The Authorized Version (AV) of the Bible is popularly known, especially in the United States, as the King James Version (KJV). Based on the Bishops' Bible, the AV is a work of a committee of 54 translators, and was first published in 1611, commissioned by King James I of England. Current printings use the revision of 1769 rather than the original 1611 edition. The AV/KJV is lauded for the beauty of its language. Though archaic, it is still in wide use.