The Revised Young's Literal Translation

The following is work in progress and a Modern English update of Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible published in 1898.

Earnest students of the Holy Scriptures, through the years, have considered Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible (YLT) [1898] an excellent, literal, translation. The YLT is a strictly literal and idiomatic rendering of the Original Greek Texts.The Greek Text followed is that generally recognized as the "Received Text," or the "Textus Receptus," from which the King James Version was translated.

Today, the Elizabethian English used in the KJV and the YLT is not as easy for many people to read and understand as when these were first published. Therefore, this revision (RYLT) of Dr. Young's work is an attempt to update the language to make it easier to be understood by people today.

If, in reviewing the text below, you find any corrections, changes, updates in language, etc., that you would like to suggest, please send a note to allenkc@auburn.edu, giving the name of the book, chapter, verse, and the suggested changes, corrections, or comments.

For more information and background on Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, click here.

An online version of the original Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, and notes on the translation, can be found by Clicking Here.

The King James Clarified (KJC) New Testament, which is theologically identical to the authoritative King James Bible (KJV), but it is easier to understand because the language has been somewhat updated to reflect current usage, can be found by Clicking Here.

A modern English update of the American Standard Version of 1901, The World English Bible, which also contains the Old Testament, can be found by Clicking Here.


To download the complete RYLT NT in ZIP format, click here. You'll need to unzip this file. If you don't have one, some unzippers are

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