WHAT IS GOD’S WORD

Lesson No. 7

 

(WHICH BIBLE?)

 

 

 

We have arrived! At last we can get to the question: Which Bible?

 

In the last 100 years nearly 100 English translations of the Bible have hit the ‘market’. But it has only been in the last 20 years that (for the first time since 1611) these “NEW” translations have started making serious inroads (in the so-called Fundamental -Evangelical Christian community) into the acceptance and popularity of the AV-KJB.

 

Within the modern “Christian” world you can find a veritable menagerie of bibles. What with the modernists pushing for the RSV, NEB or their “new” updates. The Southern Baptists pressing for the TEV, (Today’s English Version formerly known as - Good News for Modern man = Bad News for Sinners!). Billy Graham’s endorsement and recommendation of the Living bible. The Cambellites urging the use of the Amplified bible. The Jehovah’s Witnesses vigorously pushing the New World Translation. The Pentecostals, Charismatics and Evangelicals pressing for the NIV. The Catholic Church urging the use of their bibles, the “New” Jerusalem or “New” American Versions etc. And the majority of the so-called Fundamentalists strongly recommending the NASV (for the “serious” Bible student), or the “New” Schofield, or the New KJV.  It’s a miracle that we still can buy an AV-KJB! The fact is it’s getting harder and harder to find an AV-KJB, especially a quality bound one, without references or notes.

 

Today, just like in the 1st and 2nd centuries, any heretic, modernist, feminist, Russelite, Cambellite, Protestant, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Fundamentalist, Catholic, Jew, Communist, etc., etc., can find a ‘bible’ to suit his or her needs, bias’s, opinions and prejudices. Here are just a few examples from a Christian College textbook used in the training of “Ministers” – General Biblical Introduction (GBI) –1944.

 

GBI - Pg. 32, Item 84. The Revised Version.According to modern English, the Revised Version is usually more accurate than the Authorized, but here is an exception. The placing of the verb “is” in the translation, “Every Scripture inspired of God is also profitable,” is a strange, unaccountable, and serious blunder. It cannot be defended.” (Why would anyone even want to try todefend” such a “serious blunder”?)

 

GBI – Pg. 34, Item 86. 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: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:19-21). “In the Revised Version the important change is from holy men of God spake” to “men spake from God.” “This change probably came from a slip in the eye of the copyist, mistaking the Greek words for “holy” and “from”, the two being somewhat alike in the old uncial type. Although the change is not based upon the very best manuscript authority, yet it emphasizes an important Scriptural truth.”

 

  What about the verses that teach that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 1Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole  lump?  Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. If we had the time (and the space) we could examine GBI-Pg. 372, Item 673; GBI-Pgs. 377-379, Item 674 (10) and Item 675; or GBI-Pgs. 382-384, Items 680-682. Each Item demonstrates the same peculiar ‘mind set’ of the scholars and the critics, (Christian’s included). This book (GBI) was written by a “Conservative” Christian scholar and used in many “Fundamentalist” schools and ‘bible’ colleges as a ‘text book’! And there are many more that are even worse! (For example: The Ancestry of Our English Bible by Ira M. Price; The Books and the Parchments by F. F. Bruce). What a sad ‘commentary’ on the state of academic and intellectual Christianity!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

These men and their ‘works’ are nothing like those in the Philadelphia church:

 

Revelation 3:7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

 

As a matter of fact these men and their works are in the tradition of the apostate Laodicean church: Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

The days that we are living in are apostate times, be careful don’t be Lukewarm! Are you hot? Are you cold? God would have us either hot or cold. As Brother Dusty Rhoades used to say: “If you ain’t hot or cold then what are you?LUKEWARM!

 

            It’s a sad state of affairs and shameful as to how many “Christian” books I’ve read that say: “The KJV unfortunately obscures this passage”; or “a better reading would be”; or “older and better manuscripts say”. How many honest and sincere pastors and preachers and evangelists have underestimated The Book? Only God Knows!

 

            Under the guise of “updating ‘archaic’ words in the KJV”, or “because we now have so many more manuscripts and much older manuscripts”, or “we now have a more accurate knowledge of the original”, the ‘scholars’ are trying to persuade Bible believers to trade in their Holy Bible for “more trustworthy bibles”.

           

Just remember:

 

#1. The AV-KJB always gives the Lord Jesus Christ the preeminence.

 

#2. The AV-KJB always elevates the word of God.

 

 

Which is more than can be said for Phillips, Weymouth, Berkeley, the RV, the RSV, the NWT, the Jerusalem, the NEB, the ‘old’ ASV, the ‘new’ ASV, the NIV or any other of the 100 plus English translations that are out there.

 

It’s time to make some comparisons. The ‘scholars’ say the AV-KJB is hard to understand, archaic, not clear, etc. Oh really! Let’s compare the Revised Standard Version (RSV) and the New World Translation (Jehovah’s Witnesses bible - NWT) with God’s Holy word (AV-KJB) shall we?

 

RSV: Numbers 13:33 There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.

 

NWT: Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who are from the Nephilim; so that we became in our own eyes like grasshoppers, and the same way we became in their eyes.

 

AV-KJB: Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

 

RSV: Deuteronomy 22:9 You shall not sow your vineyard with a second kind of seed, or the whole yield will have to be forfeited, both the crop that you have sown and the yield of the vineyard itself.

10 You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together.

11 You shall not wear clothes made of wool and linen woven together.

 

NWT: Deuteronomy 22:9 You must not sow your vineyard with two sorts of seed, for fear that the full produce of the seed that you might sow and the product of the vineyard may be forfeited to the sanctuary.

10 You must not plow with a bull and an ass together.

11 You must not wear mixed stuff of wool and linen together

 

AV-KJB: Deuteronomy 22:9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.

 10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.

 11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

 

RSV: 1 Kings 20:38 Then the prophet departed, and waited for the king along the road, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.

 

NWT: 1 Kings 20:38 Then the prophet went and stood still for the king by the road, and he kept himself disguised with a bandage over his eyes.

 

AV-KJB: 1Kings 20:38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

 

RSV: Job 6:6 Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any flavor in the juice of mallows?

 

NWT: Job 6:6 Will tasteless things be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the slimy juice of marshmallow?

 

AV-KJB: Job 6:6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

 

RSV: Psalm 71:7 I have been like a portant to many, but you are my strong refuge.

 

NWT: Psalm 71:7 I have become just like a miracle to many people; But you are my strong refuge.

 

AV-KJB: Psalm 71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

 

RSV: Isaiah 7:15 He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

 

NWT: : Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey he will eat by the time that he knows how to reject the bad and choose the good.

 

AV-KJB: Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

 

RSV: Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and those who live on it will die like gnats; but my salvation will be forever, and my deliverance will be never ended.

 

NWT: Isaiah 51:6 Raise your eyes to the heavens themselves, and look at the earth beneath. For the very heavens must be dispersed in fragments just like smoke, and like a garment the earth itself will wear out, and its inhabitants themselves will die like a mere gnat. But as for my salvation, it will prove to be even to time indefinite, and my own righteousness will not be shattered.

 

AV-KJB: Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

 

            RSV: Jeremiah 13:19 The towns of the Negeb are shut up with no one to open them; all Judah is taken into exile, wholly taken into exile.

 

NWT: Jeremiah 13:19 The cities of the south themselves have been shut up, so that there is no one opening [them].Judah in its entirety has been taken into exile. It has been taken into exile completely.

 

AV-KJB: Jeremiah 13:19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.

 

RSV: Daniel 3:2 Then King Nebchadnezzar sent for the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, to assemble and come to the dedication of the statue that King Nebchadnezzar had set up. When they were standing before the statue that Nebchadnezzar had set up, 

 

NWT: Daniel 3:2 And Nebchadnezzar himself as king sent to assemble the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the police magistrates and all the administrators of the jurisdictional districts to come to the inauguration of the image that Nebchadnezzar the king had set up.

 

AV-KJB: Daniel 3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

 

RSV: Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to your lips! One like a vulture is over the house of the Lord, because they have broken my covenant, and transgressed my law.

 

NWT: Hosea 8:1 To you’re a mouth – a horn. [One comes] like an eagle against the house of Jehovah, for the reason that they have overstepped my covenant, and against my law they have transgressed.

 

AV-KJB: Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

 

RSV:  Matthew 20:2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.

 

NWT:  Matthew 20:2 When he had agreed with the workers for a denarius a day, he sent them forth into his vineyard.

 

AV-KJB: Matthew 20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

 

There’s a whole lot more, but why go on and on and on? Just one more:

 

RSV: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.

 

NWT: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore Jehovah himself will give you men a sign: Look! The maiden herself will actually become pregnant, and she is giving birth to a son, and she will certainly call his name Immanuel.

 

AV-KJB: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

 

Try to cross reference their Isaiah 7:14 with Matthew 1:22-23!

 

RSV: Matthew 1:22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

23 “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” (What happened to the young woman?)

 

NWT: Matthew 1:22 All this actually came about for that to be fulfilled which was spoken by Jehovah through his prophet, saying:

23 Look! The virgin will become pregnant and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Immanuel, which means when translated, With us is God.  (What happened to the maiden?)

 

AV-KJB: Matthew 1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

THAT is enough reason to reject the RSV and the NWT. But not all of the ‘new’ bibles will go that far. However, as we will soon see, these ‘new’ and ‘improved’ bibles still go ‘far enough’ to reject them also. After all, they come from the same manuscripts (and the same manuscriptFamilies”) as the RSV and NWT! They just don’t have the courage to make as many changes!          

 

Most people are not aware that the practice of corrupting God’s word and handling God’s word deceitfully was going on even in the Apostle Paul’s day.

 

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

 

2 Corinthians 2:17 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.

 

 

Do you really believe that from the time the Lord Jesus Christ established His church up until the present day, that the situation has been any different at any particular time in church history? Can you honestly say that after the deaths of the apostles, men just suddenly ceased from messing with God’s words? Do you think that Satan has lost interest in corrupting God’s word?

 

The following are a few examples of word changes in the Old Testament (words that are underlined have been changed or removed). Please compare these verses from the AV-KJB with whatever bible you may be using:

 

Genesis 6:3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

 

2Samuel 21:19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. (1 Chronicles 20:5, 1 Samuel 17:1-58)

 

1Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

 

 

1Kings 20:38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

 

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

 

Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

 

Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

 

Psalms 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

 

Ps 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

 

Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

 8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

 

Proverbs 22:17  Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

 19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

 21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

 

Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

 

Isaiah 27:1  In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

 

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

 11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

 12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

 

 

 

Isaiah 34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.

 

Isaiah 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

 

Daniel 3:25 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.

 

Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.

 

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

 

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

 

Zechariah 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

 

Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

 

 

Some Old Testament verses that are changed so that they no longer match New Testament references (words that are underlined have been changed). The words have been changed so they no longer mean the same thing! Please compare these verses from the AV-KJB with whatever bible you may be using:

 

Psalms 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell

among them.

Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

 

Psalms 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

 

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

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

Proverbs 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 2 The same was in the beginning with God.

 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

 

Whole verses removed or taken out of the “New” bibles (all of the words that are underlined have been removed): Please check these verses from the AV-KJB and see if they are in your bible:

 

MATTHEW

 

Matthew 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

 

Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

 

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

 

Matthew 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

 

Matthew 23:14 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.

 

MARK

 

Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

 

Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 

Mark 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 

Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

 

 

Some of the “New” bibles remove all of the verses from Mark 16:9-20. Others insert a corrupt note claiming that the verses were added and don’t really belong there.

 

Mark 16:9  Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

 10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

 11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

 12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

 13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

 14  Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 19  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 

LUKE

 

Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

 

Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

 

Luke 24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

 

Luke 24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

 

JOHN

 

John 5:4 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.

 

Some of the “New” bibles remove all of the verses from John 7:53 – John 8:1-11. Others insert a corrupt note claiming that the verses were added and don’t really belong there.

 

John 7:53 And every man went unto his own house.

 

John 8:1  Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

 

 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the

woman  standing in the midst.

 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

 

ACTS

 

Acts 8:37 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.

 

Acts 15:34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

 

Acts 28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

 

ROMANS

 

Romans 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

 

 

The following are some examples of omissions, additions and changes in the words of God in the New Testament (words that are underlined have been changed or removed). Please compare these verses from the AV-KJB with whatever bible you may be using:

 

MATTHEW

 

Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

 

Matthew 5:22 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 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

 

Matthew 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

 

Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

 

Mtatthew15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

 

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 

Matthew 27:35 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.

 

Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. (See corrupt note)

 

MARK

 

Mark 1:1  The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; (See corrupt note)

 

Mark 1:14  Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

 

Mark 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

 

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

 

Mark 6:11 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.

 

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

 

Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

 

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But 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!

 

Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. (See corrupt note)

 

LUKE

 

Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

 

Luke 2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

 

Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

 

Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

 

Luke 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

 

Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

 

Luke 23:23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

 

Luke 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

 

Luke 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

 

Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

  (See corrupt  note)

 

Luke 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

 

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. (See corrupt note)

 

JOHN

 

John 1:14 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. (John 3:16 & 18 begotten)

 

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

 

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 

John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

 

John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

 

John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

 

John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

 

John 7:53 through to John 8:11 are either removed from the Bible or a note at the bottom of the page will claim that these verses are not authentic.

 

John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

 

John 16:16 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.

 

John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

 

ACTS

 

Acts 2:30 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;

 

Acts 7:37 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.

 

Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

 

Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

 

Acts 24:15 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.

 

ROMANS

 

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

 

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

 

Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

 

Romans 13:9 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.

 

Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

 

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

 

1 CORINTHIANS

 

1Corinthians 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

 

1Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

1Corinthians 7:39  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.

 

1Corinthians 10:28 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:

 

1Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

 

1Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

 

2 CORINTHIANS

 

2Corinthians 2:17 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. 

 

2Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

 

GALATIANS

 

Galatians 3:1  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?

 

Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

 

Galatians 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

 

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

 

EPHESIANS

 

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

 

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

 

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

 

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

 

PHILIPPIANS

 

Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

 

 

COLOSSIANS

 

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

 

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

 

 

1 TIMOTHY

 

1Timothy 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

 

1Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

 

1Timothy 3:16 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.

 

1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

 

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

 

1Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

 

 

2 TIMOTHY

 

2Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

 

2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 

 

HEBREWS

 

Hebrews 1:3 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;

 

Hebrews 2:7 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:

 

Hebrews 7:21 (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:)

 

Hebrews 10:34 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.

 

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

JAMES

 

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 

1 PETER

 

1Peter 1:22 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:

 

1Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

 

1Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 

1Peter 4:1  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;

 

1 JOHN

 

1John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

 

1John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

 

1John 4:9 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.

 

1John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

 

1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

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

 

1John 5:13 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.

 

REVELATION

 

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

 

Revelation 1:11 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.

 

Revelation 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

 

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

 

Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

 

Revelation 11:17 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.

 

Revelation 21:24 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.

 

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 

Please remember, the foregoing lists are only partial (See Addendum to this lesson). Just in the New Testament alone, there are over 5,000 changes (omissions & additions) between the Greek Text (Textus Receptus) of the AV-KJB and the Greek texts (Nestles or Aland-Metzger) of the “New” bibles. And those 5,000 changes don’t include the thousands more substitutions, transpositions, and modifications to the text. Just how many of these changes are incorporated into an English translation depends upon the bias or prejudice (whim or preference) of the translators!

 

At the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the Bible God warns us NOT to add to or subtract from or change His words (Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5, Revelation 22:18). In the New Testament both the Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul warn us about the dangers of leaven (Matthew 16:6-12, Mark 8:15, Luke 12:1, 1 Corinthians 5:6, Galatians 5:9) – “a little leaven leavens the whole lump”. In the Psalms (Psalms 12:6 &7) God promised that He would preserve His words. And again in the Psalms (Psalms 138:2) He testifies to us that He has magnified his word above His Name! That is, according to the testimony of the AV-KJB, there is nothing in the entire universe that is more important to Almighty God than His word!

 

The question for the modern day Christian is - are we going to trust the scholars and scribes? Or are we going to trust God? It’s your choice. After all is said and done, that’s what life is all about – choices. For the lost it’s – will you believe on and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour or will you reject Him? For the Christian it’s – Do we trust God with our whole heart or partially? Do we believe what God says in the Holy Bible about His word or do we reject His words and ignore them? That’s what the Christian life is all about, choosing , choosing between good and evil, it’s your choice!

 

 

Last eve I paused besides a blacksmith’s door,

                             And heard the anvil ring, the vesper chime.

                             And looking in, I saw upon the floor,

                             Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.

 

                             “How many anvils have you had?” said I,

                             “To wear and batter out those hammers so?”

                             “Just one,” said he, and then with twinkling eye,

“The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”

 

And so I thought, the Anvil of God’s Word,

For ages, skeptics blows have beat upon.

But tho the sound of falling blows is heard,

The Anvil still remains – the hammer’s gone!

 

HAMMER AWAY, YE REBEL BANDS!

YOUR HAMMERS BREAK –

GOD’S ANVIL STANDS!

 

 

 

                                                            Sincerely yours in Christ and for His Holy Word,

 

George H. Anderson, Jr.