The King James version of the Bible has now been translated in emoji.
There’s now an app, which was created by a group of devout Christians, that translates the text using emoticons and emoji, according to the New York Daily News.
“Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millennials” is available via Apple iBooks for $2.99. You can also translate a portion of the text on bibleemoji.com.
“I think if we were to fast-forward 100 years, an ‘emoji’ Bible of some kind would exist, so I thought, ‘Why not try and make it?’” the anonymous creator told the newspaper via instant message. “The Bible more than any other book has a really rich history of translation. I think that’s one of the beautiful things about emojis, and I think one of the goals of using them was to point out, in the Bible, God’s love is for everyone, not select people.”
About 10 to 15% of the text is in emoji form while the rest is in plain text.
Here’s an example of the text, as posted on Twitter:
“Most of the original text is still there. It just swaps words commonly used as emoji,” said the translator. “Hopefully it puts a little levity and fun into the text, and hopefully people use it for good. I think this makes sharing a bible verse with your friends easier and more interesting.”