Verse Comparison Chart

Most say they read the newer translations because they are easier to read. Most believe their new translation of the Bible is the same as the Authorized Version (KJV) 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". For the sake of time and space we will be dealing with the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) in this chart. However, what you read here, for the most part, applies to the other translations. Feel free to print this chart for further reference (to print this page simply right click on the page and select print). There are literally hundreds of verses that could have been shown. This chart is by no means complete.

Ref. King James Version New Revised Standard Version
II Sam. 21:19 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. Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.(Really? I thought David killed Goliath)
Dan. 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. He replied, "But I see four men unbound, walking in the middle of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the fourth has the appearance of a god." (Was it "a god" or "the Son of God"?)
Matt. 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. When Jesus heard this, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."
Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. OMITTED
Mark 9:44&46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. OMITTED
Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
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 him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'"
Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. Then they went on to another village.
Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. OMITTED
Luke 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
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
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.
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 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. Since we are God's offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. (New Age terms)
Acts 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, OMITTED
Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh
Rom. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Rom. 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. OMITTED
I Cor. 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing. When you are assembled, and my spirit is present with the power of our Lord Jesus,
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 one another except perhaps by agreement for a set time, to devote yourselves to prayer, and then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Gal. 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified!
Eph. 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
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.
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. There are three that testify:


Allow me to take this opportunity to remind you that God said in Deut. 4:2 "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you." God again warns us of adding to or diminishing from His Words in Deut. 12:32, Prov. 30:5-6, and Rev. 22:18-19. With this many warnings we should all be extremely careful how we use God's Word. As you have seen much more has been left out (or changed) of the NRSV 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 Word of God?


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