Bible Versions Really An Issue?
You hear about people all the time getting angry and fighting over whether or not the Bible is true, which Bible is true, and arguing over original translations of the Bible.
It’s sad that God’s people forget to have grace when they speak, and are not kind in simply educating people who might not know in some simple facts.
Here at FTM, you may have noticed that everything we use and endorse seems all from the KJV Bible.
Just in case you might have questions, I have put together the reading below. Before you read, however, please know that we are not standing to judge anyone, nor criticize their walk with the Lord. But rather to encourage each believer to be aware that the modern versions of today have a lot of corrupt texts simply because they used counterfeit original manuscripts.
It certainly is an interesting study and I am sure we all come to where we ask are all 107 Bible versions really ALL the Bible? Well, maybe this below can help you sort out some truth! And if not and you are not interested, well…maybe bookmark it for another time!
|Verses “Taken Away” in the New Testament|
|T = Taken Away||F = Taken Away in Footnote|
|John 7:53 – 8:11||F||F||T||F||F||F|
|2 Cor. 13:14||T|
Many are told to believe that the “oldest originals” did not contain these verses. However, the Codex Vaticanus and Sanaiticus (Alexandrian Texts) were found in a trash heap in Egypt and was missing tons of words and phrases of the true original texts (Textus Receptus or Received Text)
- No one was ever in Egypt writing the New Testament!
- Alexandrian people were known for embellishing allegorically writings they had found (which included removing words, phrases, and adding excerpts and opinions to the texts) they had no fear of God.
- Were not disciples of Jesus Christ
- Used Magic, and other false superstitions
- Idolized the sun moon, stars
- Worshiped many false gods
It is interesting that these two texts are allegedly the “inspired Word of God” but differ just among themselves over 3,000 times!
The most shocking thing to do, but I certainly enjoyed it back when I was studying this issue on my own, is comparative reading of the versions with the KJV and look up Acts 8:37 (which is missing) and Daniel 3:25 where all the modern versions replace “Son of God” with “a son of the gods” this is amazing that there is such an attack on the Word of God. This is a foundational issue and we should be informed and alert about Satan’s counterfeits.
The NIV has 14 deleted verses total and John 5:4 is missing in the NIV; the situation is the same in the ESV, NRSV, CEV, NLT, and the NET Bible. If you use the NASB or NCV you will see the verse, but it’s been placed inside brackets. Why is this so?
Who is attacking the authenticity of the Received Text? Just because manuscripts were found containing some words of scripture does not make them infallible nor does it mean that they came from a reliable source.
Over 64,575 missing in the NIV…Hmmm interesting.
NIV was published by Zondervan but is now OWNED by Harper Collins, who also publishes the Satanic Bible and The Joy of …(sodomy)
What they DON’T tell you is that they are using the CORRUPTED Greek texts of heretics Westcott and Hort, two unsaved men who hated the Word of God. The King James Bible came from an entirely different Greek text (the Textus Receptus) which originated from Antioch, Rome, where believers were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26). The corrupted Greek text which Westcott and Hort used originated from Egypt.
Easier to Read? Let’s See!
First I must share a story that happened to me personally. I had a lady named Julie who told me she didn’t understand her Bible she brought me in her office and showed me her NASB. I thought to myself. “I wonder if she would find the King James harder to understand” So I went and bought her a King James for curiosity’s sake.
The next month when I came to visit her she was alive with joy and grabbed my arm and said “I started reading in the book of John! It all started making sense and I became a Christian! Why didn’t I get the other one?”
That’s a great question. I was just as surprised because it was so modernized for the hopes of betterment to human understanding wasn’t it?
Then I found this:
On the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
- KJB 4.32 Sentence complexity 29 Vocabulary complexity 2 Short sentences: 10,342 Simple Sentences: 5,728
- ESV 8.22. Sentence complexity 61. Vocabulary complexity 10. Short Sentences: 3,441. Simple Sentences: 2,301.
- KJV=7,020 big words
- The ESV =13,478 big words
- KJV had the average of 8.78 average words per sentence
- ESV had 18.82.
NIV, ASB etc are no exception to this research as being harder to read inserting words like:
- KJV Princes= Modern versions= satraps
- KJV written= Modern versions= conscripted
People today are saying there are no real originals out there anymore. And many say that you cannot have a pure Word of God today.
Others are saying that you must read tons of materials to guide you to the right “interpretation” of God’s Word, but the Bible tells us that the Word of the Lord are pure words as silver tried in a furnace of earth purified seven times that God will keep them from this generation for ever. It also says that all scripture is given by inspiration of God. And to claim that we have a faulty book, a messed up book, or a clumsy translation is as if saying Jesus was a clumsy person and is incapable of “keeping” his Words as he said one jot or tittle shall not fall. And that every word of God is pure clean, and righteous.
If we cannot trust that our Bibles are 100% accurate, then we have a religion filled with flaws of an unholy God. But that is not what we have! God is holy. He promised us we would have his Word. We must trust that His Word has been given to us in the way he has preserved it for us in the English language in the King James Bible.