Why The KJV Bible?

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Have A Wonderful & Blessed Tuesday!!! Why The King James Bible!!!

Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

2Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. The Bible teaches that the Word has always existed in heaven, and forever will!
More and more individual Christians and unfortunately Bible-believing churches are forsaking the King James Version altogether in favor of the more modern translations.

If the Lord has the word settled in heaven does that mean he is going to be updating it? Will he be using a more modern version?
. But there exists a huge controversy among Bible-believing, Independent, Baptist Fundamentalists as to whether or not the King James Version of the Bible is the Bible to be used. A desire exists to forsake the King James Version (KJV) for the more “modern” translations. The argument is put forward they are easier to read, the thee’s and thopu’s are taken out, maybe but the blood of Christ is taken out as well as Hell, sin, and many other things. Many very important verses, such as diety verses. As far as easier to read, my son had som reading and learning issues he read only KJV and he now does preaching , reads very well. Changing one word can change the whole meaning, can change how someone can take the meaning of the whole Bible.

Lets look at a few differences.

Examples of differences between the NIV – KJV translations:

Verse

NIV

KJV

Exodus 22:18 Do not allow a sorceress to live. Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. [see notes 1 & 4]
Deuteronomy 18:10-11 Let no one be found among you who … practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. [see notes 1 & 4] There shall not be found among you anyone ….that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [see notes 1 & 4]
Matthew 5:44 …Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute 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;
Matthew 17:21 No such verse. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Matthew 18:11 No such verse. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 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.
Mark 3:15 And to have authority to drive out demons. And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
Mark 7:16 No such verse. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke 9:55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them, But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luke 9:56 And they went to another village. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Luke 24:42 They gave him a piece of a broiled fish. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
John 5:4 No such verse 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.
Acts 8:37 No such verse. 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.
Acts 15:34 No such verse. Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
Acts 24:7 No such verse. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us,

 

 

The Revised Standard Version is the forerunner of the English Standard Version. Both of these versions are standards of corruption. They are both put out by the National Council of Churches. The New Testament was complete in 1946 and the Old Testament was completed in 1952. As with all other modern versions the RSV follows the corrupt Hort-Westcott manuscripts for the New Testament and the corrupted Ben Asher text for the Old Testament. As with my other comparisons, the King James Bible verse will be posted first and the corrupted portion will be underlined. I will be comparing the RSV to the Roman Catholic New American Bible and the Jehovah’s Witnesses New World Translation. At the end of the study I answer 4 deceptions from the Preface to the RSV.

KJB – King James Bible
RSV – Revised Standard Version
NAB – New American Bible – Roman Catholic
NWT – New World Translation – Jehovah’s Witnesses

Matthew 1:25
KJB:
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

RSV: but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus.
NWT: But he had no intercourse with her until she gave birth to a son; and he called his name Jesus.
NAB: He had no relations with her at any time before she bore a son whom he named Jesus.

(To exchange “a son” for “firstborn” perpetuates the Roman Catholic doctrine that Mary was a perpetual virgin and had no other children than Jesus which is false as the Bible openly refutes this heresy – Matt. 12:46; 13:55; Mark 3:31, 6:3; John 2:12; 7:3,5;
1 Cor. 9:5; Gal. 1:19)

Matthew 5:44
KJB:
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;

RSV: But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
NWT: However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you;
NAB: My command to you is: love your enemies, pray for your persecutors.

Matthew 6:33
KJB:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

RSV: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
NWT: “Keep on, then, seeking first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these (other] things will be added to YOU.
NAB: Seek first his kingship over you, his way of holiness, and all these things will be given you besides.

Matthew 8:29
KJB:
And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

RSV: And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”
NWT: And, look! they screamed, saying: “What have we to do with you, Son of God? Did you come here to torment us before the appointed time?”
NAB: With a sudden shriek they cried: “Why meddle with us, Son of God? Have you come to torture us before the appointed time?”

Matthew 19:9
KJB:
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away doth commit adultery.

RSV: And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery.”
NWT: I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication, and marries another commits adultery.,,
NAB: I now say to you, whoever divorces his wife (lewd conduct is a separate case) and marries another commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”

Matthew 27:35
KJB:
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.

RSV: And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots;
NWT: When they had impaled him they distributed his outer garments by casting lots.
NAB: When they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among them by casting lots.

Mark 2:17
KJB:
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 unto repentance.

RSV: And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
NWT: Upon hearing this Jesus said to them: “Those who are strong do not need a physician, but those who are ill do. I came to call, not righteous people, but sinners.
NAB: Over hearing the remark, Jesus said to them, “People who are healthy do not need a doctor; sick people do. I have come to call sinners, not the self-righteous.”

Mark 6:11
KJB:
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.

RSV: And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them.”
NWT: And wherever a place will not receive you nor hear you, on going out from there shake off the dirt that is beneath your feet for a witness to them.”
NAB: If any place will not receive you or hear you, shake its dust from your feet in testimony against them as you leave.

Now The Living Bible

When we handle God’s Holy Word, we are fully persuaded it is different from any other book ever written. It is a supernatural Book, a Book that our Sovereign God has written through His inspired servants of old. Thus we should have the utmost reverence and respect for it. This is our Infallible Guide through a dark world. It is the Anchor of our souls in a world of storm.

We have every reason to believe that Dr. Kenneth Taylor, the author of the Paraphrased Living Bible, is a true Christian, but we cannot possibly keep silent when such unwarranted liberties are taken with the Holy Word of God. Our earnest prayer would be that these and other changes might be made. Such language that is used in a number of paraphrased verses we have pointed out, shocks the Bible believers and Bible lovers over America and the world.

We will let you, reader, be the judge as you compare the KJV and TLB. We make this comparison because we have the strongest kind of proof to show clearly that the King James Version is nearest to the original manuscripts. Again we would gladly challenge anyone to produce better or more proof that there is another version that is nearer to the original autographs than the KJV.

* KJV (Lev. 3:13) “And the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.”

TLB “The priest shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar.”

* KJV (Num. 25:11) “Phine-has…hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel.”

TLB “Phinehas has turned away my anger for he was as angry as I.” (Who could ever be as angry as God?)

* KJV (Num. 27:1) All the names of the daughters of Zelophehad are found here.

TLB These names are omitted, and all of verse 2, yet in (Num. 36:10) all the names are given, and also in (Josh. 17:3). Why the omission here?

* KJV (Judges 7:20b) “And they cried, the sword of the Lord and of Gideon.”

TLB “All yelling for the Lord and for Gideon.”

* KJV (Judges 19:2) “And his concubine played the whore against him.”

TLB “But she became angry with him and ran away.”

* KJV (1 Sam. 20:30) “Thou son of a perverse rebellious woman.”

TLB “You son of a b___.”

* KJV (2 Sam. 16:4b) And Ziba said, I humbly beseech thee that I may find grace in thy sight, My Lord, O King.”

TLB “Thank you, thank you, sir, Ziba replied.”

* KJV (1 Kings 18:27) “Cry aloud: for He is a God: either He is talking or He is pursuing.”

TLB “Perhaps he is talking to someone or else is out sitting on the toilet.”

* KJV (2 Kings 21:6b) “He wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.”

TLB “So the Lord was very angry, for Manasseh was an evil man in God’s opinion.” (God does not hold opinions!)

* KJV (2 Chron. 26:4) “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord according to all that his father Amaziah die.”

TLB “He followed in the footsteps of his father Amaziah and was in general a good king as far as the Lord’s opinion of him was concerned.” (Again we say, God does not hold opinions. Only men hold opinions.)

* KJV (Job 3:26) “I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet: yet trouble came.”

TLB “I was not fat and lazy yet trouble struck me down.” (The majesty and accuracy of the KJV is certainly missing here.)

* KJV (Psa. 34:20) “He keepeth all His bones: not one of them is broken.”

TLB “God even protects him for accidents.” (There are no accidents with God.)

* KJV (Ezek. 2:1) “And He said unto me, son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.”

TLB “And he said unto me, Stand up, son of dust and I will talk to you.” (All through Ezekiel this phrase `son of dust’ is used in place of `son of man’.)

* KJV (Zech. 2:8) “He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.”

TLB “For he who harms you sticks his finger in Jehovah’s eye.”

* KJV (Zech. 13:6) “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

TLB “And if someone asks then, what are these scars on your chest and your back, you will say, I got into a brawl at the home of a friend.” (The note at the bottom of this page of the Living Bible is as follows: “That this is not a passage referring to Christ is clear from the context. This is a false prophet who is lying about the reasons for his scars.” We would like to know where Dr. Taylor got his authority for saying this.)

* KJV (Mark 9:29) “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”

TLB “Jesus replied, Cases like this require prayer.” (Where is the authority for changing this version this way?)

* KJV (Luke 5:8) “When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”

TLB “When Simon Peter realized what had happened he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, O sir, please leave us. I’m too much of a sinner for you to have around.”

* KJV (Luke 23:42) “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”

TLB “Then he said, Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (Where does Dr. Taylor get the authority for leaving out `Lord’?)

* KJV (John 1:17) “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”

TLB “For Moses gave us only the law with its rigid demands and merciless justice while Jesus Christ brought us loving forgiveness as well.” (All through the Old Testament you will find the love and mercy and grace of God demonstrated.)

* KJV (John 2:4) “Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.”

TLB “I can’t help you now, He said, It isn’t yet my time for miracles.” (His hour was Calvary.)

* KJV (John 3:13) “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

TLB “For only I, the Messiah, have come to earth and will return to heaven again.”

* KJV (John 6:69) “And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”

TLB “And we believe them and know you are the holy Son of God.” (Where is the authority for omitting the name of Christ, and the son of the Living God?)

* KJV (John 13:26) “Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.”

TLB “He told me it is the one I honor by giving the bread dipped in the sauce.” (Was the Lord Jesus honoring Judas here?)

How can we look at these modern Bibles and say they are correct in any way? How can we think the HOLY God, would write any of this.

 

It is correct, and the only right to believe that God, has preserved His Word as He promised, and that He has preserved it in the traditional texts or in the set of manuscripts known as the Textus Receptus. I also believe that the King James Version of the Bible is an accurate, faithful, and reliable translation of these manuscripts, therefore, we can study it with utmost trust, reliability, and knowledge that it is truly God’s word.

 

I do not believe that there are “mistakes” in the King James Version, and don’t agree that we or anyone should ever make any changes to the word of God. The King James is not wrong in any way and as we see in Revelation 22:

Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

To take away, or add to the word of God is not only playing with something we have NO RIGHT to mess with it is down right DANGEROUS!!!

 

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

2Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

 

THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO THY FEET

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,
still you’re there right beside me,
and nothing will I fear as Iong as you are near.
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

.Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

I will not forget your love for me,
and yet my heart forever is wandering.
Jesus, be my guide and hold me to your side,
and I will love you to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

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