Stamp in WW2 Japanese POW Camp Bible

Normally Bibles would have been forbidden but apparently this stamp that was inspected regularly allowed him to keep it throughout the war. He never knew what it said only that it let him keep it. I'd like to be able to tell him what it means before he passes on.

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    That has some neat history behind it! – ajsmart Jun 20 '18 at 14:14

It says 「檢閲濟{けんえつずみ}」, which means "inspected". The kanji are of the old style.

The presently-used kanji are 「検閲済」.

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    +1 Of course. I feel like this answer could benefit from a romaji rendering too, considering (no offence or anything!) the OP probably isn't a Japanese language learner or speaker and may not be familiar with Hiragana. (I certainly came here from the HNQ and there must be others with limited knowledge of Hiragana who are nevertheless interested in this item as a historical artefact) – Au101 Jun 21 '18 at 20:20

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