Signs and Abbreviations
The following table gives the abbreviations for the editions represented in each item of the collation. For detailed information on these editions see the articles in the Bibliography.
The following pre-critical texts are always indicated, along with the critical editors, when they support the readings of the King James version against Estienne 1550:
|is subjoined to the abbreviation for a critical text or translation when the reading is given as a likely alternative either in the margin or by means of brackets in the text.
|is subjoined to the abbreviations WH and NA when the reading is doubly bracketed in those texts, by which the editors indicate their opinion that the reading is extraneous, but of evident antiquity.
|is subjoined to the abbreviation for a critical text or translation when the reading is given in the text, while the reading of the King James version is given as a likely alternative either in the margin or by means of brackets in the text.
|indicates the reading of the Greek text presumed to underlie the King James version (also known as the "Authorized Version").
|indicates the edition of 1611 when a distinction must be made between it and later editions. See Changes in the KJV, for further information.
|indicates the Oxford edition of 1769, followed by all modern reprints of the KJV.
|Collation in progress of Nestle 1927 as revised in 1941 (17th).