“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Tim 3:16)
This one verse repudiates the idea of “partial inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. “All scripture” — that is, every individual “scripture” is included in this reference, not just the thoughts, but the actual writings, the words written down. Thus the words, not just the “thoughts” are inspired of God. Since God is omniscient, the Scriptures are infallible and free from error of any kind.
Tables Of Comparison of Selected Scriptures:
KING JAMES VERSION
ENGLISH REVISED VERSION
NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
NEW KING JAMES VERSION
The categories of tables were selected to represent the most significant areas of change in modern translations which affect fundamental Christian doctrine. This listing is only a portion of the overwhelming number of alterations to essential doctrines.
1. THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:5-7)
Modifications to key verses such as this one and others containing titles of the Lord Jesus Christ denigrate the doctrine of His deity.
|I Timothy 3:16||God||He (margin note – God)||He||He||God|
|Daniel 3:25||the Son of God||son of the gods||a son of the gods||a son of the gods||the Son of God|
|Acts 3:13, 26||his Son Jesus||His Servant Jesus||His Servant Jesus||his servant Jesus||his servant Jesus|
|Philippians 2:6||thought it not robbery to be equal with God||counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God||did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped||did not consider equality with God something to be grasped||did not consider it robbery to be equal to God*|
|Acts 8:37||that Jesus Christ is the Son of God||omitted(marginal note)||omitted(marginal note)||omitted(footnote)||that Jesus Christ is the Son of God|
|John 6:69||thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God||Thou art the Holy One of God||You are the Holy One of God||you are the Holy One of God||you are the Christ, the Son of the living God|
|John 9:35||Son of God||Son of God||Son of Man||Son of Man||Son of God|
|Matthew 20:20||worshipping him||worshipping him||bowing down||kneeling down||kneeling down|
|John 4:42||this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world||this is indeed the Saviour of the world||this One indeed is the Savior of the world||this man really is the savior of the world||this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world|
|Acts 15:11; 16:31||Lord Jesus Christ||Lord Jesus||Lord Jesus||Lord Jesus||Lord Jesus Christ*|
|Romans 1:3||Jesus Christ our Lord||omitted||omitted||omitted||Jesus Christ our Lord|
|I Corinthians 5:4||our Lord Jesus Christ||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus Christ|
|Ephesians 3:14||of our Lord Jesus Christ||omitted||omitted||omitted||our Lord Jesus Christ|
|I Thess. 2:19||our Lord Jesus Christ||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus Christ|
|I Thess. 3:11||our Lord Jesus Christ||our Lord Jesus||Jesus our Lord||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus Christ|
|II Thess. 1:8||our Lord Jesus Christ||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus||our Lord Jesus Christ|
|John 14:28||my Father||the Father||the Father||the Father||My Father|
|Philippians 4:13||through Christ||in him||through Him||through him||through Christ|
|Acts 7:59||calling upon God||calling upon the Lord||called upon the Lord||omitted||calling on God|
2. THE INCARNATION
“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.” (I Timothy 3:16)
New versions change “God” to “He” in this verse and omit other references to Jesus Christ coming in the flesh.
|I John 4:3||that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh||omitted||omitted||omitted||that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh|
|Acts 2:30||according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ||omitted||omitted||omitted||according to the flesh He would raise up the Christ|
|Ephesians 5:30||of his flesh and of his bones||omitted||omitted||omitted||of His flesh and of His bones|
3. THE VIRGIN BIRTH
“BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: and knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son; and he called his name JESUS.” (Matthew 1:23-25)
In the prophecy as it was originally given in Isaiah 7:14, the Revised Standard Version changes “virgin” to “young woman” and the NASB has “maiden” in a footnote. In Matthew 1:25, new versions change “her firstborn son” to “birth to a son”, casting doubt upon the virginity of Mary at Jesus’ birth.
Other verses are changed to indicate that Jesus was born of an earthly father. These alterations deny the role of the Holy Spirit in the conception of Jesus Christ and, therefore, His divine nature.
|Matthew 1:25||her firstborn son||brought forth a son||birth to a Son||birth to a son||her firstborn Son|
|Luke 2:33||Joseph and his mother||his father and his mother||His father and mother||The child’s father and mother||Joseph and His mother|
|Luke 2:43||Joseph and his mother||his parents||His parents||his parents||Joseph and His mother|
4. THE SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13,14)
New versions remove reference to the blood atonement in this and other verses. Words are also omitted or changed which show that the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ is the full atonement for our sins.
|Colossians 1:14||through his blood||omitted||omitted||omitted||through His blood|
|Colossians 1:24||that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ||that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ||that which is lacking in Christ’s afflictions||what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions||what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ|
|I Corinthians 11:24||broken for you||is for you (margin note)||for you (marginal note)||for you||broken for you|
|I Cor. 5:7; I Peter 4:1||for us||omitted||omitted||omitted||for us|
|Ephesians 1:14||purchased possession||God’s own possession||God’s own possession||God’s possession||purchased possession|
|Hebrews 1:3||by himself||omitted||omitted||omitted||by Himself|
5. THE RESURRECTION
“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene…After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country . . .Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.” (Mark 16:9-12,14)
New versions isolate Mark 16:9-20 with the misleading disclaimer that it is not contained in the earliest manuscripts. They also question almost every appearance of Jesus after his resurrection, causing doubts concerning His bodily resurrection and deity.
|Mark 16:9-20||Appearances of Jesus after His resurrection||marginal disclaimer||marginal disclaimer –verses replaced with: “And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.”||parenthetical disclaimer||Appearances of Jesus after His resurrection|
|Luke 9:31||his decease||his decease (margin)||his departure||his departure||His decease|
|Acts 1:3||infallible proofs||by many proofs||convincing proofs||convincing proofs||infallible proofs|
|Ephesians 5:30||of his flesh and of his bones||omitted||omitted||omitted||of `His flesh and of His bones|
|Luke 13:32||the third day I shall be perfected||the third day I am perfected||The third day I reach my goal||the third day I will reach my goal||the third day I shall be perfected|
|Luke 24:12||Peter at the empty tomb||marginal disclaimer||Parenthetical disclaimer||Peter at the empty tomb||Peter at the empty tomb|
|Luke 24:40||he showed them hishands and his feet||he shewed them his hands and his feet||omitted
|he showed them his hands and his feet||He showed them His hands and His feet|
6. THE ASCENSION
“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:11)
The ascension proves that Jesus Christ is now in heaven. Almost every mention of the ascension is omitted in some new versions.
|John 16: 16||because I go to the Father||omitted||omitted||omitted||because I go to the Father|
|Luke 24:51||carried up into heaven||carried up into heaven
|taken up into heaven||carried up into heaven|
|received up into heaven||marginal disclaimer||parenthetical with marginal disclaimer||parenthetical disclaimer||received up into heaven|
|John 3:13||which is in heaven||which is in heaven
|who is in heaven|