Bible Version Comparison – Acts 8:36-37

Now let’s take a look at what the new bibles teach on baptism.

(Acts 8:36 KJV)  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?                                                                                                                                          (Acts 8:37 KJV)  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 8:36 NKJV)  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?”                                                                                                                          (Acts 8:37 NKJV)  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.”

(Acts 8:36 NASB)  As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?”

(Acts 8:37 NASB)  [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.”] Verse 37 is in brackets in NASV.

 

(Acts 8:36 NIV)  As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?”                                                                                                                                           (Acts 8:38 NIV)  And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.

(Acts 8:36 ESV)  And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”                                                                                                                         (Acts 8:38 ESV)  And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

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Bible Version Comparison – 1 John 5:7

Bible Version Comparisons is one of our series on the King James Bible issue.  We compare Bible versions and look at what the new bibles have changed from the King James Bible.  If the new bibles are better than the King James Bible, then they should teach doctrine and give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ at least as much as the King James Bible does, if not more. This is where the rubber meets the road.  The first comparison that we will do is the proof text for the Trinity of God.  1 John 5:7-8 is critical for a Bible to contain, so that the doctrine of the Trinity is understood by the Christian.

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

(1 John 5:7 NKJV)  For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

(1 John 5:7 NASB)  For there are three that testify:

(1 John 5:7 NIV)  For there are three that testify:

(1 John 5:7 ESV)  For there are three that testify:

The King James Bible has the proof text of the Trinity of God “the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”  The New King James keeps the reading but has a footnote at the bottom of the page which casts doubt on this verse belonging in the Bible.  The NASV, NIV, and ESV remove the proof text on the Trinity of God.  This is the most important verse in the entire Bible to teach the Trinity.  Without this verse these bibles do not teach sound doctrine.  The NASV, NIV, and ESV state “For there are three that testify.”  Who are the three that testify???  The King James Bible tells you who the three are that testify.  The three that testify are the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

 

 

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Bible Version Comparison – Daniel 3:25

Now let’s take a look at Daniel 3:25 and see what the new bibles do to this verse.

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

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

(Daniel 3:25 NASB)  He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!

(Daniel 3:25 NIV)  He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.

(Daniel 3:25 ESV)  He answered and said, “But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.”

The NASV, NIV, and ESV change “like the Son of God” to “like a son of the gods.”  Every Christian knows that Daniel 3:25 is an Old Testament reference to Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  The NASV, NIV, and ESV change the fourth man in the furnace from the Son of God to being a son of the pagan gods.  This is just one more reason to throw out your modern bible and to buy a King James Bible.  The NKJV keeps the King James Bible reading, however they have a footnote at the bottom of the page that gives the NASV, NIV, and ESV reading.  So the NKJV agrees with the NASV, NIV, and ESV, while pretending to be a King James Bible.

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