Any unbiased document scholar will agree that the Bible has been remarkably well-preserved over the centuries. It gets better. The Greek word telios does not truly convey a perfection and many believers may get the wrong impression. The NIV also is a collaberator with the JWB or Jehovah's Witness "Bible". So they do much more than make the Bible easier to read, they change the truths of God, which is deception. It is the first major translation to depart from the KJV. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. In a recent report, a panel of Lutherans cautioned against use of the new NIV over gender-related issues. Didn’t you play the telephone game when you were a kid? The books of the New Testament were written from approximately A.D. 40 to 96. Whatever the first person whispered to the second person, is going to be very different from what the last person hears. The fifth category involves correcting a handful of printing errors, including changing “might” to “night” in Matthew 26:34. NIV – This translation has a very natural feel and is extremely easy to understand. You won't find the word " propitiation " in the NIV either. Leviticus 13:55 NIV After the article has been washed, the priest is to examine it again, and if the mold has not changed its appearance, even though it has not spread, it is unclean. They will be yours for food. Has the New International Version (NIV) Bible been altered by scholars with a feminist agenda? Claims that the NIV Bible has cut 64,000 words, or 45 complete verses, have been around for decades. They will be yours for food. Now approaching his 90th birthday, Barker has worked on the NIV Study Bible for nearly half his life. New versions change and remove God’s commandments: (KJV): “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. No publisher, commercial or otherwise (not even us! Young's Literal Translation For I am Jehovah, I have not changed, And ye, the sons of Jacob, Ye have not been consumed. The updated NIV Bible has gained another critic: the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. They started in the early 1990s when author Gail Riplinger stumped for exclusive use of the King James Bible in her book “New Age Bible Versions.” Riplinger often From 1611 until now, the King James Bible has undergone a grand total of 421 word changes, amounting to only five one-hundredths of a percent of the text! Darby Bible Translation For I Jehovah change not, and ye, sons of Jacob, are not consumed. First – which books are going to be included in the Bible. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” I will say it again: the King James Bible has no textual changes in any edition, whatsoever. Which Bible verses did the NIV delete? How do we know the books of the Bible have not been corrupted? Some would argue that while the vocabulary and grammar hadbeen updated, the meaning has not. Malachi 3:6 Parallel Christ is teaching us that it is not enough to be called. World English Bible "For I, Yahweh, don't change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed. Stop acting as if you have all the answers–your Bible is a book of myths. The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV--whether in the text or footnotes.. here is but an example but there is over 40 IN ALL!!! 8 Yet it has persisted through four revisions of the NIV. The fourth category involves changes to the margin notes, including removing references to the Apocrypha. The treatment of these verses has not changed recently and reflects a consensus among the majority of Bible scholars. This list does not include the many words and phrases that were completely deleted from the NIV--it deletes over 64,000 words including words like mercyseat, Jehovah, and Godhead. Because the entire Bible has been alive and active throughout the centuries, and continues to be today, no one has dared to change it. Let examine another way the NIV changed Christ’s teaching. They switched words to be what you find in a NIV, NAS or RSV. On the surface, it may seem as though the 1611 edition has undergone an extensive overhaul. He seeks to misrepresent what God said, just like he did in the garden of Eden. And now the newly updated 2011 NIV Bible has been changed to be ‘politically correct’ and ‘gender neutral’. That’s how we got a set of books known as The Apocrypha which at one time were included in the King James Bible but since have been removed. That has changed over time as inspired men have discussed which writings are true historically and doctrinally and which are not. Below are a few errors (FALSE TEACHINGS) from the NIV and ESV that brethren have fought against for years (see Ephesians 5:19 in the NIV – “sing and make music” instead of “sing and make melody”). Bible users have a plethora of translations from which to choose. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses. NIV – This Bible translation has more than 450 million copies in print. It is important and comforting to note that no doctrines of the Christian faith are affected by differences between the KJV and translations such as the NIV that follow more reliable sources. I have always complained that “presenting everyone PERFECT in Christ” was off base. Burn it, no matter which side of the fabric has been spoiled. The New International Version (NIV) is an English translation of the Bible first published in 1978 by Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society).The NIV was published to meet the need for a modern translation done by Bible scholars using the earliest, highest quality manuscripts available. Of equal importance was that the Bible be expressed in broadly understood modern English. In fact, all of the following words have been removed from the Bible by the NIV butchers: regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, quickened, infallible , et cetera. Over 1,900 years have passed since the completion of the Bible's final book. The Bible has not been corrupted, altered, edited, revised, or tampered with. The NIV is translated by an independent, self-governing team of Bible scholars. Biblica provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing and Bible engagement in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and North America. Now the NIV has been changed to reflect the current English speaking and mindset changes. Whereas the King James Bible mentions the "Godhead" three times, the NIV has completely removed the word. Claims that the NIV Bible has cut 64,000 words, or 45 complete verses, have been around for decades. But that's not all. Yes the change happened sometime in the last 9 months. ), can tell them how to translate God’s Word. The 2011 revision has here, “Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” Thus the masculine pronoun, which presented no difficulty for comprehension, has been eliminated; but the word that really needed to be changed … God said not to add or delete from His Word, but look what man has been done to it! For many are called, but few chosen.” This is a vital teaching of Christ that the NIV freely destroyed! TNIV have been changed in the 2011 NIV, and in most cases they have been replaced with more accurate, gender-specific translations.6 We are thankful for this significant improvement in nearly a thousand places in the 2011 NIV, and we recognize that the NIV‘s Committee on Bible Translation expended a large amount of Matthew 17:21 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. The books of the Old Testament were written from approximately 1400 to 400 B.C. Out of the 421 total changes amounting to only five one-hundredths of a percent, the following should be noted - TOWARDS has been changed to TOWARD 14 times. Turn to Matthew 20:16: NIV – “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” NKJV – So the last will be first, and the first last. Please note that these are only WHOLE verses that the NIV deletes. Matthew 12:47 -- removed in the footnotes. A portion of the purchase price of your NIV® Bible is provided to Biblica so together we support the mission of Transforming lives through God’s Word. It has a very natural flow to the reading. The fact that the Bible continues to change thousands of lives around the world in positive, tangible ways displays another clear proof of its inspiration by the Holy Spirit. The updated NIV renders Col 1:28-29 right on: so that we may … 29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. “Dr. I’ve basically lived in the NIV ’84 since it first came out and teach from this, tho not without noting better wording in other versions. What are you NIV readers missing? Several readers have asked me this question so I thought it worthwhile to include my response here. 2. And this is exactly what Satan wants, as he is the father of all lies. They’re not the result of a “new” edition released by HarperCollins. ESV – This is one of the most popular Bible translations on the market. The translators come from dozens of denominations and churches, and they can only make changes to the text if 70% of the committee agrees — safeguarding against theological bias. Has the Bible been corrupted, changed, or tampered with? I am a playwright and was working on a play based on the verse from Isaiah 11:6 so I had been studying it and cross referencing lions and lambs in the Bible in preparing the allegory for my story. My bookshelf has ~10 different English translations of the Bible. The devil has given man a Bible that is NOT a Bible because it takes man, sin, and God out of the Bible (NIV/ESV). In fact I was going to use the verse as the title for the play. However, much was sacrificed. The translation category has changed without changing the name. Pros and cons of both . 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