ESV don’t know who killed Goliath!

In the ESV:

2 Samuel 21:19 says Elhanan killed Goliath
1 Samuel 17:50 says David killed Goliath.

Every Sunday School kid knows David killed Goliath. The King James Bible gets it right.

At least 30 modern bibles including the ESV gets it wrong.  The Ironic thing is virtually every English Bible prior to 1611 does not have this contradiction.

There are thousands of other contradictions and errors in these so-called modern translations.

The NIV and most modern translations deny the TRINITY (Father, the Word & Holy Ghost)

See 1 John 5:7 in your Bible. King James gets it right.

Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; and Colossians 2:9

All 3 contain the word “Godhead” in the King James Bible…”Godhead” is missing in modern translations that stamp out 1 John 5:7

They are erasing Jesus…they are erasing the Trinity.

Was Mary a virgin?

Isaiah 7:14 In the King James Bible says so.

In the modern bibles virgin is replaced with young woman or handmaiden. No virgin birth….no miracle…no Jesus.

Some put it in a footnote.  If God said it…it needs to be in the text…by adding to a footnote they add doubt.  This is why I hate footnotes.  Many times they will say, “or” and then show the footnote.  Remember, if it says “or” you can ignore.  King James hated footnotes too.  He said that the Word of God can stand on its own.  Many publishers are adding footnotes to the King James Bibles.  Just remember, if it says OR you can IGNORE.

The errors and contradictions in these new Bibles are not just  2 or 3 verses…they occur in 100s and even 1000s.

My God inspired His Word. He promised to preserve it. And He is smart enough to make one Bible…in English that is His words.

There are about 300 modern bibles…all say something different…they can’t all be right.  Now, can they?

Is God confused? Can He not figure out what He wants to say?

How many errors or contradictions must be in a bible before it is no longer God’s Word?

There were three main manuscripts that were used to translate these 300 modern translations.  Two out of the three of these manuscripts have been proven fakes (see Is the World’s oldest Bible a fake?  https://www.ebay.com/itm/132515946947)

I trust the Authorized Version.  You can trust just ONE Bible.  The one that has stood the test of time for over 400 years without a single textual change.  These modern bibles go through a textual change every 5 to 10 years.  The NIV84, NIV2011, NIrV and the TNIV are a totally different bible.  n 2011, an updated version of the NIV was released. The update modified and dropped some of the gender-neutral language of the TNIV (such as going back to using “mankind” and “man” instead of “human beings” and “people”), along with other changes.

1984 NIV

2005 TNIV

2011 NIV

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Blessed are those who do not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but who delight in the law of the LORD and meditate on his law day and night. They are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

Summary

Graph summarizing changes between NIV 2011, tNIV, and 1984

Whole Bible

The first three rows show the number of verses and percentage of verses where the NIV2011 and NIV1984 are the same, when the NIV2011 kept the tNIV rendering, and when the NIV2011 has something completely new.

The last two rows compare the total number of words that are the same and how many were changed (the average of added and removed). Puncation is not included in this count.

NIV2011 verse same as 1984 18,666 60.02%
NIV2011 verse same as tNIV 9,726 31.27%
NIV2011 rejected tNIV, reverted to NIV1984 269 .86%
NIV2011 verse verse is new 2,440 7.85%
NIV2011 words same as 1984 356,610 91.37%
NIV2011 changed words 33,666 8.63%
NIV2011 removed words 32,863
NIV2011 added words 34,469

Book by Book

The first three columns show the number of verses and percentage of verses where the NIV2011 and NIV1984 are the same, when the NIV2011 kept the tNIV rendering, and when the NIV2011 has something completely new.

The last two columns compare the total number of words that are the same and how many were changed (the average of added and removed). Puncutation is not included in this count.

Section NIV2011 verse same as 1984 NIV2011 verse same as tNIV NIV2011 verse is new NIV2011 words same as 1984 NIV2011 words changed from 1984
Total 18,666 60.02% 9,726 31.27% 2,440 7.85% 356,610 91.37% 33,666 8.63%
Genesis 1,163 75.86% 294 19.18% 73 4.76% 10,847 93.26% 784 6.74%
Exodus 868 71.56% 287 23.66% 56 4.62% 10,235 92.06% 883 7.94%
Leviticus 392 45.63% 405 47.15% 61 7.1% 14,052 88.89% 1,757 11.11%
Numbers 823 63.9% 420 32.61% 40 3.11% 13,951 91.51% 1,295 8.49%
Deuteronomy 623 64.96% 248 25.86% 81 8.45% 11,155 93.27% 806 6.73%
Joshua 416 63.22% 193 29.33% 45 6.84% 7,369 89.7% 847 10.3%
Judges 336 54.37% 217 35.11% 60 9.71% 9,062 91.79% 811 8.21%
Ruth 36 42.35% 30 35.29% 19 22.35% 1,658 92.5% 135 7.5%
1 Samuel 502 61.98% 269 33.21% 34 4.2% 10,939 93.41% 772 6.59%
2 Samuel 421 60.58% 236 33.96% 33 4.75% 9,688 93.62% 661 6.38%
1 Kings 583 71.45% 197 24.14% 31 3.8% 7,893 93.52% 547 6.48%
2 Kings 494 68.71% 206 28.65% 16 2.23% 8,476 94.39% 504 5.61%
1 Chronicles 696 73.89% 210 22.29% 34 3.61% 6,740 94.27% 410 5.73%
2 Chronicles 555 67.52% 229 27.86% 35 4.26% 9,716 94.4% 577 5.6%
Ezra 195 69.64% 68 24.29% 16 5.71% 2,712 94.96% 144 5.04%
Nehemiah 265 65.27% 114 28.08% 25 6.16% 4,737 94.98% 251 5.02%
Esther 114 68.26% 49 29.34% 4 2.4% 2,129 93.32% 153 6.68%
Job 694 64.86% 290 27.1% 68 6.36% 7,046 88.8% 889 11.2%
Psalm 1,162 47.22% 1,086 44.13% 176 7.15% 25,234 88.34% 3,331 11.66%
Proverbs 311 33.99% 490 53.55% 103 11.26% 9,859 81.72% 2,206 18.28%
Ecclesiastes 108 48.65% 81 36.49% 33 14.86% 2,932 86.52% 457 13.48%
Song of Songs 48 41.03% 67 57.26% 2 1.71% 1,903 94.23% 117 5.77%
Isaiah 744 57.59% 389 30.11% 142 10.99% 18,366 92.83% 1,419 7.17%
Jeremiah 847 62.1% 328 24.05% 135 9.9% 19,167 94.23% 1,174 5.77%
Lamentations 91 59.09% 49 31.82% 10 6.49% 1,847 94.86% 100 5.14%
Ezekiel 811 63.71% 325 25.53% 130 10.21% 16,131 91.95% 1,413 8.05%
Daniel 234 65.55% 108 30.25% 14 3.92% 4,690 93.77% 312 6.23%
Hosea 115 58.38% 59 29.95% 22 11.17% 2,468 91.71% 223 8.29%
Joel 46 63.01% 22 30.14% 5 6.85% 925 92.55% 75 7.45%
Amos 63 43.15% 38 26.03% 32 21.92% 2,765 93.24% 201 6.76%
Obadiah 12 57.14% 5 23.81% 3 14.29% 338 94.41% 20 5.59%
Jonah 20 41.67% 16 33.33% 11 22.92% 822 87.87% 114 12.13%
Micah 51 48.57% 26 24.76% 27 25.71% 1,787 91.64% 163 8.36%
Nahum 28 59.57% 17 36.17% 2 4.26% 605 92.86% 47 7.14%
Habakkuk 25 44.64% 26 46.43% 5 8.93% 942 94.72% 53 5.28%
Zephaniah 11 20.75% 34 64.15% 6 11.32% 1,400 89.46% 165 10.54%
Haggai 21 55.26% 12 31.58% 4 10.53% 670 96.2% 27 3.8%
Zechariah 112 53.08% 71 33.65% 26 12.32% 3,215 91.69% 292 8.31%
Malachi 16 29.09% 34 61.82% 5 9.09% 1,411 89.33% 169 10.67%
Matthew 666 62.18% 269 25.12% 128 11.95% 11,374 91.86% 1,008 8.14%
Mark 471 69.47% 149 21.98% 56 8.26% 5,806 92.12% 497 7.88%
Luke 788 68.46% 282 24.5% 76 6.6% 10,070 92.19% 853 7.81%
John 493 56.09% 317 36.06% 66 7.51% 10,466 91.27% 1,002 8.73%
Acts 628 62.36% 303 30.09% 67 6.65% 10,413 91.59% 956 8.41%
Romans 187 43.19% 169 39.03% 74 17.09% 6,560 89.08% 805 10.92%
1 Corinthians 210 48.05% 172 39.36% 53 12.13% 5,618 86.94% 844 13.06%
2 Corinthians 147 57.2% 86 33.46% 21 8.17% 3,138 91.15% 305 8.85%
Galatians 46 30.87% 53 35.57% 48 32.21% 2,507 88.01% 342 11.99%
Ephesians 99 63.87% 43 27.74% 12 7.74% 1,308 89.93% 147 10.07%
Philippians 47 45.19% 50 48.08% 7 6.73% 1,334 87.5% 191 12.5%
Colossians 54 56.84% 29 30.53% 12 12.63% 1,076 87.69% 151 12.31%
1 Thessalonians 36 40.45% 43 48.31% 9 10.11% 1,173 89.17% 143 10.83%
2 Thessalonians 27 57.45% 16 34.04% 4 8.51% 489 85.56% 83 14.44%
1 Timothy 68 60.18% 39 34.51% 6 5.31% 1,109 87.98% 152 12.02%
2 Timothy 51 61.45% 26 31.33% 6 7.23% 793 90.99% 79 9.01%
Titus 26 56.52% 18 39.13% 2 4.35% 423 88.77% 54 11.23%
Philemon 14 56% 10 40% 1 4% 239 86.13% 39 13.87%
Hebrews 155 51.16% 120 39.6% 28 9.24% 4,083 90.51% 428 9.49%
James 40 37.04% 43 39.81% 23 21.3% 1,620 88.4% 213 11.6%
1 Peter 48 45.71% 41 39.05% 16 15.24% 1,559 89.65% 180 10.35%
2 Peter 28 45.9% 30 49.18% 3 4.92% 913 89.86% 103 10.14%
1 John 52 49.52% 34 32.38% 18 17.14% 1,389 88.84% 175 11.16%
2 John 7 53.85% 5 38.46% 1 7.69% 126 90.32% 14 9.68%
3 John 8 57.14% 2 14.29% 4 28.57% 148 86.3% 24 13.7%
Jude 8 32% 14 56% 3 12% 498 90.05% 55 9.95%
Revelation 210 52.11% 118 29.28% 72 17.87% 6,496 92.34% 539 7.66%

Please see the NIV2011 executive summary and the translator’s notes (PDF).

Follow the link below; it has verse by verse changes.

Robert Slowley’s comparison (includes several great summaries of changes verses and words, including gender issues)

NIV 2010/2011 changes (by John Dyer)

The ESV had revisions done in 2001, 2007, 2011, and 2016.   The 2007 revision changed about 500 words.  The 2011 revision involved aboout 275 verses and less than 500 words.  They also announced the 2007was being phased out.  For the revision of 2016 Crossway announced the “ESV Permanent Text Edition”, where multiple words and verses were changed.  They claimed this would be the last revision.

Isn’t nice to know that the King James has not been “phased out.”  The ESV had so many changes and it was so different than the previous revisions they had no choice but to get rid of the old ones.  But weren’t there changes in the King James Editions; the 1611, 1762 and the 1769?  There were.  But not like you might expect from seeing the changes in the NIV, ESV, et al.   I will cover this in another article.   But for now…here are a handle of what the anti-KJB folks call significant changes:

* 1 Corinthians 12:28 – “helpes in gouernmets” vs. “helps, governments”
* Joshua 3:11 – “Arke of the Couenant, euen the Lord” vs. “ark of the covenant of the Lord”
* 2 Kings 11:10 – “in the Temple” vs. “in the temple of the LORD”
* Isaiah 49:13 – “for God” vs. “for the LORD”
* Jeremiah 31:14 – “with goodnesse” vs. “with my goodness”
* Jeremiah 51:30 – “burnt their dwelling places” vs. “burned her dwellingplaces”
* Ezekiel 6:8 – “that he may” vs. “that ye may”
* Ezekiel 24:5 – “let him seethe” vs. “let them seethe”
* Ezekiel 24:7 – “powred it vpon the ground” vs. “poured it not upon the ground”
* Ezekiel 48:8 – “which they shall” vs. “which ye shall”
* Daniel 3:15 – “a fierie furnace” vs. “a burning fiery furnace”
* Matthew 14:9 – “the othes sake” vs. “the oath’s sake”
* 1 Corinthians 15:6 – “And that” vs. “After that”
* 1 John 5:12 – “the Sonne, hath” vs. “the Son of God hath”

Yep…those are what they call SIGNIFICANT CHANGES.  goodnesse becomes goodness.  Arke of the Couenat becomes ark of the covenant. heples becomes help.

In 1769 Dr. Benjamin Blayney completed his revision of the King James Bible and using Dr. Samuel Johnson’s first edition 1755 printing of the Johnson Dictionary the English language “came of age.” Spelling, punctuation, and grammar became standardized making it possible to teach succeeding generations the fledgling languages’ establishment as a great spoken and written language in the world of communication, commerce and education. I think we can see the 1755 Dr. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary at work in the above examples of “SIGNIFICANT CHANGES”.  More to come…

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