The "Bible" (Latin for "books") is a collection of 66 books which contain the teachings of the prophets of the Old Covenant and the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles under the New Covenant. The King James Version (KJV) is a translation commissioned by King James I of England and published in 1611.
- While Mormons are permitted to read other translations, the King James is the only version canonized as part of the LDS "Standard Works".
- Like atheists, Mormons do not consider the books of the Bible to be completely reliable. The general attitude toward the Bible is that the texts have been corrupted over the years do to an alleged apostasy.