The American Standard Version of the Holy Bible



The American Standard Version (ASV) of the Holy Bible was first published in 1901.  Although the English used in the ASV is somewhat archaic, it isn't nearly as hard to understand as some passages of the King James Version of nearly 3 centuries earlier. We have further modified some common archaic use of language (see below).

The Old Testament

 

The 5 books of Moses -- the Law

Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy

History

Joshua 1 Chronicles
Judges 2 Chronicles
Ruth Ezra
1 Samuel Nehemiah
2 Samuel Esther
1 Kings  
2 Kings  

Wisdom Literature

Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Songs

 

The Prophets

Isaiah Jonah
Jeremiah Micah
Lamentations Nahum
Ezekiel Habakkuk
Daniel Zephaniah
Hosea Haggai
Joel Zechariah
Amos Malachi
Obadiah  

 

The New Testament

 

The Life of Jesus and the Early Church

 

Letters from the Apostle Paul

 

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts

 

Romans 1 Thessalonians
1 Corinthians 2 Thessalonians
2 Corinthians 1 Timothy
Galatians 2 Timothy
Ephesians Titus
Philippians Philemon
Colossians  

 

Other Letters from Apostles and Prophets

Hebrews 1 John
James 2 John
1 Peter 3 John
2 Peter Jude

 

Prophecy - warnings for the present and revelation of the future

Revelation

 

Some examples of the kinds of  words that were converted from their archaic form to a modern form. No changes in translations were made.

  • saith=says (1327 changes in 48 books)
  • hateth=hates (34 changes in 10 books)
  • loveth=loves (75 changes in 23 books)
  • shalt=will ( 1599 changes in 47 books)
  • followeth=follows (14 changes in 11 books)
  • fadeth=fades
  • ariseth=arises
  • standeth=stands
  • devoureth=devours
  • sinketh=sinks
  • hast=has
  • thou=you