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WITH so many different translations of the Bible today, you may have asked yourself these questions. Which translation is right for me? Does it really matter? Well, we hope you will be able to answer these questions by reading the following pages. Let us keep in mind this important text from Revelation. "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." Revelation 22:19. John is speaking here of the book of Revelation, though the same would apply to any book of the Sacred Canon. That is quite a solemn promise that God has made, to have your name removed from the Book of Life. In His infinite wisdom, God knew that as time would pass, man would remove key passages or words from the Bible.

The problem with "modernizing" or "changing" the Word of God is that it takes away from the original meaning what the Bible writers were trying to convey. Always remember this: "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." II Peter 1:21.

Below you will find 200 key references that show how all modern Bibles differ from the King James Version, and the Greek Textus Receptus from which it was translated. You be the judge.

MATTHEW
1:25 (FIRSTBORN) is out. Speaking of the Lord Jesus.
5:44 (BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU) is out.
6:13 (KINGDOM, POWER, GLORY) is out.
6:27 (STATURE) is changed to span of life.
6:33 (OF GOD) is out. Referring to the kingdom–
8:29 (JESUS) is out. As Son of God.
9:13 (TO REPENTANCE) is out. Calling Sinners–
12:35 (OF THE HEART) is out. Good treasure
12:47 (VERSE IS OUT) About Christ’s mother.
13:51 (JESUS SAID UNTO THEM and LORD) is out.
15:8 (DRAWETH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH) is out.
16:3 (O YE HYPOCRITES) is out.
16:20 (JESUS) is out.
17:21 (VERSE IS OUT) About prayer and fasting.
18:11 (VERSE IS OUT) Tells Jesus came to save.
19:9 (LAST 11 WORDS ARE OUT) About adultery.
19:17 (GOD) is out. None good but (God)
20:7 (WHATSOEVER IS RIGHT RECEIVE) is out.
20:16 (MANY BE CALLED BUT FEW CHOSEN) is out.
20:22 (BAPTIZED WITH CHRIST’S BAPTISM) is out.
21:44 (VERSE IS OUT) About Christ the stone.
23:14 (VERSE IS OUT) Woe scribes and hypocrites.
25:13 (WHEREIN THE SON OF MAN COMETH) is out.
27:35 (FULFILLED SPOKEN BY THE PROPHET) is out.
27:54 (THE SON OF GOD) is a son of God.
28:2 (FROM THE DOOR) is out.
28:9 (THEY WENT TO TELL HIS DISCIPLES) is out.
MARK
1:1 (SON OF GOD) is out in some Bibles.
1:14 (OF THE KINGDOM) is out. Jesus gospel–
1:31 (IMMEDIATELY) is out. The fever left–
2:17 (TO REPENTANCE) is out. Call sinners–
6:11 (MORE TOLERABLE FOR SODOM AND GOMORRHA) is out.
6:16 (FROM THE DEAD) is out. John is risen–
6:33 (HIM) is changed to them.
7:8 (WASHING OF POTS AND CUPS) is out.
7:16 (VERSE IS OUT) About having an ear to hear.
9:24 (LORD) is out. A believer called Him Lord.
9:42 (IN ME) is out. Little ones that believe–
9:44 (VERSE IS OUT) About fire not quenched.
9:46 (VERSE IS OUT) Where worm dieth not.
9:49 (EVERY SACRIFICE SHALL BE SALTED) is out.
10:21(TAKE UP THE CROSS) is out. Jesus said–
10:24(FOR THEM THAT TRUST IN RICHES) is out.
11:10 (IN THE NAME OF THE LORD) is out.
11:26 (VERSE IS OUT) If ye do not forgive, etc.
13:14 (SPOKEN BY DANIEL THE PROPHET) is out.
13:33 (AND PRAY) is out or in italics.
14:68 (AND THE COCK CREW) is out.
15:28 (VERSE IS OUT) Scripture was fulfilled, etc.
15:39 (THE SON OF GOD) is a son of God.
16:9-20 (12 VERSES ARE OUT) in some Bibles.
LUKE
1:28 (BLESSED ART THOU AMONG WOMEN) is out.
2:33 (JOSEPH) is changed to father.
2:43 (JOSEPH AND HIS MOTHER) is changed to parents.
4:4 (BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD) is out.
4:8 (GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN) is out.
4:41 (THE CHRIST) is out. The Son of God.
6:48 (FOUNDED UPON A ROCK) is well built.
7:31 (AND THE LORD SAID) is out.
9:54 (EVEN AS ELIJAH DID) is out.
9:55 (YE KNOW NOT WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT) is out.
9:56 (SON OF MAN IS COME TO SAVE LIVES) is out.
11:2-4 (MUCH IS OMITTED FROM THE LORD'S PRAYER)
11:29 (THE PROPHET) is out. About Jonah.
17:36 (VERSE IS OUT) One taken, another left.
21:4 (CAST IN UNTO THE OFFERINGS OF GOD) is out.
22:20 (VERSE IS OUT) Out in NEB and RSV.
22:31 (AND THE LORD SAID) is out.
22:64 (THEY STRUCK HIM ON THE FACE) is out.
23:17 (WHOLE VERSE IS OUT) in many Bibles.
23:38 (LETTERS OF GREEK, LATIN, HEBREW) is out.
23:42 (LORD) is out. Remember me, etc.
23:45 (SUN WAS ECLIPSED) in Moffatt and NEB.
24:3 (OF THE LORD JESUS) is out.
24:6 (HE IS NOT HERE, BUT IS RISEN) is out.
24:12 (VERSE IS OUT) Peter’s testimony.
24:40 (VERSE IS OUT) Christ showed them hands, feet.
24:49 (OF JERUSALEM) is out.
24:51 (CARRIED UP INTO HEAVEN) is out.
JOHN
1:14 (BEGOTTEN) is out in 1:18, 3:16, 3:18.
1:27 (PREFERRED BEFORE ME) is out. Jesus is–
3:13 (WHICH IS IN HEAVEN) is out.
3:15 (SHOULD NOT PERISH) is out.
4:42 (THE CHRIST) is out.
5:3 (WAITING FOR MOVING OF THE WATER) is out.
5:4 (VERSE IS OUT) Pool of Bethesda.
6:47 (ON ME) is out. He that believes–
6:69 (THAT CHRIST THE SON) is out.
7:53 (TO 8:11) is taken out, in brackets or italics.
8:16 (FATHER) is out. Changed to He.
9:35 (SON OF GOD) is out. Is Son of Man.
11:41 (WHERE THE DEAD WAS LAID) is out.
16:16 (BECAUSE I GO TO THE FATHER) is out.
17:12 (IN THE WORLD) is out.
20:29 (THOMAS) is out.
ACTS
2:30 (ACCORDING TO FLESH RAISE UP CHRIST) is out.
7:30 (OF THE LORD) is out. An angel–
7:37 (HIM SHALL YE HEAR) is out. Christ–
8:37 (VERSE IS OUT) or in brackets or italics.
9:5-6 (MUCH IS OMITTED) Concerning God’s will.
10:6 (WHAT THOU OUGHTEST TO DO) More is out.
15:18 (KNOWN UNTO GOD HIS WORKS) More is out.
16:31 (CHRIST) is out.
17:26 (BLOOD) is out.
20:25 (OF GOD) is out. The kingdom–
20:32 (BRETHREN) is out.
23:9 (LET US NOT FIGHT AGAINST GOD) is out.
24:6-8 (MUCH IS OMITTED) or in brackets or italics.
24:15 (OF THE DEAD) is out. Resurrection–
28:16 (HALF OF VERSE IS OUT) in italics or brackets.
28:29 (VERSE IS OUT) in italics or brackets.
ROMANS
1:16 (OF CHRIST) is out or in italics or brackets.
1:29 (FORNICATION) is out.
5:2 (BY FAITH) out in Moffatt, RSV, and NEB.
8:1 (LAST 10 WORDS ARE OUT) or in italics.
9:28 (IN RIGHTEOUSNESS) is out.
10:15 (OF PEACE) is out. Gospel–
10:17 (OF GOD) is out. Christ is substituted.
11:6 (LAST 18 WORDS ARE OMITTED)
13:9 (SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS) is out.
14:6 (15 WORDS ARE OUT) Regarding the day.
14:21 (OFFENDED, MADE WEAK) is out.
15:29 (OF THE GOSPEL) is out.
16:24 (WHOLE VERSE IS OUT) in italics or brackets.
1 CORINTHIANS
1:14 (I THANK GOD) is out in many Bibles.
5:7 (FOR US) is out. Christ sacrificed–
6:20 (LAST 7 WORDS ARE OUT) Your spirit, etc.
7:5 (FASTING) is out. Joined with prayer.
7:39 (BY THE LAW) is out. The wife is bound–
10:28 (THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S) is out and more.
11:24 (TAKE EAT) is out. This is my body–
11:29 (LORD’S) is out, referring to the body.
15:47 (THE LORD) is out. Lord from heaven.
16:22 (JESUS CHRIST) is out.
16:23 (CHRIST) is out.
2 CORINTHIANS
4:6 (JESUS) is out.
5:18 (JESUS) is out or in italics.
11:31 (CHRIST) is out or in italics.
GALATIANS
1:15 (GOD) is out.
3:1 (THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY TRUTH) is out.
3:17 (IN CHRIST) is out.
4:7 (THROUGH CHRIST) is out.
6:15 (IN CHRIST JESUS) is out.
6:17 (LORD) is out.
EPHESIANS
3:9 (BY JESUS CHRIST) is out. God created–
3:14 (OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST) is out.
5:30 (OF HIS FLESH AND OF HIS BONES) is out.
6:1 (IN THE LORD) is out. Obey parents–
6:10 (MY BRETHREN) is out.
PHILIPPIANS
3:16 (LET US MIND THE SAME THING) is out.
COLOSSIANS
1:2 (THE LORD JESUS CHRIST) is out.
1:14 (THROUGH HIS BLOOD) is out or in italics.
1:28 (JESUS) is out.
2:11 (OF THE SINS OF) is out.
3:6 (SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE) is out.
1 THESSALONIANS
1:1 (FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND LORD JESUS) is out.
2:19 (CHRIST) is out.
3:11 (CHRIST) is out or in italics.
3:13 (CHRIST) is out or in italics.
2 THESSALONIANS
1:8 (CHRIST) is out or in italics.
1 TIMOTHY
1:17 (WISE) is out. The only wise God.
2:7 (IN CHRIST) is out or in italics.
3:16 (GOD) is out. Manifest in the flesh.
4:12 (IN SPIRIT) is out.
6:5 (FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF) is out.
2 TIMOTHY
1:11 (OF THE GENTILES) is out.
4:1 (LORD) is out.
4:22 (JESUS CHRIST) is out or in italics.
TITUS
1:4 (THE LORD) is out or in italics.
PHILEMON
1:6 (JESUS) is out.
1:12 (RECEIVE HIM) is out.
HEBREWS
1:3 (BY HIMSELF) is out. Purged our sins–
2:7 (SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS) is out.
3:1 (CHRIST) is out.
7:21 (AFTER ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK) is out.
9:12 (HOLY PLACE) changed to– Most Holy Place.
10:30 (SAITH THE LORD) is out.
10:34 (IN HEAVEN) is out.
11:11 (WAS DELIVERED OF A CHILD) is out. Sarah–
JAMES
5:16 (FAULTS) is changed to sins. (Wrong Greek text)
1 PETER
1:22 (THROUGH THE SPIRIT) is out.
4:1 (FOR US) is out. Christ suffered–
4:14 (LAST 15 WORDS ARE OUT) or in italics.
5:10 (JESUS) is out or in italics.
5:11 (GLORY AND DOMINION) is out of some Bibles.
2 PETER
2:9 (to be punished) changed to– under punishment.
2:17 (FOREVER) is out or in italics.
3:9 (US IS CHANGED TO YOU) Destroys meaning.
1 JOHN
1:7 (CHRIST) is out.
2:7 (FROM THE BEGINNING) is out.
4:3 (CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH) is out.
4:9 (BEGOTTEN) is out in some versions.
4:19 (HIM) is out or in italics. We love–
5:7-8 (MANY WORDS ARE OUT OR CHANGED)
5:13 (LAST 13 WORDS ARE OUT)
JUDE
1:25 (WISE) is out. Referring to God.
 
REVELATION
1:8 (THE BEGINNING AND THE END) is out.
1:11 (TEN WORDS ARE OUT) Alpha and Omega, etc.
2:13 (THY WORKS) is out.
5:14 (HIM THAT LIVETH FOREVER AND EVER) is out.
6:1 (AND SEE) is out in 3, 5, 7 also.
8:13 (ANGEL IS EAGLE) Greek text says "angel."
11:17 (AND ART TO COME) is out.
12:12 (INHABITERS OF) is out. The earth-
12:17 (CHRIST) is out.
14:5 (BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD) is out.
16:17 (OF HEAVEN) is out.
20:9 (GOD OUT OF) is out. Fire came from-
20:12 (GOD IS CHANGED TO THRONE)
21:24 (OF THEM WHICH ARE SAVED) is out. Nations-
 
THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS IS
OMITTED 15 TIMES IN SOME VERSIONS:
Matthew 27:4,24,25 - Acts 5:28, 20:28
Romans 3:25, 5:9 - Ephesians 1:7, 2:13
Colossians 1:14, 20 - Hebrews 10:19
1 Peter 1:19 - Revelation 1:5, 5:9
25 BIBLE VERSIONS EXAMINED
Compare With 200 References listed above.
Words omitted, in brackets, parentheses, or italics are counted as not authentic according to modern scholarship. Below you will find from 0 to 200 omissions in all of the popular Bibles.
New English New Testament--197 out of 200
New International Version--197 out of 200
Revised Standard New Testament--189 out of 200
Berkeley Version New Testament.--185 out of 200
Weymouth’s in Modern Speech N.T.--184 out of 200
New American Standard N.T.--183 out of 200
Good News for Modern Man N.T.--182 out of 200
Williams’ New Testament--180 out of 200
Ivan Panin’s Numeric New Testament--180 out of 200
Goodspeed’s American Translation N.T.--179 out of 200
Moffatt’s New Translation N.T.--175 out of 200
Wuest’s Expanded Translation N.T.--169 out of 200
Amplified New Testament--165 out of 200
Twentieth Century New Testament--161 out of 200
Phillip’s New Testament--142 out of 200
Darby’s Translation New Testament--138 out of 200
Living New Testament Paraphrased--130 out of 200
New Confraternity New Testament--119 out of 200
Norlie’s New Translation N.T.--62 out of 200
Lamsa’s Eastern Text New Testament--49 out of 200
John Wesley’s Translation N.T.--43 out of 200
*New King James Version New Testament--2 out of 200
Martin Luther’s German New Testament--0 out of 200
King James Version New Testament--0 out of 200
Textus Receptus (King James Greek) N.T.--0 out of 200

*It must be noted that although the New King James Version has only 2 omissions from the N.T., we also found the NKJV removes the word "Lord" 66 times, the word "God" 51 times, and the word "heaven" 50 times. The NKJV also makes over 100,000 word changes, and most will match the NIV, NASV, and RSV! In the NT alone it also removes 2,289 words from the KJV.
It also has 145 "significant textual variants" listed in the center-column reference section of each page. These textual variants are from the modern eclectic or "critical" text which depends heavily upon the Alexandrian type of text. Be careful of these references!

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