The Bible, translated into pirate talk

The Text

Take a look at some excerpts to see how it reads compared to the King James Version of the Bible.

  • Matthew 6:3 (KJV)

    But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

  • Matthew 6:3 (Pirate Bible)

    But when ye scuttle booty, let not yer port hand know what yer starboard hand be doin'!

  • Genesis 1:2 (KJV)

    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

  • Genesis 1:2 (Pirate Bible)

    The land was a mess, nary a speck of shape, 'n all was shrouded in dark over the deep abyss. But then the spirit of ol' God sailed across the waters.

  • Galatians 5:18-21 (KJV)

    18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

    19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

    20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

    21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

  • Galatians 5:18-21 (Pirate Bible)

    18 But if ye be led by the wind, ye ain't subject to the Code.

    19 Ayy, the scurvy deeds of the scallywag be plain to see: adultery, fornicatin', uncleanliness, and lecherousness.

    20 Mutiny, voodoo, avast hatred, arguin', lookin' fer a fight, bombs burstin' with rage, scallywags at each other's throats, blasphemous thinkin', and mutinous notions!

    21 Arrr, envyin's an' murders, guzzlin' grog an' revelries, o' th' likes o' that, I be tellin' ye afore, as I said afore t' those what do such, that they won't inherit th' kingdom o' God.

Why does this exist?

The Pirate Bible is a full translation of the Bible (including Old and New Testaments). It was translated using a complex algorithm and artificial intelligence to create a realistic translation of the Holy Book while striving to maintain content accuracy. We hope it inspires you to engage with the Bible in new and meaningful ways.

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