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KJV-NIV Comparison

Information gathered from "If the Foundations be Destroyed" by Chick Salliby
Mirrored from
"Berean Call"

Here is a comprehensive list that outlines many of the mis-translations, blatant omissions and disregard for the Word in the NIV. One should always use the King James Bible as a scriptural authority.



(Luke 9:56)

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

    (NIV)   "and they went to another village."


(Matt. 18:11)

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

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Matt. 9:13)

    (KJV)   "...I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

    (NIV)   "...I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."


(Acts 8:37)

    (KJV)   "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."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Acts 9:5,6)

    (KJV)   "...the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 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....."

    (NIV)   "...I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, he replied. Now get up and go into the city....


(Col. 1:14)

    (KJV)   "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:"

    (NIV)   "in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."


(Gal. 6:15)

    (KJV)   "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."

    (NIV)   "Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation."


(Gal. 4:7)

    (KJV)   "...thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

    (NIV)   "...you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir."


(Gal. 3:17)

    (KJV)   "...the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ....."

    (NIV)   "...the covenant previously established by God"


(1 Cor. 9:18)

    Paul said that he would-

    (KJV)   "...make the gospel of Christ without charge...."

    (NIV)   "...offer it free of charge...."


(Rom 1:16)

    (KJV)   "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ...."

    (NIV)   "I am not ashamed of the gospel...."


(John 6:47)

    (KJV)   "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."

    (NIV)   "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life."


(1 Pet. 4:1)

    (KJV)   "Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh...."

    (NIV)   "Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body...."


(1 Cor. 5:7)

    (KJV)   "Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:...."

    (NIV)   "For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed...."


(1 John 5:13)

    (KJV)   "...and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Eph. 4:6)

    By the ommision of one word the NIV lends credibility to the heresy that all men are saved.

    (KJV)   "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."

    (NIV)   "one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."


(Rev. 21:24)

    (KJV)   "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it...."

    (NIV)   "The nations will walk by its light...."


(Acts 28:29)

    (KJV)   "And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)



(Mic. 5:2)

    (KJV)   "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, [from everlasting]."

    (NIV)   "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, [from ancient times]."



(1 Tim. 3:16)

    By the changing of one word a verse can be rendered ineffective in declaring the deity of Christ.

    (KJV)   "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."

    (NIV)   "Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: [He] appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory."


(Phil. 2:5,6)

    (KJV)   "...Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, [thought it not robbery to be equal with God]:"

    (NIV)   "...Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, [did not consider equality with God something to be grasped],"


(Rev. 1:8-13)

    (KJV)   "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. {9} I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. {10} I...heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, {11} Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book...." {12} And I turned to see...And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; {13} And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto [the Son of man]...."

    (NIV)   "(Rev 1:8-13 NIV) "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." {9} I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. {10} ....I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, {11} which said: "Write on a scroll what you see...." {12} I turned around to see ...And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, {13} and among the lampstands was someone "like [a son of man]...."


(1 John 5:7,8)

    (KJV)   "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. {8} And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."

    (NIV)   "For there are three that testify: {8} the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement."


(1 Pet. 3:15)

    (KJV)   "But sanctify the [Lord God] in your hearts...."

    (NIV)   "But in your hearts set apart [Christ as Lord]."


(Jude 25)

    (KJV)   "To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen."

    (Notice the additional words that are added in the NIV. These are underlined)

    (NIV)   "to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, [through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages], now and forevermore! Amen."


(Acts 15:18)

    (KJV)   "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."

    (NIV)   "that have been known for ages." (This is the entire verse)



(Rom. 14:10-12)

    (KJV)   "...for we shall all stand before the [judgment seat of Christ]. {11} For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. {12} So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."

    (NIV)   "...For we will all stand before [God's judgment seat]. {11} It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'" {12} So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.


(Rev. 20:12)

    (KJV)   "And I saw the dead, small and great, [stand before God]...."

    (NIV)   "And I saw the dead, great and small, [standing before the throne]..."


(Heb. 10:30)

    (KJV)   "...Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord...."

    (NIV)   "...It is mine to avenge; I will repay..."


(Rev. 14:5)

    (KJV)   "And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God."

    (NIV)   "No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."



(Eph. 3:9)

    (KJV)   "...which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"

    (NIV)   "...which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things."



(Eph 3:14)

    (KJV)   "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,"

    (NIV)   "For this reason I kneel before the Father,"


(John 9:35)

    Jesus asked the man born blind-

    (KJV)   "Dost thou believe on the [Son of God]?"

    (NIV)   "Do you believe in the [Son of Man]?"


(Acts 3:13)

    (KJV)   "the God of our fathers, hath glorified his [Son Jesus]...."

    (NIV)   "the God of our fathers, has glorified his [servant Jesus]...."


(Acts 3:26)

    (KJV)   "God, having raised up [his Son] Jesus...."

    (NIV)   "God raised up [his servant]...."


(Matt. 24:36)

    Jesus referred to His Father as-

    (KJV)   "....[my] Father...."

    (NIV)   "....[the] Father...."


(John 1:27)

    John the Baptist in Proper Humility Declared:

    (KJV)   "He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me...."

    (NIV)   "He is the one who comes after me...."


(John 6:69)

    Peter confessed-

    (KJV)   "And we believe and are sure that [thou art that Christ, the Son] of the living God."

    (NIV)   "We believe and know that [you are the Holy One] of God."



(Luke 2:33)

    (KJV)   "And [Joseph] and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him...."

    (NIV)   "The [child's father] and mother marveled at what was said about him."


(Luke 2:43)

    Luke again referred to--

    (KJV)   "...[Joseph and his mother]...."

    (NIV)   "...[his parents]...."



(Luke 1:28)

    The angels greeting to Mary was-

    (KJV)   "...the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women."

    (NIV)   "...The Lord is with you."


(Matt. 1:25)

    (KJV)   "...she had brought forth her firstborn son...."

    (NIV)   "...she gave birth to a son...."



(Eph. 5:30)

    (KJV)   "For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones."

    (NIV)   "for we are members of his body."


(Acts 2:30)

    (KJV)   "...that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;"

    (NIV)   "...that he would place one of his descendants on his throne."


(1 John 4:3)

    (KJV)   "...And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God...."

    (NIV)   "...but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God...."



(John 3:13)

    (KJV)   "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."

    (NIV)   "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man."



(Matt. 9:18)

    (KJV)   "...behold, there came a certain ruler, and [worshipped him]...."

    (NIV)   "...a ruler came and [knelt before him]...."


(Matt. 8:2)

    (KJV)   "And, behold, there came a leper and [worshipped him]...."

    (NIV)   "A man with leprosy came and [knelt before him]...."



(Acts 15:18)

    (KJV)   "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."

    (NIV)   "that have been known for ages."


(John 9:4)

    Jesus acknowledged:

    (KJV)   "[I] must work the works of him that sent me...."

    (NIV)   "...[we] must do the work of him who sent me...."


(Luke 2:49)

    (KJV)   "...wist ye not that [I must be about my Father's business]?"

    (NIV)   "...Didn't you know [I had to be in my Father's house]?"


(Acts 7:37)

    Stephen, quoting Moses stated:

    (KJV)   "...A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear."

    (NIV)   "...God will send you a prophet...."



(John 5:4)

    John furnished this important background for the miracle of healing that Jesus preformed at the pool of Bethesda.

    (KJV)   "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."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Luke 8:43)

    Regarding the woman with the issue of blood, Luke the physician tells us that she-

    (KJV)   "...had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,"

    (NIV)   "...but no one could heal her."


(John 11:41)

    Regarding the death of Lazarus:

    (KJV)   "...Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid...."

    (NIV)   "...So they took away the stone...."


(Mark 1:31)

    When Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law-

    (KJV)   "...immediately the fever left her...."

    (NIV)   "...The fever left her...."


(John 6:11)

    When Jesus fed the multitude-

    (KJV)   "...he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down...."

    (NIV)   "(Jesus)...distributed to those who were seated...."


(Mark 6:51)

    After Jesus walked on the sea and calmed the storm, His disciples-

    (KJV)   "...were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered."

    (NIV)   "...were completely amazed...."


(Luke 9:7)

    After Jesus walked on the sea and calmed the storm, His disciples-

    (KJV)   "...Herod the tetrarch heard of [all that was done by him]...."

    (NIV)   "...Herod the tetrarch heard about [all that was going on]...."


(Mark 6:33)

    Concerning Christ's popularity Mark wrote:

    (KJV)   "...and many [knew him]...and came together unto him...."

    (NIV)   "...But many...[recognized them]...."


(Mark 3:15)

    Christ gave His disciples-

    (KJV)   "...power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:"

    (NIV)   "...authority to drive out demons."



(Luke 4:18)

    (KJV)   "...he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives...."

    (NIV)   "...He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners...."


(Luke 8:48)

    Jesus said to the woman with the issue of blood-

    (KJV)   "...be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole...."

    (NIV)   "...your faith has healed you...."


(Luke 10:19)

    Jesus stated-

    (KJV)   "...and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

    (NIV)   "...nothing will harm you...."


(Luke 2:14)

    At the birth of Jesus the Angels proclaimed:

    (KJV)   "...peace, [good will toward men]."

    (NIV)   "...peace [to men on whom his favor rests]...."



(Matt. 5:44)

    (KJV)   "...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;"

    (NIV)   "...Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,"


(Mark 11:26)

    (KJV)   "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Matt. 20:16)

    (KJV)   "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."

    (NIV)   "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."


(Mark 6:11)

    (KJV)   "...Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Matt. 23:14)

    (KJV)   "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."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Mark 10:24)

    (KJV)   "...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!"

    (NIV)   "...Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!"


(Luke 4:4)

    (KJV)   "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."

    (NIV)   "Jesus answered, It is written: Man does not live on bread alone."


(Luke 9:55)

    (KJV)   "...Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Mark 7:16)

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

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Luke 20:23)

    Jesus told others who tried to "take hold of His words"

    (KJV)   "Why tempt ye me?"

    (NIV)   (omitted)



(Acts 23:9)

    (KJV)   "...let us not fight against God."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(John 8:9)

    (KJV)   "...they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out..."

    (NIV)   "...those who heard began to go away...."


(1 Tim. 6:5)

    (KJV)   "...from such withdraw thyself."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Phil. 3:16)

    (KJV)   "...rule, let us mind the same thing."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Gal. 3:1)

    (KJV)   "...who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth..."

    (NIV)   "...Who has bewitched you?...."


(Rom 14:21)

    (KJV)   "...whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak"

    (NIV)   "...that will cause your brother to fall."


(Rom 10:15)

    (KJV)   "...them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"

    (NIV)   "...those who bring good news!"


(2 Cor. 2:17)

    (KJV)   "...we are not as many, which [corrupt the word of God]...."

    (NIV)   "...Unlike so many, we do not [peddle the word of God for profit]...."

(all bold face text omitted)


KJV Version

       Matt. 15:6

    "And honour not his fatheror his mother...."

       Matt. 19:9

    "and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."

       Mark 9:49

    "...and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt."

       Mark 10:21

    "...come, takeup the cross, and follow me."

       Rev. 2:13

    "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest...."

       Luke 4:8

    "Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan...."

       Mark 7:8

    "...tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do."

       Mark 8:26

    "...Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town."

       Matt. 20:7

    "...and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."

       Matt. 15:8

    "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth..."

       Mark 13:14

    "...the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet...."

       Matt 24:7

    "...and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes...."

       Luke 11:11

    "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?...."

       Matt. 5:22

    "whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment...."



(Matt. 18:22)

    (KJV)   "...I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, [Until seventy times seven]..."

    (NIV)   "..."I tell you, not seven times, [but seventy-seven times]...."


(Matt. 6:27)

    (KJV)   "Which of you by taking thought can [add one cubit unto his stature]?"

    (NIV)   "Who of you by worrying can [add a single hour to his life]?"


(Luke 14:5)

    (KJV)   "Which of you shall have [an ass] or an ox fallen into a pit...."

    (NIV)   "If one of you has [a son] or an ox that falls into a well...."


(Matt. 11:19)

    (KJV)   "...wisdom is [justified of her children]."

    (NIV)   "...wisdom is [proved right by her actions]."


(Matt. 19:17)

    (KJV)   "...Why [callest thou me good?]."

    (NIV)   "..."Why [do you ask me about what is good]?"


(John 14:2)

    (KJV)   "In my Father's house are many [mansions]...."

    (NIV)   "In my Father's house are many [rooms]...."


(Mark 14:24)

    (KJV)   "...This is my blood of the new testament...."

    (NIV)   "This is my blood of the covenant...."


(Luke 6:48)

    (KJV)   "...it was [founded upon a rock]."

    (NIV)   "...it was [well built]."


(Luke 9:62)

    (KJV)   "...is fit for the kingdom of God."

    (NIV)   "...is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

(giving an entirely different meaning in the NIV)



       Rev. 8:13

    (KJV)   an angel

    (NIV)   an eagle

       Eph. 5:9

    (KJV)   the Spirit

    (NIV)   the light

       Col. 4:15

    (KJV)   his house

    (NIV)   her house

       Luke 4:44

    (KJV)   the synagogues of Galilee

    (NIV)   the synagogues of Judea

       Heb. 9:11

    (KJV)   good things to come

    (NIV)   good things that are already here

       Luke 11:41

    (KJV)   alms of such things as ye have

    (NIV)   what is inside the dish

       Col. 4:8

    (KJV)   he might know your estate

    (NIV)   you may know about our circumstances

       Rev. 22:14

    (KJV)   do his commandments

    (NIV)   wash their robes

       Rev. 5:10

    (KJV)   us unto our God kings and priests

    (NIV)   them to be a kingdom and priests

       Rev. 13:1

    (KJV)   I (John) stood upon the sand of the sea

    (NIV)   the dragon (Satan) stood on the shore of the sea

    It's no wonder why Biblical clashes to the embarrassment of both the teacher and students happen when both the KJV and modern translations are utilized in Bible studies?



(Mark 9:45)

    (KJV)   "...into the fire that shall never be quenched:"

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Mark 9:44)

    (KJV)   "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Mark 9:46)

    (KJV)   "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(John 3:15)

    (KJV)   "...should not perish...."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Luke 10:15)

    (KJV)   "...shalt [be thrust down to hell]"

    (NIV)   "...will [go down to the depths]...."


(Mark 3:29)

    (KJV)   "...is [in danger of eternal damnation]:"

    (NIV)   "...is [guilty of an eternal sin]."


(2 Pet. 2:17)

    (KJV)   "...to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever."

    (NIV)   "...Blackest darkness is reserved for them."


(1 Thess. 2:16)

    (KJV)   "...for the wrath is come upon them [to the uttermost]."

    (NIV)   "...The wrath of God has come upon them [at last]."


(Col 3:6)

    (KJV)   "...the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"

    (NIV)   "...the wrath of God is coming."


(Col 3:6)

    Peter prophesied: "the earth ...and the works that are therein-

    (KJV)   "...shall be [burned up]."

    (NIV)   "...will be [laid bare]."



(Mark 13:33)

    (KJV)   "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is."

    (NIV)   "Be on guard! Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come."


(Mark 9:29)

    (KJV)   "...This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."

    (NIV)   "...This kind can come out only by prayer."


(Matt. 17:21)

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

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Acts 10:30)

    (KJV)   "...I was fasting ill this hour"

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Luke 11:2)

    (KJV)   "...Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."

    (NIV)   "...Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come."


(Matt. 6:13)

    (KJV)   "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us [from evil]: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

    (NIV)   "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us [from the evil one]."



(John 5:16)

    (KJV)   "...and sought to slay him...."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Luke 11:54)

    (KJV)   "...that they might accuse him...."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(John 13:23)

    In the last supper John is-

    (KJV)   "...leaning [on Jesus' bosom]...."

    (NIV)   "...reclining [next to him]...."


(1 Cor. 11:24)

    (KJV)   "...Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you...."

    (NIV)   "...This is my body, which is for you...."


(Luke 22:64)

    After Jesus' arrest-

    (KJV)   "...they struck him on the face...."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Luke 22:68)

    Jesus said to the Sanhedrin

    (KJV)   "...ye will not answer me, nor let me go...."

    (NIV)   "...you would not answer."


(Luke 23:15)

    Pilate reminded the cheif priests and rulers of how he had sent them to Herod saying:

    (KJV)   "...for [I sent you to him]"

    (NIV)   "...for [he sent him back to us]"


(Luke 23:17)

    Concerning Pilates attempt to release Jesus:

    (KJV)   "(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)"

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(John 18:40)

    Concerning Barabbas, John informs us that he-

    (KJV)   "...[was a robber]."

    (NIV)   "...[had taken part in a rebellion]."


(Luke 23:23)

    Regarding the people's demand for Christ's crucifixion, Luke wrote:

    (KJV)   "...And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed."

    (NIV)   "...and their shouts prevailed."


(Matt. 27:24)

    Pilates own testimony concerning Jesus was-

    (KJV)   "...I am innocent of the blood of this just person...."

    (NIV)   "...and their shouts prevailed."


(Mark 15:28)

    (KJV)   "And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors."

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Matt. 27:35)

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

    (NIV)   "...I am innocent of this man's blood...."


(Luke 23:38)

    (KJV)   "in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew...."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Acts 2:27)

    (KJV)   "...thou wilt not [leave my soul in hell]...."

    (NIV)   "...you will not [abandon me to the grave]...."


(Acts 2:31)

    (KJV)   "...[his soul] was not [left in hell]...."

    (NIV)   "...[he] was not [abondoned to the grave]...."


(Luke 24:1)

    The women from Galilee went to the tomb of Jesus-

    (KJV)   "...and certain others with them."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Luke 24:42)

    After Christ's resurrection, His disciples-

    (KJV)   "...gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb"

    (NIV)   "...gave him a piece of a broiled fish,"



(John 16:16)

    Jesus said-

    (KJV)   "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father."

    (NIV)   "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."


(John 17:5)

    The evening before Jesus died he prayed:

    (KJV)   "...O Father, glorify thou me [with thine own self]...."

    (NIV)   "...Father, glorify me [in your presence]...."


(Matt. 25:31)

    (KJV)   "...then shall he sit upon the throne [of his glory]:"

    (NIV)   "...he will sit on his throne [in heavenly glory]."


(1 Pet. 4:14)

    Peter stated:

    (KJV)   "...on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified."

    (NIV)   (omitted)



(Heb 7:21)

    Jesus said-

    (KJV)   "...Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:"

    (NIV)   "...You are a priest forever."



(1 Cor. 10:28)

    Jesus said-

    (KJV)   "...for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:"

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Matt. 23:8)

    (KJV)   "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren."

    (NIV)   "But you are not to be called Rabbi, for you have only one Master and you are all brothers."


(Matt. 23:10)

    (KJV)   "Neither be ye called [masters]: for one is your [Master], even Christ."

    (NIV)   "Nor are you to be called [teacher], for you have one [Teacher], the Christ."


(Heb. 3:6)

    (KJV)   "as a son over [his own house]...."

    (NIV)   "as a son over [God's house]...."


(1 Tim. 6:14,15)

    (KJV)   "...appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times [he] shall show, [who] is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;"

    (NIV)   "...the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which [God] will bring about in his own time--[God], the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,"



    The NIV changed the more personal and intimate expression "our Lord" to the less personal "the Lord" in these seven verse:
    2 Cor. 11:31; Gal. 1:3; Phil. 4:23; 2 Thess. 3:6; 2 Thess. 3:12; Philem 25; and Rev. 22:21. Compare also Rev. 11:8.




    Jesus said-

    (KJV)   "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."

    (NIV)   "...Grace and peace to you from God our Father."


(1 Thess. 1:1)

    (KJV)   "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."

    (NIV)   "...Grace and peace to you."


(Rom. 16:24)

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

    (NIV)   (whole verse omitted)


(Rom. 11:6)

    (KJV)   "...But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."

    (NIV)   (omitted)



(Matt. 25:13)

    (KJV)   "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."

    (NIV)   "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour."


(Rev. 11:17)

    (KJV)   "...We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come..."

    (NIV)   "...We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was...."



(John 8:35)

    (KJV)   "...[the son abideth] forever."

    (NIV)   "...[a son belongs to it] forever."


(Rev. 1:8)

    (KJV)   "...I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending...."

    (NIV)   "...I am the Alpha and the Omega...."


(Rev. 1:11)

    (KJV)   "...I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last...."

    (NIV)   (omitted)


(Rev. 5:14)

    (KJV)   "...And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever."

    (NIV)   "...and the elders fell down and worshiped."



(1 Cor. 15:47)

    (KJV)   "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."

    (NIV)   "The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven."



(2 John 9)

    (KJV)   "...He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ...."

    (NIV)   "...whoever continues in the teaching...."


(1 Tim. 2:7)

    (KJV)   "...I speak the truth in Christ...."

    (NIV)   "...I am telling the truth...."


(Phil. 4:13)

    (KJV)   "I can do all things through [Christ] which strengtheneth me."

    (NIV)   "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."



(Matt. 16:20)

    (KJV)   "Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ."

    (NIV)   "Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ."


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