KJ Version vs. Others


 King James Version vs. Others

Bible Verses Compared

I have compiled a list of 31 verses where the “modern versions” use different words and/ or meanings from the Authorized King James Bible.  The “modern versions” include: NKJV, NIV, RSV, NRSV, ASV, NASV, WEB, LB, MSG, and AMP.

1. KJ-Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
 


-- American Standard
Genesis 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.

-- New International
Genesis 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

-- Revised Standard
Genesis 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 

-- New American Standard
Genesis 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

2. KJ-II Sam 21:19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.

 ---- American Standard
2 Samuel 21:19  And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim the Beth-lehemite slew Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.

-- New International
2 Samuel 21:19  In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim  the Bethlehemite killed Goliath  the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod.

 

-- Revised Standard
2 Samuel 21:19  And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, the Bethlehemite, slew Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. 

-- New American Standard
2 Samuel 21:19  And there was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.


3. KJ-Matt 9:13b for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 -- American Standard
Matthew 9:13  But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

-- New International
Matthew 9:13  But go and learn what this means: `I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'  For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

-- Revised Standard
Matthew 9:13  Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." 

 -- New American Standard
Matthew 9:13  "But go and learn what this means, `I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

4. KJ-Matt 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

 --American Standard
Matthew 18:11  [For the Son of man came to save that which was lost.]

--New International-verse omitted.
--Revised Standard-verse omitted.

  --New American Standard
Matthew 18:11  ["For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]

5. KJ-Matt 23:14 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.

--New International-verse omitted.
--Revised Standard-verse omitted.


6. KJ-Mark 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

 --American Standard
Mark 1:2  Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.

-- New International
Mark 1:2  It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" --
 
-- Revised Standard
Mark 1:2  As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way; 

-- New American Standard
Mark 1:2  As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,
      "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,

Comment: The scripture quoted in Mark 1:2 DID NOT come from Isaiah as stated in these 'modern' versions of the Bible. The scripture quoted is from Malachi 3:1 ! Check it out.
Not only do 'modern' versions misquote God; they even misquote themselves!
The KJV reading of: "As it is written IN THE PROPHETS, ... " is correct, because the verse is from Malachi 3:1, and Malachi was a prophet!
So far we have seen all kinds of problems in these 'new', 'modern', 'more easily readable', 'more up to date', etc. etc. versions of the Bible. This leads to the last Bible question:


7. KJ-Mark 6:11 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.

 -- America Standard
Mark 6:11  And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto them.

-- New International
Mark 6:11  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."

-- Revised Standard
Mark 6:11  And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them." 

-- New American Standard
Mark 6:11  "And any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake off the dust from the soles of your feet for a testimony against them."

8. KJ-Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

--New International-verse omitted.
--Revised Standard-verse omitted.

9. KJ-Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

 -- American Standard
Luke 2:33  And his father and his mother were marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning him;

-- New International
Luke 2:33  The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.

-- Revised Standard
Luke 2:33  And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; 

-- New American Standard
Luke 2:33  And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.

10. KJ-Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

 -- American Standard
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone.

-- New International
Luke 4:4  Jesus answered, "It is written: `Man does not live on bread alone.' "

-- Revised Standard
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'" 

-- New American Standard
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, "It is written, `Man shall not live on bread alone.'"

11. KJ-Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

 -- American Standard
Luke 9:56  And they went to another village.

-- New International
Luke 9:56  and they went to another village.

-- Revised Standard
Luke 9:56  And they went on to another village. 

12. KJ-Luke 11:2 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. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 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.

 -- American Standard
Luke 11:2  And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.

-- New International
Luke 11:2  He said to them, "When you pray, say: "`Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

-- Revised Standard
Luke 11:2  And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. 

-- New American Standard
Luke 11:2  And He said to them, "When you pray, say:
      `Father, hallowed be Thy name.

13. KJ-Luke 11:4 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.

 -- American Standard
Luke 11:4  And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation.

-- New International
Luke 11:4  Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. '"

-- Revised Standard
Luke 11:4  and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation." 

-- New American Standard
Luke 11:4  `And forgive us our sins,
      For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. 

14. KJ-John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

 -- American Standard
John 6:47  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth hath eternal life.

-- New International
John 6:47  I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 

-- Revised Standard
John 6:47  Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.

  -- New American Standard
John 6:47  "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.

Observe how we are left out of His redemptive plan!


15. KJ-Acts 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 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.

 --New International-verse omitted.
--Revised Standard-verse omitted.


16. KJ-Acts 9:5  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
 
 -- American Standard
Acts 9:5  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: :6  but rise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

-- New International
Acts 9:5  "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked.   "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. 6  "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." 

-- Revised Standard
Acts 9:5  And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting; 6  but rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do."

 -- New American Standard
Acts 9:5  And he said, "Who art Thou, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, 6  but rise, and enter the city, and it shall be told you what you must do."

17. KJ-Acts 28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.
 
 --New International-omitted
--Revised Standard-omitted

18. KJ-Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

 -- American Standard
Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel:…
 
-- New International
Romans 1:16  I am not ashamed of the gospel,….
 
-- Revised Standard
Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel:…. 


 
19. KJ-I Cor 5:7  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:

 -- American Standard
1 Corinthians 5:7  Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ:

-- New International
1 Corinthians 5:7  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.

-- Revised Standard
1 Corinthians 5:7  Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed. 

  -- New American Standard
1 Corinthians 5:7  Clean out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

20. KJ-I Cor 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

-- American Standard
1 Corinthians 9:18  What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

-- New International
1 Corinthians 9:18  What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make use of my rights in preaching it.

-- Revised Standard
1 Corinthians 9:18  What then is my reward? Just this: that in my preaching I may make the gospel free of charge, not making full use of my right in the gospel. 

 -- New American Standard
1 Corinthians 9:18  What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

21. KJ-Gal 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

 -- American Standard
Galatians 3:17  Now this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, so as to make the promise of none effect.

-- New International
Galatians 3:17  What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.

-- Revised Standard
Galatians 3:17  This is what I mean: the law, which came four hundred and thirty years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 

  -- New American Standard
Galatians 3:17  What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.

22.KJ-Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

 -- American Standard
Galatians 4:7  So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

-- New International
Galatians 4:7  So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

-- Revised Standard
Galatians 4:7  So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir. 

  -- New American Standard
Galatians 4:7  Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

23. KJ-Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.


 -- American Standard
Galatians 6:15  For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

-- New International
 counts is a new creation.

-- Revised Standard
Galatians 6:15  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 

24. KJ-Eph 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

 -- American Standard
Ephesians 4:6  one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.


-- New International
Ephesians 4:6  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

-- Revised Standard
Ephesians 4:6  one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. 

-- New American Standard
Ephesians 4:6  one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Paul is addressing Christians at Ephesus.  Leaving out “you” damages the truth, and includes all.

25. KJ-1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 -- American Standard
1 John 5:13  These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.

-- New International
1 John 5:13  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

-- Revised Standard
1 John 5:13  I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 

 26. KJ-Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

  -- American Standard
Ephesians 5:1  Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;

-- New International
Ephesians 5:1  Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children

-- Revised Standard
Ephesians 5:1  THEREFORE BE imitators of God, as beloved children. 

-- New American Standard
Ephesians 5:1  Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

27. KJ-Col 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

 -- American Standard
Colossians 1:14  in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins:

-- New International
Colossians 1:14  in whom we have redemption,  the forgiveness of sins.

-- Revised Standard
Colossians 1:14  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

  -- New American Standard
Colossians 1:14  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Notice how Jesus is left out of His own redemptive work!

28. KJ-James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


 -- American Standard
James 5:16  Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.

-- New International
James 5:16  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

-- Revised Standard
James 5:16  Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. 

-- New American Standard
James 5:16  Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

 "... confess your FAULTS one to another ..."
Notice the 2 different words.
The Bible says that ONLY God can forgive sins. We are supposed to confess our SINS to Him. We should confess our FAULTS to one another, but SINS are confessed to God.
Faults and sins are entirely different.
Can you see how 'modern' versions have led Catholics astray? And, if it has led Catholics astray; couldn't the same thing happen to us if we, our spouse, our children, or our pastor, uses a 'modern' version?


29. KJ-I Peter2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

  -- American Standard
1 Peter 2:2  as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;

-- New International
1 Peter 2:2  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

-- Revised Standard
1 Peter 2:2  Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation; 

30.  KJ-I Peter 4:1  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

 -- American Standard
1 Peter 4:1  Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh….

-- New International
1 Peter 4:1  Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body….

-- Revised Standard
1 Peter 4:1  SINCE THEREFORE Christ suffered in the flesh….

 -- New American Standard
1 Peter 4:1  Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

31. KJ-I John 4:3 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.

  -- American Standard
1 John 4:3  and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.

-- New International
1 John 4:3  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.

-- Revised Standard
1 John 4:3  and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already. 

-- New American Standard
1 John 4:3  and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.

32. KJ-I John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 -- American Standard
1 John 5:13  These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.

-- New International
1 John 5:13  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

-- Revised Standard
1 John 5:13  I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 

  -- New American Standard
1 John 5:13  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.

33. KJ-Rev 21:24 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.

 -- American Standard
Revelation 21:24  And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof…

-- New International
Revelation 21:24  The nations will walk by its light, …

-- Revised Standard
Revelation 21:24  By its light shall the nations walk; …

  -- New American Standard
Revelation 21:24  And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it.

Notation:

There are 137 places in the NIV where names and titles of Jesus are omitted in the New Testament.

There are 147 places in the KJV where words or whole verses were omitted in the NIV.

-Of these 147, 146 are also omitted in the Jehovah’s Witness Bible (some now using the NIV).


 



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