Which Bible?

3 09 2011

Please open your bibles to the front page, where it states the Copyright statement. In order for a work to be successfully copyrighted, it has to be altered or substantially changed in a way, that will separate it from any another published work!!! This alone should have alarm bells ringing in your heart.

The only Bible that is not copy-righted, is the King James Version or KJV. I mean, how can you Copyright God’s Word. It belongs to him?????

Why is this important to us? In Genesis, God gave Adam a clear instruction.

Genesis 2:16-17 KJV And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Then Satan appeared to Eve as a serpent, and sowed doubt on what God had said, and his words were

Genesis 3:1 KJV ….Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Genesis 3:4-5 KJV And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Just one word changed in the sentence changes the meaning of the sentence completely. Satan modified God’s word to make it say what he wanted it to say. Eve fell for it, she convinced Adam of the same, and because of it sin entered the world.

Since the 1800’s, more than 160 different translations have been published. Each translation, differing a little from the previous one, slowly drifting further and further from the original.

The King James was translated from the “Textus Receptus”, taken from some of the oldest manuscripts known as the “Syrian Peshitta” and the “Old Latin Vulgate”. Over 5200 surviving Greek texts that make up the “Textus Receptus” contain what is in the New Testament.

The newer versions of the Bible, are translated from 2 versions called the Vaticanus and the Siniaticus. These 2 versions were the product of commentaries written by pagan writers and thinkers eg. Origen, Philo and Clement who lived in Egypt. The Vaticanus and the Siniaticus, disagree with each other over 3000 times in the New Testament alone!!!! Some of their writings leave out all of Paul’s Epistles. Listen to this, the Siniaticus contained the book of the Shepherd of Hermes, a Greek God!!!!!

The NIV Bible for example leaves out over 64098 words of the KJV. Some passages have been deleted. Who has a NIV Bible here? Look up Acts 8:37? It’s not there is it? The NAV (New American Version), says that the oldest manuscripts do not have this passage, but this is not true. Other deletions are Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44 and 46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 23:17, Acts 28:29, Romans 16:24.

Look at Luke 4:4 in the ESV.

Luke 4:4 ESV And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”

Look at what is missing…

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

I am not saying that you must not have other translations in your library. What I am saying is, for your study Bible, get a KJV.

In closing:

Proverbs 30:5-6 KJV Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (6) Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.



2 responses

15 03 2013
Deborah Collins

Acts 37?

16 03 2013

Thank you for pointing out that ommission Deborah. I have corrected it, Acts 8:27.


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