Bible Translation Comparison And Deception

The debate about the most accurate bible translation is typically focused on which ancient manuscripts were used and which ones are valid, and this page will cover some of those facts.

But those concepts typically confuse people so much that they don’t pursue
the matter any further, and they just blindly trust their pastors and teachers.

Instead, we’re going to look at the scriptures side by side, to help you see how the differences form a DECEPTIVE PATTERN, so that you can discern the truth.

Would you agree that if all versions of the Bible were true to God’s spoken Word, then we would expect to find them in agreement?

They should just use more modern language while conveying the same message.

So let me ask you a question.

Would you use a Bible version if you discovered that it had changed some verses to:

  • remove Jesus name
  • remove Jesus as the ‘only begotten Son’
  • switch the name of Lucifer and Jesus
  • remove proof that Jesus is God
  • remove validation of the virgin birth
  • remove that our redemption is through Jesus blood
  • remove proof of the Holy Trinity
  • and remove proof that you have eternal life in Jesus

Review the list, keeping in mind that these are the foundational tenants of our Christian faith.

So would you read and study from that Bible?

Sadly, the modern versions of the Bible like the NIV do all of those things and more, and this study will show you the key verses side by side, so that you can see for yourself.

The NIV has removed 17 entire verses, and major portions of at least 147 verses!

The NIV removes a total of 64,576 words, which is 8% of God’s word.

The NIV removes wonderful Bible “terms” like Jehovah, Godhead, remission, regeneration,
impute and propitiation.

And now the newly updated 2011 NIV Bible has been changed to be ‘politically correct’ and ‘gender neutral’.

So they do much more than make the Bible easier to read, they change the truths of God, which is deception.

And this is exactly what Satan wants, as he is the father of all lies.  He seeks to misrepresent what God said, just like he did in the garden of Eden. He has caused men to write alternative versions of the Bible, which change the meanings of the words, and leave out entire verses.

He seeks to confuse Christians and create divisions in the church; to destroy Christianity;
and to cause unbelievers to dismiss the Bible as the authoritative Word of God.

By having different versions that conflict with one another, people don’t understand why
they should believe that the Bible is the Word of God and not the words of men.

And when they remove the deity of Jesus, his redeeming blood sacrifice and the Holy Trinity, they remove Christians ability to prove that these things are true.

This most accurate Bible translation study will compare the King James and the New International Version, but most modern versions of the Bible make the same errors as the NIV. 

If you read the ESV, RSV or any other Bible version, simply read each verse in your Bible,
to see if it makes the same mistakes.

You might want to print this Bible verse study for easier reading, and so that you
get the full impact of how much of God’s Word has been changed and deleted.

If you don’t read the whole article, please read the first few sections to see how the NIV removed Jesus as the only begotten Son, and how it removes the Holy Trinity and your assurance of eternal life in Jesus

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes the name of Jesus 38 times

Here’s some examples:

In Acts 8:37, the NIV removed this verse where the Ethiopian Eunich professed his faith in Jesus Christ.

KJ – “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

NIV -

In 1 Corinthians 16:22, they removed the name of ‘Jesus Christ’

KJ – “If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”

NIV – “If anyone does not love the Lord – a curse be on him. Come, O Lord

There are many Christ’s, but we are reconciled by Jesus Christ.

In 2 Corinthians 5:18, it removed the name of ‘Jesus’

KJ – “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation

NIV – “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation

In Galations 4:7, they removed that we are heirs of God ‘through Christ’

KJ – “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

NIV – “So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”

In Galations 6:15, they removed that it is ‘Christ Jesus’ who circumcises our heart

KJ – “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”

NIV – “Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.”

In Ephesians 3:9, they removed Jesus as the creator, which makes Jesus eternal and equal to God. The NIV removes Jesus from the verse and only says that ‘God created all things’, which removes a proof-text that Jesus is God.

KJ – “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”

NIV – “and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.”

Phillipians 4:13, they removed the source of our power, ‘Christ’

KJ – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

NIV – “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

Revelation 1:11, they removed Jesus title of ‘Alpha and Omega, the first and the last’

KJ – “Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches.

NIV – “which said: Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches

KJV vs NIV: The NIV deceives you by switching the name of Jesus and Lucifer

The KJ accurately reports that Lucifer fell from heaven and was cut down.  With an unbelievable slight of hand, the NIV removed Lucifer and replaced him with ‘Morning Star’.

Isaiah 14:12 KJ says “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isaiah 14:12 NIV says “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

But Jesus is the Morning Star

Revelation 22:16 KJ says “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

This either gives Lucifer the title of the Morning Star, which belongs to the Lord Jesus.

Or it inserts Jesus as the person who fell from heaven and was cut down to the ground.

Whether it elevates Lucifer or denigrates the Lord Jesus, it is wrong and you should reject the NIV and the modern translations which deceive you about Lucifer.

How can God’s anointing be on translations of the Bible that tamper with the Lord Jesus being the only begotten Son of God, and then remove Lucifer and replaced him with a title for the Lord Jesus? 

This is the major reason why so many Christians today are powerless.

John 1:1 says that ‘Jesus is the Word of God’.  When men change the meaning of the words of God and delete verses, they change the perception of Jesus and delete the proofs that He is God.

The power lies in the King James Bible, the true Words of God.

Here are more verses that attack the central elements and tenets of our faith in the Lord Jesus.

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes the Holy Trinity and your assurance of eternal life in Jesus

1 John 5:7 is probably one of the most controversial verses in the Bible. The reason is that all the modern translations, except the New King James, remove this verse.

Here’s a hint why: Lucifer doesn’t want to confirm the Holy Trinity, or that we have eternal life in the Jesus.

Jesus states Lucifer’s goal in regard to His Word in Luke 8:12 “…then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”

In 1 John 5:7-8  the NIV removed the ‘Father, Word(Jesus) and Holy Ghost: and these three are one‘ from the passage, thereby removing proof of the Holy trinity.

KJ – “ For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”

NIV- “For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

In 1 John 5:10, God strongly states that anyone who does not believe the record that He gave of His Son in verse 7, makes God a liar.  “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. ”

In 1 John 5:11, God clearly confirms the ‘record’ of what He stated in verse 7, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

If verse 7 is removed, then the record of agreement by the Godhead in heaven is also removed! Verse 7 is not a mere proof of the Trinity, it is really a proof that believers have total assurance of eternal life, when they are in the Son of God! God bears record in heaven that we have eternal life!

How dare these modern translations tamper with 1 John 5:7, as they tamper with the actual record in heaven that I have eternal life through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is probably the strongest verse in all the Bible for the assurance of eternal life in the Blessed Redeemer.

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removed several significant parts of The Lord’s Prayer

In the Luke’s recording of the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11:2, these passages have been removed in the NIV:

- ‘which art in heaven’ (They don’t want you to believe that there’s a heaven)
- ‘Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth’
- ‘but deliver us from evil’ (they don’t want you to pray against evil, because Lucifer is evil)

Luke 11:2 KJ – “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day  our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”

Luke 11:2 NIV – “He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”

In Matthews recording of The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, they also removed:

- ‘Our father’
- ‘For thing is the power and the glory, forever, amen’

The NIV butchered the Lord’s Prayer.  Do you still want to read it?

KJV vs NIV: The NIV implies that Joseph is the biological father of Jesus

In Luke 2:43, the KJ shows that Joseph is not Jesus biological father when it says “Joseph and his(Jesus) mother”, which is peculiar and implies a separation. The NIV says “his parents”, which implies that Joseph is his father.

 KJ “And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.”

NIV “After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.

IN Luke 2:33 the same implication is found in Luke 2:33, only this time it directly calls Joseph the father of Jesus, which removes the virgin birth.

 KJ – “And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him.”

NIV-  “The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.”

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes the statement that God was manifest in the flesh in Jesus

1 Timothy 3:16 links God to all the things that Jesus accomplished on Earth, thereby equating Jesus with God in the flesh. We all appear in a body, so there’s nothing great about that.  But God manifesting Himself in the flesh, that’s supernatural.

KJ-  “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory

NIV – “Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes a proof of Jesus in the Old Testament

In Daniel 3:25 , the NIV removes Jesus as the person in the fiery furnace with his faithful servants Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  There is a big difference between ‘Son of God’ and ‘son of the gods’, and it removes Jesus appearance in the Old Testament.

KJ – ” He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God

NIV  – “He said, Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

KJV vs NIV: The NIV changes Satan’s destiny from hell to the grave

In Isaiah 14:15, the NIV changes the word ‘hell‘ to ‘grave‘.  We all go to the grave! Why doesn’t the NIV want Satan in hell, where he belongs?

KJ – “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. “

NIV – “But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. “

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes the harsh reality of those who reject God.

In Psalm 9:17, the NIV changes the destiny of the wicked from ‘hell‘ to ‘grave‘.

KJ – “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

NIV – “The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God. “

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes that Jesus was worthy to be worshiped

Worshiping someone means they are worthy of the worship.  Kneeling before someone does not imply the same thing.

In Matthew 8:2 the leper worshiped Jesus

 KJ – “And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

NIV – “A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

In Matt 9:18 a Ruler came and worshiped Jesus

 KJ – “While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

NIV – “While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.”

In Matthew 15:25 a Gentile woman from Canaan worshiped Jesus

 KJ – “Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.”

NIV – “The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.”

IN Matthew 20:20 the mother of the disciples John and James worshiped Jesus.

KJ – “Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.”

NIV – “Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.”

 In Mark 5:6  even the Demon-possessed man in Gadarenes worshiped Jesus even before the demons were cast out of him.

KJ – “But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshiped him.”

NIV – “When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.”

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes the proof-text that Jesus is God

Verses like 1 John 3:16 show that Jesus is God. When a verse references God and then says ‘he’ (indicating Jesus), it confirms that Jesus is God.  But when it is changed to just say Jesus, it removes the proof-text that he is God.

KJ – “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. “

NIV – “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”

KJV vs NIV: The NIV took away judgment from Jesus

In Romans 14:10 the NIV verse removes another proof-text that Jesus is God, and that He will be our judge.

 KJ – “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

NIV – “You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.”

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes Jesus as THE Great God

In Titus 2:13 ‘Our great god‘ implies that it’s true for Christians but not for all the world, as someone may believe their great god is Mohammed. But ‘the great God‘ implies that Jesus is THE one and only.

Whether you accept him as your Savior or not, he IS the great God.

KJ – “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ

NIV- “while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ

KJV vs NIV: The NIV removes the teaching of Jesus as the only begotten son of God

There is one doctrine that all the others rest upon. It is the rock bottom, foundation of the Christian faith: Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God.

Without this core belief, all the others are meaningless. Christianity stands upon the person of Jesus of Nazareth as the only begotten Son from eternity past and into the future forever.

He is unique because He is the only begotten Son of God. Any tampering with this doctrine touches the very foundation of our faith.

There are five key verses from the Holy Bible, Authorized King James Version (KJV), which show clearly that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God.

These verses reveal that the Lord Jesus was begotten of the Father. He was from the bosom of the Father.

You must believe on the name of the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD for eternal life.
He was sent into this world from heaven as the only begotten Son of God.

Your eternal life depends on it, so the importance of this doctrine cannot be overstated.

The Bible reveals God has other sons:

  • Believers in Jesus are called the sons of God but through adoption.
  • Adam was called the son of God.
  • God gave the angels the title of the sons of God.
  • Israel became God’s son
  • and Solomon sat on the throne of Israel as the son of God.

However, the Lord Jesus remains distinguished from all these sons of God.

He is singular and unique as the ‘only begotten Son of God’ with the Father from eternity.
He has a different relationship with the Father.

Any tampering with the Lord as the only begotten Son of God would just make Him one of many sons of God in the Bible.

Each verse includes an explanation from the Vines Complete Expository Dictionary.

John 1:14

KJ – “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

NIV – “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Vines – the phrase ‘the only begotten of the Father‘ indicates that as the Son of God, He is the sole representative of the Being and character of the One who sent Him. ‘the only begotten’ when used of the Son, is in the sense of unoriginated relationship. The begetting is not an event of time, however remote, but a fact irrespective of time. The Christ did not become, but necessarily and eternally is the Son. He, a Person, possesses every attribute of the pure Godhood.

John 1:18

KJ – “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

NIV – “No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.”

Vines – the clause ‘the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Fatherexpresses both His eternal union with the Father in the Godhead and the ineffable intimacy and love between them, the Son sharing all the Father’s counsels and enjoying all His affections.

John 3:16

KJ – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

NIV – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Vines – the statement ‘God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son‘ must not be taken to mean that Christ became the only begotten son by incarnation. The value and the greatness of the gift lay in the Sonship of Him who was given. His Sonship was not the effect of His being given.

John 3:18

KJ – “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

NIV – “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

Vines -the phrase ‘the name of the only begotten Son of God‘ lays stress upon the full revelation of God’s character and will, His love and grace, as conveyed in the name of One who, being in a unique relationship to Him, was provided by Him as the object of faith.

1 John 4:9

KJ – “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.” (Notice how He was sent into the world from eternity as the only begotten Son of God)

NIV – “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

Vines – the statement ‘God sent his only begotten Son into the world‘ does not mean that God sent out into the world one who at His birth in Bethlehem had become His Son.

What does “One and Only” mean? One and only what?

The Lord Jesus is not God’s only Son: this is false as God has many sons. He is God’s only begotten Son and thus unique. It is obvious that the modern translations have tampered with the very foundation of Christianity.

Using the NIV, you cannot even prove that the Lord Jesus is the only begotten Son of God! Therefore, the NIV fails to substantiate the very foundation of the faith.

The NIV and most modern translations are leading people away from the foundation of the faith!

It is a subtle but diabolic shift away from historic Christianity towards a generic Jesus that can fit in nicely with other beliefs.

In John 1:14,18 the words “begotten and Son” are left out, while John 3:16,18 and 1 John 4:9 are false as they remove “only begotten” and say “God’s only Son.”

These translations are illegitimate. The modern versions have to be rejected as they are deficient and lack the ability to even prove the very foundation of the faith. These translations are leading believers away from the true person of the Lord Jesus.

If you have the NIV, then you DON’T have the only begotten son of God.

You’ve seen how the meaning of words have been changed in the NIV, but now we will look at how many words have been deleted.

Despite God’s clear warnings about “taking away” from His words, the NIV removes 64,576 words, which is over 8 percent of God’s word.

Deuteronomy 4:2 reads: “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

The NIV removes major portions of at least 147 verses!

Here’s a small sampling of verses where words have been removed in the NIV!

In Matthew 5:44, the NIV removes part of Jesus command regarding how we should treat our enemies.

KJ – “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

NIV – “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”

In Matthew 9:13, the NIV removes that sinners must repent.

KJ – “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

NIV – “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

In Matthew 19:9, the NIV removed the fact that someone who marries an adulterer is also an adulterer.

KJ – “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

NIV- “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

In Matthew 20:7 the NIV removed “and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive”, meaning you will receive what the Lord says is fair.

KJ – “They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive

NIV – “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’”

In Matthew 20:16 they removed the fact that many are called, but few chosen

KJ – “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. “

NIV – “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Matthew 20:22, the NIV removes “and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with”

KJ – “But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.”

NIV – “”You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered. “

In Matthew 25:13, the NIV removes ‘wherein the Son of man cometh’

KJ – “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh

NIV – “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”

In Matthew 27:35, the NIV removes a reference  to an Old Testament prophecy being fulfilled, thereby removing another validation that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.

KJ – “And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.”

NIV – “When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”

In Mark 6:11, the NIV removes Jesus judgment against the cites where the disciples witnessed to the Jews.

KJ – “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.”

NIV – “And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”

In Mark 10:21, the NIV removes that one must ‘take up the cross’ to be saved:

KJ – “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

NIV – “Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

In Mark 10:24, the NIV removed Jesus words that it’s hard for ‘them that trust in riches’ to enter into the kingdom

Lucifer is the God of Mammon/Money, so he doesn’t want you to know this.

KJ – “And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!”

NIV – “The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!”

In Luke 4:4 , the NIV removed that ‘man shall live by every word of God’. 

Do the NIV translators seriously think the Lord Jesus Christ does not know the verse He was referencing Deuteronomy 8:3?

KJ – “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. “

NIV – “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.”

In Luke 4:8, the NIV removes “get thee behind me Satan”

KJ – “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

NIV – “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

In Luke 4:18, the NIV removed ‘he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted‘.

Jesus ministry to the brokenhearted is a healing balm to hurting people to give them instant hope, and Luke 4:18 is the only verse that speaks this truth.

KJ – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised

NIV – “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed

In Luke 9:56, the NIV removes that Jesus came to Earth to save men’s lives.

KJ – “For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. “

NIV – “and they went to another village.”

In this passage they removed the thief’s profession of faith in Jesus as Lord

In Luke 23:42  the thief on the cross next to Jesus called upon the name of the Lord and was saved.  The NIV removed his profession of faith in recognizing Him as Lord.

KJ – “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”

NIV – “Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

In John 1:27, the NIV removes John the Baptist proclamation that Jesus is worthy of their worship, not Him.

KJ – “He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.”

NIV – “He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

In John 3:13, the NIV removed ‘Jesus, the Son of Man, is in heaven’, which again removes a proof-text that Jesus is God.

KJ – “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

NIV – “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven – the Son of Man.”

In John 3:15, the NIV removed that we who believe in Jesus ‘should not perish

KJ – “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

NIV – “that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

In John 11:41, the NIV removed ‘from the place where the dead was laid‘, which confirmed that Lazarus was indeed dead.

KJ – “Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.”

NIV – “So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. “

In this passage they deleted that Jesus was going to be with the Father

In John 16:16 the NIV removes the text that says Jesus is going to be with His Father, which verifies that He is God.

 KJ – “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.”

NIV – “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

In Acts 15:18, the NIV changed “the beginning of the world‘ which is eternal, to that have been known for ages, which is just old.

KJ – “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.”

NIV – “that have been known for ages.”

In Romans 8:1, the NIV removed ‘who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit

KJ – “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

NIV – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

In Romans 13:9, the NIV removed ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness

KJ – “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

NIV – “The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

In 1 Corinthians 5:7, the NIV removes that Christ was sacrificed ‘for us’.

KJ – “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us

NIV – “Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast – as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed

In 1 Corinthians 6:20, the NIV removed ‘and in your spirit which are God’s’

KJ – “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

NIV – “you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

In I Corinthians 10:28, the NIV removed that the ‘Earth is the Lord’s’.

KJ – “But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof

NIV – “But if anyone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience’ sake

In I Corinthians 11:24, the NIV removed that ‘Jesus body was broken for us’.

KJ – “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”

NIV – “and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

This passage removes the title of ‘Lord’ from Jesus, the second man; removing his deity

1 Corinthians 15:47. The first man is Adam, the second man is the Lord Jesus.  By removing Lord, the NIV removes proof of His deity.

KJ – “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

NIV – “The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.”

In II Corinthians 10:4, the NIV removed that our warfare is ‘but mighty through God

KJ – “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds

NIV – “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. “

In Galatians 3:1, the NIV removed “that you should not obey the truth” from Paul’s admonishment that salvation is by faith alone, not works.

KJ – “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”

NIV – “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.

In Ephesians 5:30, the NIV removed that we are of Jesus flesh and bones.

KJ – “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

NIV – “for we are members of his body.

Here they removed Jesus blood as our redemption for forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:14 says that our salvation is through the righteous blood of Jesus, but the NIV removes that link.

 KJ – “In whom we have redemption through His blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins

NIV – “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins

In 1 Timothy 6:5, the NIV removed the command for us to withdraw ourselves from men who have corrupt minds and are void of the truth.

KJ – “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. “

NIV – “and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

In Hebrews 7:21, the NIV removed the Old Testament reference to Jesus being a priest “after the order of Melchisedec”

KJ – “For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec

NIV – “but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.’”

In 1 Peter 1:22, the NIV removed that the purification of your soul happens “through the Spirit”

KJ – “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

NIV – “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”

I John 4:3, the NIV removes the Jesus ‘is come in the flesh’, which effectively removes the proof-text that Jesus is God in the flesh.”

KJ – “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world

NIV – “but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”

In Revelation 5:14, the NIV removed the eternal nature of Jesus

KJ – “And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that liveth for ever and ever.”

NIV – “The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped. “

In Revelation 21:24, the NIV removed the qualifier “of them which are saved”

KJ – “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.”

NIV – “The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.”

Do you really want to read a Bible version that violates Jesus warning?

In Revelation 22:19 Jesus said “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

This verse states if ANYONE removes words from the Bible, God will remove that person’s name from the Book of Life. I believe that this warning is not limited to the Book of Revelation but the entire Bible.

The following verses have simply been removed.  You can click on the Bible.cc links to see it for yourself.

In Matthew 18:11, the NIV removed a confirmation the Jesus came to save the lost.

Matthew 18:11 KJ – “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
http://bible.cc/matthew/18-11.htm

In Acts 8:37, the NIV removed a profession of faith, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 8:37 KJ – “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” http://bible.cc/acts/8-37.htm

In Matthew 17:21, the NIV removed how to remove strong demonic spirits

Matthew 17:21 KJ – “However, this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting.”
http://bible.cc/matthew/17-21.htm

In Matthew 18:11, the NIV removed the fact that Jesus came to save the lost.

Matthew 18:11 KJ – “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
http://bible.cc/matthew/18-11.htm

In Matthew 23:14, the NIV removed Jesus condemnation of the Jewish leaders

Matthew 23:14 KJ – “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.”
http://bible.cc/matthew/23-14.htm

In Mark 9:44, the NIV removed the eternal damnation of those who reject Jesus

Mark 9:44 KJ – “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched
http://bible.cc/mark/9-44.htm

In Mark 11:26, they removed God’s conditional forgiveness of your sins.

Mark 11:26 KJ – “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” http://bible.cc/mark/11-26.htm

In Mark 15:28, the NIV removed a prophecy about how Jesus would die, which confirms the validity of the Bible.

Mark 15:28 KJ – “And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.” http://bible.cc/mark/15-28.htm

Question: Aren’t some of these things included in the NIV in the footnotes?

Answer: That is not the same as including them in the text. When the reader sees these passages have been moved to the footnotes, he or she will assume that they are probably not really part of God’s Word. After all, the translators did not include them in the text, but simply implied that “some” manuscripts include them. What they are not told is that the vast majority of texts used by the early church included these words.

The NIV also adds notes that complete sections aren’t referenced in all of the manuscripts.
Of course, these sections are some of the most important in the Bible.

In Mark 16:9-20, the footnote in the NIV says “The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20″

These just happen to be the eyewitness accounts of the resurrected Jesus and his ascension into heaven.

In John 7:53-8:11, the footnote in the NIV says “The earliest and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53-8:11″

This is the passage where the Jewish leaders intentionally caught a woman in the act of adultery and brought her to Jesus, who did not condemn her, but convicted them of their own sins.

In Matthew 21:44, the NIV says “Some manuscripts do not have Matthew 21:44″

This passage states that those Jewish leaders who stumble and fall over the cornerstone of Jesus, will be broken to pieces.

Matthew 21:44 KJ – “He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.

In Luke 22:43-44, the NIV says “Some early manuscripts do not have Luke 22:43-4″

This removes the intense suffering of Jesus BEFORE He faced the physically tormenting crucifixion, the emotionally heart-wrenching of being rejected by those he created, and spiritual weight of taking on the sins of the world.

Luke 22:43-44 KJ – “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”

The publishers deception used to promote the NIV

Deception #1 – The NIV “just” updates the “archaic” words and makes it “easier to understand”. Nothing is “really changed.

Truth: The NIV removes some verses that confirm the deity of Jesus Christ.

Deception #2 – The NIV is easier to read and understand.

Truth: According to a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level research study, The King James Bible is by far the easiest!

Deception #3 – Older and more reliable manuscripts have been discovered since the King James Bible.

Truth: Dr. Sam Gipp writes, “The fact is, that the King James translators had ALL OF THE READINGS available to them that modern critics have available to them today.” (The Answer Book, Gipp, p.110)

Deception #4 – The NIV is more accurate.

Truth: The KJB is a literal word for word translation. When the translators had to add words for sentence structure they are in italics.

The NIV uses “dynamic equivalence”. Rather than a word for word translation, they add, change and subtract to make the verse say what they “thought” it should! The Preface to the NIV even says, “. . .they have striven for more than a word-for-word translation. . .”

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Why would publishers print so many different Bible versions?

The King James Bible is the ONLY Bible that is not OWNED by men!

That’s right! The King James Bible has no Copyright ownership and it can be published by anyone, anytime, with no need to ask for permission!

So if you’re a publisher and you want to have exclusive copyrights to maximize your profits, you have to produce new versions of the Bible, such as the NIV.

Lucifer seeks to deceive Christians and non-believers, and the modern versions of the Bible only serve to confuse people.

By having different versions that conflict with one another, people don’t understand why they should believe that the Bible is the Word of God and not the words of men.

And when they remove the deity of Jesus, his redeeming blood sacrifice and the Holy Trinity, they remove Christians ability to prove that these things are true.

Some parting thoughts about the best Bible translation

Bible distributors make it seem like the King James is hard to read, so you should get their ‘easy to read‘ versions. Only you end up understanding words that aren’t from God.

The Holy Spirit enlightens and gives us understanding, not a modern version with their paraphrasing and interpretations.

Learn the language of the true Bible.

In Psalm 12:6-7, God promised to preserve His Word forever.

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”

As you’ve seen from the above study, the KJ and NIV are vastly different in meaning.  Since God is not the God of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33), all translations cannot be His Word.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 says “Where the word of a king is, there is power“, and the KJ was translated under a God-ordained King.  In fact, the king’s name was “James,” which is the English word for “Jacob,” whom God renamed “Israel,” because he had power with God and with men.

Modern translators don’t believe that the Word of God is infallible

So they approach the scriptures with skepticism, saying “Yea, hath God said?”, much like the serpent said to Eve in the garden of Eden.

A person who lacks faith in God’s word is in no condition to translate it.

The King James translators believed that they were handling the very words of God. They didn’t set out to ‘judge’ or ‘correct’ the word of God.

They simply sought to translate God’s word for the English speaking people, as they were told to do by their appointed King.

Jesus said to search the scriptures, because they testify about Him

The True Word of God will always EXALT Jesus Christ, and reveal the doctrines which testify about His virgin birth, His blood atonement, His bodily resurrection and His deity.

The modern versions testify AGAINST Jesus, as they have removed the very texts that prove those tenants of the Christian faith.

If you don’t have a Bible that proves that Jesus is God’s ‘only begotten Son’, that Jesus is God, that He was born of a virgin, that His blood bought our redemption, that He is our judge, and that He is part of the Holy Trinity.

Then you don’t have the Jesus of the Bible!

Today’s church is powerless because there is a famine for the true words of God

Many Christian leaders have switched to the NIV, because seminary did not teach them the truth about which version is true to God’s words.

Matthew 13:24-25 says, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.”

Luke 8:11 explains, “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.”

Lucifer has planted tares amongst the Word of God, and so deceives pastors and their followers.

Millions of Christians who read the NIV are not getting the true words of God, so they are powerless.

The modern translations are like eating food that is devoid of minerals, vitamins and enzymes.  It might look like food, but it contains nothing to sustain life.

Amos 8:11 foretold this, “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD

So many people are spiritually weak and powerless, and have no idea that they are feeding on translations that lack power.

Zondervan publishes the NIV and their parent company publishes The Satanic Bible

Zondervan is owned by HarperCollins, who publishes ‘The Satanic Bible‘ and ‘Satanic Rituals‘,
so apparently they’re in it for the money, not because they are defenders of the faith.

HarperCollins also publishes books on Spirit Guides, Magick Studies, Occultism, Witchcraft & Wicca, Fortune Telling, Tarot, ESP (Clairvoyance, Precognition, Telepathy) and Out-of-Body Experiences.
Here’s the link to see for yourself

Knowing that, I would not own ANY Zondervan Bible, for how can you trust a publisher
who prints the teachings and deceptions of Lucifer?

The revised 2011 edition of the NIV neuters the Bible

The NIV was updated in 2011, to make the Bible more “gender neutral“.
Did your pastor not tell you about that?

People like to debate about the NIV supposedly being “more accurate” than the KJV, but that aside, how can they defend making the Bible gender neutral?

Surely the ancient manuscripts don’t support such a change, so they must be based
on being “politically correct“, which is more deception from Lucifer.

If a publisher changes the Holy Bible to make it “gender neutral”, that tells you that they
don’t have integrity, and it calls into question any pastor who teaches from the NIV.

The Bible translations DO NOT agree, so they can’t ALL be the infallible Word of God

History shows that there are two streams of Bible texts, and they disagree with each other,
so obviously both of them CANNOT be correct.

The NIV and other modern translations are based on one stream of manuscripts,
and the KJV on another.

So logically, we can’t say that the KJV and the NIV are BOTH the Inerrant Word Of God.
And anyone who tells you otherwise is not giving you the whole truth.

This is one of Lucifer’s deceptions to cause the world to not believe in the validity of the Bible.  Christians can’t agree on which Bible is valid, so why would unbelievers trust it?

Reader, please understand that Satan is working hard to deceive you. 

Instead of just attacking the church from the outside, he infiltrates it from the inside, to subtlety deceive people.

Paul called the Galations foolish for believing the Judaisers, who had invaded the church.

John said in 1 John 2:19, that many antichrists went out from the early church.

Satan has been active for thousands of years, working through his earthly disciples, to deceive believers from within.

Here’s some further insight into different versions of the Bible:

Most all of the modern Bible versions on based on the wrong manuscripts and the transcribers didn’t believe that God’s Word is infallible.

The easiest way to tell if your Bible is valid is to go through the above study and look at what your Bible says in each verse compared to the King James version.

Most likely it will make the same errors and deceptions that the NIV does.

The RSV / NRSV / ESV

The RSV(Revised Standard Version) and the NRSV(New Revised Standard Version) are copyrighted and produced by the National Council of the Churches of Christ(NCC).

The ESV(English Standard Version) is based on the RSV.

The NCC sounds like a nice organization, until you realize that the NCC was established by Luciferians to control American churches.

New Jerusalem Bible and Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

The New Jerusalem Bible and Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition Bibles are produced by the Roman Catholic Church leaders, which are antichrist.

New World Translation

The NWT(New World Translation) came from Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who do not believe in the deity of Jesus.    We suffice it to say, “You can’t get good fruit from a bad tree.” (Matthew 7:17, 18)

New King James

The New King James version is not just a King James Bible without the Thee’s and the Thou’s.  There are significant differences in the interpretation, even though they are based on the same Greek text.

The NKJ is more subtle in it’s mistranslations than other versions, so from that standpoint, it is more dangerous.

There are newer versions, such as the NKJ 2000, which seem to stay true to the KJ, with only updates to the Thee’s and the Thou’s.

The most accurate bible translation is the King James version, which is a literal word for word translation.  It confirms the deity of Jesus, the virgin birth,  Jesus redeeming blood, Jesus as our judge, and holy trinity of God.

Do YOU want a Bible that cuts out the holiness of God, removes lots of the promises, and in some cases just deletes the verse altogether?

Or do you want the true, pure words that God Himself wrote? Because there is power on in those words, and not in the weak, powerless words of man.

Decide for yourself. Just remember that God promises to curse those who mess with the word He wrote. Pray the Holy Spirit to show you the truth.

The modern Bible translations are written for a Laodicean ‘luke-warm’ church

Why is the Church so silent as Lucifer has set up shop in the modern translations?  There should be an outcry!

The Laodicean church period described in Revelation 3  is the last one before the Second Coming of Christ. Read Revelation 3:14-22 and you will know that it describes the modern church.

This lukewarm period began toward the end of the 1800′s and will continue until Christ returns.

So the modern versions fit well into the lukewarm churches, because they are lukewarm ‘bibles.’

The 1611 King James was translated during the Philadelphia church period, which is the best period of all, as the Lord Jesus had nothing bad to say about it and He commended it for ‘Keeping His Word‘.

The period of the greatest missionary work in church history occurred between 1700 and 1900, so it makes sense that God would have a Bible ready for this great work, and He did – the KJV.

The modern Bibles are supported by two very corrupt fourth century manuscripts.

The ‘Vaticanus’ and the ‘Siniaticus’ manuscripts are filled with many alterations to meet the demands of Roman Catholic tradition.

The reformers John Calvin and Martin Luther proclaimed that the Roman Catholic Church is the harlot of Revelation 17 and the ‘dreadful and terrible’ beast of Daniel 7.  They named them as antichrist and the Papacy the ‘man of perdition’.

The Textus Receptus (received text) manuscript used for the King James Bible can be traced clear back to Antioch, Syria, where the disciples were first called Christians and where Paul and Barnabas taught the word of God for a whole year.

So do you want a bible that uses text from the manuscripts of those that are called antichrist?

Or do you want a Bible that is based on the text from the teachings of Paul and Barnabas?

Here’s some links for further studies on Bible version comparisons:

You can read this paper on the different manuscripts that were used for the Bible versions @ http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/nt_manuscripts.html

How The Modern Translations Attack the Deity of Jesus Christ by Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer video

How Modern Translations Attack The Doctrine of Salvation video

The New King James PerVersion by Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer video

KJ/NIV Twisted Scripture article

The NIV removes the teaching of the only begotten son of God article source

Articles in celebration and defense of the King James Bible as God’s Preserved Word

How I Know That The King James Bible Is The Word Of God

1 John 5:7 and the King James Bible Controversy

What About The New King James Version?

Didn’t the Textus Receptus Appear After 1611?

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Wendy January 16, 2013 at 4:40 am

Hi there, thank you for this informative article and your video series. You do not mention the Amplified Bible at all in this article and I was wondering what your view was on it. I have checked some of the key verses you mention and it seems to stick closely to the KJ.

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David January 16, 2013 at 5:38 am

Hi Wendy,

Thank you for your comment. I’m glad that you benefited from the article.

My friend has a “KJV and Amplified Side-by-Side Bible” and I really like it, since it has the Authorized KJ text, with the alternate word renderings from the Amplified.

You can read about it on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Amplified-Side—Side-Bible-Large/dp/031044330X

The Amplified Bible does make a note when a verse or words are not in all manuscripts.

An example is Acts 8:37, where it notes that “Many manuscripts do not contain this verse.”

Another example is 1 John 5:7-8, where it says “The italicized section is found only in late manuscripts.”

These footnotes can add doubt to the reader about the infallibility of the Bible, since it indicates that manuscripts don’t agree.

If you want to understand why the manuscripts don’t agree, here’s a great, easy to read book that explains the two paths of manuscripts, one of which has been corrupted by Satan to deceive people. http://www.amazon.com/Did-Catholic-Church-Give-Bible/dp/0758905793/

May God bless you and keep you!

David

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Wendy January 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Thank you David I will be sure to look at those links.
I appreciate the sacrifice of the hours taken to put this kind of information together.
May the Lord continue to strengthen you in your tasks.

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David February 20, 2013 at 2:13 am

Thank you Wendy. It was a labor of love, as I wanted to know the truth and I felt compelled to share it with others. May the Lord bless you and keep you! :-)

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Lynn Powell June 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Very Interesting! I am 75 years old and grew up reading the KJV and memorized from it. I didn’t start using the NIV until maybe 7years ago sitting under teachings of Beth Moore who used it mainly along with some other translations. I thought it interesting that I can’t memorize it as well as the KJV. What do you think about this very popular woman bible teacher using mostly the NIV?

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David June 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thank you for your comment Lynn :-)

Most teachers use the NIV and other modern Bible versions because they have modern English words that are supposedly easier to understand.

What they fail to realize is that those Bibles are missing important words and verses, that validate the deity of our Lord Jesus.

They fail to realize the deception because the Greek Bibles that they reference are also missing those words.

Satan has been very effective in creating a corrupt path of manuscripts and Greek Bibles, which have resulted in corrupt Bible versions.

You can read about the two paths of Bible manuscripts by clicking on Satan’s Corrupted Bible Manuscripts.

This KJ vs. NIV study is long and most people won’t read it. So I created a shorter study that allows people to compare any modern Bible version to the King James, to see what words are missing. You can view it by clicking on Modern Bible Deception Verse Study

On the bottom of each of those pages is a link to a PDF file of the study, that you can save, print and share it with others.

I think that Beth Moore has wonderful insights to share that edify us, but it really concerns me when a teacher doesn’t understand that the Bible they are teaching from has been corrupted by the evil one.

Bible teachers are going to be held accountable for what they teach, so I pray that she comes to know the truth.

Grace and peace to you in Jesus name,

David

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JLA July 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Hello, enjoyed the lengthy but scholarly discussion on bible versions. I’ve studied from Bullinger’s Companion bible for years due to its reliance on the massorah. Bullinger’s commentary is okay but he had his flaws theologically speaking (rapturist). Making use of Strong’s and Green’s interlinear is (fortunately) accessible online and those go along way to helping clear up problems. Good website too. Very gutsy studies, thanks.

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David July 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Thank you for your comment :-)

Sadly with all of the errors in new Bible versions, the study is long.

I made a shorter study that people can use with any modern Bible version, to see how it compares to the King James. You can view it at http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/kj-niv-esv-modern-bible-deception-verse-comparison-study/

To understand how modern Bibles became corrupted, you can read a study on the Two Bible Manuscript Paths at http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/bible-manuscript-paths/

You mentioned the rapture, so here’s a link to a Biblical study that debunks the pre-trib rapture concept.
http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-pre-tribulation-rapture-myth/

And here’s a Bible study that proves that the “covenant” in Daniel 9:27 is from Jesus Christ. By proving that it was Jesus covenant, the premise of it applying to a future antichrist is invalidated. And along with it, the theory of the 7-year tribulation is destroyed as well. You can read it at http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/70-weeks-of-daniel-covenant-deception/

There are more studies on that same website that you will see listed on the right side. I’ll be interested to hear your feedback on the studies.

Grace and peace to you in Jesus name,

David

p.s., J.P. Green, who wrote Green’s Interlinear published the King James 3 Bible version, which gives an accurate translation using modern English. You can access PDF files of each book or you can order the Bible at http://www.sgpbooks.com/cubecart/index.php?_a=document&doc_id=16

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Edie November 23, 2013 at 6:59 am

Thank you for your article and for all the research that went before it! What do you think of the Geneva Bible, which was written 51 years before the King James? This was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism, and was used by John Knox and John Bunyan, to name a few. Would this be a good version to use?

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David November 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Thank you for your comment Edie :-) When the Lord revealed these things to me, I was amazed at how many words about Jesus deity are missing in modern Bibles versions, and saddened that most Christians have no clue.

Here’s a shorter study that allows Christians to compare the ESV, NIV, RSV, etc. to the King James, so that they can see what words are missing. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/kj-niv-esv-modern-bible-deception-verse-comparison-study/

Your comment is very timely, as I am completing a study about the ‘Little Book’ in Revelation 10, and I believe that the Geneva Bible is that Little Book.

Christ’s Church had been trampled on for many years, as the Papal Church burned Bible manuscripts and killed Christians whom they called ‘heretics’.

The Lord responded by having Wycliffe write the Bible in English.

Then He had William Tyndale print the Bible in English.

Then King Henry VIII of England authorized the Great Bible in 1540.

Then in 1560, the Geneva Bible started to be printed. This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public.

The Geneva Bible was printed in Roman type, and it was printed in more convenient and affordable sizes than earlier versions. Having it printed, instead of written, would have made it a Little Book.

It allowed the Word of God to be spread and read by millions. It fueled the Protestant Reformation, where millions were saved. It led to the Great Awakening, where worldwide missions saved millions.

Now think back to when the Apostle John wrote the book of Revelation. The word of God was on hand-written scrolls.

Now visualize him seeing the entire canon, all of the O.T., along with the Gospels, the Epistles, etc. all in one ‘little book.’ Got to love that fulfillment of prophecy!

The other significant feature of the Geneva Bible is the commentaries, which provide great insight.

So if you are able to understand the Old English of the Geneva Bible, then it’s a great resource, as it’s founded on the Textus Receptus.

Let me know if you have other questions about the studies on the website.

Grace and peace to you in Jesus name,
David

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david pritchard sr. January 22, 2014 at 2:16 am

i just left the church i was attending because the teach from the niv. great people but dont unerstand the differance in bibles.trying to find a church that teaches from the king james.so far not having much luck.

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David January 22, 2014 at 3:21 am

Thank you for your comment David :-)

I understand completely. I’ve tried to learn from Pastors who teach from the NIV, but my heart knows that if the Pastor is not discerning enough to know that the NIV is a corrupt Bible, he is not the Pastor for me.

I led a study group where we went through the verses in this study, and people who had a NIV and ESV were amazed and appalled that they were missing so many words that validate Jesus deity.

That said, the NKJ stayed true in all of the verses in the study. There are some issues with the NKJ, especially in the O.T., where it is based on other manuscripts besides the Masoretic Text.

If people have a problem reading the KJ, I tell them to read the NKJ.

So perhaps you can find a church that teaches from the NKJ.

I hope that helps!

Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you, in Jesus name!
David

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Warren June 18, 2014 at 1:56 am

Hi,

I would also recommend that people stick to the true and tested KJV bible and the above reasons are a clear example to do so. However, most people argue that whilst the KJV is old English, or so to say, their real problem seems to lie with the “Thee, Thou” words and not so much with the “saidst, seest” type of words. The bible does use the words “Ye, you, yours” words and there is a clear reason why it is so. Whenever the bible uses the words “Thee” or “Thou”, it usually refers to being addressed one person, such as, God telling Joshua, “7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee:” (Joshua 1:7a), being singular and You/ yours being plural addressing a wider audience. I don’t think any Christian should have a problem with that. We need to understand what God is saying and if we find things difficult, that why God has raised the 5 fold ministry to teach them. I too attend a church that has moved away from the KJV and having prayed about the misleading teachings that are going around, God has blessed me with revelation to understand the deep things hidden, and it will only be given to those who ask.

However, if you are a person whose first language is not English, read the word of God in your own language, as the bible has given a command to preach the gospel to all kindred and tongues.

What else can be said? Simple! Pray, pray and keep praying. The Spirit of God will teach us the truth, if we ask!

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David June 18, 2014 at 3:22 am

Hi Warren, thank you for your comment. And thank you for sharing your insight about the purpose of the “Ye, you, yours” and “Thee” or “Thou”.

I posted another study that may help you show people the truth about the words that are missing. They can compare their NIV, ESV, RSV, etc. to the King James, to see what their Bible is missing.

It’s located at http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/kj-niv-esv-modern-bible-deception-verse-comparison-study/

On the bottom of that study is a link to a PDF file, so that you can print it for people.

And here’s a link to help people understand why their Bible is missing words, as most modern Bibles are based on the corrupt Greek Bible of Westcott and Hort, which is also missing those words. Pastors typically don’t see the deception, because their Greek Bible and their modern Bible are both missing the words. Satan is a sly one. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/bible-manuscript-paths/

Amen to praying for eye salve to see the truth, and then seek it diligently as searching for silver.

Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you, in Jesus name!
David

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Maree Antoinette July 1, 2014 at 4:24 am

Thank you for this information. I have a hard time understanding the KJV so I did switch to the NIV. I want to know what version would be the closest to the KJV so that I can get a better understanding without being deceived.

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David July 1, 2014 at 4:31 am

Thank you for your comment Maree :-) For easier reading I use the NKJ. KJ-only purest will cite some problems with the translation of the O.T., but the NKJ New Testament stays true to the text, and it is not missing words like the NIV. Blessings to you! David

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Becky September 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I was asked about this today by a younger church member. Our pastor uses thr Holman bible and I was a teen when the niv came out so used it most of my life. I was not aware of these words being changed or left out and am now concerned. I currently am using a nkjv since its larger print than my old niv. I will share this article with her . Thank you.

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David September 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Thank you for your comment Becky :-) Here is a link to a more concise study that you can use to compare the NIV, ESV, etc. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/kj-niv-esv-modern-bible-deception-verse-comparison-study/ Blessings to you! David

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