Date: 5/14/2010

Which Bible is God's Word?

If you ask a salesperson in a Christian store which Bible to buy, they would most likely advise you on which one is selling the best - and that would most likely be the NIV.

The problem is, modern english translations are not the most accurate, and are based on less than 5 percent of available manuscripts that are reliable. They sometimes leave words out of the text, add words, or even leave entire verses out of the text without advising the reader.

Revelation 22:18-19
18) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Proverbs 30:6
6) Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

The Authorised King James Bible (KJV) has 790,685 words. By comparison:

The New International Version (NIV) has 64,576 fewer words
The New King James (NKJV) has 19,755 fewer words
The Revised Standard Version (RSV) has 30,534 fewer words

Obviously, these versions have left out many words that were not just articles thee's, thou's, thine's and ye's.

Interesting fact: A little known fact about the thee's, thou's, thine's and ye's (Elizabethan English) is that thou, thine and thee are second person singular, while ye is second person plural. Modern translations do not have this distinction.