There are many Modern Bible Versions on the market published today that claim to be more accurate or more readable renderings of the Word of God as compared to the King James Version.
Mostly all of these versions follow the MINORITY Greek Text even though it is proven that this text is corrupt throughout. The King James Version was translated from the MAJORITY Greek Text which agrees with about 95% of all available ancient manuscripts. The MAJORITY Greek Text can be traced back to about 150AD in origin.
There are over 5,000 differences between the MAJORITY and MINORITY texts!
It is difficult to understand how two texts differing in over 5,000 places can both be considered the Word of God.
Just check your favorite modern Bible translation against this partial list of complete verses left out of most modern Bibles:
Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
Luke 24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
Luke 24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
John 5:4 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.
Acts 8:37 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.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a massive amount of words and phrases left out of the remaining verses in these Modern Translations.
Popular modern Bible Versions with number of missing words compared to the KJV:
NIV–5219/words NASV–3561/words NRSV–3890/words RSV–6985/words
Consider this shocking example:
Mark 10:24 KJV – And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
Mark 10:24 NIV – The disciples were amazed at his words. But JESUS SAID AGAIN, “CHILDREN, HOW HARD IT IS TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
In the above example, “for them who trust in riches” is completely missing from the NIV ! This totally changes the meaning of Christ’s teaching !
Doctrinal truths can easily be changed by just omitting select words or phrases, as seen in a few more of these real examples taken from the modern Bibles of today :
In Matthew 1:25 “her firstborn” is omitted. That Jesus was her firstborn indicates that Mary and Joseph had sexual relations after the birth of Jesus and that others were born of her. The omission here seeks to add credence to the false doctrine concerning the perpetual virginity of Mary. The Bible is clear that Jesus had brothers and sisters.
In Matthew 5:22 “without a cause” is removed. In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ warned of judgment for those who were angry with a brother without a cause. If this was true, everyone who is angry with their brother would be judged. The effect also is bringing Christ into judgment for failing to observe his own words (see Mark 3:5). Such is contrary to the doctrine of Christ being without sin.
In Mark 7:8 “as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do” is omitted. Christ condemned the Pharisees for teaching traditions of men claiming they are necessary for God’s people to follow; He also names them. There are many traditions of men being taught today which are deceiving people and need to be exposed. ( See our web page on The First Believers and What They Believed)
In Luke 1:28 “blessed art thou among women” is omitted. There were many virgins in Israel at the time, but God chose Mary. The Son that she bore would also be her Savior and cleanse her from sin too. Mary was blessed AMONG women, but not ABOVE women. The worship of Mary is contrary to Scripture and is nothing but pagan fiction. This omission lifts her above others with the obvious attempt to deify her.
In Luke 23:42 “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom” is changed to “Then he said, Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom.” The confession by the thief on the cross in the KJV Bible that “Jesus is Lord” is doctrinally correct because it is required for salvation (see Romans 10:9-13).
In John 1:27 “He it is . . . who is preferred before me” is removed. This change removes the pre-eminence and godhood of Christ. John wanted us to see that even though Christ came after him, he in reality preceded and ranked above him. (See John 1:1).
In John 4:42 “the Christ” is left out. The whole purpose of John’s Gospel as given in 20:31 was to show people that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God.
In Revelation 20:12 “before God” is changed to “before the throne.” The dead will be raised to stand before God not a inanimate object !
God warns us in the beginning, the middle, and the end of the bible not to add or take away from His Word:
Deu 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Rev 22:18-19 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: 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.