King James Bible Translated With Emojis for Millennial Readers

By Maryann Yin 

Bible with Emojis (GalleyCat)How would you translate The Holy Bible for the digital age? One anonymous translator adapted the King James Version into the Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millennials.

According to The Daily Mail, this project required six months of work to complete. This eBook will be released on May 29 at the iBookstore. For now, readers can visit the Bible Emoji website to check out a digital translator that converts Bible verses into “emoji awesomeness.”

Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “It also goes one step further by translating this ancient scripture into today’s web lingo. That means subbing in words like ‘and’ for ‘&,’ ‘why; for ‘y,’ and ‘people’ for ‘ppl.’ The Bible Emoji’s creator estimates that approximately 15 percent of the total character count of the KJV was replaced with modern slang. The result is a book that looks like a series of (very holy) texts.”