King James vs. "New" "King James" "Bible"........"yea, hath God said?"

Jeremiah 23:25,26 (KJV)
Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken? And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

THE NKJV has changed 70,000 words, not including the "these" and "thous". It is actually a disgusting, perverted imposter of God's Word, which Thomas Nelson Publishers is trying to pass off as a King James Bible. It is not Not even close. Even when it does not add to or take from God's Word, it simply questions God's Word in the margins, footnotes, etc., creating doubt in the minds of the readers. Who in Scripture wanted and still wants to create doubt on God's Word?

(Proverbs 30:5-6 [KJV])
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.

Simple Basic Explanation of the KJVO position

  1. God's promise of God Himself preserving His Word perfectly, forever, is in His Word, over and over (Psalm 12:6-7, Isaiah 40:7-8, 1 Peter 1:24-25, etc.)
  2. God exalts His Word above His Name (Psalm 138:2)
  3. The KJB is not too hard to understand.... if you study it. (Proverbs 1:4, etc.)
  4. Many of the words in it had fallen out of use and were already obsolete and archaic in 1611
  5. We do not speak ancient, Biblical Hebrew at all, any longer. Not even in Israel.
  6. We do not speak Koine Greek, not even in Greece
  7. When citing "the Hebrew", which Hebrew?
  8. When citing "the Greek", which Greek?
  9. All concordances are always biased; James Strong hated the KJB
  10. The LXX is not Scripture
  11. There have always been Bible correctors (Eve, the Serpent, the Corinthians) who have been around since the Creation
  12. There have always been two "Words of God"
  13. Who would not expect the enemy of God to counterfeit His Word?
  14. Who would not expect God to still prevail and keep it, according to His promise to preserve it perfectly, forever? After all, He IS a Holy God!
  15. Our Holy God invented all languages and knows how to translate from and to any language
  16. Using the argument that English does not transmit the original language fails, because Pharaoh spoke Chaldean; others quoted spoke other, non-Hebrew languages-and yet our Old Testament is in HEbrew, with very few exceptions (minimal, inconsequential)
  17. Different words mean different things, and the same word can have multiple meanings. Context determines the meaning. That is how all languages work, no exceptions
  18. People understood the KJV in America until the 1900s; children used it in school
  19. Foreigners understand it, children raised on it also
  20. The solution is to raise the people up to its standard, not dumb bibles down to those who "can't read and understand it"
  21. There is only one KJB since 1611, no actual revisions and certainly no versions
  22. The 1611 practically reads exactly the same as today's KJB, aloud (I tried it, try it!)
  23. Modern versions are not updating at all...they delete words, delete verses, add words, add verses, change words and meanings, tell you lies in the footnotes constantly, and actually introduce errors of all sorts, throughout
  24. God warns about tampering throughout the Bible (Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-19, many others)
  25. No other Bible at all uses strictly the same mss as the KJB......none.
  26. A verse by verse comparison with any version reveals they are not the same
  27. Jews would never have had "versions"
  28. God does not have "versions"
  29. King James was not a homosexual
  30. King James did not write the King James Bible-language experts did
  31. Elizabethan English was at its height in 1611
  32. Italic words added to make sentences were sometimes even found later in mss to actually exist!
  33. Today, we no longer even know all of the materials that the translators used then. Why? It is why God had it translated in the very first place!
  34. Westcott and Hort were not believers; they were spiritists into the occult
  35. Westcott and Hort hated the Textus Receptus (called it "villainous")
  36. If all Bibles are really, truly based upon the exact same text, then there is no reason for them to differ so much, have words missing, added or changed.
  37. This is not a salvation issue, but of how important the Word of God is to us
  38. No one who uses a modern version and corrects the KJB thinks that God's Word is preserved perfectly-no one, because they cannot point to it in its entirety, within the pages of one book, as the perfect, final written authority.
  39. No Christian or Jew was ever called by God to "criticize God's Word" or be a Bible corrector-in any place, at any time. Nor did anyone who was a scribe, nor an apostle, disciple of Christ, walking with God, criticized it, wanting to become a Bible corrector. The scribes would never have even dreamed of "textual criticism"
  40. God's Word does not need to be "restored" because it is not "corrupted" or "lost"
  41. The Bible mentions Bible correctors in Paul's day ( 2 Corinthians 2:17, which verse is, by the way, altered in the NKJV, see below)
  42. God is not interested in "the originals"; He is the God of the Resurrection
  43. God never would copyright His Word, even in 2022
  44. ONLY the number one is the number of unity, two is division, and every higher number will not unite!
  45. Having many versions causes doubt, confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33), not to mention divisions
  46. "Thee", "thou", "thine" are always singular, "ye" is always plural and "you" can be either, causing intense confusion. The KJB is much clearer.
  47. Who decides which word in which verse is correct? Who is the Final Authority? God? Or "scholars"? Or you? Who ever appointed anyone? Certainly not God.
  48. English is the most widely spoken language on the planet
  49. The King James Bible is not written in Olde, or even Middle English, but Modern English
  50. Those exact same, self-proclaimed "Bible Authorities" who insist that, to really clarify God's Word and understand what He actually said run to two foreign, dead languages that they do not understand, insist that the English Bible is "too hard to understand".
  51. A person who says the KJV is "too difficult" and then goes to the Greek and Hebrew is confusing "difficult" with easy.
  52. The NKJV will say a word is "archaic" in one place and use it in another. If something in the KJV in a verse supposedly follows the WH, Vulgate, etc. that does not mean that is what they got it from. All materials used in the translation were not listed and not preserved. How about the imposters got it from the texts underlying the KJV? Or the KJV itself?
  53. The O.T. King James Bible was translated partly from the Ben Chayyim text. While we do not know all of the sources, we know that the translators rejected any Alexandrian texts, including the LXX
  54. The NKJV rejected this scribal, Levitical, PASSED DOWN AND PERFECTLY PRESERVED text for a Vatican-approved text, the Stuttgart (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia), a deliberately corrupted R.C.C., cheap, inferior, deliberately corrupted text-and it clearly shows it, cover to cover.
  55. The real, original N.T. King James Bible was translated from the God-honored Antiochan text
  56. The N.T. New King James Bible was translated largely from the Alexandrian, Egypt text, again deliberately corrupted, loaded with heresy, rejected by the translators as inferior and never used by God for anything. It should not even include any of it.
  57. God told Israel never to return to Egypt, so why would He then send "scholars" into Alexandria, Egypt to translate His Word?
  58. Different sources means different texts (Masoretic, Textus Receptus of the KJV vs. Alexandrian, LXX (Septuagint), the Dead Sea Scrolls texts for the NKJV)
  59. Different methods of translation (formal equivalence-LITERAL translation vs. Dynamic equivalence-informal, elastic paraphrasing) means different texts
  60. Different texts means different words
  61. Different words means different meanings
  62. The phrase "the oldest and best mss." is false, since oldest is not best, as they were not used by God and never worn out, requiring copies. Oldest is just oldest, best is best.
  63. The "NU" (Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society) text is a corrupt and Alexandrian text underlying much of the NKJV, despite what Thomas Nelson would have us think.
  64. There were three "textual critics" in Scripture, none called by God to be as such....few Christians can name them at all.

TEXTUAL CRITIC #1

(Genesis 3:1 [KJV])
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

(Genesis 3:4,5 [KJV])
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

TEXTUAL CRITIC #2

(Genesis 3:2,3 [KJV])
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: [KJV])But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

TEXTUAL CRITIC #3


(2 Corinthians 2:17 [KJV])
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

COVER, NO COVER

Speaking of covers, here is the logo on the NKJV, straight from the pit of hell itself, next to two counterparts, familiar to many:
mobius-nkjv

mobius-the-aquarian-conspiracymobius-the-craftzeppelin-mobius

triquetazeppelin

It consists of a 666 symbol, interlaced, arranged in a circle. Don't believe me? Ask any satanist, New Ager, pagan, occultist. They know it, why do you not know it? Who would want that on a book that they want people to THINK is God's Word???? Just this occultic, pagan, satanic mobius, on the cover and or the binding, ought to be a clear warning to a discerning heart but, unfortunately, it is not to too many Christians. As one said,

"There is enough truth left in the NKJV to get to heaven, but also just enough lies to deceive a person to go to hell!"

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The very disgusting, unbelieving, substandard, arrogant, vile, rank heresy portrayed by the editors of the NKJV reveals, even on a cursory check, that it is in no way a "New" King James" bible, for several reasons:

  1. Lack of faith in God's Word
  2. Inferior sources (Alexandrian text, scattered throughout)
  3. Inferior "translation" methods, making it, at best, a paraphrase
  4. Money motive, which i$ why it wa$copyrighted in the fir$t place
  5. Handled by people who reject Psalm 12:6-7, Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-19, Isaiah 40:7-8, Matthew 24:35, Matthew 5:18, nd many other vital verses which clearly state that God intended to translate and preserve His Word any way He sees fit, perfectly
  6. In the NKJV, the text of God's Word is altered some 100,000 times, which comes to about eighty changes/alterations on each page! This was probably done in order to get a copyright, since you need to alter text a certain percentage to get one. UnChristlike, horrible, pathetic, wicked, evil.

One Example, Attempting to Hide Their Corruption

2 Corinthians 2:17 (KJV)
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:17 (NKJV)
For we are not, as so many,[a] peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

Footnotes:
a. 2 Corinthians 2:17 M the rest
b. 2 Corinthians 2:17 adulterating for gain


CORRUPT, v.t. [L., to break.] Literally, to break, separate or dissolve. Hence,

  1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to separate the component parts of a body, as by a natural process, which accompanied by a fetid smell.
  2. To vitiate or deprave; to change from good to bad. Evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Cor 15.
  3. To waste, spoil or consume. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt. Mat . 6
  4. To defile or pollute. Exo 32.
  5. To entice from good and allure to evil. 2 Cor 11.
  6. To pervert; to break, disobey or make void. Mal 2.
  7. To pervert or vitiate integrity; to bribe; as, to corrupt a judge.
  8. To debase or render impure, by alterations or innovations; as, to corrupt language.
  9. To pervert; to falsify; to infect with errors; as, to corrupt the sacred text.

CORRUPT, v.i.
  1. To become putrid; to putrefy; to rot. Animal and vegetable substances speedily corrupt in a warm and moist air.
  2. To become vitiated; to lose purity.

People, even in Paul's day, with him still alive and kicking, were taking his epistles (letters), editing them to meet their pet doctrines, and passing them off as "originals" or "copies of the originals". They were very good at it, very subtle. Some things never change. Today we have Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, et al to do that same evil work. They are also very good at it, very subtle. Peddling simply means to sell. Corrupting means to break, separate or dissolve. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to separate the component parts of a body, as by a natural process, which is accompanied by a fetid smell. To vitiate or deprave; to change from good to bad. To waste, spoil or consume. To defile or pollute. To entice from good and allure to evil. To pervert; to break, disobey or make void. To pervert or vitiate integrity; to bribe. To debase or render impure, by alterations or innovations. To corrupt language. To pervert; to falsify; to infect with errors; as, to corrupt the sacred text. To become putrid; to putrefy; to rot. To spoiled; taint, to make unsound. To deprave, to taint with wickednes. To debase, to render impure, to changed to a worse state.

Pick a definition for corrupt. Not a one means, in any way, "to sell" anything. Except to make merchandise of us. (2 Peter 3, et al)

(Jeremiah 23:36 [KJV])
And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.


THE "ORIGINALS" PROBLEM: JEREMIAH 36, 45

Most people who reject the KJV (lay people, ministers, seminarians, etc.) run to "the original" languages" or "the originals" or "the originals manuscripts" (, like they have a copy in their personal study) or, "in the original language". It is a bad and very dangerous argument. First, they have never seen one, nor know of a single person who has. Second, God never promised anything about "the originals". God used copies of copies, even saying so in His Word. When Jesus read the Word, it was not "the originals". Below is an internal example of how exactly God views "the originals".

THE ADVENT OF ORIGINAL # 1

(Jeremiah 36:6, 8, 10 [KJV])
Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD'S house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

(Jeremiah 36:8 [KJV])
And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'S house.

(Jeremiah 36:10 [KJV])
Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S house, in the ears of all the people.

THE END OF "THE ORIGINAL" #1

(Jeremiah 36:23 [KJV])
And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

THE ADVENT OF "THE ORIGINAL" # 2

(Jeremiah 36:28-32[KJV]).
Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned. And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast? Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost. And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not. Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.

THE END OF "THE ORIGINAL # 2

(Jeremiah 51:63 [KJV])
And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:

THE RESURRECTION OF "THE ORIGINAL" #3

All of these "twice-lost words" are in our Bibles today as Jeremiah chapters 45-51!

(Jeremiah 45:1 [KJV])
The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch: Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the Lord hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest. Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

(Jeremiah 45:1 [NKJV])
The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book [a]at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: ‘You said, “Woe is me now! For the Lord has added grief to my sorrow. I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.” ’ “Thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Behold, what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land. And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I will bring adversity on all flesh,” says the Lord. “But I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go.

Footnotes
[a] Jeremiah 45:1 Lit. from Jeremiah’s mouth

THE COPYRIGHT PROBLEM:

The word "publish" is used in these one dozen verses in Scripture and, in no place, in no way, does it ever even imply making money from the actual text. While publishers of Bibles have to pay workers, pay for machines, paper and ink, glues and other materials, pay rent, etc. they DO NOT EVER have to pay for the actual WORDS of GOD!!

(Deuteronomy 32:3 [KJV])
Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

(Nehemiah 8:15 [KJV])
And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.

(Psalms 26:7 [KJV])
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

(Jeremiah 4:5 [KJV])
Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

(Jeremiah 4:16 [KJV])
Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.

(Jeremiah 5:20 [KJV])
Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,

(Jeremiah 31:7 [KJV])
For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.

(Jeremiah 46:14 [KJV])
Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee.

(Jeremiah 50:2 [KJV])
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

(Amos 3:9 [KJV])
Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.

(Amos 4:5 [KJV])
And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

(Mark 5:20 [KJV])
And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

God never one time even implied, let alone said, that we, as His followers, are to prevent the spread of His Word and words. In fact, quite the opposite! It is quite true that copyrights did not exist or not in 1611 England, (started in 1790) but God is alive in 2022 and never had and still has no such thing in or on His Word. I was on an online forum decades ago and posted a lengthy quote straight out of the NIV. I was then warned of legal problems by a moderator. I told him that, if he truly believed it was the Word of God, then God has no such thing as a copyright. Or else, he did NOT believe that it was truly the Word of God and just a book. He literally backed down, realizing the error of his thinking. That said, imagine God Himself ever commanding any believer, scribe, apostle, disciple to practice what Thomas Nelson does below. How unChristlike, how vile, disgusting, grotesque, shameless!




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½ of the translation committee believed in Westcott and Hort, which is why it follows the WH text.

"The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study."

FROM THE PREFACE:

"It is now widely held that the Byzantine Text that largely supports the Textus Receptus has as much right as the Alexandrian or any other tradition to be weighed in determining the text of the New Testament."

"Today, scholars agree that the science of New Testament textual criticism is in a state of flux. Very few scholars still favor the Textus Receptus as such, and then often for its historical prestige as the text of Luther, Calvin, Tyndale, and the King James Version. For about a century most have followed a Critical Text (so called because it is edited according to specific principles of textual criticism) which depends heavily upon the Alexandrian type of text. More recently many have abandoned this Critical Text (which is quite similar to the one edited by Westcott and Hort) for one that is more eclectic. Finally, a small but growing number of scholars prefer the Majority Text, which is close to the traditional text except in the Revelation.

In light of these facts, and also because the New King James Version is the fifth revision of a historic document translated from specific Greek texts, the editors decided to retain the traditional text in the body of the New Testament and to indicate major Critical and Majority Text variant readings in the footnotes. Although these variations are duly indicated in the footnotes of the present edition, it is most important to emphasize that fully eighty-five percent of the New Testament text is the same in the Textus Receptus, the Alexandrian Text, and the Majority Text."

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THE NKJV has changed 70,000 words, not including the "these" and "thous". It is actually a disgusting, perverted imposter of God's Word, which Thomas Nelson Publishers is trying to pass off as a King James Bible. It is not. Not even close.

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(Isaiah 40:7-8 [KJV])
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

(1 Peter 1:23-25 [KJV])
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

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  • Our salvation is incorruptible, and compared here to the Word of God
  • If the Word of God is not infallible, then we can lose our salvation
  • The enemy has used mankind for a long time and has tried for millennia to ruin th Word of God, with subtlety, to dilute it, remove doctrines, etc.
  • All will fail, since God is in charge of keeping it perfectly preserved, not publishers, not editors, not "translation" (paraphrase) committees, lawyers, "scholars" or archaeologists.

JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE NKJV CORRUPTION, DELIBERATE: MANY FOLLOW THE NIV, NASB, NRSV, etc.

In the Garden, to Eve, the Serpent truly speaks with a forked tongue. Just see the NKJV.

Genesis 3:5 (KJB)
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:5 (NKJV)
“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Where did God tell Moses to put the Book of the Law?

Deuteronomy 31:26 (KJB)
Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

Deuteronomy 31:26 (NKJV)
“Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there as a witness against you;

NKJV prints historical error

2 Kings 23:29 (KJB)
In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

2 Kings 23:29 (NKJV)
In his days Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt went to the aid of the king of Assyria, to the River Euphrates; and King Josiah went against him. And Pharaoh Necho killed him at Megiddo when he confronted him.

NKJV says that Israel is without hope

1 Chronicles 29:15 (KJB)
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

1 Chronicles 29:15 (NKJV)
For we are aliens and pilgrims before You, As were all our fathers; Our days on earth are as a shadow, And without hope.

No difference between a wound and a tasty trifle?

Proverbs 18:8 (KJB)
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 18:8 (NKJV)
The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,[fn] And they go down into the inmost body.

NKJV is flat out lying to you

Isaiah 9:3(KJB)
Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Isaiah 9:3 (NKJV)
You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy;[fn] They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Teil tree? Or Terebinth?

(Isaiah 6:13 [KJV])
But yet in it [shall be] a tenth, and [it] shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance [is] in them, when they cast [their leaves: so] the holy seed [shall be] the substance thereof.

(Isaiah 6:13 [NKJV])
But yet a tenth will be in it, And will return and be for consuming, As a terebinth tree or as an oak, Whose stump remains when it is cut down. So the holy seed shall be its stump.

  • First off, once again we see no "updating of the archaic language" as is falsely claimed
  • They also falsely claim that they stick to and are"faithful to the origunal King James Version"
  • A terebinth tree is also a form of a cashew nut tree, Pistacia terebinthus. It is also called the lime-tree. Terebinth, or oak of Palestine (an old name for the lime-tree, the tilia), Isaiah 6:13, the" "terebinth, or turpentine-tree, the Pistacia terebinthus of" botanists. The Hebrew word here used (elah) is rendered oak "(q.v.) in Gen. 35:4; Judg. 6:11, 19; Isa. 1:29, etc. In Isa." "61:3 it is rendered in the plural "trees;" Hos. 4:13, "elm" "(R.V., "terebinth"). Hos. 4:13, "elm" (R.V., "terebinth"). In 1" "Sam. 17:2, 19 it is taken as a proper name, "Elah" (R.V. marg.," terebinth). "The terebinth of Mamre, or its lineal successor, remained from the days of Abraham till the fourth century of the Christian "era, and on its site Constantine erected a Christian church, the" "ruins of which still remain." "This tree "is seldom seen in clumps or groves, never in forests, but stands isolated and weird-like in some bare ravine or on a "hill-side where nothing else towers above the low brushwood" (Tristram).
  • A teil tree is a terebinth tree, and did not need to be changed.

(Leviticus 25:39 [KJV])
And if thy brother [that dwelleth] by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

(Leviticus 25:39 [NKJV])
And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.

(Isaiah 7:14 [KJV])
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

(Isaiah 7:14 [NKJV])
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.[i]

  • "A virgin" is not the same as "THE Virgin" (Roman Catholic "Virgin" version)
  • "A" is not an archaic word as it is; hence it needed no "updating"....ergo it is a direct alteration, with error introduced

Why won't the NKJV tell you it's a whale?

Matthew 12:40 (KJB)
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 12:40 (NKJV)
“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Get saved is now difficult in the NKJV

Matthew 7:14 (KJB)
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 7:14 (NKJV)
“Because[fn] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Are you saved or are you 'being saved'? Huge difference!

(Luke 9:23 [KJV])
And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

(Luke 9:23 [NKJV])
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [a]daily, and follow Me.

Footnotes
Luke 9:23 M omits daily.

Who would want the word "daily" removed, and why would they? It is an important, essential doctrine of a day to day walk with the LORD removed, not to mention that the word "daily" is not in any way archaic.

Corinthians 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.

1 Corinthians 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.

(Galatians 1:4 [KJV])
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Galatians 1:4 ([NKJV])
who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

  • This is a direct attack on the Deity of the LORD Jesus Christ!
  • God and our Father is God the Son and God our Father (two people) not the same as our God and Father (one person, the Father only)-NOT EVEN CLOSE!
  • This is a vile, putrid, disgusting, wicked, evil and cheap imitation passiing itself off as the Word of God. It is not!

The NKJV changes you from a follower to an imitator

1 Corinthians 11:1 (KJB)
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:1 (NKJV)
Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

The NKJV erases the Name of Jehovah

Exodus 6:3 (KJB)
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Exodus 6:3 (NKJV)
“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name LORD[fn] I was not known to them.

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Genesis 22:8 (KJV)
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Genesis 22:8 (NKJV)
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide for himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

The addition of the word "for" in front of the word himself" (from the NASB) changes the promise from God Himself to BE the real lamb. Major doctrinal error, complete loss of the Gospel message here.

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Genesis 24:47 (KJV)
And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

Genesis 24:47 (NKJV)
Then I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' And she said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' So I put the nose ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.

A nose ring is not the same. It implies savagery, slavery, paganism, apostasy or whatever today, but not nice looking and certainly not an update of the archaic "earring". And the word "earroing" is not archaic, needing updating to the "more modern word nose". What a pathetic example of deliberate corruption.

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Ezra 8:36 (KJV)
And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors on this side the river: and they furthered the people, and the house of God.

Ezra 8:36 (NKJV)
And they delivered the king's orders to the king's satraps and the governors in the region beyond the River. So they gave support to the people and the house of God.

"Satraps" (not English in origin, fallen out of use) is not the "update of the archaic language" of "lieutenants" (still in use). Very few people, when asked, would even know what a satrap is! In fact, it is not even a lieutenant at all and not even a military term!

SAT'RAP, noun In Persia, an admiral; more generally, the governor of a province.

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Psalm 109:6 (KJV)
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Psalm 109:6 (NKJV)
Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser[a] stand at his right hand.

Footnotes: Psalm 109:6 Hebrew satan

If the Hebrew says "Satan", then why did they mis-translate it as "an accuser"? Are they trying to hide the enemy from the believers?

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Matthew 7:14 (KJV)
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 7:14 (NKJV)
Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Footnotes:
Matthew 7:14 NU-Text and M-Text read How . . . !
Follows the NU, and the word "narrow" is not the same as, nor is even remotely close to "difficult". Different words, different meanings.

This is a grave doctrinal error here, as it is not "difficult" at all...just believe. Difficult implies hard work. The very opposite of no work. Salvation is not by works, so this is heresy. This also contradicts Matthew 11:30, below.

This also contradicts Matthew 11:30:

(Matthew 11:30 [KJV])
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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(Jonah 1:17 [KJV])
Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

(Jonah 1:17 [NKJV])
Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Matthew 12:40 (KJV)
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 12:40 (NKJV)
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

ORIGIN OF "WHALE"
http://dictionary.reference.com/
The Greek word is Ketos The scientific study of whales is CETOLOGY - from the Greek ketos for whale and logos for study, plus from Latin cetus whale. Whales are called - CETACEANS - from the Greek ketos for whale. cet- a combining form meaning "whale," used in the formation of compound words: cetane.
Origin: combining form representing Greek kêtos, or whale

The KJV Bible says in Jonah, "great fish" and when Jesus retells it, He uses "whale". The NKJV, without any justification, changes the word in Matthew to "great fish", because they believe mankind over God Himself. However, according to the Creator of whales, whales are fish. He gets to do that, not us.
Apparently the editors think they know more than Jesus, and that Jesus does not know what a fish is, or what a whale is. It is mere man who decided that whales are not fish, not God. Nor do the whales care. Therefore, this is a doctrinal/scientific error. Man says they are mammals, God says fish. Man did not create whales, God did. God says fish, man says mammal. God........man.......God......man. Who do you believe?

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Matthew 18:26 (KJV)
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

Matthew 18:26 (NKJV)
The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, 'Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'

Worshipping means that Jesus is God. Merely falling down before someone says nothing, since I can fall down in front of my own wife out of clumsiness!

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Matthew 20:20 (KJV)
Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

Matthew 20:20 (NKJV)
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.

Kneeling down is what we do to pick up a gum wrapper on the sidewalk, tie our shoes, pet a small pet. Worshipping is reserved for God ONLY! This removes the worship of Jesus, just like the NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV. Kneeling down is bowing down, which is what is what is done in Japan, the Middle East,etc and to earthly, fleshly, sinful kings. Worship is reserved for God and in no way an archaic word!

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Acts 12:4(KJV)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Acts 12:4 (NKJV)
So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.

Introduces doctrinal error by changing Easter (100% correct) to Passover (100% wrong and impossible).

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Acts 24:14 (KJV)
But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

Acts 24:14(NKJV)
But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.

HERESY is, without a doubt, DOCTRINAL ERROR. A sect is a group, religious denomination, split in the body. This error introduced causes utter confusion and is unnecessary.

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(2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV])
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

(2 Corinthians 5:17 [NKJV])
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

A new creature is a person created. A new creation is what happens after the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Not to mention that the word "creature" is not archaic, fallen from use. In other words, there was no excuse to change it except to get a copyright ($$).

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(2 Corinthians 7:10 [KJV])
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

(2 Corinthians 7:10 [NKJV])
For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

These two verses do not even imply the same doctrine. Our sincere, true, real, genuine salvation cannot be repented of (turned around, reversed), but the NKJV says it can be regretted. We need to believe and repent to get saved, not regret. How utterly vile and obscene! Luke 13:3 tells us how important repentance is, not regretting.

(Luke 13:3 [KJV])
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

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(Daniel 3:25 [KJV])
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

(Daniel 3:25 [NKJV])
Look! he answered, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the[a] Son of God.

Footnotes
a. Daniel 3:25 Or a son of the gods

Um, "a son of the gods"? What paganism is this nonsense, claiming to be God's Word?

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Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20(NKJV)
I have been crucified with Christ; ________________it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Deleting, removing "nevertheless I live" is certainly not an "update to the archaic language", but rather a deletion, because the NKJV is coming from a different source, and not from God.

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1 Thessalonians 5:22(KJV)
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 (NKJV)
Abstain from every form of evil.

Abstain from even the appearance, which means more than just not doing it. Don't even give the impression of doing it. Just the appearance is bad enough, and it is stronger language for admonition. "Appearance" (what people see) is not the same as "form" (type). It is not an "update to the archaic language" it purports to be.

1 Timothy 6:5 (KJV)
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1 Timothy 6:5(NKJV)
Useless wranglings[a] of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.[b]

Footnotes:
1 Timothy 6:5
NU-Text and M-Text read constant friction.
1 Timothy 6:5
NU-Text omits this sentence. "means of" is not in ANY MSS, but matches the NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV.

The phrase "supposing that gain is godliness: " vs. "who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.". There are ZERO Greek texts with the words "means of" in them! So where, exactly, did they come from? These words, this phrase, exactly follows the "modern" "versions" such as the NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV! Men of corrupt minds think that they, being godly in their own eyes, can fleece the flock for financial purposes. This is what the KJV says. The NKJV reads "godliness is great gain". Yes, to be godly is great gain, but is not what men of corrupt minds are after. They are after your wallet, like the televangelists, big name speakers, and "Bible" publishers, such as Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, etc. This is not an update to archaic language in any way, since none of the words in that phrase are archaic, but is an injection of half-truths, like the serpent does.
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1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 6:10
(NKJV)
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

The phrase "kinds of" (italicized in the NKJV) is that way because it is not found in any extant mss., not to mention that it matches the NIV, NASV, NRSV. Not to mention that this says something different. ALL evil implies all parts of all kinds done by all who seek filthy lucre. All KINDS of evil is not the same. In addition, "straying" from the faith" is not the same as "erring in the faith". One involves distance; the other being wrong. Simple as that.

(Romans 12:1,2 [KJV])
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:1,2 [NKJV])
I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Footnotes:
[a] Romans 12:1 urge [b] Romans 12:1 rational

Even without altering the text, the Thomas Nelson paraphrasers had to comment that the word "beseech" somehow means "urge".

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1 Timothy 6:20 (KJV)
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 1 Timothy 6:20 (NKJV)
O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-

The word "vain" is not the same as "idle", and not an update to any archaic word. To oppose science, knowledge, is not the same as contradicting it. And the word "science" itself is not archaic, and should not be changed, altered to "knowledge".

John 15:7 [KJV]}
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

(John 15:7 [NKJV])
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[a] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Footnote:
John 15:7 NU omits you will

Saying "what ye will" is neither archaic nor hard to understand and needed no changing. What we desire is what we want. What we will is a fight of our will against God's will. The NU omits it because it i deliberately corrupted garbage.

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SERVANTS VS. BONDSERVANTS

Webster's 1828:
BOND'SERVANT,
n. [bond and servant.] A slave; one who is subjected to the authority of another, or whose person and liberty are restrained.

Webster's today:
BOND'SERVANT,
n. [bond and servant.] one bound to service without wages

SERV'ANT, [L. servans, from servo, to keep or hold; properly one that waits, that is, stops, holds, attends, or one that is bound.]

1. A person, male or female, that attends another for the pupose of performing menial offices for him, not who is employed by another for such offices or for other labor, and is subject to his command. The word is correlative to master.
Servant differs from slave, as the servant's subjection to a master is voluntary, the slave's is not. Every slave is a servant, but every servant is not a slave.
Servants are of various kinds; as household or domestic servants, menial servants; laborers, who are hired by the day, week or other term, and do not reside with their employers, ot if they board in the same house, are employed abroad and not in the domestic services; apprentices, who are bound for a term of years to serve a master, for the purpose of learning his trade or occupation.

In a legal sense, stewards, factors, bailifs and other agents, are servants for the time they are employed in such character, as they act in subordination to others.

2. One in a state of subjection.
3.In Scripture, a slave; a bondman; one purchased for money, and who was compelled to serve till the year of jubilee; also, one purchased for a term of years.
4. The subject of a king; as the servents of David or of Saul.
The Syrians became servants to David. 2 Sam 8.
5. A person who voluntarily serves another or acts as his minister; as joshua was the servant of Moses, and the apostles the apostles the servants of Christ. So Christ himself is called a servant, Isa 42. Moses is called the servant of the Lord, Duet. 34.
6. A person employed or used as an unstrument in accomplishing God's purposes of mercy or wrath. So Nebuchadnezzar is called the servant of God. Jer 25.
7. One who yields obedience to another. The saints are called servants of God, or of righteousness; and the wicked are called the servants of sin.
8. That which yields obedience, or acts on subordination as an instrument.
9. One that makes painful sacrifices in compliance with the weakness or wants of others.
10. A person of base condition or ignoble spirit.
11. A word of civilith. I am, sir, your humble or obedient servant.
Our betters tell us they are our humble servants, but understand us to be their slaves. Swift.
Servant of servants, one debased to the lowest condition of servitude.

SERV'ANT
, v.t. To subject. [Not in use.]


Not to even mention that the word "servant" is in no way archaic, fallen ot of use

(Romans 1:1 [KJV])
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

(Romans 1:1 [NKJV])
Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God
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(Romans 6:22 [KJV])
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

(Romans 6:22 [NKJV])
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit [a]to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

Servants? Or slaves? Think about the difference in meaning here. We serve God gleefully, voluntarily, thankfully, knowing and appreciating that He sved us from a certain hell. Slaves serve by compulsion, fear of punishment up to even the point of death. They never serve voluntarily. We were slaves to sin and now freed by the Living God to serve the Living God.
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(2 Corinthians 4:5 [KJV])
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

(2 Corinthians 4:5 [NKJV])
For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.

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(1 Corinthians 7:21 [KJV])
Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.(1 Corinthians 7:22 [KJV])
For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

(1 Corinthians 7:21 [NKJV])
Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave.

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(Galatians 1:10 [KJV])
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

(Galatians 1:10 [NKJV])
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
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(Ephesians 6:5-6 [KJV])
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

(Ephesians 6:5-6 [NKJV])
Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
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(Philippians 1:1 [KJV])
Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

(Philippians 1:1 [NKJV])
Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
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(Philippians 2:7 [KJV])
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

(Philippians 2:7 [NKJV])
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
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(Colossians 3:22 [KJV])
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

(Colossians 3:22 [NKJV])
Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.

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(Colossians 4:1 [KJV])
Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

(Colossians 4:1 [NKJV])
Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

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THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST-REMOVED!

Just a smattering of a few obvious verses.

(Acts 3:13 [KJV])
The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

(Acts 3:13 [NKJV])
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.

(Acts 3:26 [KJV])
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

(Acts 3:26 [NKJV])
To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.

(Acts 4:27 [KJV])
For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

(Acts 4:27 [NKJV])
For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

(Acts 4:30 [KJV])
By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

(Acts 4:30 [NKJV])
by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus

(Matthew 20:20 [KJV])
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

(Matthew 20:20 [NKJV])
Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.

(Revelation 1:6 [KJV])
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

(Revelation 1:6 [NKJV])
and has made us [a]kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Footnotes
[a] Revelation 1:6 NU, M a kingdom

(Acts 17:22 [KJV])
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

(Acts 17:22 [NKJV])
Then Paul stood in the midst of the [a]Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;

and has made us [a]kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

THE DOCTRINE OF HELL-REMOVED!


Not only did they remove it, they changed it to pagan, mythical places such as Gehenna, Hades. While they do not remove the word hell and directly replace it with Gehenna, they lie and say that Jesus used the word in the footnotes, repeatedly. Not just the NKJV, either. All other modern versions do it also. But none like to incorporate the name "KJV" into their "version" in order togive the appearance to being "accurate" to "the originals".

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(Matthew 5:22 [KJV])
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

(Matthew 5:22 [NKJV])
But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother [e]without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’[f] shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, [g]‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of [h]hell fire.

h. Matthew 5:22 Gr. Gehenna
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(Matthew 10:28 [KJV])
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

(Matthew 10:28 [KJV])
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in [h]hell

h. Matthew 5:22 Gr. Gehenna
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(Matthew 11:23 [KJV])
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

(Matthew 11:23 [NKJV])
And you, Capernaum, who[a] are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

(Matthew 16:18 [KJV])
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

(Matthew 16:18 [NKJV])
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it.

(Matthew 18:9 [KJV])
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

(Matthew 18:9 [NKJV])
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into [a]hell fire.

Footnotes
a. Gr. Gehenna

(Matthew 23:15 [KJV])
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

(Matthew 23:15 [NKJV])
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of [a]hell as yourselves.

Footnotes
a. Gr. Gehenna

(Mark 9:43-47 [KJV])
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:(Mark 9:44 [KJV])
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.(Mark 9:45 [KJV])
And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:(Mark 9:46 [KJV])
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.(Mark 9:47 [KJV])
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

(Mark 9:43-47 [NKJV])
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life [j]maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to [k]hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— [l]where Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into [m]hell, [n]into the fire that shall never be quenched where Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.
47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into [o]hell fire—where Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:44 NU omits v. 44.
Mark 9:45 Gr. Gehenna
Mark 9:45 NU omits the rest of v. 45 and all of v. 46.
Mark 9:47 Gr. Gehenna

(Luke 10:15 [KJV])
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

(Luke 10:15 [NKJV])
And you, Capernaum, [a]who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.

Footnotes
a. Luke 10:15 NU will you be exalted to heaven? You will be thrust down to Hades!

(Luke 16:23 [KJV])
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

(Luke 16:23 [NKJV])
And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

(Acts 2:27 [KJV])
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

(Acts 2:27 [NKJV])
For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

(Acts 2:31 [KJV])
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

(Acts 2:31 [NKJV])
he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.


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HADES

"Hades, in the ancient Greek religion and myth, is the god of the dead and the king of the underworld, with which his name became synonymous. Hades was the eldest son of Cronus and Rhea, although this also made him the last son to be regurgitated by his father. He and his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon, defeated their father's generation of gods, the Titans, and claimed rulership over the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the sky, and Poseidon the sea, with the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, available to all three concurrently. In artistic depictions, Hades is typically portrayed holding a bident and wearing his helm with Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog of the underworld, standing to his side."

The place where children were sacrificed to the god Moloch was originally in the "valley of the son of Hinnom," to the south of Jerusalem (Josh. xv. 8, passim; II Kings xxiii. 10; Jer. ii. 23; vii. 31-32; xix. 6, 13-14). For this reason the valley was deemed to be accursed, and "Gehenna" therefore soon became a figurative equivalent for "hell."

SHEOL
Sheol (/'?i?.o?l, -?l/ SHEE-ohl, -??l; Hebrew: ???????? Š??ol, Tiberian: Šo?ol)[1] in the Hebrew Bible is a place of still darkness which lies after death.[2] Although not well defined in the Tanakh, Sheol in this view was a subterranean underworld where the souls of the dead went after the body died.


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T
itus 3:10
(KJV)
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

Titus 3:10
(NKJV)
Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition,

A heretic is a person in error, a false teacher, and most certainly not the same as a divisive person. Jesus and anyone who teaches truth are by nature, by default, divisive. You can be in error and not be divisive, as the anti-Christ will be in error (lying) and united the entire world. You can be NOT in error and also be divisive. These people would have kicked JEsus out from their presence for being "divisive", let alone His followers.

(Matthew 10:34 [KJV])
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

(Luke 12:51 [KJV])
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

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(1 Corinthians 1:18 [KJV])
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

(1 Corinthians 1:18 [NKJV])
For the [a]message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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Footnotes
1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word

  • "Are saved" changed to "are being saved", which is a lie
  • "Preaching", not archaic, is changed to "message", which is what the editors believe God preserved, not His Word and words, every one (Psalm 12:6,7). To hide that, they use the minority text to say it literally says "word", like somehow they know.
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(Hebrews 2:16 [KJV])
KJV - For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

(Hebrews 2:16 [KJV])
For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

Change words, change meanings. Two totally different words, phrases, meanings, two totally different doctrines taught. They both cannot becorrect and, since the KJV is perfect, then the NKJV is in error-again! The verse goes with John chapter one:

(John 1:14 [KJV])
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

This is the seed of Abraham, mortal, carnal, fleshly mankind, not helping people (Jesus did), but God becoming mankind and living as a man with us.
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(HEBREWS 3:16 [KJV])
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

(HEBREWS 3:16 [NKJV])
For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?

The KJV correctly says that not all of them complained that came out of Egypt. Why? Because God always said He would have a remnant, no matter how small. And He always did and does. Minimum, it was Joshua and Caleb, who rent their clothes. This deliberate alteration in the NKJV introduces actual doctrinal error in the Bible, corrected elsewhere in context. The Old Testament teaches quite clearly that not all of the Israelites rebelled against God and provoked Him.
The KJV is right in its teaching here and the NKJV is wrong.

(1 Corinthians 10:10 [KJV])
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
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(Hebrews 10:14 [KJV])
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

(Hebrews 10:14 [NKJV])
For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being [a]sanctified.

Footnotes
a. Hebrews 10:14 set apart

In so many instances, the NKJV, like all other "modern versions", insists that we "are being" something, such as in these illustrations here: "are being saved", "are being sanctified", etc. We ARE saved. We ARE sanctified, spiritually.
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1 John 5:13 (KJV)
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 5:13(NKJV)
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,[a] and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Footnotes:

[17] 1 John 5:13 NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.

"Ye may believe" is not at all the same as "continue to believe". It is the same exact trash peddled by the MVers about "be being saved". Utter nonsense. If we are saved, we are saved. We do not need to "keep being saved", nor are we "being saved" eternally to life. NU is the Nestle Aland/United Bible Society Greek text, deliberately corrupted, from inferior, rejected, deliberately corrupted Greek text from Alexandria. Ergo, it does not matter if it omits anything. It is not God's Word. "Continue to" is not in any mss, and weakens the doctrine of eternal security, implies working (continuing to).

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(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. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

(1 John 5:7-8 [NKJV])
For there are three that bear witness [b]in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

b. 1 John 5:7 NU, M omit the words from in heaven (v. 7) through on earth (v. 8). Only 4 or 5 very late mss. contain these words in Greek.

The meaningless, arrogant footnote here is pure poison for the weak to swallow. This assumes that these liars know more than the translators

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(Colossians 1:14 [KJV])
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

(Colossians 1:14 [NKJV])
in whom we have redemption [a]through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

a. Colossians 1:14 NU, M omit through His blood

In the words of Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones, "Through his blood" is deleted - a major difference! Beloved, if your "Bible" does not contain these three words, someone has tampered with it such that it is no longer the Word of God. If it is wrong here how can you be certain that many other such omissions do not exist?"

(Matthew 18:11 [KJV])
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

(Matthew 18:11 [NKJV])
For[a] the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

Footnotes
[a] Matthew 18:11 NU omits v. 11.
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(1 Timothy 3:16 [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.

(1 Timothy 3:16 [NKJV])
And without controversy great is the [a]mystery of godliness: God[b] was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Footnotes
1 Timothy 3:16 hidden truth
1 Timothy 3:16 NU Who

God being manifest in the flesh is a claim to the Deity of the LORD Jesus Christ Himself, God visiting His Creation. "He" was manifested in the flesh is meaningless, since so were all of us mere mortals and is an attack on that same claim to HisDeity, unwarranted, unnecessary, subtle, yet vicious, in the footnotes to the verse. While it is a footnote, it is referenced in the verse itself, for the unknowing, weak believers to sop up.

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Revelation 1:5-6 (KJV)
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 1:5-6 (NKJV)
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed[a] us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings[b] and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

"Prince" is not an archaic word, so changing it to "ruler" was unnecessary.

"God and His Father" can only mean God is the Son and the Son is God. "His God and Father" can be said for any one of us, meaning that they removed the Deity of Jesus Christ here.

THE MARK OF THE BEAST

(Revelation 13:16 [KJV])
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

(Revelation 13:16 [NKJV])
He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,

The error in this one, single word, changing the text from "in" to "on" literally introduces doctrinal error which will produce eternal consequences! The COVID "vaccine" intoduced a chip, among other things, into the bodies of the receivers. Many worldwide gladly accepted it, in abject fear and panic. This was to buy, travel, keep jobs, cross borders, get intohospitals, offices, etc. How easy now for the anti-Christ to convince people to take a chip IN their hand or forehead, gladly, in order to buy and sell, in exact fulfillment of this verse! People already have had a microchip implanted into the back of their hand, so as to be linked via that chip to their bank/credit card accounts, buying products by merely scannng their hand. So the NKJV strikes again, showing itself to be a modern version, not a King James Bible at all.

IN THE HAND OR ON?

"THE COMING ONE" (ANTI-CHRIST) VS. THE REAL MESSIAH

(Matthew 11:3 [KJV])
And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

(Matthew 11:3 [NKJV])
and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

(Luke 7:20 [KJV])
When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

(Luke 7:20 [NKJV])
When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ ”
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All New Agers, ALL OF THEM, are looking for "the One", "The Christ", "The Christ Consciousness", "The Coming One". None is looking for Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel. The NKJV obliges nicely to them here by providing their chant, in the text.

Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth.
Let Them bring succour to the sons of men.
Let the Rider from the Secret Place come forth, And coming, save.
Come forth, O Mighty One.Let the souls of men awaken to the Light,
And may they stand with massed intent.
Let the fiat of the Lord go forth:
The end of woe has come!
Come forth, O Mighty One.
The hour of service of the Saving Force has now arrived.
Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One. Let Light and Love and Power and Death Fulfil the purpose of the Coming One. The WILL to save is here.
The LOVE to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad.
The ACTIVE AID of all who know the truth is also here. Come forth, O Mighty One and blend these three. Construct a great defending wall.
The rule of evil now must end. — 1940, Lucis Trust, "The Great Invocation", Madame Blavatsky, others.

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2 Corinthians 2:15 (KJV)
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

2 Corinthians 2:15 (NKJV)
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

A sweet savour is like flower nectar, roses, honey, perfume. A fragrance can be of anything, sweet or putrid. Also, as was stated above, we are saved (or we are not), but we are not "being saved", eternally. This is rank heresy, not an "update of the archaic language".
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Philippians 2:6 (KJV) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

Philippians 2:6 (NKJV) Who, being in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.

He thought being the same as God something not something to reach for, a New Age Philosophy. This is neither an "update of the archaic language of the KJV", nor is it biblically, doctrinally accurate, as it states in the NKJV that the idea of being equal with God was "not something to be grasped". Jesus did not have to, as He was always God. He did not have to grasp it.

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(Matthew 28:19 [KJV])
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:(Matthew 28:20 [KJV])
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

19 Go [c]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [d]Amen.

Footnotes
Matthew 28:19 M omits therefore
Matthew 28:20 NU omits Amen.

(1 Corinthians 10:11 [KJV])
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

(1 Corinthians 10:11 [NKJV])
Now [a]all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our [b]admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

a. 1 Corinthians 10:11 NU omits all
b. 1 Corinthians 10:11 instruction

So here we have a denial of the end of the world, changing it to "ages", plus nothing is an "update of the archaic language" at all. In fact, the doctrine of the end of the world is not just denied here, but the word "world" is not in any way archaic!
Same verse in 1 Corinthians, "admonition" is replaced with "instruction",0 the dictionary clearly showing us that they are not the same thing, with two different meanings.

ADMONI'TION, n. Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; direction. Titus 3. 1 Cor 10. In church discipline, public or private reproof to reclaim an offender; a step preliminary to excommunication.

INSTRUC'TION, n. [L. instructio.]
1. The act of teaching or informing the understanding in that of which it was before ignorant; information.
2. Precepts conveying knowledge.
Receive my instruction and not silver. Prov 8.
3. Direction; order; command; mandate. The minister received instructions from his sovereign to demand a categorical answer.
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Hebrews 2:16 (KJV) For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Hebrews 2:16 (NKJV) For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

The Incarnation of Jesus Christ is destroyed. Jesus is God incarnate and did not come to help angels-THEY HELPED HIM AND HELP US!!! Jesus came to earth as a man, much lower than the angels, submitting Himself to the Father as a man, not as an angel. How else could He take our infirmities, bear our sicknesses, die for our sin, since angels can not and do not? This is not, in any way, an "update of the archaic language of the KJV". It is a deliberate corruption.

Matthew 8:17
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

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(1 Chronicles 1:7 [KJV])
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

(1 Chronicles 1:7 [KJV])
The sons of Javan were Elishah, [a]Tarshishah, Kittim, and [b]Rodanim.

**Dodanim (TR) changed to Rodanim (LXX). What in the world is Tarshishah? Tarshish is an ancient name, not an archaic English word, fallen from use.

Footnotes a. 1 Chronicles 1:7 Tarshish, Gen. 10:4
b. 1 Chronicles 1:7 Dodanim, Gen. 10:4

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(Matthew 1:25 [KJV])

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Matthew 1:25(NKJV)
and did not know her till she had brought forth her[b] firstborn Son.[a] And he called His name JESUS.

Footnotes:

[a] Matthew 1:25 NU-Text reads a Son.
[b] Matthew 1:25 NU reads Kept her a virgin

There is no reason whatsoever to mention the NU rendering of "a Son" unless one wants to create doubt upon he virgin birth and the Deity of the LORD Jesus Christ. The newer versions literally "a son" or "her son". What fertile, healthy, married woman can'tjust have a son? What kind of woman cannot have a son, ever? A VIRGIN! That makes it a miracle and, in the NKJV, a miracle REMOVED ON PURPOSE!

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(2 Timothy 3:16, 17 [KJV]).
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17 [NKJV])
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The word "perfect" is not the same as "complete". Nor is "perfect" an archaic word at all.

(Matthew 5:44 [KJV])
But I say unto you, 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;

Matthew 5:44(NKJV)
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[a]

Footnotes: [a] Matthew 5:44 NU-Text omits three clauses from this verse, leaving, "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

Again, we should not care what the Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society Alexandrian text says at all, since it was rejected by God, not used by the translators anyways.

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(Romans 1:17 [KJV])
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

(Habakkuk 2:4 [KJV])
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

  • This is Old and New Testament alike
  • Just living by faith, not works
  • The just are just by faith, being declared of God to be so, otherwise how are they just?
  • This conversely also means that the unjust shall live by works
(Romans 4:25 [KJV])
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

(Romans 4:25 [NKJV])
who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

Again, another example of modern day "scholarship", ruining doctrine. Jesus was raised to pay for our sins, which is what the real verse says here. The imposter

ROMANS 5, AS ANOTHER EXAMPLE

The issue with most Christians today is a complete lack of study, depending on others to tell them what God said and what God meant. Paul said that the Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica, searching God's Word themselves to check Paul's doctrine. The very thing that finally cinched it with me was the verse by verse comparison, the KJV with the MVs. Sitting down with the two different Bibles, reading them, it reveals how utterly depraved, watered down, decadent, wicked they are. God can use them, but has He used them like He used the KJV ? Not even close.

(Romans 5:1,2 [KJV])
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

(Romans 5:1,2 [NKJV])
Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Footnotes:
Romans 5:1 Some ancient mss. let us have

"Some ancient mss.?" And the point of that is what, exactly? The translators missed them? Forgot a bout them? Or flat out REJECTED them? "Let us have" peace with God is not the same as Jesus Christ earned peace with God for us. It is not something we strive for; it is a gift that we have.
Um ,is "being justified" (already justified, as just explained in the first four chapters, and how) considered archaic? Or is it just necessary to change that to make it qualify for a copyright? "By whom" is replaced with "through whom", as though the word "by" is archaic, "Wherein" is changed to "in which", which is not an update of archaic words at all; but merely qualifies it for a copyright.

Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

"Work" is the updated word for "worketh", not "produces". Patience is NOT perseverance, one is waiting, one is working.

Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

"character" is not "experience"; it is not even close.

Romans 5:5
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

"Disappoint" is not the same or an update of the archaic "ashamed" "shed abroad" is not the same as "poured out"

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

"Still" is not an update of "yet"

Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

Peradventure>>>Perhaps-might be an update
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. "Commendeth" means to represent, commit, why not drop the "eth"?
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. "having now been" is identical to "being now"
Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Romans 5:11
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
  • "That" is not an update of "so"
  • The italic means not in the mss, but the KJV tells us this, the NKJV does not
  • This word in the NKJV is "reconciliation", as in "ALL OTHER MODERN VERSIONS!". IN fact, that word atonement is the ONLY word that can e doctrinally correct here.
  • Since I cannot explain it much better and, since I do not have to, because it is already said well enough for anyone and, since it is true. Here is an explanation of the grotesque error in the NKJV again, here in this verse at this web site: Now The End Begins

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
1. "Wherefore", archaic but not hard to understand.
2. "As by" replaced with "just as through", twice?
3. "Passed upon" is not archaic is genetic, spread is not.
Romans 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

'Them" is not archaic, nor is "that". "Similitude" is not archaic "Adam" is not the same as "Adam's transgression"

Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Order changed of words, very little archaism changed

Romans 5:16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

Italics in KJV, not in NKJV, and tense changed, sentences lengthened,

Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
"By one" changed to "through the one"; "they which" (not archaic) updated to "those who"

Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.


*Romans 5:1 Another ancient reading is, let us have peace.
51. KJV: Hell is 54 times, NKJV 32 times changed to Hades (11 times), Sheol (18 times). Follows the W&H readings, not the received text.
Isaiah 14:12 (NKJV) "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, [17] son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!

[17] Isaiah 14:12 Literally Day Star

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

THE BOOK OF JUDE, FOR A COMPARISON

(Jude 1 [KJV])
Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And of some have compassion, making a difference:And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

NO FOOTNOTES, NO CORRECTIONS

(JUDE 1, [NKJV])

1 Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, [a]sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: 2 Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Contend for the Faith 3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord [b]God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Old and New Apostates 5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their [c]proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the [d]vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of [e]dignitaries. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, in [f]contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” 10 But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. Apostates Depraved and Doomed 12 These are [g]spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried [h]about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. 14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” Apostates Predicted 16 These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. 17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19 These are [i]sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. Maintain Your Life with God 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, [j]making a distinction; 23 but others save [k]with fear, pulling them out of the [l]fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Glory to God 24 Now to Him who is able to keep [m]you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To [n]God our Savior, [o]Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and [p]power, Both now and forever. Amen. Footnotes Jude 1:1 NU beloved Jude 1:4 NU omits God Jude 1:6 own Jude 1:7 punishment Jude 1:8 glorious ones, lit. glories Jude 1:9 arguing Jude 1:12 stains, or hidden reefs Jude 1:12 NU, M along Jude 1:19 soulish or worldly Jude 1:22 NU who are doubting (or making distinctions) Jude 1:23 NU omits with fear Jude 1:23 NU adds and on some have mercy with fear Jude 1:24 M them Jude 1:25 NU the only God our Jude 1:25 NU Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Be glory Jude 1:25 NU adds Before all time,

(Ecclesiastes 3:11 [KJV])
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

(Ecclesiastes 3:11 [NKJV])
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

"So that" is not archaic, nor the same as "except that". "So that" is a purpose, "except that" is an excuse for something. It is a pathetic, lame job of butchering God's Word without reason.

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