They just aren’t. The KJV is the preserved translation in the English language. I know I post often about this topic but quite honestly the versions since the King James Bible take Satan’s plan to corrupt and pervert God’s word and run with it to degrees that must thrill that deceiver. It breaks my heart to see him gaining ground by the second as people turn away from the sound, solid, and simple truth of the KJV instead allowing their ears to be tickled by modern versions that question God’s aword; remove key verses and words showing the deity of Christ, the blood of Christ, the Trinity, the sin nature of mankind, etc.; add allegory and footnotes that undermine what God actually said and meant; and are all based on the corrupt minority manuscripts rather than the Textus Receptus or Majority Text. Reading one of these translations such as the ASB, CEB, ESV, NIV, NKJV, NIRV, NRSV, RSV, etc will mislead and confuse a believer making them unfruitful members of the Body of Christ at best and lead them straight to hell as unsaved at worst!
I know that’s preachers, priests, theologians all say it doesn’t matter, they are all the same, yada yada yada yada, but when where you will spend eternity is at stake I say it is a matter of grave importance. So please take a few moments to read the information below as well as compare some of the additional verses from multiple translations and see for yourself why reading any version other than the KJV is playing right into Satan’s hands.
Since we know Satan has been attacking God’s word from the beginning “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Gen. 3:1). We also know God has promised to preserve His word “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” (Psalms 12:6,7).
I used the ESV for years before I understood the problems with it. I was reading ESV and KJV study Bible commentaries one day several years ago and realized that there were some major differences, so I began researching it more. The verse that really got me was 1 John 5:7 – in the ESV it is butchered to become pointless while the KJV is the clearest verse on the Trinity. Go on, go check your Bible if you don’t believe me. If you aren’t reading a KJV it will say something like “There are three that bear witness” then go to verse 8 or have been removed all together.
The word “blood” is omitted 23 times; “Lord” 66 times; “God” 51 times; “heaven” 50 times; “repent” 44 times; “hell” 22 times; the following words are completely omitted “new testament, damnation, devils, JEHOVAH” in the modern NKJV. They ignores the KJB Textus Receptus over 1,200 times. This information is taken from the website: Messiah Congregation oneinmessiah.net/njkv.htm.
Please notice how a very important verse for right division is changed in the New King James Version (NKJV) compare the following:
Rom. 15:8 (KJB) Now I say that Jesus Christ 👉was a minister of👈 the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.
Rom. 15:8 (NKJV) Now I say that Jesus Christ 👉 has become a servant to👈 the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers.
Christ was a minister to the circumcision (Israel) when He was on earth, as Paul explained, He did not become a servant as the NKJV states.
2 Timothy 2:15 is changed from 👉”study and rightly divide”👈 in the KJV to 👉”trying or doing your best and rightly handling or interpretting”👈 in most modern translations. Now folks that does not mean the same thing. To divide something is to make a separation, to cut straightly. However that water downed mess in the modern translations really makes little sense in that context.
Here is an example of a doctrinal change in the New King James Version:
1 Cor. 1:18 (NKJV) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are 👉BEING SAVED 👈it is the power of God.
1 Cor. 1:18 (KJB) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which 👉are SAVED👈 it is the power of God.
Notice how the NKJV changed the doctrine of salvation to a progressive salvation, rather than a one-time instantaneous event by saying we “are BEING SAVED” in 1 Cor. 1:18. This is true of most of the post KJV translations.
No one can be secure if they are “being saved,” instead of “are saved.” The NKJV is a counterfeit bible, not the KJV.
The New International Version (NIV) is missing 17 entire verses. Try finding Acts 8:37in the NIV. Here is the list of missing verses (some newer NIV bibles have these verses in the footnotes, but they belong in the text):
Matthew 17:21; 18:11; 23:14.
Mark 7:16; 9:44; 9:46; 11:26; 15:28.
Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4.
Acts 8:37; 15:34; 24:7; 28:29.
Philo (25 BC–50 AD), a Jewish man, tried to unite Greek philosophy (Plato) with the Jewish Old Testament. Origen (185-254 AD) did much damage to God’s word by changing it in Alexandria, Egypt. The true line of Bibles came from the Antioch line. Paul says that “after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things” (Acts 20:29, 30a). Paul also writes “For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God” (2 Cor. 2:17). See if this verse is quoted correctly in your Bible 👉 “God was manifest in the flesh” 1 Tim. 3:16👈 many translations leave out “God”. Satan is taking the true word of God away from Christians and many are unaware of what is happening.
The KJB translators primarily used the Greek texts of Stephanus 1550 and Beza 1598. I believe the King James Bible is the true word of God in the English language, perfectly based on the true Greek and Hebrew texts which God has preserved. There are really only two Bibles in the world today those based on God’s preserved texts like the KJB, and all the others based on corrupt texts. “How firm a foundation He has laid for us all in His excellent word.”
God does not want His word changed in any way, NOT added or subtracted to: “. . . 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” (Rev. 22:18,19).
Satan used the Catholic church to keep the Bible from the common people. The false Alexandrian text (the Vulgate) was kept in a dead language which few could read (Latin) shut up for the 1,000-year Dark Ages (500-1500 AD).
But Martin Luther hatched the egg that Erasmus had laid by translating the Textus Receptus which Erasmus had collected so that people could read it.
William Tyndale (1494-1536) was the first to translate the Greek (TR) and Hebrew Bible into English. It has been estimated that as much as 90 percent of the King James Bible was the work of Tyndale (Bere, Michael Bible Doctrines for Today, A Beka Book, Pensacola, FL 1996, page 79).
Remember, the modern bible versions hide (obscure) the revelation of the “mystery” given to Paul. But the mystery is evident in the King James Bible for those who study the Bible rightly divided.
Proving the superiority of the King James Bible is simple and easy: the KJV exalts the Lord Jesus Christ more than any other Bible on the planet. The true scriptures testify of Jesus Christ and exalt Him.
The KJB (also known as the KJV) is a masterpiece inspired and preserved by God the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Word (John 1:1-4) said that His words are eternal “heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY” (Matt. 24:35).
Now I only use the King James Bible, and fully believe it is God’s perfectly preserved word just as He promised that I hold in my hands. We need to use the most accurate text in our Bible study. For all these reasons I believe that I would be wasting your time and mine if I use any other Bible version, and worse I would be leading us all astray through the spreading and upholding of Satan’s false doctrines and lies. Just look into it and see. Let God’s pure word speak to you!