King James Bible VS NIV

Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

This is part of the explanation of the parable of the sower and the seed. Note the purpose of “Taking Away” the word…
When someone has difficulty attacking your stand on Christ.. They will attack your stand on the Bible.. Because if they can shake your foundation.. They can shake your faith.

Some of the reasons that you may have heard for the use of the NIV or other modern versions  might be:

  • It just takes out the thee’s and thou’s…
  • It uses updated English…
  • It is easier to read…
  • It is easier to access…
  • It is simply more modern…

Here’s some things to consider:

  1. The NIV eliminates 64,576 words from the Bible when compared or referenced to the King James..
  2. The King James thee’s and thou’s are there to help establish context. In singularity, plurality and in the base nature of a verse in the areas of masculinity vs. feminine as well within the context.
  3. The NIV Translators feminized the Bible
Women use more syllables per words and more words per sentence… the NIV and the NASB are written using that criteria.. This also makes the subject matter distorted by the implied emotion written into the verse.
The NIV translators sought to eliminate the directives and simply make all references to man or mankind and replaces it with the word HUMAN as a unisex. Also the base definition of Humans is “God-Man” —-

4. NIV waters down the sin of Homosexuality

Two of the “translators” on the NIV committee were:

  • Virginia Molencott – was the stylist (English grammar, sentence structure) – she was the person responsible for replacing the references of the God in the masculine “He, Him” with just THE ONE..  Also removing over 800 male references to God. In many of her following books she references that God is neither male nor female but rather a unisex being.
  • Martin Woodsra  – Former Chairman of the group Evangelicals Concerned – As introduced on their website it states:

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Readability Analysis of Writing Samples

    TEXT                           Grade      Syllables Per Word      Words over 9 Letters  

USA Today                       9                       1.5                                         10%  

People Magazine             8                       1.5                                         10%  

Children’s Books             7                       1.3                                          8%  

King James Bible,

New Testament               7                       1.3                                          3%

  • King James Bible is written on an average of 5.8 grade level with the book of Revelation being the highest at 7.5
  • The NIV is written on average of 8.4 with Matthew being on a Senior in College level or 16.4!
  • The King James Bible is the ONLY translation that has No Copyright.

Now recall – Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Whom do you think has more to gain by taking away God’s Word…

The King James has played more of a role on the English language that often we realize:

A drop in the bucket

Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

At one’s wits’ end

Psalms 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

A labour of love

Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

By the skin of your teeth

Job 19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Can a leopard change its spots?

Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Go the extra mile

Matthew 5:41  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

A sign of the times

Matthew 16:3  And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

A Wolf in sheep’s clothing

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

The apple of my eye

Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

The blind leading the blind

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

As old as the hills

Job 15:7  Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)