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Why all the fuss about different translations?


Word/Phrase Included in KJV Only Shown in Bold Black
1.   Matt. 17:21 (KJV)   "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."

2.   Matt. 18:11 (KVJ)  "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."

3.   Matt. 23:14 (KJV)   "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."

4.   Mark 7:16 (KJV)   "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear."

5.   Mark 9:44 (KJV)   "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

6.   Mark 9:46 (KJV)   "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

7.   Mark 11:26 (KJV)   "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

8.   Mark 15:28 (KJV)   "And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors."

9.   Luke 17:36 (KJV)   "Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left."

10.  Luke 23:17    "(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)"

11.  John 5:4 (KJV)   "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."

12.  Acts 8:37 (KVJ)  "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."

13.  Acts 15:34 (KVJ)  "Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still."

14.  Acts 24:7 (KJV)   "But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,"

15.  Acts 28:29 (KJV)   "And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

16.  Rom. 16:24 (KJV)   "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

17.  1 John 5:7,8 (KJV)   [7] "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. [8] And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
  (NIV)   [7] "For there are three that testify: [8] the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. (Note: All of verse 7 (KJV) is not in NIV, verse 8 (KJV) is split into 7 and 8 in NIV)

(all bold face text included in KJV, but not NIV)

Matt. 5:22 "whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment...."
Matt. 5:44 "...Love your enemiesbless them that curse you, do good to them that hate youand pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
Matt. 20:16 "So the last shall be first, and the first lastfor many be called, but few chosen."
Matt. 6:13 "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."
Matt. 15:6 "And honour not his fatheror his mother...."
Matt. 15:8 "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth..."
Matt. 19:9 "and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
Matt. 20:7 "...and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."
Matt 24:7 "...and there shall be faminesand pestilencesand earthquakes...."
Mark 6:11 ...Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."
Mark 7:8 "...tradition of menas the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do."
Mark 8:26 "...Neither go into the townnor tell it to any in the town."
Mark 9:45 "...into the fire that shall never be quenched:"
Mark 9:49 "...and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt."
Mark 10:21 "...cometakeup the crossand follow me."
Mark 10:24 "...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!"
Mark 13:14 "...the abomination of desolationspoken of by Daniel the prophet...."
Luke 4:4 "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alonebut by every word of God."
Luke 4:8 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan...."
Luke 9:55 "...Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of."
Luke 20:23 "Why tempt ye me?"
Luke 11:2 "...Our Father which art in heavenHallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comeThy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."
Luke 11:11 "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a fatherwill he give him a stone?...."
John 3:15 "...should not perish...."
Rev. 2:13 "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest...."

In Following Sections
Significant Changes Shown in Blue – Word/Phrase Included in KJV Only Shown in Bold Black

The changes do not deny deity, but remove proof of deity


1 Cor. 15:47 (KJV)   "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
  (NIV)   "The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven."

1 Tim. 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."
  (NIV)   "Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: [He ] appeared in a body, 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."

Phil. 2:5,6 (KJV)   "...Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, [thought it not robbery to be equal with God ]:
  (NIV)   "...Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, [did not consider equality with God something to be grasped ],

1 Pet. 3:15 (KJV)   "But sanctify the [Lord God] in your hearts....
  (NIV)   "But in your hearts set apart [Christ as Lord].

Rev. 1:8-13 (KJV)   "(8) 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. (9) I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. (10) I...heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, (11) Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book...." (12) And I turned to see...And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; (13) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man.... (Note: The omission of the text in bold is important to Jehovah's Witnesses who claim that Jesus is "the first and the last" but not the "Alpha and Omega" and "the beginning and the ending" because verse 8 equates these latter two to "the Almighty.")
  (NIV)   "(Rev 1:8-13 NIV) "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." {9} I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. {10} ....I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, {11} which said: "Write on a scroll what you see...." {12} I turned around to see ...And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, {13} and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man....

John 3:13 (KJV)   "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
  (NIV)   "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man."


Matt. 23:8 (KJV)   "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Mastereven Christand all ye are brethren."
  (NIV)   "But you are not to be called Rabbi, for you have only one Master and you are all brothers."

John 6:47 (KJV)   "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
  (NIV)   "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.

John 6:69 Peter confessed
  (KJV)   "And we believe and are sure that [thou art that Christ, the Son ] of the living God.
  (NIV)   "We believe and know that [you are the Holy One ] of God."

Acts 2:30 (KJV)   "...that of the fruit of his loinsaccording to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;"
  (NIV)   "...that he would place one of his descendants on his throne."

Acts 3:26 (KJV)   "God, having raised up [his SonJesus....
  (NIV)   "God raised up [his servant ]....

Rom 1:16 (KJV)   "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ...."
  (NIV)   "I am not ashamed of the gospel...."

Rom. 14:10-12 (KJV)   "...for we shall all stand before the [judgment seat of Christ ]. {11} For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. {12} So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
  (NIV)   "...For we will all stand before [God's judgment seat ]. {11} It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'" {12} So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

1 Cor. 9:18 Paul said that he would-
  (KJV)   "...make the gospel of Christ without charge...."
  (NIV)   "...offer it free of charge...."

Gal. 3:17 (KJV)   "...the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ....."
  (NIV)   "...the covenant previously established by God"

Gal. 4:7 (KJV)   "...thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
  (NIV)   " are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir."

Gal. 6:15 (KJV)   "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."
  (NIV)   "Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation."

Eph. 3:9 (KJV)   "...which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
  (NIV)   "...which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.

Eph 3:14 (KJV)   "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  (NIV)   "For this reason I kneel before the Father,

Col. 1:2 (KJV)   "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
  (NIV)   "...Grace and peace to you from God our Father."

1 John 4:3 (KJV)   "...And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God...."
  (NIV)   "...but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God...."

1 John 5:13 (KJV)   "...and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
  (NIV)   (omitted)