KJV Text Found in the Book of Mormon
There are multiple ways the Book of Mormon uses text from the King James Version of the Bible:
- Some verses use phraseology from the Bible without quoting an entire verse. For example, in 1 Nephi 1:14, Lehi exclaims: “Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty!” In Revelation 15:3, we see the same phrase: “Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty”. Somehow Lehi quoted the book of Revelation about 700 years before Revelation was written.
- The Book of Mormon text sometimes makes clear that Old Testament authors are being quoted, such as the many Isaiah chapters in 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi. Another example is when the prophet Abinadi quotes Exodus when teaching the Ten Commandments.
- Jesus gives some of his teachings nearly word for word as found in the New Testament. Jesus also quotes Isaiah and Malachi.
- There are verses lifted from the New Testament but without giving attribution, such as Moroni 7 that borrows heavily from 1 Corinthians 13.
In our “KJV Verses in the Book of Mormon” page, we show both verses that share a common phrase, such as #1 above, and the verses that copy verses directly from the King James Version of the Bible.
Thanks to KMA Book of Mormon’s “KJV in the Book of Mormon — Case Closed” for most of our data on which Book of Mormon verses use text from which Bible verses.
Our source for the Book of Mormon is the 1830 version available on GitHub from here. The source for the KJV Bible text is available on GitHub from here.