Category Archives: KJV/NIV Controversy

156 Jesus Exulted. John 3:14

Some time ago I visited a member of my congregation in hospital. He said to me: ‘Reverend, I am finished. I want to go home.” In this case, “to go home” has a double meaning. On the one side he … Continue reading

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156 To boast is not Profitable. 2 Corinthians 12:1

To boast. 2 Corinthians 12:1 In 2 Corinthians 12:1 the translator of the Bible is confronted with no less than four variations that are caused by a very slight difference in the Greek. There is a little word that could … Continue reading

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154 Fruit of Light, Ephesians 5:9.

In Ephesians 5:9 we find an interesting difference between the King James Version versus the New International Version, as is the case also with most modern translations. Yet it is only when we study the deeper meaning and application of … Continue reading

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145 Dead or Useless, James 2;20

If our faith is not confirmed by our deeds, does that mean our faith is dead, leaving us lost? Or that our faith is useless, of no value to the congregation? Does this statement reflect on the salvation of the … Continue reading

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143. Because I go to the Father. John 16:16

The final clause of John 16:16 found in the King James Version of the Bible, is lacking from most modern versions of the Bible. Words printed in bold: “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a … Continue reading

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140 Signs of the Beginning of Sorrows Mark 13:8

Can you believe that on the last word of a sentence there could be no less than nine variations? That is the situation with Mark 13:8! How would one discern which could represent the original? Only one can be in … Continue reading

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139 You who believe in the Name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

While at school, we often had to copy a lot of information from the blackboard. I remember how easily we would make a mistake when the eye jumped from one line to another, either duplicating a word or sentence (Dittography) … Continue reading

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