Bible History - KJV vs NIV  


Which Bible should I use: the King James or New International Version?

The debate about the most accurate bible translation is typically focused on which ancient manuscripts were used. Both the KJV and NIV are like every other version of the Bible, simply translations. They both have errors, both ancient and modern. Translations are just that, translations – none are the original.

King James Version New International
King James Version Bible New International Version Bible
Total: 783,137 words
Total: 718,561 words

Why does the NIV have less words than the KJV?
  • 64,576 words removed
  • 17 complete verses removed
  • 147 part-verses removed
  • 8% of the KJV Bible is missing in NIV

  • Where did the 64,000 words go?
    Bible scholars explain the missing words in the following ways:
  • The copyist, person copying the Bible text changed it, as it made more sense to them if they re-structured or re-worded a verse
  • Someone added margin notes to the original manuscript which the copyist added/removed from the Bible at their own discretion
  • The copyist deliberately removed text which went against their own, personal religious views

    When the KJV translators were doing their work at the beginning of the 17th century, they did not have access to most of the 1000's of manuscripts of the New Testament that have been discovered and studied in the intervening centuries.

    As a result, especially for the NT, the KJV is based on poor manuscripts, and that has a serious effect on the translation - Bart Ehrman

    I will admit that the NIV is a very, very readable translation, and that it was produced by some very fine scholars. The problem is that to be on the NIV translation committee a scholar had to be a committed evangelical Christian with specific views about the infallibility of the Bible.

    That means that there was one perspective on the Bible represented on the committee, and it had a real effect on translation decisions that were made Bart Ehrman
  • In 100 AD, the original autographs were lost, possibly in 2nd century AD
  • Before 400 AD, the Byzantine Text-type did not even exist
  • After 400 AD, The earliest Byzantine type translation is the Syriac Peshitta, which existed after the 5th century AD
  • Between 400-700 AD, the Byzantine Text-type are the minority manuscripts
  • After 700 AD, 95% of the known Greek NT manuscripts were copied, 600-years after they was written
  • From 300 AD, NT translations in Latin, Syriac and Coptic (Egyptian) exist from 300 AD onwards. They all use the Alexandrian Text-text.
  • Around 400 AD, 100 writers use the Alexandrian Text-type in their quotations
    Later Manuscripts - Byzantine Text-type
    1. Byzantine Manuscripts (1100 AD)
    2. Eastern Manuscripts (Lucian edition) (1100 AD)
    3. Latin Vulgate
    Mikraot Gedolot (1524 AD)
    In 1524, the Mikraot Gedolot by Jacob ben Haim was published. As a classic printing of the Hebrew Old Testament Bible, the Hebrew Masoretic text it became part of the Textus Receptus (TR).

    Erasmus (1516 AD)

    In 1516, Erasmus, a Christian humanist scholar printed the first Greek New Testament text in 1516 which also became part of the Textus Receptus (TR). He did so by combining later manuscripts dated from 10th century AD onwards. In some parts, Erasmus had no manuscript at all, and re-translated from the Latin Bible.
    Textus Receptus (TR)
    Textus Receptus is the name now given to a series of Greek texts of the Bible New Testament printed between 1500 and 1900

    Until 1881, the King James (KJV) bible which was based on the Textus Receptus (TR) was the foremost Greek text from which the New Testament was derived
    KJV Bible (1611 AD)
    The King James Bible (KJV), so called because it was commissioned by King James I of England was written in 1611 AD.

    The books of the King James Version include the 39 books of the Old Testament, an intertestamental section containing 14 books of the Apocrypha, and 27 books of the New Testament.

    The Textus Receptus is not a "bad" or misleading text, either theologically or practically. However with the new discoveries of older manuscripts, it is unreliable and far from the original text
    Early Manuscripts - Alexandrian Text-type
    1. Codex Vaticanus (325 AD) - first reading in in 1881 AD
    2. Codex Sinaiticus (350 AD) - first reading in 1859 AD
    3. Dead Sea Scrolls
    Critical Text (CT)
    In 1881 Westcott and Hort published a Greek New Testament using primarily the Critical Text (CT) and numerous ancient manuscripts, which were not available to the original translators of the KJV in 1611.

    While no human effort will ever produce an absolutely perfect copy of the original Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, the Critical Text (CT) is very likely extremely close to what the New Testament authors wrote

    Similar terms used to identify with Critical Text (CT) include Origen, Westcott-Hort, Nestle-Aland and Novum Testamentum Graece.
    NIV Bible (1965 AD)
    The New International Version (NIV) is a translation made by over 100 scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.

    With the discovery of new manuscript evidences, the Critical Text (CT) has been revised many times. Currently, the Nestle-Aland text (28th edition) is the the Critical Text (CT) in common use.
    1. KJV King James Version
    2. NKJV New King James Version 1982
    3. Tyndale New Testament 1526-1530
    4. Coverdale Bible 1535
    5. Matthew Bible 1537
    6. Great Bible 1539
    7. Geneva Bible 1560-1644
    8. Bishops' Bible 1568
    9. Quaker Bible 1764
    10. Webster's Revision 1833
    11. Young's Literal Translation 1862
    12. Darby Bible 1884,1890
    13. Green's Literal Translation 1985
    14. Third Millennium Bible 1998
    15. Divine Name King James Bible 2011
    16. Modern English Version 2014
    1. NIV New International Version
    2. ESV English Standard Version
    3. ERV English Revised Version
    4. CEV Contemporary English Version
    5. ASV American Standard Version
    6. NLT New Living Translation
    7. NASV New American Standard Version
    8. NRSV New Revised Standard Version

    Compare KJV and NIV  |  MATTHEW
    How must we deal with our enemies? But I say unto you, 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; But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
    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. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'
    Is repentance important? But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
    Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
    Missing verse 1/18
    Why did Jesus come to earth? For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost
    Missing verse 2/18
    And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments
    So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen So the last will be first, and the first will be last
    But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered.
    And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."
    And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed

    Some NIV translations do not have Matthew 21:44
    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
    Missing verse 3/18
    But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father
    Jesus claims even he did not know of the hour
    Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour
    And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas
    Why did the KJV translators remove the name 'Jesus'?
    At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas
    And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  MARK
    And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
    Why did the KJV translators insert 'and drinking' to the text?
    When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners
    Did Jesus give His disciples power to heal? And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: and to have authority to drive out demons.
    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
    Why did the KJV translators get this entire sentence from?
    And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.
    For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions
    If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
    Missing verse 4/18
    And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer
    Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched
    Missing verse 5/18
    Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched
    Missing verse 6/18
    For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt
    Why did the KJV translators add 'sacrifice' to the verse?
    Everyone will be salted with fire
    And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
    If it's hard to do, should we just remove it? But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses
    Missing verse 7/18
    And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, "Surely you don't mean me?"
    And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors
    Missing verse 8/18
    Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
    12 extra verses appear in the King James Version (KJV) of Mark 16
    12 Missing verses 9/18
    The two oldest, most reliable manuscripts of Mark 16 dated 300 AD end at verse 8 where 'the women fleeing from the empty tomb, and saying nothing to anyone, because they were afraid'. Therefore, most Bible scholars take 16:8 as the original ending and consider the 12 verses after (16:9-20) to be a later addition (NIV, 1978 edition)

    "The oldest form of the Gospel of Mark that we can reconstruct ended with 16:8"
    Bart Ehrman
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  LUKE
    And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests
    Was Joseph really the father of Jesus? 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.
    And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone.'"
    And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"

    But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
    Why did Jesus come to earth? For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. Then he and his disciples went to another village.
    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. He said to them, "When you pray, say: "'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
    If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
    Why did the KJV translators add 'bread' and 'father' in the verse? (Eucharist/mass)
    "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?
    Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    Missing verse 10/18
    And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you
    And in the same way after supper Jesus took the cup and said, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."

    And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you

    This verse is used to support the Roman Catholic doctrine of Eucharist or 'mass'.

    Whilst both KJV and NIV readings are identical, a number of complex textual variations exist between the Greek, Syriac, Curetonian Syriac, Sinaitic Syriac, Peshitta, Sahidic and Bohairic readings.
    And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground
    Missing verses
    These verses are absent from some of the oldest and best witnesses, including the majority of the Alexandrian manuscripts.
    Bruce Metzger (2005)

    These two verses are not found in the early and valuable manuscripts, and they are the only place in Luke where Jesus is seen to be in agony.
    Bart Ehrman (1993)
    (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
    Missing verse 11/18
    Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots And they divided up his clothes by casting lots
    And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb They gave him a piece of broiled fish
    But Peter rose up and ran to the tomb, and stooping down to look in, he saw the linen clothes by themselves. And he went away to his own home, marveling at what had happened. Bart Ehrman misquoting jesus??
    And when Jesus blessed them he departed from them and he was taken up into heaven Bart Ehrman misquoting jesus??
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  JOHN
    In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water
    Why did the KJV translators add 'water' into the verse? (baptism ritual?)
    Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed
    For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
    Missing verse 12/18
    In Whom must you believe to be saved? Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life
    And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God
    Is it Son or Holy One?
    We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God
    Jesus forgives a woman taken in adultery

    And every man went unto his own house. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
    Missing 12 verses
    Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds
    Where did Jesus go?
    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.
    Jesus went on to say, "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  ACTS
    Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
    KJV translators insert into the verse he is a 'fruit of his loin', of 'flesh' and 'Christ'
    But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne
    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.
    Missing verse 13/18
    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 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied
    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 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do
    He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea
    Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
    And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath
    Are they even the same verse?
    As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath
    Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
    Missing verse 14/18
    But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will." Then he set sail from Ephesus
    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 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

    Whilst both KJV and NIV readings are identical, scholars disagree if the final text was decided based on Markan, Lukan or Pauline theological influences.
    And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
    Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.
    But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,
    Missing verse 15/18
    And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves
    Missing verse 16/18
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  ROMANS
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
    And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
    And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace
    He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
    Missing verse 17/18
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  1 CORINTHIANS
    For whom did Jesus die? 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: Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch--as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
    For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies
    And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law
    Who is in charge? But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.
    But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant
    How is a man who ignores ignorant?
    But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored
    If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord!
    And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  EPHESIANS
    For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones for we are members of his body
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  PHILLIPIANS
    Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

    This verse goes against the doctrine of Christian Trinity (Jesus is equal to God)
    Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing Only let us live up to what we have already attained
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  COLOSSIANS
    In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
    Why did KJV translators add 'blood' into verse?
    in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins
    Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
    For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  1 TIMOTHY
    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 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  HEBREWS
    Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor
    For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
    (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  1 PETER
    Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
    If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  1 JOHN
    Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not
    We are all sons of God?
    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him
    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 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
    For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
    The Christian Trinity is completely removed from NIV Bible!
    For there are three that testify:
    And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement
    Missing verse 18/18 (some manuscripts)
    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 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
    Compare KJV and NIV  |  REVELATION
    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty
    Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
    So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans
    And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it
    And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne
    And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever
    Where did the KJV translators get 20 elders from?
    The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped
    The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up
    Did the KJV translators miss out 'a third of the earth was burned up'?
    The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up
    And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless
    And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
    Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city
    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 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it
    Substantial portions have been removed from hundreds of verses in addition to thee above.

    Many key words have also been removed. For example,
    the word "Christ" has been removed dozens of times. (Rom. 1:16; Acts 16:31; etc.)
    The word "Jesus" has been removed dozens of times. (Matt. 8:29; 2 Cor. 5:18; etc.)
    The word "Lord" has also been removed in a number of places.

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