldly speak against
rase — destroy
rereward — rear guard
rue — a herb
savour — taste
scall — sore
scrip — bag
seethe — boil
severally — separately
shambles — meat market
silverlings — silver coins
sleight — deceitfulness
sod — boiled
sottish — foolish
stay — support
strake — streak
subtil — sly, cunning
tabering — hitting
taches — fastenings
tell — count
tares — weeds
tire — head dress
traffick — trade
trow — think
usury — interest
vagabond — fugitive
vaunt — boast
venture — at random
vestments — apparel
vex — trouble
victuals — food
vile — useless, wicked
wist — knew
wont — accustomed
wot — know
wroth — wrathful, angry


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 Re: King James Bible Vernacular Word List

terrific.


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 Re: King James Bible Vernacular Word List

Thanks! I am going to print this out! My wife has quite a bit of difficulty with some of the words of the KJV.

You might want to include the word "know," "knew," and "knoweth" (as in Matthew chapter 1) equating to [i]having physical intimacy[/i].

[color=CC0000]Matthew 1:24-25

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
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thanks man that will help a lot

 2008/10/14 23:33Profile
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 Re: King James Bible Vernacular Word List

Here is an exhaustive list of King James words from Chick Publications:

http://www.chick.com/catalog/books/1007.asp?wpc=1007.asp&wpp=a

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