Questions and Answers:
Q: Is there a mobile version?
Q: Why does the address in the URL bar behave strangely?
A: The site kjvu.com is not hosted in a traditional manner. I paid a fixed price and bought 2TB of "lifetime" storage on pCloud. They define "lifetime" as my life or 99 years. I then registered the domain kjvu.com and redirected it to this static website on pCloud at https://filedn.com/ljOge7s7NJyyESA8WA9EbFJ/web/kjvu/.
On the desktop site (kjvu.com) the URL in the URL bar is masked. That is it does not change as you move from page to page. For now, I am doing this to minimize the confusion of users seeing a fileden.com URL when they were expecting a kjvu.com URL. However, I may change this in the future because it is causing two problems:
The favicon does not work. The the favicon is the icon that shows up in bookmarks and on your browser’s tab.
Browsing on a mobile device is virtually unusable. Instead of presenting the mobile site it attempts to display the desktop site, which is so small it is unreadable.
On the mobile site (m.kjvu.com) the URL is not masked, thus the full https://filedn.com/ljOge7s7NJyyESA8WA9EbFJ/web/kjvu/ URL is displayed. In addition, the favicon works and obviously, the mobile site works.
If you prefer the behavior of the mobile site, m.kjvu.com works well on the desktop. Ultimately, I may stop masking kjvu.com and let it function like m.kjvu.com. I will leave that decision for another day.
Each page will provide a human friendly link at the bottom of the footer.
Q: What does the capitalization and the italics mean?
A: The KJVu follows, and extends, the capitalization and italic practices of the KJV 1611 bible. Here is a brief explation:
lord1 ehen you see the word “lord,” written in all lower-case letters, it is the Hebrew word אֲדוֹן (adon, Strong’s #113) and means “lord” or “master,” one who has authority over another. In Genesis 18:12 this word is a description of Abraham, Sarah’s “lord.” Whenever this word is written as “lord” (all lower-case), this word is referring to men, but when this word is referring to God, then the first letter is written in upper-case (see Exodus 23:17).
Lord1 Besides the few times the Hebrew word אֲדוֹן (adon) is written as “Lord,” the word “Lord” (first letter in upper-case) is used for the Hebrew word אֲדֹנָי (Adonai, Strong’s #136). If the Hebrew word Adonai literally means “my lords,” why is it only translated as “Lord” so many times (see Exodus 4:13 as an example)? Most names attributed to God are in the plural including Elohiym (literally meaning “powers”) and Shaddai (literally meaning “my breasts”). The word Adonai (a plural word) is another name used for God that means “my lords.”
LORD1 when “lord” is written in all upper-case letters (LORD), the Hebrew behind this word is the name of God, יהוה (YHWH).
Lord GOD1 In Genesis 15:8 the Hebrew phrase Lord GOD is written in Hebrew as; אדני יהוה, which transliterates as; Adonai YHWH. The word Elohiym is the Hebrew word for “God.” But in Genesis 15:8 the word “god” is written in all upper-case because it is the KJV’s translation of the name Yahweh. Because the word Adonai means “lord,” they couldn’t translate this as “Lord LORD,” so they chose to use the word “god” for Yahweh and wrote it in all upper-case letters.
LORD God1 In Genesis 2:15 the phrase "LORD God" is written in the Hebrew as; יהוה אלהים, which transliterates as; YHWH Elohiym. The name Yahweh (whose pronunciation is debated) is the name of the God of the Bible. Throughout the Old Testament, the KJV, and most other translations, translate the Hebrew name Yahweh as “LORD,” in all upper-case, and this is the case in Genesis 2:15. Following this word is the Hebrew word Elohiym, which is often translated as "God."
god3 (all lowercase letters): denotes a deity or an object of worship, and sometimes means “judge” or “magistrate.” It is never used to refer to God the Supreme Being.
God3 (capitalized G and the other letters are lowercase): In the Old Testament the Hebrew word Elohiym is translated “God.” In the New Testament “God” also refers to the Supreme Being, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
GOD3 (all uppercase letters): This refers to the name of God rendered Yahweh or Jehovah.
YOU When "YOU" is capitalized the word that was updated was "Ye," which is plural. When the singular word "Thou" or "Thee" is updated it is shown in mixed case ("You") or lowercase ("you"). John 3:7 is the verse usually used to illustrate the need to differentiate between a singular "you" and a plural "YOU." KJV John 3:7, "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." Just updating "you" for "thee" and "ye" you get: "Marvel not that I said unto you, you must be born again." This appears that Jesus is only referring to Nicodemus, but the first "you" is referring to Nicodemus, while the second one is referring to "everyone" or "all of you." To convey this meaning the KJVu capitalizes the second "YOU" as such: "Marvel not that I said unto you, YOU must be born again."
Italicized Words2 The italicized words in the King James Bible are words that were added by the translators to help the reader. This is usually necessary when translating from one language to another because word meanings and idioms change. So, to produce a more readable translation, the King James translators (1604- 1611) added certain words to the Bible text. However, to make sure that everyone understood that these words were not in the available manuscripts they set them in italics.
Q: Why are some numbers not spelled out?
A: As a general rule, large numbers written as digits (0-9) are easier to read than spelled out text. For example, 1,234 is easier to process and read than one thousand two hundred and thirty four.
KJVu generally follows the The Associated Press Stylebook which recommends spelling out the numbers zero through nine and using numerals thereafter—until one million is reached. Here are four examples of how to write numbers above 999,999 in AP style: 1 million; 20 million; 20,040,086; 2.7 trillion.
Exceptions can be made for consistency with other numbers in the same sentence or paragraph. For ecample, "Counting by two from four to ten." Instead of, "Counting by two from four to 10." Ultimately, the final rule is, "What is the easiest for the reader to process and read."