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The KJV 1611 vs. The Newer Translations
Over the past few decades, new Bible translations have been popping up all over the country. Many strong Christians have stood their ground and continued to believe, read, and study only the Authorized King James Holy Bible. Many others, however, have forsaken the Book that God has been using for centuries. Such people have fallen for smooth advertising schemes and have actually started believing that the modern versions are superior to the King James Bible. It’s very sad that most preachers today have not taken time to study the subject thoroughly enough to see what is really happening. Christians are being told that the new versions are easier to understand, and that only words like “thee” and “thou” have been changed. If you have been led to believe this too, then I urge you to pay very close attention to the information that you are about to read, because Satan is using the new versions to attack some of the most important doctrines in the WORD of GOD.
I invite you to take any new version that you wish and compare it with the King James Bible as we look at some selected portions of scripture. You are going to find that some of the most important doctrines of the Bible are being attacked in the new versions. Whether you have a Living Bible, a New International Version, a Revised Standard Version, or any of the other perversions of scripture ( including the New King James Version ), you are going to see with your own eyes that Satan is alive and well on the revision committees of the new translations. Let’s compare Bibles.
Let’s Compare Isaiah 7:14 KJV
“Therefore the LORD Himself shall Give you a sign; Behold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a SON, and shall call HIS Name Immanuel ( Emmanuel ).” ( Isaiah 7:14 KJV )!!
Most of the new translations have attacked the Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ by substituting the word “virgin” with “young woman” or “maiden.” A young woman or a maiden is NOT necessarily a virgin. Mary, the mother of Jesus, WAS a virgin. In fact, Matthew tells us so in Matthew 1:23, when he QUOTES Isaiah 7:14 and uses the word “VIRGIN.” What does YOUR translation say in Isaiah 7:14?
Let’s Compare Luke 2:33 KJV
“And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of Him.” ( Luke 2:33 KJV )!!
The King James credits Mary with being the mother of Jesus, but does NOT refer to Joseph as His father. However, many new versions imply that Joseph WAS the father of Jesus by changing out the word “Joseph” with the word “father.”
Let’s Compare Acts 20:28 KJV
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” ( Acts 20:28 KJV )!!
Many of the new versions attack the Blood Atonement of Christ in this verse by OMITTING the word “blood.” Does your’s? The Blood Atonement is a MUST for anyone to be saved ( Matthew 26:28; Revelation 1:5; Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22 ), yet the new versions are taking it out of the Bible!!
Let’s Compare Colossians 1:14 KJV
“In whom we have redemption through His Blood, even the Forgiveness of sins:” ( Colossians 1:14 KJV )!!
It is THROUGH THE BLOOD that we have remission of sins, but most new versions completely OMIT “blood” from the text. What about YOUR version?
Let’s Compare Daniel 3:25 KJV
“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.” ( Daniel 3:25 KJV )!!
This is one of the great Old Testament verses which magnifies the Lord Jesus Christ. As you can see, the verse says that the Son of God, which is Jesus Christ, actually appeared in the fiery furnace nearly 600 years before He was actually physically born. This shows us that Jesus Christ is ETERNAL. He is DEITY, a member of the Holy Trinity, the “Son of God.” So the King James Bible EXALTS Jesus Christ.
However, if you have a new translation you may have trouble finding the “Son of God” in the passage, for many have changed it to read “a son of the gods,” or something similar. Does your translation magnify the Lord Jesus Christ by properly referring to Him as the “Son of God,” or does it pervert the text with pagan nonsense?
Let’s Compare Micah 5:2 KJV
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” ( Micah 5:2 KJV )!!
The King James Authorized Version gives us the superior reading by telling us that Christ is from “everlasting.” That is, He is eternal, as we’ve already seen.
Do the new versions contain this reading? No, most of them do not. Some say that He’s from “ancient times,” and others say that He’s from “days of old,” but these terms do not imply that Jesus is Deity. The term “everlasting” DOES imply Deity. The King James is SUPERIOR, for it EXALTS the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let’s Compare Luke 23:42 KJV
“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” ( Luke 23:42 KJV )!!
In this particular case, the dying thief is being saved. Romans 10:13 tells us that we are saved by calling upon the name of the “Lord,” and this man addresses Jesus as “Lord.” The new versions, however, rob Jesus of His Lordship by stealing the word “Lord” from the text!! Is your version guilty or innocent?
Let’s Compare Matthew 6:13 KJV
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” ( Matthew 6:13 KJV )!!
The King James says that the POWER, the KINGDOM, and the GLORY belong to God, but many new translations omit these important words. Does yours?
Let’s Compare Revelation 11:17 KJV
“Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.” ( Revelations 11:17 KJV )!!
This verse reminds us that Jesus is COMING AGAIN, or at least it does in the King James. In many versions ( or perhaps we should say “perversions” ) the words “art to come” have been taken out of the text.
Let’s Compare I Timothy 3:16 KJV
“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.” ( I Timothy 3:16 KJV )
This verse tells us that Jesus Christ walked on this earth as”GOD” in the flesh. We know this is true, for “Immanuel” ( Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23 ) means “God with us.” So it is correct to say that “GOD was manifest in the flesh.” Do the new versions say this? No, most do not. Most new versions have taken the word “GOD” out of the verse and used the Word “HE” in it’s place. As you can see, this is a much weaker reading.
Let’s Compare II Timothy 2:15 KJV
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” ( II Timothy 2:15 KJV )
This is probably the greatest verse in the New Testament on Bible Study. Naturally, the new translation editors couldn’t resist the temptation to change it. The word “Study” has been omitted by most all new versions. Does II Timothy 2:15 in your version tell you to “study,” or has the verse been butchered to pieces by Satan’s scribes?
There you have it, friend, eleven good examples of how the new translations are NOT better. Satan has been very successful in convincing our generation that the new translations are necessary and that they are better. They are UNNECESSARY and they are SATANIC!! In fact, the Greek text from which ALL new translations are produced was constructed by men who were deeply involved in the OCCULT ( B.F. Westcott and F.J.A. Hort )!! BEWARE OF ALL THE NEW TRANSLATIONS!!
Beware of Westcott and Hort!! – Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892) were the two English “scholars” who produced the corrupt Greek text of the modern versions. Their dominating influence on the revision committee of 1871-1881 accounts for most of the corruption that we have today in modern translations. The Bible believer should keep several points in mind when discussing these two men. The following information is well documented in Final Authority, by William Grady, and in Riplinger’s New Age Bible Versions:
Together, the Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott and the Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort run over 1,800 pages. A personal salvation testimony is not given once for either man, and the name “Jesus” is found only nine times!!
Westcott was a firm believer in Mary worship, and Hort claimed that Mary worship had a lot in common with Jesus worship.
Hort took great interest in the works of Charles Darwin, while both he and Westcott rejected the literal account of Creation.
Both men rejected the doctrine of a literal Hell, and they supported prayers for the dead in purgatory.
Hort refused to believe in the Trinity.
Westcott confessed that he was a communist by nature.
Westcott also did his share of beer drinking. In fact, only twelve years after the Revised Version was published, Westcott was a spokesman for a brewery.
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So with that, let’s compare the KJV and the NIV side-by-side, and you be the judge. The words which appear in bold on the KJV side of the chart are words and phrases that have been removed from the NIV.
King James Version – KJV
New International Version – NIV
|Why did Jesus come to earth?|
|Luke 9:56 KJV
For the SON of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.Matt. 18:11 KJV For the SON of man is come to Save that which was lost.( Luke 19:9-10 KJV ) “And Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah Said unto him, This day is Salvation come to this house, forsomuch as HE also is a SON of Abraham. For the SON of Man is Come to Seek and to Save that which was Lost.”!!
and they went to another village.Matt. 18:11
|Is repentance important?|
|Matt. 9:13 KJV
…I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
…I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
|For whom did Jesus die?|
|I Cor. 5:7 KJV
…Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
|I Cor. 5:7
…Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
|In Whom must you believe to be saved?|
|John 6:47 KJV
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.
|Was Joseph really the father of Jesus?|
|Luke 2:33 KJV
And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
|Did Jesus give His disciples power to heal?|
|Mark 3:15 KJV
…power to heal sickness, and to cast out devils.
…authority to drive out demons.
|If it’s hard to do, should we just remove it?|
|Mark 11:26 KJV
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
|Who is in charge?|
|I Cor. 10:28 KJV
…for the earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof:
|I Cor. 10:28
(last part of verse missing)
|How must we deal with our enemies?|
|Matt. 5:44 KJV
…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.
…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
|Where did Jesus go?|
|John 16:16 KJV
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.
In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.
|Is it John or the Devil?|
|Revelation 13:1 KJV
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
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 a young Christian 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. They are GOD’S WORDS!!
The above chart shows 10 or 12 examples of how the NIV has removed the words from the WORD 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. But in closing, let me just direct your attention to the following verse and mediate on what GOD has to say about the “Word of a King”. Hmm…
“Where the Word of a King is, there is Power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” ( Ecclesiastes 8:4 KJV )!!
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Friend, if you’ve been led to believe that there are better translations than the King James Bible, then you’ve been deceived by the Devil. We urge you to forsake the new translations and return to the grand old Book that God has used and blessed for centuries. Use the Book that God uses: The King James Authorized Version.The King James Bible is based on over FIVE THOUSAND pieces of manuscript evidence, which is NINETY-FIVE percent of all manuscript evidence available. The new perversions ( all of them ) are based on the remaining FIVE percent.