Posted on 01/17/2015 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

The Wicked Bible (or Sinners' Bible) was published in 1631 in London and was meant to be a reprint of the King James Bible. Unfortunately, the typesetters made a mistake in Exodus 20:14 -- the word not in the sentence "Thou shalt not commit adultery" was omitted, changing the sentence to "Thou shalt commit adultery." King Charles I was outraged and ordered all copies destroyed. A few survived, however, and are quite valuable today.

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