What’s in your Bible?
One of the fundamental deceptions being promoted by modern Bible publishers is that the new Bibles are merely in different styles of writing; that they are simply easier to read than the KJV; that nothing is being removed or changed in God’s word.
There are many problems with these claims. Here we will focus on the claim that “all versions really say the same thing.”
Why is this important? It is simple: if two books say different things, or if two books say inherently contradictory things, or if of two books one says more than the other, they cannot both be God’s word. This is simple, basic logic. To say otherwise is to accuse the Holy Spirit of doublespeak.
There are many, many reasons for the differences we are about to examine. One of the primary reasons for these differences is that the underlying original-language text of the Bible that was used for 1800 years has been replaced by modern scholarship with a text that was assembled in the nineteenth century. There are several articles on this website describing this fact and these competing texts (their sources, history, and content), and you are encouraged to read them.
But the purpose of these comparisons is mainly to show you that anyone telling you there is no substantive difference between the KJV and modern Bibles is either ignorant or intentionally deceiving you. You simply cannot see the differences and honestly say they do not exist!
Do these verse charts in some way prove that the KJV is perfect? Of course not, and they are not meant to. What these charts will do is stir you to study. When you see glaring differences between Bible versions that create shrouds of doubt surrounding the veracity of sola scriptura, you should want to know why these differences exist. I do believe that the very nature of the differences can convince someone that the modern Bibles are corrupt, but that is not the primary goal here. The goal is to prove to you that all Bibles do not say the same thing.
- Westcott and Hort’s Magic Marker Binge (1/2), (2/2)
Would you take a magic marker to your Bible and cross out words from passages? This chart illustrates what was done when the text used by Christianity for 1800 years was replaced with a text assembled by Westcott and Hort in the nineteenth century and now serves as the basis for nearly all modern New Testament translations.
- Various contradictions and omissions
A table-style view of some differences between Bible versions including verses that are indisputably contradictory.
- Bible Versions and the Preeminence of Christ
A table-style view of how our Lord is addressed in different Bible versions.