New King James Version Comparison Chart
The New King James Version unlike most modem translations is based on the correct Antiochian manuscripts instead of the corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts. Unfortunately, the men doing the translation work view the Bible as imperfect. They would vehemently deny this charge in public because their jobs depend on it, but in fact they do not believe that ANY Bible is perfect. Not even their own New King James Version
Question: What is wrong with the New King James Version (NKJV)? All it does is modernize the words of the King James Bible, right? Why should I read the King James and not the helpful New King James?
Answer: The New King James is not a King James Bible. It changed thousands of words, ruined valuable verses, and when not agreeing with the King James Bible, it has instead copied the perverted NIV, NASV or RSV. And this you must know: those who translated the NKJV did not believe God perfectly preserved His words!
This is very important to those who want God’s truth in the English language. My wife used the NKJV for years before she learned the truth about the preserved words of God. Here is some of what convinced her to switch to the King James Bible from the “New King James.”
AUTHENTIC KING JAMES VERSION HOLY BIBLES PRINTED BETWEEN 1611 and 2010
Comparing the Texts of these early KJV Bibles with a modern un-corrupt KJV shows that the Authorized Version of 1611 has never gone through a single Textual Revision and proves that God has indeed kept his promise to preserve his pure word.
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1611
Seeing its readings proves to cynics that the KJV’s text has never been “revised” and is identical to that used today(except for the rare 1611 typographical slips which were shortly thereafter fixed by King James translators themselves).
|THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1637
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1772
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1787
|THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1829
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1872
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1903
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 2010
The NKJV Condemns Itself as a Fraud
The Bible is not only the word of God; it is also the words of God. Every word of God is pure, and every word of God is necessary to grow spiritually (Ps 12:6-7; Prov 30:5; Luke 4:4; John 14:23). Corrupt or take away one word from Scripture, and you destroy the internal integrity of God’s perfect masterpiece.
The Bible declares about itself that it is internally consistent without any contradictions, making it more sure than God’s voice from heaven (Prov 8:8-9; 22:17-21; John 10:35; II Peter 1:16-21; I John 2:21). If you find internal contradictions that are obviously wrong, then you know a book is not the word of God.
Jesus and Paul both argued important doctrine from single words, verb voices and tenses, and even a single letter (Matt 22:31-33; 22:41-46; John 8:58; 10:33-36; Galatians 3:16; 4:9; Heb 8:13; 12:26-27). If translators or publishers lightly or wickedly change words, then such authority is lost from a Bible.
Satan’s primary device has been to overthrow the words of God. He did it to Eve in Eden, and Paul feared he would do it at Corinth (Gen 3:1-6; II Cor 11:1-4). Questioning and altering God’s words have been widespread from the beginning (Jer 23:22,30; 36:20-24; II Cor 2:17; 4:2; II Tim 3:6-7; 4:3-4).
I have been asked to state my sources for this work. I am usually very good at this. I state them in works that I borrow for this site, I state them when I use a quote from someone, I also state my sources and or references in my own books and essays.
This one, KJV vs. NKJV is a little more complicated since it came from so many. First and foremost…it cam e from the Bible and from the NKJV. You can compare these scriptures for yourself. This is why I put the scripture references rather than just put a list of words.
In this article, I have also posted excerpts from many websites. Why? Because I found useful information in various places that would add to the discussion. At some points I added my own perspective from knowledge that I have obtained over the years.
Here is a list of some of the places that I used excerpts and information:
Pastor Stephen Anderson (Faithful Word Baptist Church)