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Genesis 1:5 - The first day or one day.

The NASB changes the first day to one day to allow for the Gap theory and the Day Age theory.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Genesis 2:18 – Help meet or comparable?

The NKJV and the NASB footnote introduce a contradiction by suggesting that the woman was comparable to man while 1 Peter 3:7 contradicts this statement by pointing out the obvious fact that men and women are different, wherein women are the weaker vessel (physically). (1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.)
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [o]suitable for him.o. Genesis 2:18 Lit corresponding to

Genesis 12:7 - Thy seed or your descendants / offspring?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change God's blessing to Abraham's seed (Jesus) to his descendants supporting the false view of "Pro-Israel" (*Unconditional support towards a nation/people who reject Jesus Christ). (Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.)
And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[c] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. c. Genesis 12:7 Or seed
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your [h]descendants I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him. h. Genesis 12:7 Lit seed

Genesis 13:15-16 - Thee or you? Thy seed or your descendants / offspring?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change God's blessing to Abraham's seed (Jesus) to his descendants supporting the false view of "Pro-Israel" (*Unconditional support towards a nation/people who reject Jesus Christ). (Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.)
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants[b] forever. 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. b. Genesis 13:15 Literally seed, and so throughout the book
15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. a. Genesis 13:15 Or seed; also in verse 16
15 for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your [l]descendants forever. 16 I will make your [m]descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your [n]descendants can also be numbered. l. Genesis 13:15 Lit seed m. Genesis 13:16 Lit seed n. Genesis 13:16 Lit seed

Genesis 22:17-18 - Thee or you? Seed or descendants? His or theirs?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change God's blessing to Abraham's seed (Jesus) to his descendants supporting the false view of "Pro-Israel" (*Unconditional support towards a nation/people who reject Jesus Christ). (Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.)
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.” b. Genesis 22:18 Or seed c. Genesis 22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)
17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your [e]seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your [f]seed shall possess the gate of [g]their enemies. 18 In your [h]seed all the nations of the earth shall [i]be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” e. Genesis 22:17 Or descendants f. Genesis 22:17 Or descendants g. Genesis 22:17 Lit his h. Genesis 22:18 Or descendants i. Genesis 22:18 Or bless themselves

Genesis 24:7 - Thy seed or your descendants / offspring?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change God's blessing to Abraham's seed (Jesus) to his descendants supporting the false view of "Pro-Israel" (*Unconditional support towards a nation/people who reject Jesus Christ). (Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.)
The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
The Lord God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants[a] I give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. a. Genesis 24:7 Literally seed
“The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring[a] I will give this land’—he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there. a. Genesis 24:7 Or seed
The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your [a]descendants I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there. a. Genesis 24:7 Lit seed

Genesis 27:39 - Shall be or away from Fatness of the earth?

The NIV and the NASB say the exact opposite of the KJV Bible.
And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: “Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above.
His father Isaac answered him, “Your dwelling will be away from the earth’s richness, away from the dew of heaven above.
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, “Behold, [r]away from the [s]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And [t]away from the dew of heaven from above. r. Genesis 27:39 Or of s. Genesis 27:39 Lit fatness t. Genesis 27:39 Or of

Exodus 6:3 – Jehovah or Lord?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB replace JEHOVAH with Lord, which is the same person but creates a quite obvious contradiction as the name LORD is used 186 times in Genesis and 31 times in Exodus before Exodus 6:3. The most apparent verse showing the contradiction is in Genesis 26:25 when Abraham called upon the name of the Lord. (Genesis 26:25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.)
and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord[a] I was not known to them. a. Exodus 6:3 Hebrew YHWH, traditionally Jehovah
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,[a] but by my name the Lord[b] I did not make myself fully known to them. a. Exodus 6:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai b. Exodus 6:3 See note at 3:15.
and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as [c]God Almighty, but by My name, [d]Lord, I did not make Myself known to them. c. Exodus 6:3 Heb El Shaddai d. Exodus 6:3 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord

Leviticus 19:19 - Linen and woollen or two kinds of material?

The NIV and NASB create a rediculous ordinance of God in which every person is in violation of, by stating we are not to wear clothing of two kinds of material. The KJV Bible clearly states linen and woollen clothing which hardly anyone would be in violation of today. Additionally, the symbolic reasoning for the mixing of the linen (works) and the woollen (grace) represents not mixing works with grace. Adam and Eve were covered by animal skins to cover their sins. Cain (tiller of the ground) and Abel's (keeper of sheep) offerings are symbolized here, where Abel's offering was accepted due to faith. God does not want anyone to mix works with grace which is a damnable heresy. However, this important symbolic picture referenced in Leviticus 19:19 is eradicated in the modern versions with the change to "two kinds of material".
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
‘You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind. You shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you.
“‘Keep my decrees.“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals. “‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. “‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.
‘You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.

1 Samuel 13:1 - Reign one year or was thirty years old?

The NIV and the NASB add to the Hebrew text thirty years old and a reign of forty two years introducing contradictions. (Acts 13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.)
Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,
Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,[a] a. 1 Samuel 13:1 The Hebrew is difficult (compare 2 Samuel 5:4; 2 Kings 14:2; see also 2 Samuel 2:10; Acts 13:21).
Saul was thirty[a] years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-[b] two years. a. 1 Samuel 13:1 A few late manuscripts of the Septuagint; Hebrew does not have thirty. b. 1 Samuel 13:1 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Acts 13:21); Masoretic Text does not have forty-.
Saul was [a]thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned [b]forty two years over Israel. a. 1 Samuel 13:1 As in some mss of the LXX; Heb omits thirty b. 1 Samuel 13:1 See Acts 13:21; Heb omits forty

2 Samuel 21:19 - Who killed Goliath?

The NIV footnote and NASB create a contradiction with who killed Goliath. (1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam. *1 Samuel 17:50-51)
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.
Again there was war at Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-Oregim[d] the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. d. 2 Samuel 21:19 Spelled Jair in 1 Chronicles 20:5
In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jair[c] the Bethlehemite killed the brother of[d] Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod. c. 2 Samuel 21:19 See 1 Chron. 20:5; Hebrew Jaare-Oregim. d. 2 Samuel 21:19 See 1 Chron. 20:5; Hebrew does not have the brother of.
There was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite [n]killed [o]Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. n. 2 Samuel 21:19 Lit smote o. 2 Samuel 21:19 In 1 Chr 20:5, Lahmi, the brother of Goliath

2 Kings 23:29 – Aid or Against?

The NKJV and the NIV create a contradiction by stating that Pharaohnechoh went to aid/help the King of Assyria. *The NASB removes this fact. (2 Chronicles 35:20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Charchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.)
In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
In his days Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt went to the aid of the king of Assyria, to the River Euphrates; and King Josiah went against him. And Pharaoh Necho killed him at Megiddo when he confronted him.
While Josiah was king, Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt went up to the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to meet him in battle, but Necho faced him and killed him at Megiddo.
In his days Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt went up to the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates. And King Josiah went to meet him, and when Pharaoh Neco saw him he killed him at Megiddo.

Psalms 89:5 - Congregation of the saints or holy ones?

The NIV and the NASB change the congregation of the saints to holy ones confusing the old testament believers that are in heaven with what many will teach are angels. This places doubt on the location of dead believers which are in heaven.
And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints.
The heavens praise your wonders, Lord, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
The heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalms 89:7 - Congregation of the saints or holy ones?

The NIV and the NASB change the congregation of the saints to holy ones confusing the old testament believers that are in heaven with what many will teach are angels. This places doubt on the location of dead believers which are in heaven. (*Additionally, we can see how congregation and assembly are used interchangeably in the KJV but the NKJV uses assemby both times)
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?

Psalms 89:19 - Holy one or holy ones/people/godly ones?

The NKJV footnote, NIV, and the NASB remove the reference to Jesus Christ who is "thy holy one". The entire passage is referring to Jesus and symbolizing his kingdom.
Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
Then You spoke in a vision to Your holy one,[b] And said: “I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. b. Psalm 89:19 Following many Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text, Septuagint, Targum, and Vulgate read holy ones.
Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: “I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people.
[o]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [p]ones, And said, “I have [q]given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. o. Psalm 89:19 Or At that time p. Psalm 89:19 Some mss read one q. Psalm 89:19 Lit placed help upon

Proverbs 8:22 – Possessed me or brought me forth?

The NIV attacks the eternal existance of Jesus Christ by implying he was brought forth as the first work of God.
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
“The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,[c][d] before his deeds of old; c. Proverbs 8:22 Or way; or dominion d. Proverbs 8:22 Or The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work; or The Lord brought me forth at the beginning of his work
“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works [e]of old. e. Proverbs 8:22 Lit from then

Proverbs 11:16 – Strong or ruthless men?

The NKJV, NIV, and the NASB change the meaning of the proverb and promoting ruthless men.
A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
A gracious woman retains honor, But ruthless men retain riches.
A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches.

Proverbs 16:1 - Preparations of the heart from the Lord or belong to man?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change the text and introduce a contradiction with Psalms 10:17. (Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:)
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Proverbs 16:6 - Iniquity purged or atonement is provided?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB add atonement to the passage which is only provided by Jesus Christ, not of works. (Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.)
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the [d]fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. d. Proverbs 16:6 Or reverence

Proverbs 16:10 - A divine sentence or divination?

The NKJV creates a contradiction by stating that king's lips contain divination, which is an abomination unto the Lord despite many Godly Kings (David, Jesus, etc). The NIV confuses the text and while an oracle can be Godly, it does not fit the verse. (Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,)
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Divination is on the lips of the king; His mouth must not transgress in judgment.
The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.
A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not [e]err in judgment. e. Proverbs 16:10 Lit be unfaithful

Proverbs 18:8 – Wounds or tasty trifles?

The NKJV, NIV, and the NASB completely change the meaning of the proverb to endorse the words of a talebearer. The NKJV introduces a contradiction by providing a positive reference to a talebearer. (Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.)
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,[a] And they go down into the inmost body. a. Proverbs 18:8 A Jewish tradition reads wounds.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the [e]innermost parts of the body. e. Proverbs 18:8 Lit chambers of the belly

Proverbs 18:24 - Shew himself friendly or come to ruin?

The NKJV adds a footnote with an opposite conclusion, the NIV adds unreliable to friends with an opposite conclusion, and the NASB adds too many friends with an opposite conclusion.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[b] But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. b. Proverbs 18:24 Following Greek manuscripts, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate; Masoretic Text reads may come to ruin.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
A man of too many friends comes to [m]ruin, But there is a [n]friend who sticks closer than a brother. m. Proverbs 18:24 Lit be broken in pieces n. Proverbs 18:24 Or lover

Proverbs 19:18 - Let not thy soul spare or set your heart on his destruction?

The NKJV, NIV, NASB change the proverb removing the warning against spare chastening because of your child's crying. Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.[b] b. Proverbs 19:18 Literally to put him to death; a Jewish tradition reads on his crying.
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.
Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire [m]his death. m. Proverbs 19:18 Lit causing him to die

Proverbs 20:1 - Deceived or intoxicated?

The NKJV and NIV use a more narrow definition, but the NASB completely changes the passage with the wording of intoxicated, proping up the view of alcohol moderation.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever [a]is intoxicated by it is not wise. a. Proverbs 20:1 Lit errs

Proverbs 25:23 – North wind bring rain or driveth away rain?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB not only confuse the proverb, which states that an angry countenance (face) will drive away a backbiting tongue, but it introduces a contradiction with Job 37:22. (Job 37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.) The modern perversions change Job 37:22 to remove the contradiction they introduce.
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.
The north wind brings forth rain, And a [r]backbiting tongue, an angry countenance. r. Proverbs 25:23 Lit tongue of secrecy

Proverbs 29:7 - Regardeth not or does not understand?

The NKJV weakens the proverb and provides an excuse for the wicked. The NIV confuses the proverb with justice. The NASB confuses the proverb with rights and excuses the wicked due to their ignorance.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
The righteous [c]is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such [d]concern. c. Proverbs 29:7 Lit knows the cause d. Proverbs 29:7 Lit knowledge

Ecclesiastes 12:11 – Masters of assemblies or scholars?

The NKJV changes the text to introduce a positive reference to scholars which does not apply in the KJV. The NIV removes this reference. The NASB confuses the text by focusing on the masters and not their words.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars[b] are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd. b. Ecclesiastes 12:11 Literally masters of the assemblies
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.[b] b. Ecclesiastes 12:11 Or Shepherd
The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like [f]well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. f. Ecclesiastes 12:11 Lit planted

Isaiah 7:14 – Virgin or young girl?

The NIV and NASB place a foot note on Mary's virginity, casting doubt on the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.[b] b. Isaiah 7:14 Literally God-With-Us
Therefore the Lord himself will give you[c] a sign: The virgin[d] will conceive and give birth to a son, and[e] will call him Immanuel.[f] c. Isaiah 7:14 The Hebrew is plural. d. Isaiah 7:14 Or young woman e. Isaiah 7:14 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls son, and he or son, and they f. Isaiah 7:14 Immanuel means God with us.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a [l]virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name [m]Immanuel. l. Isaiah 7:14 Or maiden m. Isaiah 7:14 I.e. God is with us

Isaiah 38:10 – In the cutting off of my days or the prime of my life?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB imply that Hezekiah is dying when he has many more years but the KJV says it is near the end with *residue of my years, *verse 12 - Mine age is departed. This changes the attitude of Hezekiah from being extremely grateful in the KJV for God's mercy of an additional fifteen years of life rather than in the modern versions, where Hezekiah is relieved that God let's him keep his years (*exaggerated by the NIV, which suggests that God is robbing him of his life).
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
I said, “In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.”
I said, “In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?”
I said, “In the middle of my [e]life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years.” e. Isaiah 38:10 Lit days

Isaiah 38:17 – Love to my soul or kept my soul?

The NIV removes soul, while the NASB removes "love to my soul" and simply puts kept my soul. This incredible mention of the salvation of the soul is removed from the NIV, and God's love has been removed and footnoted in the NASB.
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.
“Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; It is You who has [h]kept my soul from the pit of [i]nothingness, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. h. Isaiah 38:17 So some versions; Heb loved i. Isaiah 38:17 Or destruction

Hosea 11:12 - Judah ruleth with God and is faithful or Judah unruly against God and against the Holy One?

THe NKJV changes saints to the Holy One, the NIV and NASB change Judah to be unruly and against the Holy One.
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.
“Ephraim has encircled Me with lies, And the house of Israel with deceit; But Judah still walks with God, Even with the Holy One[h] who is faithful. h. Hosea 11:12 Or holy ones
Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.[b] b. Hosea 11:12 In Hebrew texts this verse (11:12) is numbered 12:1.
[m]Ephraim surrounds Me with lies And the house of Israel with deceit; Judah is also unruly against God, Even against the Holy One who is faithful. m. Hosea 11:12 Ch 12:1 in Heb

Micah 5:2 – Jesus from everlasting or ancient times?

The NIV attacks the diety of Jesus Christ as not being eternal but rather created. The word origin creates a contradiction by suggesting Jesus had a beginning, but Jesus is! (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.
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.
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” b. Micah 5:2 Or rulers
[c]But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. [d]His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.” c. Micah 5:2 Ch 5:1 in Heb d. Micah 5:2 Or His appearances are from long ago, from days of old

Zechariah 9:16-17 - God's goodness or its / their goodness?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB remove the goodness and beauty attributed to God and give it to the people he will save.
16 And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
16 The Lord their God will save them in that day, As the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, Lifted like a banner over His land— 17 For how great is its[c] goodness And how great its[d] beauty! Grain shall make the young men thrive, And new wine the young women. c. Zechariah 9:17 Or His d. Zechariah 9:17 Or His
16 The Lord their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown. 17 How attractive and beautiful they will be! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.
16 And the Lord their God will save them in that day As the flock of His people; For they are as the stones of a crown, [o]Sparkling in His land. 17 For what [p]comeliness and beauty will be [q]theirs! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins. o. Zechariah 9:16 Or Displayed over p. Zechariah 9:17 Lit goodness q. Zechariah 9:17 Lit his

Matthew 6:7 - Vain repetitions or babbling like pagans?

The NIV and the NASB support the Catholic practice of repeating vain prayers.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.

Matthew 7:14 – strait is the gate and narrow OR difficult is the way?

The NKJV corrupts this passage by implying that salvation is difficult. Yet salvation is simple and this is a contradiction with 2 Corinthians 11:3. (2 Corinthians 11:3 - But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.)
because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. a. Matthew 7:14 NU-Text and M-Text read How . . . !
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Matthew 17:20-21 - Unbelief or little faith? Where is prayer and fasting?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB either footnote or change unbelief to little faith which is used to support "Word of Faith" teachings. The NIV and NASB also remove or footnote the need for prayer and fasting in verse 21.
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[d] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”[e] d. Matthew 17:20 NU-Text reads little faith. d. Matthew 17:21 NU-Text omits this verse.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” [21] [a] a. Matthew 17:21 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 9:29.
20 And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith [i]the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 [[j]But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”] i. Matthew 17:20 Lit as j. Matthew 17:21 Early mss do not contain this v[sic]

Matthew 21:32 – Repent or relent?

The NKJV changes repent (change of mind) to relent (concede) which confuses the point of believing. The NASB misinterprets repent as a sorrow rather than a change of mind.
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.
For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.

Mark 10:21 - Where is the Cross?

The NIV and NASB remove Jesus' words to take up the cross. (1 Corinithians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.)
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.
Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
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.”
Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Mark 10:24 - Is it Hard to go to Heaven or for those that trust in riches?

The NKJV places a footnote, while the NIV and NASB remove the text of "who trust in riches" which is out of context with the passage and contradicts with the simplicity that is in Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:3 - But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.)
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!
And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches[d] to enter the kingdom of God! d. Mark 10:24 NU-Text omits for those who trust in riches.
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is[e] to enter the kingdom of God! e. Mark 10:24 Some manuscripts is for those who trust in riches
The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Luke 4:4 - Every word of god or bread alone?

The NIV and NASB remove the last part of the quote from Deuteronomy 8:3, while the NKJV casts doubt with a footnote.
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
But Jesus answered him, saying,[b] “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”[c] b. Deuteronomy 8:3 c. NU-Text omits but by every word of God.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’[b]b. Luke 4:4 Deut. 8:3
And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”

Luke 9:55-56 - Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of?

The NKJV and NASB footnote sections of verse 55 and 56, which removes the purpose of Jesus which was to save. The NIV eradicates any reference to these verses completely.
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
55 But He turned and rebuked them,[f] and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”[g] And they went to another village. f. Luke 9:55 NU-Text omits the rest of this verse. g. Luke 9:56 NU-Text omits the first sentence of this verse.
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
55 But He turned and rebuked them, [[ah]and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; 56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”] And they went on to another village. ah. Luke 9:55 Early mss do not contain bracketed portion

John 7:8 – Did Jesus lie? I go not yet or not going?

The NIV and NASB create a contradiction in scripture because Jesus did go up to the feast later but in secret found in verse 10. (John 7:10 - But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.)
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.
You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come."
You go to the festival. I am not[a] going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” a. John 7:8 Some manuscripts not yet
Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come.”

Acts 3:26 - Son Jesus or servant?

The NKJV, NIV, and the NASB change the word son to servant, and the NIV and NASB remove the name of Jesus.
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”
When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
For you first, God raised up His [m]Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.” m. Acts 3:26 Or Son

Acts 7:59 - Is Jesus Christ God?

The NIV and the NASB remove the diety of Christ in this verse and cast even more doubt on the fact that Jesus is God.
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Acts 8:9 - Bewitched or astonished?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB state that Simon astonished and amazed the people with his sorcery rather than the KJV bewitched, which shows the bondage of sorcery.
But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,
Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,
Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;

Acts 8:36-38 - What hinders baptism? Belief in Jesus or nothing?

The NIV removes verse 37 and the NASB marks it in brackets with a footnone, helping aid the false doctrine of infant baptism and removing a clear salvation verse.
36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 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. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?" 37 Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." 38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37] [c] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. c. Acts 8:37 Some manuscripts include here Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
36 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 37 [[m]And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] 38 And he ordered the [n]chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. m. Acts 8:37 Early mss do not contain this v[sic] n. Acts 8:38 Or carriage

Acts 12:4 - Easter or passover?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB remove the word Easter, which is used to represent the entire week and not the single day. Additionally, this is the only mention of the feast after Jesus Christ was resurrected.
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.
After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four [c]squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people. c. Acts 12:4 Lit quaternions; a quaternion was composed of four soldiers

Acts 17:22 – Too superstitious or very religious?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change Paul's rebuke to a compliment but Paul was warning these men of their superstition because they worshiped every possible god and even unknown god(s) out of fear. Additionally, the modern versions improperly define religion, which is defined in James 1:27.
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;
Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
So Paul stood in the midst of the [s]Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. s. Acts 17:22 Or the Council of the Areopagus

Romans 1:18 – Hold or suppress the truth?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change the verse and imply that unbelievers may not know the truth because they suppress it but the KJV accurately states that they hold the truth.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth [l]in unrighteousness, l. Romans 1:18 Or by

Romans 4:25 - For our justification or because of our justification?

The NKJV and NASB blasphemously suggest that Jesus was raised to life because of our justification. This is an obvious contradiction and corrected by Romans 3:23-24, no one is justified except through Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:)
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.

Romans 11:30-32 – Unbelief or their disobedience?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change the Israelites rejection from unbelief to disobedience and support the false doctrine of faith plus works. This violates the context of the passage and contradicts verse 23 which states that the Israelites were broken off of the olive branch due to unbelief. (Romans 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.)
30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
30 For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, 31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now[h] receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. h. Romans 11:31 Some manuscripts do not have now.
30 For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. 32 For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.

Romans 13:1 - Higher powers or governing authorities? Ordained or established?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB do not give reference to the Higher powers which end with God. The NIV and NASB state that all authorities are established by God, we know God has ordained the Anti-Christ to come into power but he did not establish the Anti-Christ kingdom. (Psalms 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.) (*Proverbs 12:3, Isaiah 7:9)
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Every [a]person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except [b]from God, and those which exist are established by God. a. Romans 13:1 Or soul b. Romans 13:1 Lit by

Romans 16:1 - Servant or deacon?

The NIV and the NASB footnote changes Phebe's title of servant to deacon, which provides a contradiciton with 1 Timothy 3:8-13, which describes a deacon as the husband of one wife. *There is nothing wrong with women serving in the church but the Bible limits the role of a deacon to men. (1 Timothy 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.)
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea,
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae. a. Romans 16:1 Or servant b. Romans 16:1 The word deacon refers here to a Christian designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. 1:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a [a]servant of the church which is at Cenchrea; a. Romans 16:1 Or deaconess

1 Corinthians 1:18 – Are we saved or being saved?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB completely change the text and support a corrupt works based salvation. All who believe on Jesus are saved.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who [m]are perishing, but to us who [n]are being saved it is the power of God. m. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or perish n. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or are saved

1 Corinthians 9:27 - Subjection or strike a blow?

The NIV and the NASB footnote promote self affliction and both equate serving Christ as slavery.
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
but I [l]discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. l. 1 Corinthians 9:27 Lit bruise

1 Corinthians 14:14 - unknown tongue or tongue?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB remove "unknown" tongue from the verse confusing the passage. The reason Paul did not understand the prayer is because it was an unknown tongue (*foreign language he did not speak/know). However, the charismatics will confuse this chapter and verse and claim this as "glossolalia" (wordless babbling).
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

2 Corinthians 2:15 – Are we saved or being saved?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB completely change the text and support a corrupt works based salvation. All who believe on Jesus are saved.
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

2 Corinthians 2:17 – Do men corrupt or peddle the word the God?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB alter the warning of the text to be weary of wicked men who sell the Word of God rather than are corrupting the word of God. Paul's warning of corruption is contiuned in 2 Corinthians 7:2, and 2 Corinthians 11:3.
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.
For we are not, as so many,[b] peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ. b. 2 Corinthians 2:17 M-Text reads the rest.
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
For we are not like many, [d]peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God. d. 2 Corinthians 2:17 Or corrupting

2 Corinthians 4:2 – Dishonesty or shame?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change dishonesty to shame which does not fit the context of the verse, which is speaking about the truth of the gospel.
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.
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, 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.
Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations or arguments?

The NIV and the NASB change the verse and weaken the text. The KJV makes it clear that we are to fight against the very imaginations of evil. There are 6 mentions of the word imaginations in the KJV Bible and they are all negative. (*Consider 1 Chronicles 28:9, Proverbs 6:18, Lamentations 3:60-61, Romans 1:21)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Galatians 4:7 - Servant or slave? God through christ or God?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB replace servant with slave. Additionally, they either change the text or through a footnote remove our adoption being through Christ.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of[b] God through Christ. b. Galatians 4:7 NU-Text reads through God and omits through Christ.
So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir [g]through God. g. Galatians 4:7 I.e. through the gracious act of

Galatians 5:12 - Cutoff or emasculate?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB promote self affliction for false teachers rather than being removed from the church or the city.
I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!
As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
I wish that those who are troubling you would even [f]mutilate themselves. f. Galatians 5:12 Or cut themselves off

Ephesians 3:9 – World or ages? Who created all things?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB support the false doctrine of ages of the Earth. The NIV and NASB remove Jesus as the creator while the NKJV places doubt with a footnote.
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:
and to make all see what is the fellowship[a] of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;[b] a. Ephesians 3:9 NU-Text and M-Text read stewardship (dispensation). b. Ephesians 3:9 NU-Text omits through Jesus Christ.
and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
and to [e]bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; e. Ephesians 3:9 Two early mss read make all know

Philippians 2:6 - Is Jesus equal with God?

The NIV weakens the Diety of Christ while the NASB removes the Diety of Christ and both introduce a contradiction with John 5:18. (John 5:18 - Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.)
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; a. Philippians 2:6 Or in the form of
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be [f]grasped, f. Philippians 2:6 I.e. utilized or asserted

Colossians 2:18 - Hath not seen or have seen?

The NKJV adds doubt with a footnote, while the NIV and the NASB claims that the decievers have seen or experienced visions but the KJV correctly teaches that these false teachings are created from their fleshly mind and have not been seen.
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not[d] seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, d. Colossians 2:18 NU-Text omits not.
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.
Let no one keep [r]defrauding you of your prize by delighting in [s]self-abasement and the worship of the angels, [t]taking his stand on visions he has seen, [u]inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, r. Colossians 2:18 Or deciding against you s. Colossians 2:18 Or humility t. Colossians 2:18 Or going into detail about u. Colossians 2:18 Or conceited

Colossians 3:2 - Affection or mind?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB remove the emotion and depth of the KJV by changing affection to mind. We should have a desire for things in Heaven and not of worldly things.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
[a]Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. a. Colossians 3:2 Or Be intent on

1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Abstain from all appearance or every form of evil?

The NKJV and the NASB alter the meaning of the verse and the NIV creates a new meaning. The KJV version makes it clear that we are not only to avoid evil but even the appearance.
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Abstain from every form of evil.
reject every kind of evil.
abstain from every [m]form of evil. m. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Or appearance

2 Thessalonians 2:2 – The day of Christ is at hand or has come?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB alter the meaning of the verse by changing the warning to past tense rather than keeping it as present tense. The modern perversions change this to help eliminate a clear verse against the "Doctrine of Imminency", which believes that Christ could come at any moment, yet this verse in coordination with the passage makes it clear that the day of Christ is not at hand until a falling away first and the man of sin is revealed.
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ[a] had come. a. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 NU-Text reads the Lord.
not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
that you not be quickly shaken from your [b]composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a [c]message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. b. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Lit mind c. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Lit word

1 Timothy 6:5 - Do corrupt minds believe that gain is godliness or that godliness is a means of gain?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change the meaning of the verse and remove a condemning verse to the "Prosperity Gospel".
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
useless wranglings[a] of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.[b] a. 1 Timothy 6:5 NU-Text and M-Text read constant friction. b. 1 Timothy 6:5 NU-Text omits this sentence.
and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that [f]godliness is a means of gain. f. 1 Timothy 6:5 Or religion

2 Timothy 2:15 – Study or be diligent?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB generalize this verse and take away one of God's clearest commands to study the word of God.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 3:17 - Perfect or adequate?

The NKJV changes perfect to complete which can mean perfect. However, the NIV removes perfect from the text and the NASB changes perfect to adequate, which do not mean the same thing.
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. a. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or that you, a man of God,
so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Titus 3:10 – Heretick or divisive man?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB confuse this verse with a heretick and create a contradiction against Jesus, whom called us to bring division. (Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:) (John 7:43) (*Divison is only wrong went it is heretical: Romans 16:17)
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition,
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.
Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,

Hebrews 2:16 – Not the nature of angels or not give aid to angels?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB completely change the text and weaken the context of verse 16 as it moves to verse 17, when the Bible describes Jesus being made like his brethren.
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.
For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.
For assuredly He does not [n]give help to angels, but He gives help to the [o]descendant of Abraham. n. Hebrews 2:16 Lit take hold of angels, but He takes hold of o. Hebrews 2:16 Lit seed

Hebrews 3:16 – All rebelled or not all?

The NKJV, NIV, and the NASB create a contradiction stating that all the Israelites had rebelled. (6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea. 7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the Lord my God.
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?
For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?

Hebrews 4:8 – Does Jesus or Joshua give us rest?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB change Jesus to Joshua. Hebrews 3:1 provides the context of Jesus and continues to Hebrews 4:8. Jesus gives rest to all through belief and did not give the first generation of unbelieving Israelites "rest" or entrance to the promise land because of their unbelief. (Joshua 1:13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, The Lord your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.)(Joshua 1:15, Joshua 3:13, Joshua 11:23, Joshua 21:44, Joshua 22:4, Joshua 23:1, Psalms 95:7-11)
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.
For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.
For if [d]Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. d. Hebrews 4:8 Gr Jesus

Hebrews 9:10 - Time of reformation or new order?

The NIV introduces the concept of the new order or more popularly called the "New World Order".
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.
They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order.
since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the [j]body imposed until a time of reformation. j. Hebrews 9:10 Lit flesh

Hebrews 10:14 – Are sanctified or being sanctified?

The NKJV and NIV state that salvation is process and the NASB places a footnote.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are [g]sanctified. g. Hebrews 10:14 Or being sanctified

1 Peter 1:22 - Obey through the Spirit or just obey?

The NKJV places doubt with a footnote, the NIV and NASB remove through the Spirit. We can only have a pure heart through the Spirit.
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:
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[d] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, d. 1 Peter 1:22 NU-Text omits through the Spirit.
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.[b] b. 1 Peter 1:22 Some early manuscripts from a pure heart
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a [t]sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from [u]the heart, t. 1 Peter 1:22 Lit unhypocritical u. 1 Peter 1:22 Two early mss read a clean heart

1 John 3:6 - Sinneth not or keeps on sinning?

The NIV helps aid the false doctrine of "repent of your sins" heresy for salvation.
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or [b]knows Him. b. 1 John 3:6 Or has known

1 John 3:9 - Commit sin or practices sin?

The NIV and the NASB change the meaning of the verse to imply the false doctrine of works salvation. 1 John 3:9 is talking about Christians' spiritual birth in Jesus Christ and how our new spirit does not sin and cannot sin.
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
No one who is [d]born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [e]born of God. d. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten e. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten

1 John 5:7-8 – Where's the Trinity?

The NIV and NASB remove the clearest depiction of the Trinity.
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.
7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
7 For there are three that testify: 8 the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. a. 1 John 5:8 Late manuscripts of the Vulgate testify in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. 8 And there are three that testify on earth: the (not found in any Greek manuscript before the fourteenth century)
7 For there are three that testify: 8 [j]the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are [k]in agreement. j. 1 John 5:8 A few late mss add ...in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit k. 1 John 5:8 Lit for the one thing

1 John 5:13 – May believe or may continue to believe?

The NIV and NASB remove the ending of verse 13. The NKJV places a footnote saying it should be removed and confuses may believe with may continue to believe supporting a false works based salvation.
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.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,[d] and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. d. 1 John 5:13 NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Revelation 6:17 - Who's day of wrath? Is come or has come?

The NKJV, NIV, and NASB confuse the timing of the day of the Lord to weaken the fact that it is present tense. The NIV and NASB additionally remove the day of wrath as being the Lord's.
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
For the great day of their[g] wrath has come, and who can withstand it?” g. Revelation 6:17 Some manuscripts his
for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?