Bible Version Fact Sheet


“The seed is the word of God… THEN COMETH THE DEVIL, and taketh away the WORD…” Luke 8:11

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever”    Psalm l2:6,7


We have the preserved word of God. What good would inspiration be without preservation? Because we no longer have the original manuscripts and there are so many Bible versions, we must discern where the preserved word of God is and where it is not.

The King James Version of 1611 is the last translation from manuscripts traceable to the early church (Antiochian or Western Manuscripts)


Modern versions are from Alexandrian or Eastern manuscripts made public in 1800’s. Codices Sinaiticus and Vaticanus are these 4th century manuscripts known as the “ancient authorities” or older manuscripts. They disagree with each other in over 3,000 places in the gospels alone.

Older because set aside and unused by majority of people; kept in Catholic Monastery and Library

Manuscripts used for KJV newer because used and copied more often (old, worn out manuscript copies were buried as a symbol of honor)

KJV translators were men of faith, godly character and scholarship who had knowledge of variant manuscript readings used today, but viewed them as unreliable.

Their open collaboration vs. secrecy of Westcott & Hort (men who indict themselves in their own journals as unsound in the faith and defect in character)

Westcott & Hort Greek NT is used by today’s translators

KJV Textus Receptus Greek NT gathered by Dutch Scholar Erasmus:

“Received Text” – received by the common people

Also called Byzantine or Majority Text -over 90% of existing Greek manuscripts agree with KJV and in some areas 99% agree

Formal Equivalency (word for word translation) vs. Dynamic Equivalency (thought for thought translation).- exact wording vs. supposed meaning

True translation vs. paraphrasing (putting into words thoughts one thinks writer is trying to convey i.e. NIV “translators” did paraphrase 6653 passages – entire Living Bible is a paraphrase)

How can we know what God meant if we don’t know exactly what God said?

God gave us the words to teach us the doctrines

William Tyndale said, “l call God to record… that I never altered one syllable of God’s Word”.

Verbal (word for word) inspiration is not subject to experience or reason, but revelation – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God. . . ” II Timothy 3:16

“Every word of God is pure”(Proverbs 30:5)

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away”. (Matthew 24:35)


Do we have the words of Jesus or not?

NIV has 64,098 less words than KJV (total – 774,746) and omits 15 whole verses (i.e. Acts 8: 37 not in NIV at all)

There are over 2,500 documented new version word and verse changes which dismantle essential doctrines of Christianity.

Research by Grammitik and Word for Windows proves KJV vocabulary easier than so-called easier-to-read new versions (from The Language of the King James Bible)

KJV written on 5th grade reading level

NASB & NKJV – 6th grade level

NIV – 8th grade level

KJV averages less syllables and letters per word and less words per sentence. It has a smaller percentage of long words and a greater percentage of short words than NKJV, NIV, NASB and NRSV.

According to readability statistics generated by Pro-Scribe, the KJV is easier to read than USA Today, People Magazine and most children’s books.

Many people are given the impression by Preachers and Teachers that unless they know Hebrew and Greek they cannot understand the word of God. Bible “Scholars” then tell them what should be in the Bible and what should not; creating a Nicolaitane mindset (Clergy superior to Laity – Revelation 2:6) and promoting confusion and doubt (cf. I John 2:27).

No royalty copyright on KJV – anyone can print and distribute

In order for other version publishers to secure copyrights and thus earn money on sales of their “newer, easier-to-read translations” the Derivative Copyright Law states there must be “substantial” changes between the newest copyrighted versions and all others on the market.

Publishers can’t be looking for the best word to use in certain passages. To get a copyright they must change, rearrange, add, delete, etc.

Americans spend $400 million a year on Bible versions

The four “Revisions” of KJV were mere corrections of spellings, punctuations, copier omissions and the like totaling about 400. There have been NO TEXTUAL REVISIONS (The NKJV is not a revision of the KJV. It has almost 60,000 word and textual changes and is copyrighted).

“The word of God is not bound” (II Timothy 2:9) – ‘free course” (II Thes. 3: 1)

Publishers with copyrighted versions will not let just anyone print “their” Bible and cut into their donor base (i.e. a printing ministry was limited by a major Bible Publisher to printing 10,000 Spanish NT for free distribution in Mexico though they had printing capabilities for thousands more. They also charged this faith ministry royalties per copy.)

KJV has enjoyed God’s blessing, been used the most and undergone the strongest attack (ask KJV critics just why they hate it the most, and do not denounce the many obvious perversions available today. Again, if the word of God is preserved, ask them to tell you where it is and where it is not)

Gordon Fee, College Professor and defender of modern versions said in Christianity Today. “The contemporary translations as a group have one thing in common: they tend to agree against the KJV in omitting hundreds of words, phrases and verses”.

“The seed is the word of God… THEN COMETH THE DEVIL, and taketh away the WORD…” Luke 8:11, 12






Partial List of Corrupt New Versions


AMP – Amplified Version 

ASV – American Standard Version

CEV – Contemporary English Version

KJ21 – 21st Century King James Version

NAB – New American Bible (RC)

NASB – New American Standard Bible

NCV – New Century Version

NIV – New International Version

NIVI – New International Version Inclusive            

NKJV – New King James Version

NLT – New Living Translation (The Book)

NRSV – New Revised Standard Version

RSV – Revised Standard Version

RV – Revised Version

TEV – Today’s English Version (Good News For Modern Man)



Partial List of Corrupt Manuscripts, Critical Editions, Lexicons, Sigla and Foreign Versions, etc.


Aleph (Sinaiticus)

B (Vaticanus)

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Hebrew O.T.)

Gesenius (Brown, Driver & Briggs) Lexicon of the Old Testament

Leningrad manuscript B19a (Lenningrad Codex)

Liddell & Scott Greek Lexicon

‘M’ Sigla (seen in the NKJV and the two following Critical texts)

Hodge-Farstad Majority Text;

Pierpoint/Robinson Majority Text

Nestle Greek Text (Editions 1 – 27)

Samaritan Pentateuch


Strong’s Concordance (his Greek & Hebrew Dictionary)

Thayers Greek Lexicon

The so-called “literal” English translations in Green’s Interlinear N.T. & O.T. and Berry’s Textus Receptus

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament by Gerhard Kittel

United Bible Society (UBS) Greek Text (Editions 1-4)

Vines Expository Dictionary

Wescott and Hort Greek text

Zodhiates Word Study or “Key” Study Bibles & Dictionaries





2 Pet. 1:21
holy men
Matt. 25:31
holy angels
I Thess. 5:27
holy brethren
Rev. 22:6
holy prophets


apostles and prophets
Rev. 18:20
holy apostles and prophets


John 7:39
Holy Ghost


I Cor. 2:13
Holy Ghost


Matt. 12:31
Holy Ghost
Acts 6:3
Holy Ghost


Acts 8:18
Holy Ghost


“Satan cometh immediately and taketh away the word . . .”
Mark 4:15
The Antichrist will use the NEW VERSIONS to set up his One World New Age Religion, with its mark and worship of the Antichrist and the dragon.


NIV, NASB, et al. Version Comparison Chart

God of the New Versions / New Age

God of the Bible & Christianity

Check NASB, NIV, et al.



the Lord
Ex. 6:3 et al.


2 Cor. 5:18
Jesus Christ


the Spirit
Acts 8:18 et al.
the Holy Ghost


divine being
Acts 17:29
The Godhead


Rev. 1:11
I am Alpha and Omega


John 4:42


only One
Matt. 19:17 et al.


The Mighty One
Josh. 22:22
The LORD God


the Lord
1 Cor. 16:22
Lord Jesus Christ


a son of the gods
Dan. 3:25
the Son of God
Son of Man
John 9:35
Son of God


a God
Acts 14:15 et al.


(Note: The New Versions have entirely removed the most powerful scripture identifying the Trinity!)
1 John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.


fruit of the light
Eph. 5:9
fruit of the Spirit


and the nations shall walk by its light
Rev. 21:24
and the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it.


king of nations/ages
Rev. 15:3
King of saints


end of the age
Matt. 28:20
end of the world


I can do everything through him who gives me strength
Phil. 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me


He who was revealed in the flesh
1 Tim. 3:16
God was manifest in the flesh


Acts 4:24
Thou art God


OMIT (NASB 73, NIV 38 times)
Matt. 8:29


Mark 2:15


His kingdom
Matt. 6:33
the kingdom of God


Rev. 21:4


Gal. 1:15


Matt. 22:32


his spirit
1 Cor. 14:2
the spirit


His name
Acts 22:16
the name of the Lord


His name and his Father’s name in their foreheads
Rev. 14:1 (see Rev. 14:11!)
his Father’s name in their foreheads


worship (see Rev. 9, 13, 14, 16)
Phil. 3:3
worship God


God of the New Versions / New Age
Devil of the Bible & Christianity
Check NASB, NIV, et al.


morning star
Isa. 14:12-15


(Image worshippers are) very religious
Acts 17:22
(image worshippers are) too superstitious


visions he has seen
Col. 2:18
things which he hath not seen


New Version Greek Manuscripts
Manuscript Aleph
KJV Greek Manuscripts
Check NASB, NIV, et al.


“I gave myself up to the beast”
Shepherd of Hermas


“Receive his name”
Shepard of Hermas
“Satan…is Lord”
Epistle of Barnabas


The ‘New’ Christianity              

First Century Christianity

Check NASB, NIV, et al.



Then come, follow me
Mark 10:21
and come, take up the cross and follow me


2 Pet. 1:21
holy men


1 Pet. 1:22
pure heart


2 Tim. 3:17


Prov. 21:21


Jer. 29:11


godliness actually is a means of great gain
1 Tim. 6:6
godliness with contentment is great gain


Heb. 3:6


be proud
2 Cor. 1:14
your rejoicing


proud confidence
2 Cor. 1:12


furthering the administration
1 Tim. 1:4
godly edifying


You have made him a little lower than God
Ps. 8:5
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels


I retract
Job 42:6
I abhor myself


our humble state
Phil. 3:21
our vile body


man shall not live on bread alone
Luke 4:4
That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God


Salvation by Works or Faith in Jesus Christ?
Check NASB, NIV, et al.


Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God
Mark 10:24
Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God


By standing firm you will save yourself
Luke 21:19
In your patience possess ye your souls


John 3:36
Believeth…   (if you believe you’ll obey anyhow)


Rom. 11:6
But if it be of works then is it no more grace


the gospel
Rom. 1:16
the gospel of Christ


Acts 8:37
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God


In whom we have redemption
Col. 1:14
In whom we have redemption through his blood


who believes
Mark 9:42
believe in me


he who believes has everlasting life
John 6:47
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life


calling on His name
Acts 22:16
calling on the name of the Lord


1 John 5:13
and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God


2 John 1:9
doctrine of Christ


1 Tim. 2:7
truth in Christ


I bow my knees before the Father
Eph. 3:14
I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ


an heir of God
Gal. 4:7
an heir of God through Christ
God who created all things
Eph. 3:9
God who created all things by Jesus Christ
the Father
Col. 1:2
our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God
1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God.
Please Note: All editions of the NIV & NASB are not the same.