That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. — Psalm 26:7

*September 2nd, 2005: We're back and running, folks! Due to the FTP troubles earlier in the summer which severely limited the integrity of this project (since many chapters were cut off partway through), kjv.sehrgut has been under some redevelopment. Resurrected is the old colour scheme (which really helps my eyes), and here to stay is the entire thing as an archive so you can serve it up on your own page if you like.

Welcome to the King James Bible at sehrgut.co.uk! Here is hosted Carl Kalbfleisch’s excellent HTML KJV, re-coded to comply with XHTML 1.0 and operate using PHP by Sehrgut. Mr. Kalbfleisch’s generosity and original markup are greatly appreciated, since without it this site would not be able to exist.

Each verse is referenced by an anchor, so every verse in the Bible can be linked to uniquely, which makes it trivial to cite Scripture in web pages and even PDF and Word™ documents. All you have to do is link to the URL of the chapter in which your verse appears and append a “#X” to the end of it, where “X” is the verse number. For instance, Psalm 27:8 could be referenced as http://kjv.sehrgut.co.uk/Psalms/27.php#8.

The colour scheme was developed to reduce eye strain when reading large blocks of text on a computer monitor. Part of Sehr Gut Web.

Free Download: If you'd like to host the PHP/XHTML KJV on your own server (as I most heartily encourage you to do), you can download it here as a .tar.bz2 file. If for some reason you can't decompress such files (I don't know, maybe WinDoze is like that?), contact me and I'll get it to you in another form. The entire thing will use just over six megs of storage space when fully deployed, and should be deployable out of the box into any directory you like, with no modification necessary. If you need to modify it, most elements are addressable via CSS, and the three page types (main, index, and chapter) are addressable as PHP variables, so different content (as the relative URLs for CSS and favicons) can be served at different points in the heirarchy (useful in headers and footers).

Future Development: I hope one day to integrate a search function into the site itself. Ideally, it would not need SQL support, since dissemination (and hence, compatibility) is the goal. A full-text search, which would like directly to the verse anchors, rather than simply to the pages, would be ideal.