- List of omitted Bible verses
This is a list of Bible verses and phrases that are present in the
King James Versionbut absent from most bible translations completed after 1881 which are based upon the earliest manuscripts. In particular these specific verses are not in the New International Versionmain text; they can be found in footnotes due to textual differences in manuscripts. Bart D. Ehrmannotes that some of the most known verses were not part of the original text of the New Testament. "These scribal additions are often found in late medieval manuscripts of the New Testament, but not in the manuscripts of the earlier centuries," he adds. And because the King James Bible is based on later manuscripts, such verses "became part of the Bible traditon in English-speaking lands."Ehrman, Bart D.. " Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why". HarperCollins, 2005, p. 265. ISBN 978-0-06-073817-4]
List of omitted Bible verses
The designation "omitted Bible verses" is used here in a technical sense to indicate text for which a verse number has been reserved but which is not present. All verses listed are quoted from the
King James Version.
"Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2017:20-21;&version=31;9; Matthew 17:21] ]
It is possible that this verse is a duplicate of Mark 9:29. [ [http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_bibl.htm Translation errors and forgeries in the Bible] ]
"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:10-11;&version=31;9; Matthew 18:11] ]
Bruce Metzger, this verse was "manifestly borrowed by copyists from Luke 19:10." [ Bruce M. Metzger, "A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament" (Stuttgart: UBS, 1975), 45.]
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2023:13-14;&version=31;9; Matthew 23:14] ]
"If any man have ears to hear, let him hear." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%207:15-16;&version=31;9; Mark 7:16] ]
Mark 9:44 & 9:46
"Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%209:44-46;&version=31;9; Mark 9:44] ]
These two verses are identical to Mark 9:48.
"But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2011:25-26;&version=31;9; Mark 11:26] ]
"And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2015:27-28;&version=31;9; Mark 15:28] ]
"Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:35-36;&version=31;9; Luke 17:36] ]
"For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2023:16-17;&version=31;9; Luke 23:17] ]
"For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%205:3-4;&version=31;9; John 5:4] ]
"And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%208:36-37;&version=31;9; Acts 8:37] ]
"Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015:33-34;&version=31;9; Acts 15:34] ]
"But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands," [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2024:6-7;&version=31;9; Acts 24:7] ]
"And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2028:28-29;&version=31;9; Acts 28:29] ]
"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." [ [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2016:23-24;&version=31;9; Romans 16:24] ]
List of omitted Bible phrases
Phrases that are present in the
KJVbut absent in the NIVare marked in bold.
*KJV: "...she had brought forth her firstborn son...."
*NIV: "...she gave birth to a son...."
*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."
*NIV: "But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell."
*KJV: "...Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
*NIV: "...Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,"
*KJV: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."
*NIV: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."
*KJV: "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
*NIV: "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
*KJV: "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me."
*NIV: "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."
*KJV: "And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."
*NIV: "he is not to 'honor his father' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition."
*KJV: "And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"
*NIV: "and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times."
*KJV: "Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ."
*NIV: "Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ."
*KJV: "And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
*NIV: "I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."
*KJV: "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
*NIV: "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."
*KJV: "They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."
*NIV: "Because no one has hired us,' they answered. He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'"
*KJV: "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."
*NIV: "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
*KJV: "But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able."
*NIV: "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered."
*KJV: "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren."
*NIV: "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers."
*KJV: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
*NIV: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places."
*KJV: "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
*NIV: "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour."
*KJV: "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it."
*NIV: "When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"
*KJV: "And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots."
*NIV: "When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots."
*KJV: "And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it."
*NIV: "There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it."
*KJV: "As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee."
*NIV: "It is written in Isaiah the prophet:"I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way."
*KJV: "Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,"
*NIV: "After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God."
*KJV: "...immediately the fever left her...."
*NIV: "...The fever left her...."
*KJV: "...power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:"
*NIV: "...authority to drive out demons."
*KJV: "...and many [knew him] ...and came together unto him...."
*NIV: "...But many... [recognized them] ...."
*KJV: "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."
*NIV: "And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."
*KJV: "...were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered."
*NIV: "...were completely amazed...."
*KJV: "For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do."
*NIV: "And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!"
*KJV: "And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, 'nor tell it to any in the town."
*NIV: "Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village."
*KJV: "And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."
*NIV: "He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."
*KJV: "For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt."
*NIV: "Everyone will be salted with fire."
*KJV: "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me."
*NIV: "Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
*KJV: "...Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!"
*NIV: "...Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!"
*KJV: "Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest."
*NIV: "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
*KJV: "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. "
*NIV: "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'"
*KJV: "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is."
*NIV: "Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come."
*KJV: "But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:"
*NIV: "When you see 'the abomination that causes desolation' standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains."
*KJV: "But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew."
*NIV: "But he denied it. "I don't know or understand what you're talking about," he said, and went out into the entryway"
*KJV: "...the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women."
*NIV: "...The Lord is with you."
*KJV: "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
*NIV: "Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"
*KJV: "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
*NIV: "Jesus answered, It is written: Man does not live on bread alone."
*KJV: "...he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives...."
*NIV: "...He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners...."
*KJV: "And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ."
*NIV: "Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ."
*KJV: "And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?"
*NIV: "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?"
*KJV: "...had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,"
*NIV: "...but no one could heal her."
*KJV: "...be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole...."
*NIV: "...your faith has healed you...."
*KJV: "And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?"
*NIV: "When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"
*KJV: But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
*NIV: But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
*KJV: "For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village."
*NIV: "and they went to another village."
*KJV: "...and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
*NIV: "...nothing will harm you...."
*KJV: "And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."
*NIV: "He said to them, "When you pray, say:'Father,hallowed be your name, your kingdom come."
*KJV: "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?"
*NIV: "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?"
*KJV: "And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet."
*NIV: "As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah."
*KJV: "Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him."
*NIV: "waiting to catch him in something he might say."
*KJV: "But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?"
*NIV: "He saw through their duplicity and said to them,"
*KJV: "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:"
*NIV: "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat."
*KJV: "And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?"
*NIV: "They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?""
*KJV: "And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go."
*NIV: "and if I asked you, you would not answer."
*KJV: "And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed."
*NIV: "But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed."
*KJV: "And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
*NIV: "There was a written notice above him, which reads THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
*KJV: "Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them."
*NIV: "On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb."
*KJV: "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb."
*NIV: "They gave him a piece of broiled fish."
*KJV: "And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."
*NIV: "I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
*KJV: "And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen."
*NIV: "And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God."
*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."
*NIV: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
*KJV: "No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
*NIV: "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."
*KJV: "He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me...."
*NIV: "He is the one who comes after me...."
*KJV: "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
*NIV: "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man."
*KJV: "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
*NIV: "that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."
*KJV: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
*NIV: ""For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
*KJV: "And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day."
*NIV: "So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him."
*KJV: "...he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down...."
*NIV: "...distributed to those who were seated...."
*KJV: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
*NIV: "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life."
*KJV: "...they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out..."
*NIV: "...those who heard began to go away...."
*KJV: "...Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid...."
*NIV: "...So they took away the stone...."
*KJV: "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father."
*NIV: ""In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."
*KJV: "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name..."
*NIV: "While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me..."
*KJV: "Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."
*NIV: "Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
*KJV: "Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;"
*NIV: "But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne."
*KJV: "God, having raised up [his Son] Jesus...."
*NIV: "God raised up [his servant] ...."
*KJV: "And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush."
*NIV: "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai."
*KJV: "This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
*NIV: "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.'"
*KJV: "And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
*NIV: "...I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, he replied. Now get up and go into the city..."
*KJV: "He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do."
*NIV: "He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
*KJV: "And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,"
*NIV: "Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me"
*KJV: "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."
*NIV: "that have been known for ages."
*KJV: "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
*NIV: "They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
*KJV: "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."
*NIV: "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."
*KJV: "And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more."
*NIV: "Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again."
*KJV: "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified."
*NIV: "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."
*KJV: "And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God."
*NIV: "There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
*KJV: "Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law."
*NIV: "and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him."
*KJV: "And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust."
*NIV: "and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked."
*KJV: "And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him."
*NIV: "When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him."
*KJV: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
*NIV: "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."
*KJV: "For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth."
*NIV: "For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."
*KJV: "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"
*NIV: "And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
*KJV: "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."
*NIV: "And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace."
*KJV:"For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
*NIV: "The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet,"and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
*KJV: "He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks."
*NIV: "He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God."
*KJV: "It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak."
*NIV:"It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall."
1 Corinthians 6:20
*KJV: "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
*NIV: "you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
1 Corinthians 7:29
*KJV: "The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord."
*NIV: "A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. "
1 Corinthians 10:28
*KJV: "But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: "
*NIV: "But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience' sake"
1 Corinthians 11:24
*KJV: "And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me."
*NIV: "and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me'".
1 Corinthians 15:47
*KJV: "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
*NIV: "The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven."
1 Corinthians 16:22-23
*KJV: "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you."
*NIV: "If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him. Come, O Lord! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you."
2 Corinthians 4:10
*KJV: "Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."
*NIV: "We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body."
*KJV: "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"
*NIV:"You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified."
*KJV: "Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
*NIV: "So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir."
*KJV: "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."
*NIV: "Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation."
*KJV: "...which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"
*NIV: "...which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things."
*KJV: "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,"
*NIV: "For this reason I kneel before the Father,"
*KJV: "For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones."
*NIV: "for we are members of his body."
*KJV: "Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing."
*NIV: "Only let us live up to what we have already attained."
*KJV: "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
*NIV: "...Grace and peace to you from God our Father."
*KJV: "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:"
*NIV: "in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
*KJV: "For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"
*NIV: "Because of these, the wrath of God is coming."
1 Thessalonians 1:1
*KJV: "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."
*NIV: "...Grace and peace to you."
2 Thessalonians 1:8
*KJV: "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:"
*NIV: "He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus."
1 Timothy 3:16
*KJV: "...God was manifest in the flesh..."
*NIV: "...He appeared in a body. ..."
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."
*NIV: "and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain."
2 Timothy 1:11
*KJV: "Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles."
*NIV: "And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher."
2 Timothy 2:9
*KJV: "...I speak the truth in Christ...."
*NIV: "...I am telling the truth...."
2 Timothy 4:22
*KJV: "The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen."
*NIV: "The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you."
*KJV: "To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour."
*NIV: "To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior."
*KJV: "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:"
*NIV: "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."
*KJV: "Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:"
*NIV: "You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor "
*KJV: "For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:"
*NIV: "but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"
*KJV: "...Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord...."
*NIV: "...It is mine to avenge; I will repay..."
*KJV: "For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance."
*NIV: "You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions."
*KJV: "Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."
*NIV: "By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise."
1 Peter 1:22
*KJV: "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:"
*NIV: "Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart."
1 Peter 4:1
*KJV: "Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;"
*NIV: "Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin."
1 Peter 4:14
*KJV: "If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. "
*NIV: "If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you."
1 Peter 5:10-11
*KJV: "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. "
*NIV: "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen."
2 Peter 2:17
*KJV: "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever."
*NIV: "These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them."
1 John 1:7
*KJV: "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
*NIV: "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
1 John 2:7
*KJV: "Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning."
*NIV: "Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard."
1 John 4:3
*KJV: "...And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God...."
*NIV: "...but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God...."
1 John 4:9
*KJV: "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."
*NIV: "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him."
1 John 4:19
*KJV: "We love him, because he first loved us."
*NIV: "We love because he first loved us."
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."
*NIV: "For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement."
2 John 9
*KJV: "...He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ...."
*NIV: "...whoever continues in the teaching...."
*KJV: "To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen."
*NIV: "to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen."
*KJV: "...I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending...."
*NIV: "...I am the Alpha and the Omega...."
*KJV: "Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea."
*NIV: "which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
*KJV: "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth."
*NIV: "I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives."
*KJV: "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate."
*NIV: "Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans."
*KJV: "...And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever."
*NIV: "...and the elders fell down and worshiped."
*KJV: "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see."
*NIV: "I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" "
*KJV: "And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see."
*NIV: "When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" "
*KJV:"And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand."
*NIV: "When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand."
*KJV: "And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see."
*NIV: "When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!""
*KJV: "Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."
*NIV: "saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign."
*KJV: "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
*NIV: "Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
*KJV: "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
*NIV: "Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus."
*KJV: "And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God."
*NIV: "No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."
*KJV: "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done."
*NIV: "The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
*KJV: "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it."
*NIV: "The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it."
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* [http://www.bibletexts.com/kjv-tr.htm The King James Version and the Textus Receptus: Their history, accuracy, and relevance today] by Robert Nguyen Cramer.
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