GOD TELLS US Which Bible Version Is Best


Does it matter which version of the Bible you use?

Look at the differences between these two versions:

1. HEBREWS 2:14:
(King James Version) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

(Revised Standard Version) Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

According to Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Bible, "Captivity is here put for captives, and signifies all our spiritual enemies, who brought us into captivity before. He conquered those who had conquered us; such as sin, the devil, and death. Indeed, he triumphed over these on the cross; but the triumph was completed at his ascension, when he became Lord over all, and had the keys of death and hades put into his hands." At the time that Hebrews was written, Christ had already defeated the devil and taken the power of death from him. When the Revised Standard Version says, "that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil," it is saying that Christ came to destroy himself - since he had become the one who "has" the power of death after taking it from the devil. This is impossible. Or, the Revised Standard Version is saying that Christ never did defeat the devil and never took the power of death from the devil - if the devil is the one who "has" the power of death.

"I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

2. 1 PETER 1:22
(King James Version) 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:

(Revised Standard Version) Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere love of the brethren, love one another earnestly from the heart.

The Revised Standard Version omits "through the Spirit." According to Matthew Henry's commentary on the Bible, "The Spirit of God is the great agent in the purification of man's soul. The Spirit convinces the soul of its impurities, furnishes those virtues and graces that both adorn and purify, such as faith (ACTS 15:9), hope (1 JOHN 3:3), the fear of God (PSALMS 34:9), and the love of Jesus Christ. The Spirit excites our endeavours, and makes them successful. The aid of the Spirit does not supersede our own industry; these people purified their own souls, but it was through the Spirit."

3. MATTHEW 12:47
(King James Version) Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

(Revised Standard Version)

The Revised Standard Version omits the entire verse.

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

~ You can find 300 deletions and important changes in a Bible Version Comparison chart, which compares the seven most popular newer versions of the Bible with the King James Version.
~ Here you can read so much more on this subject.
~ This site shows many verses with problematic mis-translations. If you only read about two verses, choose 1) John 9:35, where it shows that other Bible versions call Christ the Son of Man instead of the Son of God, and 2) Luke 2:33, where they say that Christ's father was Joseph instead of God. But, it is recommended that you look through all the verses listed and discussed.
~ And, this site gives the explanations for these changes.

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