5 FREE ways to access God’s word:
1. Read online:
Choice #1: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kjv/browse.html
Choice #2: kingjamesbible.com
Choice #3: endtimeprophecy.net
2. Read offline. Download a free copy of the KJV: KJV bible (.doc file, 1.4 MB)
3. Search the bible with an online tool: umich.edu
5. Listen to the bible. I took a chance and downloaded a torrent that claimed to provide the entire bible in audio format. I was not disappointed! Recommended! Here is the torrent file:
(If you do not know how to handle a torrent file, then don’t waste your time. First learn about torrents, then come back and try downloading this.)
The torrent will download a zipped file, which is about 857MB. After you unzip it, you will find all the MP3 files neatly organized by book.
The words are spoken clearly in a mature, male, American accent. The narrator’s name was not available to me. Maybe he wants credit from God and not from men.
I audited the accuracy of the reading, and the words were the same, so I trust this audio recording to be accurate.
2nd source of audio files, New Testament only: audiotreasure.com
3rd source of audio, spoken by a different narrator, Stephen Johnston: anym.org
4th source of audio, New Testament KJV, read by James Earl Jones:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9351B47D4D02B66C (The videos have been deleted as of Jan-2-2015)
How I Read the Bible the First Time
It is sometimes tough to get through the KJV, especially the first reading. If there are many proper names in a book, or if there are words I had a hard time pronouncing, I would listen to the audio while reading along. I let the narrator do the tough work of pronouncing the words. I paused the audio sometimes to think about the deep meaning of the verses. Because the difficulty level is elevated for the KJV, it matches what I imagine God to be: an infinitely wise God.
The newer versions of the bible have been corrupted. I trust the King James Version. In my opinion, God would not allow his official word to be copyrighted. The King James Version is free and in the public domain.
The King James Version is truly free, because God made it so.