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I orginally wrote this page to document differences between the King James version of the bible and the New International version of the bible.  I have since expanded the scope to present evidence contrary to the commonly voiced belief that "the Bible is the indisputable word of Lord God Almighty.  While I do believe the bible contains the word of God Almighty, I also know that it contains the bias', errors, doctrine and tranditions of man.  The most frequent rebuke to this idea is the rhetorical statement, "Isn't God smart enough to make sure HIS word is passed down through the ages correctly?.  To which the obvious answer would be, "Yes, but is that what HE did?.  A more detailed study of that question can be found at "Unaltered?"

This page documents translation differences and evidence of alterations in the Scriptures.  You be the judge.  Do these differences change the meaning of YHWH's message?  Do these differences constitute 'adding or taking away from Scripture'?

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:

10 'And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.'  (KJV)

In Numbers 26:12 the 1st son of Simeon is called Nemuel/Nemu'ĕl and the family name is the Nemuelites/Nemu'ĕlites.

According to the Strong's Concordance, Jemuel/Yemu'ĕl means 'day of El' and Nemuel/Nemu'ĕl means 'El is spreading'.

In Numbers 26:13 the 5th son of Simeon is called Zerah/Zerah and the family name is the Zarhites/Zarhites.

According to the Strong's Concordance, Zohar/Tsohar means 'gray or whiteness' and Zerah/Zerah means 'dawning'.

12 'The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites:'  (KJV)

In Genesis 46:10 the 1st son of Simeon is called Jemuel/Yemu'ĕl.

According to the Strong's Concordance, Jemuel/Yemu'ĕl means 'day of El' and Nemuel/Nemu'ĕl means 'El is spreading'.

13 'Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.'  (KJV)

In Genesis 46:10 the 5th son of Simeon is called Zohar/Tsohar.

According to the Strong's Concordance, Zohar/Tsohar means 'gray or whiteness' and Zerah/Zerah means 'dawning'.

26 'Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.'  (KJV)

2 Chronicles 22:2 says that Ahaziah was 42 years old when he began to reign.

11 'But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.' (KJV)

Translation Difference

'"But you are those who forsake YHWH, who forget My set-apart mountain, who prepare a table for Gad, and who fill a drink offering for Meni.'  (The ISR Scriptures)

'But you are they that forsake YHWH, 1951 that forget My kadosh mountain, 1952 that prepare a shulchan for G-d, 1953 1954 and that furnish the drink offering to Mani. 1955'  (The Restoration Scriptures)

1951 - The majority of both houses.

1952 - Things of Zion.

1953 - G-d’s Table, or the “lord’s table,” from the Hebrew letters gimel, daled.

1954 - Name of a pagan deity of strength, or “troop strength.” Yisraelites would forsake YHWH to worship what they thought was real carnal power. The Hebrew is spelled gimel, daled, with masoretic vowel-pointing making it sound like God, not Gad, in Hebrew. This is close enough of a condemnation of using Gd, or G-d in place of YHWH to be too close for comfort, and as such it is best and safer to stay away from worshiping a generic Gd, especially in light of clarion calls that demand that as Yisrael, we call on YHWH and His true Name alone. For more details see: No G-d For Yisraelites at: http://restorationscriptures.org/page15.htm

1955 - Luck. A deity of good fortune, or luck, which has no place in the life of a believer. The Hebrew is mem, nun, yud. Many Yisraelites used to worship, or trust in “luck,” instead of YHWH, and still do today.

'But you are those who forsake Yahweh, who forget My holy mountain; who array a table for gawd (the Babylonian Deity), and who fill mixed wine for Meni (deity of fate).'  (Hebraic Roots Bible)

'But you who forsake YHWH, Who forget My holy mountain, Who set a table for Fortune, And who fill cups with mixed wine for Destiny,'  (Interlinear Isaiah)

  8 "How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain."  (KJV)

Translation Difference:

""How do you say, 'We are wise, and the Torah of HWHY is with us'? But look, the false pen of the scribe has worked falsehood."  (The ISR Scriptures)

The scribes were the people who copied the Torah.  If the scribes worked falsehood then the Torah contained falsehoods.

14 "Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."  (KJV)

The prophets were prophesying falsehoods.

  2 'Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.'  (KJV)

2 Kings 8:26 says that Ahaziah was 22 years old when he began to reign.

  1 'For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

'For look, in those days and at that time, when I turn back the captivity of Yehudah and Yerushalayim,'  (The ISR Scriptures)

'For, behold, in those days and in that time, when I bring again the exiles of Judah and Jerusalem,'  (Hebraic Roots Bible)

'For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall turn back the captivity of Yahudah and Yahrushalayim,'  (The Restoration Scriptures)

  2 'I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.'  (KJV)

  2 'Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

'you who are hating good and loving evil, tearing away the skin from My people, and the flesh from their bones, '  (The ISR Scriptures)

'Who hate the tov, and love the evil; who tear away the skin from my people, and their flesh from off their bones;'  (The Restoration Scriptures)

Interesting to note how the KJV changes 'My people' to 'them'

Tov (H) - good

  2  'Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

'Hear, O you mountains, the controversy of Yahweh, and you everlasting foundations of the earth! For Yahweh has a controversy with His people and He shall reprove Yisra’el.'  (The ISR Scriptures)

'Listen, O mountains, YHWH’s controversy, and you strong foundations of the earth: for YHWH has a controversy with His people, and He will reprove Yisrael.'  (The Restoration Scriptures)

REPROVE sure does seem to have a different meaning than PLEAD.

18 'That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

'That men may know that You, whose Name alone is YHWH, are the most high over all the earth.'  (The ISR Scriptures)

'And let them know that You, Whose Name is Yahweh, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.'  (Restoration Scriptures)

Matthew 5:44

KJV -vs- NIV

44 '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;'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

Fill in the missing words in Matthew 5:44. "Love your enemies, ________ them that curse you, ____ _____ to them that hate you, and pray for them that _______ ________ ________ and persecute you."

Matthew 12:1

Alteration

  1 "At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat."  (KJV)

Corn is indigenous to the Americas and did not exist in the holy land during the 1st century.  Therefore the Messian was not walking through the corn nor were HIS disciples plucking ears of corn.

Matthew 17:21

KJV -vs- NIV

21 'Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. '  (KJV)

Translation Difference

According to Matthew 17:21, what two things are required to cast out this type of demon?

Matthew 18:11

KJV -vs- NIV

11 'For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

According to Matthew 18:11, why did Jesus come to earth?

Matthew 27:2

KJV -vs- NIV

  2 'And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

According to Matthew 27:2, what was Pilate's first name?

Matthew 27:35

KJV -vs- NIV

35 'And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted mygarments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Matthew 27:35, when the wicked soldiers parted His garments, they were fulfilling the words of the prophet. Copy what the prophet said in Matthew 27:35 from the NIV.

Mark 3:15

KJV -vs- NIV

15 'And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Mark 3:15, Jesus gave the apostles power to cast out demons and to:

Mark 7:16

KJV -vs- NIV

16 'If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. '  (KJV)

Translation Difference

According to Mark 7:16, what does a man need to be able to hear?

Luke 7:28

KJV -vs- NIV

28 'For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. '  (KJV)

Translation Difference

According to Luke 7:28, what was John? (teacher, prophet, carpenter, etc.) What is his title or last name?

Luke 9:55

KJV -vs- NIV

55 'But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Luke 9:55, what did the disciples not know?

Luke 9:56

KJV -vs- NIV

56 'For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Luke 9:56, what did the Son of man not come to do? And, what did He come to do?

Luke 22:14

KJV -vs- NIV

14 'And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Luke 22:14, how many apostles were with Jesus?

Luke 23:38

KJV -vs- NIV

38 'And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

According to Luke 23:38, in what three languages was the superscription written?

Luke 24:42

KJV -vs- NIV

42 'And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Luke 24:42, what did they give Jesus to eat with His fish?

John 3:13

KJV -vs- NIV

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. '  (KJV)

Translation Difference

John 3:13 is a very important verse, proving the deity of Christ. As Jesus spoke, where was the Son of man?

John 5:4

KJV -vs- NIV

  4 '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. '  (KJV)

Translation Difference

What happened each year as told in John 5:4?

John 7:50

KJV -vs- NIV

50 'Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In John 7:50, what time of day did Nicodemus come to Jesus?

Acts 8:37

KJV -vs- NIV

37 '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.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In Acts 8:37, what is the one requirement for baptism?

Acts 9:6

KJV -vs- NIV

  6 'And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

What did Saul ask Jesus in Acts 9:6?

Acts 15:34

KJV -vs- NIV

34 'Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

Write the name of the man mentioned in Acts 15:34.

Acts 24:6-8

KJV -vs- NIV

  6 'Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.'  (KJV)

  7 'But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,'  (KJV)

  8 'Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

Study Acts 24:6-8. What would the Jew have done with Paul?   What did the chief captain command?

   The book of James/Ya'aqob should really be titled, the book of Jacob/Ya'aqob.  Rumor has it that King James wanted one of the books of the Scripture to bear his name so he changed the name.

The Strong's Concordance lends validity to this statement.

James/Ya'aqob - a form of Jacob; (2385) - the same as Iakob 2384 Graecized; Jacobus, the name of three Israelites; (2384) - of Hebrew origin (Ya`aqob 3290); Jacob (i.e. Ja`akob), the progenitor of the Israelites:--also an Israelite:--Jacob.; (3290) - from '`aqab' (6117); heel-catcher (i.e. supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch:--Jacob.; (6117) - a primitive root; properly, to swell out or up; used only as denominative from '`aqeb' (6119), to seize by the heel; figuratively, to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel):--take by the heel, stay, supplant, X utterly.; (6119) - or (feminine) hiqqbah {ik-keb-aw'}; from '`aqab' (6117); a heel (as protuberant); hence, a track; figuratively, the rear (of an army):--heel, (horse-)hoof, last, lier in wait (by mistake for '`aqeb' (6120)), (foot- )step.

18 'And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?'  (KJV)

Psalm 95:11

Translation Difference

'And to whom did He swear that they would not enter into His rest, but to those who did not obey?' i  (The ISR Scriptures)

i Obedience is the fruit of belief, and disobedience proves that such an one does not truly believe.

'And to whom did He swear that they should not enter into His rest, but to them that believed not?'  (The Restoration Scriptures)

'And to whom did "He swear" "they would not enter into His rest," except to those not obeying? (Psa. 95:11)'  (Hebraic Roots Bible)

'And to whom did He swear that they should not enter His rest, but to thsoe who disobeyed [who had not listened to His word and who refused to be compliant or be persuaded]?  (Amplified Version)

'And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient?'  (New American Standard)

'And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed q?  (New International Version)

q Or disbelieved

1 Peter 4:14

KJV -vs- NIV

14 'If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

In the second part of First Peter 4:14, how do [they] speak of Christ?  And, what do Christians do?

1 John 5:7

KJV -vs- NIV

  7 'For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

Who are the three Persons of the Trinity in First John 5:7?

Romans 16:24

KJV -vs- NIV

24 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

Copy Romans 16:24 word for word from the NIV.

1 Timothy 3:16

KJV -vs- NIV

16 '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.'  (KJV)

Translation Difference

'And, beyond all question, the secret of reverence is great - who was revealed in the flesh, declared right in Spirit, was seen by messengers, was proclaimed among nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in esteem.'  (The ISR Scriptures)

First Timothy 3:16 is perhaps the greatest verse in the New Testament concerning the deity of Christ. In this verse, who was manifested in the flesh?

Revelation 1:11

KJV -vs- NIV

11 'Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. '  (KJV)

Translation Difference

Revelation 1:11 is another very important verse that proves the deity of Christ.  In this verse Jesus said, "I am the A__________ and O___________, the _________ and the _______:"

REFERENCE LINKS:

NIV Bible Quiz  (WWW.WHOLESOMEWORDS.ORG)  (2010/0507)