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The KJV-NIV Bible Comparison Chart

Most people who use the newer translations say they read them because they are easier to read, and they believe their new translation of the Bible is the same as the Authorized King James Version, just without the "thee's and thou's". As you will see by the following chart, more has been left out of them than just the "thee's and thou's". In fact, 16 entire verses were completely omitted from the NIV.

For the sake of time and space we will only be dealing with the NIV in this chart. However, what you read here, for the most part, applies to the other translations as well. There are literally hundreds of verses that could have been shown, so this chart is by no means complete.

Verse King James Version New International Version
Matt. 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting OMITTED
Matt. 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost OMITTED
Matt. 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. OMITTED
Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. OMITTED
Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. OMITTED
Mark 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. OMITTED
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. OMITTED
Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. OMITTED
Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. OMITTED
Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he must release one into them at the feast.) OMITTED
John 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. OMITTED
Acts 8:37 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. OMITTED
Acts 15:34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still. OMITTED
Acts 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, OMITTED
Acts 28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. OMITTED
Rom. 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. OMITTED
Psa. 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God. (the word HELL is never used in the NIV Old Testament)
Matt. 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Matt. 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.
Matt. 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. So the last will be first, and the first will be last.
Matt. 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Mark 10:24 Jesus answered again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! Jesus said again, Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. (God is Jesus' Father! This denies the Virgin Birth.)
Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." Jesus answered, "It is written: Man does not live on bread alone."
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve." Jesus answered, "It is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."
Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, "When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come."
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil." Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation."
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. (believes what?)
Acts 9:5 "I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks." "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting," he replied.
Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon...
Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
I Cor. 7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer.
Phil. 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Redemption is only through his blood!)
I Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, ... Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, ... (attacks the Deity of Jesus)
I John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. For there are three that testify:
Rev. 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; ... which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: ... (see 1:8, this eliminates the fact that Jesus is God)

As you have seen, much more has been left out (or changed) of the NIV than "thou, thee, and thine." Now you must decide, is it better to have a Bible that is so called "easier to read" or a Bible that contains all of the Words of God?

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