The only Bibles I ever use are the Authorized King James Bible or the 1611 Edition KJV Bible. The only difference in the two is that the 1611 Edition had 14 Apocryphal books in the middle and the words are all in old English. I don't mean old English like the Authorized KJV has, but the words are spelled different. I like the 1611 Edition, but don't use it to post scripture because it is so difficult for most to read. It took me a little time to adjust to it. I read it straight through 3 times, and was pretty familiar with it by the time I had finished Genesis the first time, but still had some difficulty with things like high Roman numerals, like in Psalms. It uses all Roman numerals.
Of the modern translations, the New King James is probably best in that it doesn't omit verses like most modern English Bibles do, but if a person can possibly learn to read the Authorized KJV Bible, it is more accurate.
2Sa 21:19 (19) 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.
2Sa 21:19 (19) In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jair the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod.
2Sa 21:19 (19) And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, struck down Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
In this verse, in both the KJV, and N.I.V. , Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, but in the E.S.V. , it says that Elhanan slew Goliath the Gittite himself.
There is a difference between the brother of Goliath, and Goliath himself.
Let us go to our next comparison:
King James version
Isa 14:12 (12) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:12 (12) How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
Isa 14:12 (12) "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
The N.I.V. mentions the name morning star, and the E.S.V. mentions the name day star, but only the KJV mentions the name Lucifer.
Now the name Lucifer does mean morning star, but the intention of this scripture was not to mention what the name Lucifer means, but to mention what Satan’s actual name was before he fell from heaven.
And his name was Lucifer, and this name is lost in these other versions, which is not good.
And Lucifer was an actual positive name, with a positive meaning, which of course meant morning star, but concerning Christ himself, he is not just known as the morning star, but rather as the bright and morning star.
And Lucifer had a type of glory upon him, bestowed upon him by God, in some form before his fall, but nowhere near to what Christ had (which he is God), hence Christ being the bright and morning star.
And you cannot actually know Satan’s name before his fall in these other versions.
And if we only had the modern day versions, today and never knew of older versions, and so on, would we even know of this name of Lucifer?
Now unto our next comparison:
King James version
Luk 9:56 (56) For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Luk 9:56 (56) Then he and his disciples went to another village.
Luk 9:56 (56) And they went on to another village.
The exact saying of “for the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them” does not appear in the E.S.V. or the N.I.V. at all.
It was seeing the text of an NIV Bible that caused me to become KJV only. I went to a church where the minister would read the text from the KJV Bible, but compare it to the NIV. As a convenience for the congregation, he sold Parallel Bibles with the KJV on one side and the NIV on the other. You could compare them side by side, and I noticed entire verses left out of the NIV, plus they discredited the last chapter of Mark's gospel from verse 9 on. They had a note saying the most reliable manuscripts left it out. I started investigating this and found out why this was happening and that most new translations leave part of the text out. Now I won't use anything but the KJV Bible.
Les: Let the Lord be PRAISED, my friends.......
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frienduff: Yes indeed my friend . Let the Lord be praised .
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frienduff: This world has inhaled the perfume of all out reprobation that is bottled under the name of LGBTQ . Time is runnning out .
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Les: Pray 4 us, please, guys. We had some work men 2 turn up yesterday, to start our bathroom adaption for a wet room for my wife. They have removed everything & now found complications. Now without basic wash facilities in this heatwave.
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John: Hello Les. Sure thing. We are having very hot weather here too. Praying they get the issue resolved quickly and finish up the bathroom renovations.
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Tabitha3319: Im sorry Les. Praying now
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frienduff: okay my friend we will be praying .
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frienduff: Praise the LORD my friend and my friends . Let us rejoice in Him and be in prayer . Stay refreshed in the reminders of the holy scriptures .
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Les: Thank-you all for your prayers. God has been brilliant - All the glory & praise to our Lord.
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Les: We had an emergency meeting with the contractors and landlord. The issues have been resolved and God willing the work will be completed as planned by late next week.... Praise the Lord...
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