Here is part of the comparison on the KJV vs NKJV...
"New King James Version Omissions
NKJV omits the word "Lord" 66 times
NKJV omits the word "God" 51 times
NKJV omits the word "heaven" 50 times
NKJV omits the word "repent" 44 times
NKJV omits the word "blood" 23 times
NKJV omits the word "hell" 22 times
NKJV omits the word "JEHOVAH" entirely
NKJV omits the word "new testament" entirely
NKJV omits the word "damnation" entirely
NKJV omits the word "devils" entirely
NKJV ignored the KJV Greek Textus Receptus over 1200 times
NKJV replaced the KJV Hebrew (ben Chayyim) with the corrupt Stuttgart edition (ben Asher) Old Testament
NKJV Demotes Jesus Christ
Luke 13:8 Sir -Lord
Matthew 18:26 before him saying, Master -and worshipped him saying, Lord
Matthew 20:20 kneeling down -worshipping him
Matthew 26:64 right hand of the Power -right hand of power
Genesis 22:8 God will provide for himself the lamb -God will provide himself a lamb
John 8:35 a son -the Son
Colossians 2:2 the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ -the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ (Trinity)
Matthew 8:19 et al. Teacher -Master
Matthew 19:16 Good Teacher -Good Master
Matthew 22:16 Teacher -Master
Matthew 23:8 One is your Teacher, the Christ -one is your Master, even Christ
Matthew 23:10 And do not be called teachers, for One is your Teacher, the Christ -Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ..."https://www.angelfire.com/la2/prophet1/NKJVOmissions.html
Oh, it is much much worse than that, for it is even subtil (Genesis 3:1).Read the Preface to the NKJV, for it mocks the KJB
at every opportunity by both the spirit of the King of the North (Alexander Geddes; Roman Catholic scholar, Religious Humanism), and South (Bernard Shaw; Atheist, Secular Humanism), even as satan mocked Christ Jesus upon the Cross. I can show any who desire it in great detail.
Page iii, Paragraph 4 [personal notes in brackets], just take out youor NKJV and read the Preface without my notes first, then read with the notes/comments:
?... In 1786 [This date is a reflection upon 'modern' 'scholarship'?] Catholic [Roman] scholar Alexander Geddes [Why are the Preface writers [which are supposed to be carrying on the ?legacy? of the Protestant [and True] faith, suddenly so interested in what Roman Catholicism's [the Little Horn of Daniel 7 and the first Beast of Revelation 13] faithful would say? We are about to find out.] said of the King James Bible [Wait for the sarcasm and veiled mockery to sink in ...], ?If [said the devil, Matthew 4:3,6, 27:40; Luke 4:3,9] accuracy and strictest attention to the letter of the text be supposed [Whoa, right where every one could see it! Hey, your split tongue is showing ? Psalms 73:9, 109:2, 120:3; Jeremiah 9:5,8] to constitute an excellent version, this is of all versions the most excellent.? [Did you catch all of the sarcasm and veiled mockery? If not, read it again. These Preface writers are either totally ignorant of the true intent and context of the Roman Catholic 'scholar' Alexander Geddes remarks, or they have knowingly, purposefully, presumptuously, boldly and wickedly been accomplice to the broad daylight knifing of the KJB in the ?face?. I could perhaps still vote for ignorance if enough evidence was supplied to that end, but in such a case, it immediately does not present a very educated front for those which say they are ?scholars?, for if they cannot even get the plain meaning of everyday English, why would I trust them in translation of any foreign and/or ancient tongues into English?] George Bernard Shaw [Now, they're citing an avowed atheist ...] became a literary legend [Legend? To whom? Certainly not any [KJ] Bible believing person. Simply amazing, is the fact, that the Preface writers of the NKJV cite the very two elements/spirits [being one at the root] opposed to the KJB on all fronts, namely the King of the North [Papacy, Religious Humanism] and the King of the South [Atheism, Secular Humanism]:
"...The one withheld from the people the truths of the Bible; the other taught them to reject both the Bible and its Author. ..." - SoP Volume 4, page 192 [but read the surrounding also 190-193, etc]
?14-16 (Ephesians 6:12; see EGW comment on Revelation 5:11). Two Opposing Powers?Two great opposing powers are revealed in the last great battle. On one side stands the Creator of heaven and earth. All on His side bear His signet. They are obedient to His commands. On the other side stands the prince of darkness, with those who have chosen apostasy and rebellion (The Review and Herald, May 7, 1901).? - S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, p. 982.8 (1)
and see also:
KJB 1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?; KJB 1 Corinthians 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:; KJB 1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.] in the twentieth century because of his severe [Ahem, 'foolish', afterall scripture [KJB] says: Psalms 14:1, 53:1 ?... The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. ...?; Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.] and often humorous [Ahem, 'folly', KJB Psalms 49:13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.] criticisms of our most cherished values [KJB Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.; KJB Psalms 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.; KJB Psalms 37:13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.; KJB Psalms 59:8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.]. Surprisingly [Not really, since Shaw, is merely admiring a poetic ?form?.], however, Shaw pays the following tribute [Pshaw! John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?] to the scholars commissioned by King James: ?The translation was extraordinarily well done because to the translators [Indeed, ?to? them, but not to himself.] what they were translating was not [What Shaw really believes coming up...] merely a curious collection of ancient books written by different authors in different stages of culture [Did you notice what he really believes?], but the Word of God divinely revealed through His chosen and expressly inspired scribes [Which Shaw, himself, believes none of.]. In this conviction [And since Shaw does not believe in God, the ?conviction? came from???] they carried out their work with boundless reverence and care and achieved a beautifully artistic [Notice, He didn't say anything about Truth, but rather ?artistic?, ie. ?form?, [ie the 'poetic' structure, and lyrical bounce], as the Preface writers are about to refer to.] result.? History agrees with these [Wow! Some praise that was ? Be honest, is the sarcasm showing?, if so, perhaps it should be tucked in a little further.] estimates [Here is what all should take notice of, in what the Preface writers are really getting at, as they just agreed with a Roman Catholic and an Atheist, in their subtil mockings. Take careful note, that they are not, I repeat not, saying, that the KJB translators had accurate and preserved materials, but merely that they accurately translated what they had available to them, in which they would say were merely a miniscule amount of late manuscripts, with many emendations by scribes who erred here and there, needing to be corrected by the early Alexandrian texts, and thus simply speak about the outward ?form? itself, not the actual texts.]. Therefore, while seeking to unveil [Which means that the Preface writers believe that the KJB is veiled [obscure, dark, needing to be 'enlightened' and/or 'illuminated' [2 Corinthians 11:14]], and needs to be 'unveiled' through the other Alexandrian mss, the so-called LXX, the Latin Vulgate of Jerome, German Socialists ? the Kittel's [Gerhard, Rudolph], Hermann von Soden's personal and haphazard collation, and their own petty ideas, etc] the excellent form [Hey, they italicized it for emphasis, and for specific reason, as has been shown. The Preface writers do not believe that the KJB is the word of God.] of the traditional [Traditional?] English Bible, special care [Oh, indeed!] has also been taken in the present edition to preserve the work of precision [Again, take note of the italics here.], which is the legacy [Simply, ?form? and ?precision?, nothing about the awe-inspiring preservation of God's actual word, or Truth as it actually came down to the KJB translators, etc.] of the 1611 translators. ...?
I can show much more in the entire Preface.There are also differing "running changes" of NKJV that they did not tell (notify publicly) of, as for instance:
KJB Zechariah 13:6 ?... What are these wounds in thine hands?
KJB John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails
, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
NKJV [1982 ver.] Zechariah 13:6 ?... What are these wounds in your hands?
NKJV [1994/2011 ver.] Zechariah 13:6 ?... What are these wounds between your arms?
NKJV [1994/2011 ver.] John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said to him, ?We have seen the Lord.? So he said to them, ?Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails
, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.?The NKJV is bound by copyright:
"... ?The text of the New King James Version ? (NKJV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications:
(1) up to and including 1,000 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50% of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50% of the total work in which they are quoted;
(2) all NKJV quotations must conform accurately to the NKJV text.
Any use of the NKJV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:
Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright ? 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
However, when quotations from the NKJV text are used in church bulletins, orders of service, study lessons, church newsletters, and similar works in the course of religious instruction or services at a place of worship or other religious assembly, the following notice may be used at the end of each quotation: NKJV.
For quotation requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to Thomas Nelson Publishers, Attn: Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-1000.
All Rights reserved.? ..."
They can sue if they so choose, or stop a person from even using it if they desire, and change their stance at any time.
The NKJV doesn't even use the same mss as the underlying texts as does the King James Bible. I have an entire book, entitled: "When the KJV Departs from the "MAJORITY" Text of Hodge & Farstad, cited by the corrupt NKJV." by Jack Moorman
(approx 157 pages). I will cite any portion as needful.
The NKJV eliminates gender at almost every opportunity, and thus is the most gender exclusive book, and moreso than the 'dreaded' NIV; a small sampling:
[A few OT examples; KJB always first (Esword edition), NKJV second, cited from Biblegateway.com]
Isaiah 5:14 ?Therefore hell hath enlarged herself
, and opened her
mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.?
NKJV Isaiah 5:14: "Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself
And opened its
mouth beyond measure;
Their glory and their multitude and their pomp,
And he who is jubilant, shall descend into it."
Ezekiel 31:16 ?I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall
, when I cast him
down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.?
NKJV Ezekiel 31:16 I made the nations shake at the sound of its
fall, when I cast it
down to [a]hell together with those who descend into the Pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the depths of the earth.
Ezekiel 31:17 ?They also went down into hell with him
unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his
arm, that dwelt under his
shadow in the midst of the heathen.?
NKJV Ezekiel 31:17 They also went down to hell with it
, with those slain by the sword; and those who were its
strong arm dwelt in its
shadows among the nations.
There are many more.
[A few NT examples, and a whole book of 1 Corinthians]
Acts 16:1 ?Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess
, and believed; but his father was a Greek:?
NKJV Acts 16:1 Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish
woman who believed, but his father was Greek.
Acts 24:24 ?And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess
, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.?
And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish
, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
"Jewess" and "Jewish" are not synonymous terms.
1 Corinthians 1:26 ?For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 1:26 For [a]you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise
according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
1 Corinthians 2:4 ?And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of [b]man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of [a]human
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
1 Corinthians 2:11 ?For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man
, but the Spirit of God.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one
knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2:15 ?But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man
NKJV 1 Corinthians 2:15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one
1 Corinthians 3:5 ?Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one
1 Corinthians 3:8 ?Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man
shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one
will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 3:10 ?According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man
take heed how he buildeth thereupon.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one
take heed how he builds on it.
1 Corinthians 3:11 ?For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone
lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:12 ?Now if any man
build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if anyone
builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
1 Corinthians 3:13 [x2] ?Every man's
work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's
work of what sort it is.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:13 [x2] each one?s
work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one?s
work, of what sort it is.
1 Corinthians 3:14 ?If any man's
work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:14 If anyone?s
work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.
1 Corinthians 3:15 ?If any man's
work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:15 If anyone?s
work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
1 Corinthians 3:17 ?If any man
defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:17 If anyone
[a]defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
1 Corinthians 3:18 [x 2] ?Let no man
deceive himself. If any man
among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:18 [x2] Let no one
deceive himself. If anyone
among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
1 Corinthians 3:21 ?Therefore let no man
glory in men. For all things are yours;?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no one
boast in men. For all things are yours:
That one is even more subtil. Read it carefully. Think like they do for just a moment.
1 Corinthians 4:2 ?Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man
be found faithful.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one
be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:3 ?But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's
judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human
[a]court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.
1 Corinthians 4:5 ?Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man
have praise of God.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the [a]counsels of the hearts. Then each one?s
praise will come from God.
1 Corinthians 4:6 ?And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men
above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think
beyond what is written, that none of you may be [a]puffed up on behalf of one against the other.
1 Corinthians 4:14 ?I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons
I warn you.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 4:14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children
I warn you.
1 Corinthians 5:11 ?But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man
that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone
named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner?not even to eat with such a person.
This one is also subtil, as it can be used to now imply that females can be called "brother" in the Masonic use of the scripture in their lodges.
1 Corinthians 7:17 ?But as God hath distributed to every man
, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 7:17 But as God has distributed to each one
, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I [a]ordain in all the churches.
1 Corinthians 7:18 ?Is any man
called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.?
NKJV 1 Corintihans 7:18 Was anyone
called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised.
1 Corinthians 7:36 ?But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age
, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 7:36 But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his [a]virgin, if she is past the flower of youth
, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry.
1 Corinthians 8:2 ?And if any man
think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 8:2 And if anyone
thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.
1 Corinthians 8:3 ?But if any man
love God, the same is known of him.?
NKJV 1 Corinthins 8:3 But if anyone
loves God, this one is known by Him.
1 Corinthians 9:15 ?But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man
should make my glorying void.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things, nor have I written these things that it should be done so to me; for it would be better for me to die than that anyone
should make my boasting void.
1 Corinthians 9:25 ?And every man
that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 9:25 And everyone
who competes for the prize [a]is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
1 Corinthians 10:24 ?Let no man
seek his own, but every man another's wealth.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no one
seek his own, but each one the other?s well-being.
1 Corinthians 10:28 [x2] ?But if any man
say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his
sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 10:28 But if anyone
says to you, ?This was offered to idols,? do not eat it for the sake of the one
who told you, and for conscience? sake; [a]for ?the earth is the Lord?s, and all its fullness.?
1 Corinthians 11:16 ?But if any man
seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 11:16 But if anyone
seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 11:34 ?And if any man
hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 11:34 But if anyone
is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.
1 Corinthians 12:3 [x2] ?Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man
speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man
can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 12:3 [x2] Therefore I make known to you that no one
speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus [a]accursed, and no one
can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:7 ?But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man
to profit withal.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one
for the profit of all:
1 Corinthians 12:11 ?But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man
severally as he will.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 12:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one
individually as He wills.
1 Corinthians 14:2 ?For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man
understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 14:2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one
understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
1 Corinthians 14:20 ?Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men
NKJV 1 Corinthins 14:20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature
1 Corinthians 15:23 ?But every man
in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 15:23 But each one
in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ?s at His coming.
1 Corinthians 15:35 ?But some man
will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come??
NKJV 1 Corinthians 15:35 But someone
will say, ?How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come??
1 Corinthians 16:11 "Let no man
therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 16:11 Therefore let no one
despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.
1 Corinthians 16:22 ?If any man
love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.?
NKJV 1 Corinthians 16:22 If anyone
does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be [a]accursed. O Lord, come!
There are many more examples. But think. Is there any prevailing problem in the world and in the churches about gender identity? Is there any problem with disrespect to the fathers of house/home and in society? The NKJV is a gender exclusive (it excludes gender in many many places) boiok, moreso than the NIV. How many of you knew that?
Remember, sow genderlessness and confusion in gender and they will reap wht they have sown, some 30, some 60 and some 100 fold.
Sow NKJV (etc, NIV) per[b]version
, and reap perverts every time.
The NKJV (along with all modern "versions") claim to update all the archaic words of the KJB, so that we may now "understand" the word of God, and is no longer locked in ancient language, yet, it like all modern "versions" still retain "archaisms" (which they identify):
I do not know of a single Bible that does not use 'dead words', or archaic words, and words that do not mean the same thing as they did when originally given (and that includes the originals, for those 'original only' people), and neither do I know any persons who do not use dead words, or archaic words (even 'rappers' use them) and words that have changed meaning (ie "gay", "dude", "cool", etc).
Archaic/dead words? You supposedly mean like these?
abode kernels ancients laden aright lance asunder lusty away with mantle beckon mattock begotten naught bier nurtured bewitched odious bowels osprey calved pangs celestial phylacteries coney plowshare confections rend convince respite cormorant rushes decked soothsayer deride spoil distill suckling dung temperate effect tetrarch estate trafficked forevermore unto fowl usury girdle vaunt hallowed vestments haunt vex heresies wanton infamy yokefellow inasmuch insatiable jeopardy
abase deride heresies pipes temperate abated didst hinds plowshare tenons abode distill importune presbytery teraphim adjure doest impotent principalities tetrarch alms dost inasmuch putrefaction thee ancient doth issue raiment thereon apparel dung jeopardy rampart thine aright effect know ravening thou art eminent laden remission thy asunder engines laud rend timbrel away with estate layer reprobate trafficked backbiting evermore lightness requite travail beget familiar litters riot unto beseech feigned lordly rushes usury bewail fetch lunatic seemly vagabond bewitched firstlings lusty seest valor bondwomen fleshhook mail seethe vaunt bowels footmen maintenance shalt venture breeches forbearance mammon sherd verily brimstone fowl mantle shod vermillion calves fuller maranatha shouldst vex canst gaiety mattock shouldest virtue cleave garners milch smith wanton comely gavest mill solace warp constrains girdle nether soothsayer wayfarers cormorant graven nurtured sore whence couches gross odious speakest wherewith covert guile offscouring stay woof crib handmaid pangs strait wrought dainty harrow paramours suckling yea dearth hast perdition swaddling yonder deck haunt phylacteries tares[Row 3]
abase daubed henceforth principality vestments abode dayspring heresies prognostication vex alms debased immutable psaltery virtue amiss decks impudent quarter visage anise deride inasmuch rampart wanton apparel dispensation issue rid warp aright disquiet jeopardy rifled wayfaring austere distill jot riotous whence away with dung know rushes whereupon backbiters effect laden satiate whet beckoned epistle laud shamefaced winebibber beggarly eventide laver shod woof begot evermore litters smith wrought bemoan familiar lordly soothsayer yea beseech fan lusty spoil yonder bewail feigned mail straits bewitched fetch mammon suckling bittern flanks mantle tares bondwomen flay mattock temperate brimstone footmen mill tenons calves forbearance mite terrestrial carnal foursquare nativity tetrarch celestial fowl offend therein circumspect fuller offscouring timbrel cloven gad omnipotent tittle comeliness godhead or ever unto concourses graven pangs usury confederacy greyhound paramours vagabond convince gross phylacteries valor covert hallowed pipes vehement crib haunts plowshare verity dainties hemlock potentate vermillion
abase disquieted henceforth ravening abate dissembles hoarfrost remission abode distill impudent rend adjuration dromedaries inasmuch riotous alms dung isles rushes apparel effect know sacrilege assuaged enjoined laden satiate asunder ensign lance seethe augment ensues laud sherd away with estate laver sloth backbiting eventide litters smith beget evermore lusty solace beggarly execration mail soothsayer bemoan familiar maintenance stay beseech firmament mantle straits bewail firstling mattock stripling bewitched flagon milch suppliants bier flay mill surfeit bowels footmen naught swaddling calving forbear noontide temperate cleft foursquare obeisance teraphim clemency fowl oblation thereupon comely fuller odious thrice coneys gad or ever timbrel constrains garner pangs trafficked cormorant goodly paramours unshod covert gross perdition crib guile phylacteries dainty hallowed pipes debased haltingly plowshare decked harrow pound delectable haunt rampart
None of those are being cited from the King James Bible [though they exist therein].
Row 1 is the NIV 1973.
Row 2 is the NASB [from revised ASV 1901].Row 3 is the NKJV 1982.
Row 4 is the NRSV 1999 ["milch", that's pronounced 'milk', as in milch kine (milk cow)].
The KJB uses some of the very words as found in all so-called 'modern' versions
What was that argument from 'archaic' ("dead") again? Tell me please ... Do they complain about the archaisms in all modern versions, as I hear this whining about the KJB? Use the same scales (of the sanctuary; Psalms 77:13) to judge, and not imbalanced ones.
Subtilties upon subtilties in the parentheses:
Joh 10:35? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;?
NKJV John 10:35 ?If He called them gods, [a] to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
Did you catch the subtil [KJB Gen. 3:1] change in the NKJV compared to the KJB? Look again. It merely appears the same, but in fact, carries a whole different meaning. Do not see it yet? It's found in the parentheses. This is usually done, in the modern translations, where it does not appear so in the KJB, to indicate to the reader of the NKJV, that a scribe [or someone] penned the words after the fact of the NT Gospel writer and it was simply attributed to Jesus Christ, though they believe He never actually said it Himself, for instance and comparison, turn to the NKJV, Matthew 24:15, which reads:
NKJV Matthew 24:15 [a] ?Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation.' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place [c] (whoever reads, let him understand),
The NKJV indicates, by doing this and not including the words in red (Matthew 24:15), that Jesus never actually said those words in the brackets and are not to be attributed to Him at all, but were added by a scribe at a later period. Now the words in John 10:35 NKJV are in red, but placed in brackets in the NKJV means that they do not believe Jesus said those words, but were added by another scribe into Jesus' mouth.
The KJB does use parentheses, but in a totally different manner, ie. simply to demonstrate an interjecting thought, or bridging thought, always attributed by the immediate writer [never a later scribe], or the one immediately speaking, as for instance:
KJB Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Do you see the difference? The KJB, teaches that Jesus actually says those words, even as the words of John 10:35.
The subtil addition of words that never were in the underlying mss, like the koine Greek of the NT, such as found in the NKJV Hebrews 9:12, compared tot he King James Bible:
Heb 9:12? Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy
place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.?
NKJV Hebrews 9:12 (1982) Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most
Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
However, I will include a statement by [the now deceased] "Walter Martin", let me show a few errors he made about what he stated, on tv, even the John Ankerberg "show", in regards Hebrews 9:12, in the Koine Greek:
[John Ankerberg Show, with Walter Martin and William Johnsson [Review and Herald], time index 00:33:16-00:33:57] -
"... [George E. Canon reading the [Koine] Greek New Testament, Hebrews 9:12, in the presence of Walter Martin and others at a selective closed meeting of (so-called) 'scholars'] that Jesus Christ entered once into the holiest of all with his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption for us. ...", and I [Walter Martin] asked the question, and 'Canon' did too [to the present persons meeting], "Did this [event of Hebrews 9:12] take place, as [O.R.L.] Crosier said, as Mrs. [Ellen G.] White said, as the early Adventists taught?? Did it [event of Hebrews 9:12] take place in [AD] 1844, or did it [event of Hebrews 9:12] take place at the ascension of Jesus Christ [AD 31]?"? [Walter Martin continues apart from the past quotation and questions asked then]? The [Koine] Greek text says, at the ascension of Jesus Christ [AD 31].? Once into the holiest of all - the Most Holy Place! ..."
Hebrews 9:12 KJB - Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:12 GNT TR - ουδε δι αιματος τραγων και μοσχων δια δε του ιδιου αιματος εισηλθεν εφαπαξ εις τα αγια
αιωνιαν λυτρωσιν ευραμενος
There is not a single extant mss, codici or papyrii, [etc] written in Koine Greek [or in any language] that reads "αγια αγιων" [or its equivalent in the language selected, the Most Holy Place, see Hebrews 9:3 KJB, GNT TR] here in Hebrews 9:12, but plainly reads in all known extant mss, etc in any language, "τα αγια" [the sanctuary, ie first apartment, the holy place].
the Latin [Jerome's Vulgate] reads, "in sancta",
the Wycliffe 1394 reads "the hooli (holy)", - http://oldebible.com/
the Tyndale 1531 reads, "the holy place",
the Coverdale 1535 reads, "the holy palce",
the Matthew's 1537 reads, "the holye place",
the Great Bible 1539 reads, "the holy place",
the German Luther Bibel 1545 reads, "das Heilige" (the Holy),
Stephanus 1550 reads, "τα αγια",
the Genevan Bible 1560 reads, "the holy place"
the Bishop's Bible 1568 reads, "the holy place"
Scrivener's 1894 reads,?"τα αγια",
and even Westcott's and Hort's 1881 reads, "τα αγια".
the UBS 5th reads, "τὰ ἅγια",
the Novum Testamentum Graece 28th [Eberhard Nestle's / Kurt Aland's, etc] reads, "τὰ ἅγια" without a single footnote in either 'scholars' work indicating any deviation from this reading in any known extant mss, etc.]? Consider:
Hebrews 8:2 KJB - A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Hebrews 9:1?KJB - Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
Hebrews 9:2?KJB - For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
Hebrews 9:3?KJB - And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Hebrews 9:7 KJB - But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Hebrews 9:8?KJB - The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Hebrews 9:24?KJB - For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Hebrews 9:25?KJB - Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Hebrews 10:19?KJB - Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Hebrews 13:11 KJB - For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
Revelation 15:5?KJB - And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Seventh-day Adventists, including O.R.L. Crosier [Day Star Extra, February 7th, 1846, you may read in full here - http://text.egwwritings.org/publicationtoc.php?bookCode=SANC&lang=en&collection=15§ion=all
], and especially sister Ellen G. White, do/did not teach, and have never taught, that Hebrews 9:12 happened in AD 1844.? We teach that the event, described in Hebrews 9:12, took place in AD 31, at Christ's Ascension from the Mount of Olives, which parallels Psalms 24:1-10, 133:1-3; Revelation 5:5,6, etc.? We do however teach, that the text of Daniel 7:13, and the events therein, took place in AD 1844, based upon the ending of the 2,300 prophecy of Daniel 8:13,14,26, 9:24-27, 11:31-33,40, 12:7-13; Revelation 9:13-15; 10:1-11, etc.
The Great Controversy 1888 & 1911, page 421 -
"... Thither the faith of Christ's disciples followed him as he ascended from their sight. Here their hopes centered, ?which hope we have,? said Paul, ?as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest forever.? ?Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.? [Hebrews 6:19, 20; 9:12.]
For eighteen centuries this work of ministration continued in the first apartment of the sanctuary. The blood of Christ, pleaded in behalf of penitent believers, secured their pardon and acceptance with the Father, yet their sins still remained upon the books of record. As in the typical service there was a work of atonement at the close of the year, so before Christ's work for the redemption of men is completed, there is a work of atonement for the removal of sin from the sanctuary. This is the service which began when the 2300 days ended. At that time, as foretold by Daniel the prophet, our High Priest entered the most holy, to perform the last division of his solemn work,?to cleanse the sanctuary. ..." - http://text.egwwritings.org/publica...&collection=2§ion=all&pagenumber=421
The Desire of Ages, page 166 -
"... The sacrificial service that had pointed to Christ passed away; but the eyes of men were turned to the true sacrifice for the sins of the world. The earthly priesthood ceased; but we look to Jesus, the minister of the new covenant, and ?to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.? ?The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: ... but Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, ... by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.? Hebrews 12:24; 9:8-12. ..." - http://text.egwwritings.org/publica...&collection=2§ion=all&pagenumber=166
Walter Martin [and associates, including John Ankerberg] was/and still are dead wrong, on both counts, and even the (so-called) LXX in Exodus 26:33 disagrees with him [them].
Exodus 26:33 KJB - And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
Exodus 26:33 (so-called) LXX
The "holy place" is separate [by a second "vail" from and not the same as the "most holy".
The Greek translated "Holy Place" is ta hagia, meaning 'holy places." The reference is to the heavenly sanctuary as a whole. In the Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint (LXX), the singular or plural of hagios, ia, on often refers to the sanctuary as a whole, including both the Holy and Most Holy apartments. For example, see in the Septuagint Exod. 36:1, 3, 4; Lev. 5:15; 10:4; 27:3; Num 3:31, 32; 4:12, 16; 7:9; 18:5.? Thus the word in general simply means entering into the Sanctuary through the First, or Outer, Veil from the Courtyard.
The NKJV adds a word "Most" where no mss evidence has ever been found to support it, and doesn't even have the integrity to place the word in italics or brackets. This NKJV undermines the Seventh-day Adventist position like no other "version" has ever done. It is a wolf in sheeps clothing.
The "righteousness which is of faith" (doing right, victory over sin in/through Christ), vs "righteousness of faith" (Lord Lord, and not doing, living in sin while claiming Christ):
Rom 10:6? But the righteousness which is of faith
speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)?
NKJV Romans 10:6 But the righteousness of faith
speaks in this way, ?Do not say in your heart, ?Who will ascend into heaven?? ? (that is, to bring Christ down from above)
The King James says in Romans 10:6 that there is a "righteousness" (right doing/living) that comes through the Faith of Jesus, and we can live as He lived on this earth, in the same likeness of sinful (fallen) flesh as He had, and yet have victory over all of it through the Holy Ghost, being born again, born of Heaven.
The NKJV says that "faith" is righteousness itself without doing anything at all. It does this throughout:
Rom 3:22? Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of
Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:?
NKJV Romans 3:22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in
Jesus Christ, to all [a]and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
The King James says "the faith of Jesus" will cause us to be victorious and to live as He lived on this earth without sinning.
The NKJV says that faith merely "in" Jesus (He does everything, and we do nothing but 'believe') gets us to Heaven without victory over our sins.
So much for the Righteousness by Faith of Jesus Christ (1888) messages. If the NKJV is right, Seventh-day Adventism, in verity, along with Ellen G White, Waggoner and Jones (etal.) at that time, were all wrong. Do you (reader) believe that? I do not.
The NKJV, differs from the KJB, in the NT [alone] in 2289 places, in some versions.
- Christ is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 1
- Lord is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 66
- Jesus is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 2
- God is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 51
- Godhead is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 1
- devil(s) is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 81
- hell is changed/removed in the NKJV OT 14x and in the NKJV NT 10x for a total of 24x
The word ?hell? as found in the King James Bible, is found in: 54 verses, 54 matches, e-sword
KJB OT [31x]: Deuteronomy 32:22; 2 Samuel 22:6; Job 11:8, 26:6; Psalms 9:17, 16:10, 18:5, 55:15, 86:13, 116:13, 139:8; Proverbs 5:5, 7:27, 9:18, 15:11,24, 23:14, 27:20; Isaiah 5:14, 14:9,15, 28:15,18, 57:9; Ezekiel 31:16,17, 32:21,27; Amos 9:2; Jonah 2:2; Habakkuk 2:5.
KJB NT [23x]: Matthew 5:22,29,30, 10:28, 11:23, 16:18, 18:9, 23:15,33; Mark 9:43,45,47; Luke 10:15, 12:5, 16:23; Acts 2:27,31; James 3:6; 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 1:18, 6:8, 20;13,14.
The English word ?hell? is retained in the NKJV only in the following verses, generally with a footnote attached [exceptions, are Ezekiel 31:17, 32:21,27; Matthew 5:29,30; Luke 12:5, which are without an altering footnote], stating, ?Or Sheol?, or ?Abode of the dead?, ?Gr. Gehenna?, and in the single instance in 2 Peter 2:4's footnote, ?Lit. Tartarus?, and in the single instance of Revelation 1:18's footnote, ?Lit. Unseen; the unseen realm? and/or capitalizing the various words, personifying it [along with the word ?Destruction?, ?Pit?, and ?Death?], possibly even deifying it [them], as such capitalization in the NKJV, is normally used to denote deity, see NKJV Preface, page iv, Section ?The Style?, paragraph 5; and while some passages in the NKJV NT, simply transliterate the underlying Greek word, and leave no footnote at all [ie., NKJV Matthew 11:23, 16:18; Luke 16:23; Acts 2:27,31; Revelation 6:8, 20:13,14 ?Hades?]:
NKJV OT [17x]: Deuteronomy 32:22; Psalms 9:17, 55:15, 139:8; Proverbs 5:5, 7:27, 9:18, 15:11,24, 23:14, 27:20; Ezekiel 31:16,17, 32:21,27; Amos 9:2; Habakkuk 2:5
NKJV OT [17x], compared to KJB OT [31x] [removed 14x]: 2 Samuel 22:6; Job 11:8, 26:6; Psalms 16:10, 18:5, 86:13, 116:13; Isaiah 5:14, 14:9,15, 28:15,18, 57:9; Jonah 2:2.
NKJV NT [13x]: Matthew 5:22,29,30, 10:28, 18:9, 23:15,33; Mark 9:43,45,47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6; 2 Peter 2:4
NKJV NT [13x], compared to KJB NT [23x] [removed 10x]: Matthew 11:23, 16:18; Luke 10:15, 16:23; Acts 2:27,31; Revelation 1:18, 6:8, 20:13,14
- heaven is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 50
- damned (-able, -ation) is removed/changed in the NKJV NT a total of 15x (totally removed)
- blood is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 23
- salvation is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 2
- Word of God is removed in the NT in the NKJV ? 1
- Word of the Lord is added in the NT in the NKJV ? 4
- The phrase ?New Testament? is gone, though the NKJV, does use the words ?testament? and ?testator? in association with ?covenant?, see Hebrews 9:16-17 for example. Yet, there are also footnotes in the NKJV, referring to the NU [alexandrian] texts, which even remove the word ?new?, see Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24.
- "JEHOVAH", the very name of God, is gone from the text of the NKJV. There are at least 7 footnotes (NKJV Genesis 22:14; Exodus 6:3, 17:15; Judges 6:24; Psalms 83:18; Isaiah 12:2, 26:4 NKJV), but in those footnotes, there is also a little doubt placed about "YHWH", saying "traditionally Jehovah" (Ex. 6:3 footnote NKJV).
I have all of the references.