Bible versions (2) – Comparisons between The Majority (KJV) and Minority (NIV) Texts

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©  by Richard Anthony of ecclesia.org

This chart will compare the difference between the Minority Text (which are based upon mainly 2 corrupted New Testament manuscripts) and the Majority Text (which are based upon over 5,000 New Testament manuscripts).

For this study, the King James Version (KJV) New Testament will be used, since the KJV is based upon the Majority Text, and all bibles that use the Majority Text are relevant to these readings. The KJV will be compared to the New International Version (NIV) New Testament, since the NIV is based upon the Minority Text, and almost all bibles published since 1898 are relevant to these readings because they are based upon these same corrupted manuscripts.

Watch presentation 2 that sums up the following.

The Majority Text

King James Version (KJV)

The Minority Text

New International Version (NIV)



1 John 4:3, ” And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist,”

1 John 4:3, ” but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist,”

Since the spirit of the NIV does not confess in this verse that “Christ is come in the flesh,” it must be the spirit of the antichrist.

Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:”

Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,”

The Minority Text contradicts John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.”

Matthew 9:13, “for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Matthew 9:13, “For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

The Minority Text deletes the purpose behind calling sinners!

Mark 2:17, ” I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Mark 2:17, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

John 6:47, “…He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

John 6:47, “…He who believes has everlasting life.”

Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”

Well, it seems we don’t have to obey God’s Commandments anymore…all you have to do is wash your robes!

Galatians 5:12, “I would they were even cut off which trouble you.”

Galatians 5:12, “As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!”

In the Majority Text, Paul says that the legalistic trouble makers should be cut off. This is an easy phrase for any non-scholar to understand, it means that they should be disassociated or separated from believers until they change their minds. The Minority Text has Paul cursing the legalists and wishing they would cut off their genitals. Is this a Christ-like example?

Mark 9:29, “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”

Mark 9:29, “He replied, This kind can come out only by prayer.”

Matthew 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.”

Matthew 6:13, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

The Minority text has a strange aversion to God’s Kingdom.

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.

Luke 11: 2, He said to them, “When you pray, say: “`Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

The Minority Text also has a strange aversion to ‘heaven.’ Notice how the references to heaven have been removed in the following verses.

Hebrews 10:34, “…knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.”

Hebrews 10:34, “…because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.”

Revelation 16:17, “…and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven…”

Revelation 16:17, “…and out of the temple came a loud voice…”

1 John 5:7-8, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”

1 John 5:7-8, “For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.”

The modern versions and textual criticism have a heyday with this verse. The NIV says this verse is “not found in any Greek manuscript before the sixteenth century”, yet this verse is found in “The old Syriac A.D. 170, old Latin A.D. 200, Vulgate: 4th and 5th century, Italian 4th and 5th century”. Also many church fathers quoted this and it is found in “Liber Apologetic A.D. 350, Council of Carthiage A.D. 415.”

Mark 10:24, “…Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!”

Mark 10:24, “…Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!”

We can’t have it both ways. It is either hard for those who trust riches to enter into the kingdom of God, or it is hard for everyone to enter into 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.”

Luke 4:4, “Jesus answered, It is written: Man does not live on bread alone.”

Revelation 2:15, “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.”

Revelation 2:15, “Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.”

Romans 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.”

Romans 8:1, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 19:17, “…Why callest thou me good?…”

Matthew 19:17, “…Why do you ask me about what is good?…”

Matthew 25:13, “…Ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”

Matthew 25:13, “…You do not know the day or the hour.”

John 8:9, “And when they heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out…”

John 8:9, “At this, those who heard began to go away…”

1 Timothy 3:16, “…God was manifest in the flesh…”

1 Timothy 3:16, “…He appeared in a body. …”

Colossians 1:14, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

Colossians 1:14, “In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

1 Peter 1:22, “Ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit…”

1 Peter 1:22, “you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth…”

Revelation 21:24, “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it…”

Revelation 21:24, “The nations will walk by its light…”

No Contradiction

Matthew 26:29, “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 27:48, “And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.”


Matthew 26:29, ” I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 27:48, ” Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.”

Clearly, if Jesus took wine, sour or otherwise, and drank it on the cross, we have a contradiction that would make Jesus out to be a liar. The Greek word used for “fruit of the vine” at the Last Supper and the Greek word used for “wine vinegar (“sour wine” in some English translations) is not the same Greek word. What Jesus tasted on the cross was water mixed with vinegar, a common drink among the Roman soldiers. This vinegar did not necessarily come from grapes; it could be made from figs, palms, fermented grain extract, etc. Therefore, Jesus did not lie, and the Greek language bears this out. However, the great majority of English Bible translations including such popular ones as the NIV, NASB, NKJV, and the Amplified have Jesus contradict Himself.

Entire Passages Completely Removed


Translated from the Ben Chayyim Masoretic Text


Translated from the Rudolf Kittel revised Masoretic text


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.”


Acts 8:37 teaches one must first “believe” before one can be baptized, and the Minority Text omits it altogether. In other words, this powerful profession of faith is no longer needed for one to be baptized…baptism itself leads to salvation. But God says no such thing.

I John 5:13, “…and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”


The Minority Text does not want anyone to believe in Jesus Christ!

Mark 11:26, “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”


Nobody will receive forgiveness from God if they don’t forgive others. Why does the Minority Text hide this fact?

Matthew 18:11, “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”


Mark 15:28, “And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.”


Acts 23:9, “…let us not fight against God.”


Romans 13:9, “…Thou shalt not bear false witness….”


Luke 17:36, “Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”


Luke 4:8, “…Get thee behind me, Satan…”


1 Timothy 6:5, “…from such withdraw thyself.”


Matthew 17:21, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”


Jesus said “prayer and fasting” are important for fortifying faith. The Minority Text obviously does not agree with Jesus, for they delete this teaching!

Matthew 23:14, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.”


Mark 7:16, “If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.”


Mark 9:44, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”


Mark 9:46, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”


Luke 23:17, “(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast)”


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.”


Acts 15:34, “Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.”


Acts 24:7, “But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,”


Acts 28:29, “And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.”


Romans 16:24, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”


Matthew 12:47, “Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.”

Removed in the footnotes

Matthew 21:44, “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”

Removed in the footnotes

Mark 16:9-20 (all twelve verses),“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”

Removed in the footnotes

There is a line separating the last 12 verses of Mark from the main text. Right under the line it says: [The two most reliable early manuscripts do not have Mark 16:9-20] (NIV, 1978 edition)

Luke 22:43-44, “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”

Removed in the footnotes

John 7:53-8:11 (all twelve verses) “And every man went unto his own house. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

Removed in the footnotes


Some people say, “But it says something in the footnotes.” My response is: When you are reading your Bible do you look at the footnotes after every verse? Do you say “I am reading verse 3 so let me look below and see if something in verse 3 is missing.”? Even if you did do that (which you don’t) the footnotes say that the “best manuscripts” don’t have the verse–will you then agree with them that the verse doesn’t belong? If not, then why are you reading an NIV? Not all the word deletions are found in the footnotes of the NIV so don’t think for a second that they are letting you know all the changes they made.

Some people say, “You do not talk about the large section of Mark [referring to Mark 16:9-20] which was included with the provison that the earliest reliable manuscripts did not include that section.” My response is: That “provisional” statement is, at best, casting doubt on the word of God and at worst deleting the information in the footnotes. You say that the NIV says, the “most reliable” manuscripts don’t have it. That is as good as saying, “If you accept this rendering you are accepting an inferior, unreliable manuscript.” What they don’t tell you is that those same “reliable” manuscripts don’t even include the whole book of Revelation!!! If the manuscript is so reliable, then why didn’t they take out the whole book of Revelation? Mmm? Selective deletion?

In the Children’s NIV Bible, if one looks up the missing verses, such as Matthew 17:21, it is missing. But in this Children’s Bible it is typed out like this “20/21” and the 21st verse is still missing. They make you think that you read the 21st verse but it still is just the 20th verse! Can you believe it???!!!

If one looks at the JW “Bible”, the New World Translation (1961 ed.), and looks up all the verses that the NIV completely deletes. the Jehovah’s Witness Bible Deletes the exact same ones! I mean all of ’em! The only difference between the NIV and the New World Translation deletions is that the JW Bible does not include any footnotes!

The NIV has published a new American, gender-inclusive NIV. Gender-inclusive language renders “brother” to “brother and sister”. “Man” becomes “human beings”, etc. How many of us agree with calling a man a woman and man? If the NIV is so accurate, why is it changing the original masculine words to masculine and feminine? Because the NIV isnot accurate!

Corruptions in the Old Testament in Modern Bibles


Translated from the Ben Chayyim Masoretic Text


Translated from the Rudolf Kittel revised Masoretic text


Isaiah 14:12, “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!”

Isaiah 14:12, “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!”

If we look in the NIV, we will never know anything about Lucifer, because this term does not appear on its pages. The NIV changes Lucifer’s name to “morning star.” But this is one of the blessed titles given to our Lord Christ Jesus!

2 Peter 1:19, “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

In defining just who this morning star is, we need to look at several references in both the NIV and the KJB.

Revelation 2:28, “And I will give him the morning star.

Revelation 2:28, “I will also give him the morning star.”

Revelation 22:16, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

Revelation 22:16, “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

Both the NIV and the KJV identify the morning star as being Jesus. If a person is to accept the NIV as the Word of God, then he or she must also accept that it was Jesus who was cast down from heaven to the earth in the event described in Isaiah 14:12.

Hosea 11:12, “but Judah yetruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.”

Hosea 11:12, “and Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.”

Daniel 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.”

Daniel 3:25, “He said, Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like son of the gods.”

Is Jesus the son of many gods?


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