Modern Versions Don't Even Agree With Each Other.
Has Textual Criticism enabled the scholars to restore "the originals" as some modern version proponents affirm?
Examples from both the New Testament and the Old Testament.
Matthew 6:13 KJB (NASB, NKJV, Holman Standard 2009) - "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."
ESV (NIV, NET, Jehovah Witness NWT, Catholic versions) - "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
Matthew 12:47 KJB (NASB, NIV, NKJV) - "Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee."
Matthew 18:22 How many times Did Jesus say to forgive your brother "SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN or SEVENTY-SEVEN times?"
Matthew 18:22 KJB, RV, ASV, NASB, NKJV, RSV, ESV 2001, 2007 editions, Holman, Douay-Rheims, ALL Greek texts) - "Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN." (490 times)
ESV 2011, 2016 editions, NRSV, NIV, NET, Catholic New Jerusalem - "Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you seven times, but SEVENTY-SEVEN TIMES."
King James Bible [NASB, Holman CSB] - 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."
ESV, NIV, NET, The Message, Catholic St. Joseph NAB, New Jerusalem bible, Jehovah Witness New World translation - Matthew 23:14 - OMIT
Luke 10:1 and 17 - How many disciples Did Jesus send out to preach? SEVENTY or SEVENTY TWO?
Luke 10:1 KJB, NASB, NKJV, Holman Standard 2009 - "After these things the Lord appointed other SEVENTY also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come."
Luke 10:17 - "And the SEVENTY returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name."
ESV, NIV, NET - Luke 10:1, 17 "After this the Lord appointed SEVENTY-TWO others and sent them out on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go."
"The SEVENTY-TWO returned with joy..."
Luke 10:42 How many things are needed? "ONE THING" or "A FEW THINGS"? Bible Babble Buffet at its Best.
King James Bible (ESV, NKJV, Holman Standard) - Luke 10:42 - But ONE THING IS NEEDFUL: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
NASB 1963-1977 editions - "But ONLY A FEW THINGS ARE NECESSARY, REALLY ONLY ONE, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
NASB 1995 edition - "But ONLY ONE THING IS NECESSARY, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
NIV 1973, 1978 and 1982 editions - "BUT ONLY ONE THING IS NEEDED. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her."
NIV 2011 edition - "BUT FEW THINGS ARE NEEDED - OR INDEED ONLY ONE. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her."
Did you notice that both the NASB and the NIV changed THE TEXT from one edition to another, AND that they REVERSED THEIR CHOICES? What is going on here in Bible Babble Buffet Land?
Luke 4:44 "Galilee" or "Judea"? A Geographical Blunder in the Vatican Versions
KJB (Revised Version 1881, ASV 1901, Holman Standard, ISV) - "And he preached in the synagogues of GALILEE."
ESV - "And he was preaching in the synagogues of JUDEA."
Luke 4:44 compared to Matthew 4:23 and Mark 1:39.
In all three Synoptic gospels we clearly see that Jesus was ministering in Galilee, not Judea. Israel was divided into three main sections - Galilee in the north, along with the sea of Galilee (also known as the sea of Gennesaret -cp. Mat. 4:23; Mk. 1:16 & Luke 5:1), Samaria in the middle, and some 50 to 60 miles to the south was Judea.
There is a TEXTUAL issue involved here; not just a difference in translation. Nobody disputes the fact that Jesus was literally in the region known as Galilee during the events recorded in these Scriptures. Not even those who try to defend the UBS critical text that wrongly tells us He was in JUDEA.
See the whole study here and why the KJB is right, as always -
John 5:3-4 The Troubling of the Water.
Many modern versions and some "scholars" cast doubt on the authenticity of the inspired words we find in John 5:3-4. Here we read of the pool of Bethesda, having five porches.
KJB (NASB 1995, Holman Standard) - John 5:3 - In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, WAITING FOR THE MOVING OF THE WATER.
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.
ESV John 5:3: - (NIV, NET, Jehovah Witness NWT, modern Catholic versions - "In these lay a multitude of invalids - blind, lame and paralyzed........................"
John 5:4 ..................................................................................................................................................
Are these words Scripture or not?
Acts 24:6 KJB (NASB, NKJV, Holman Standard 2009) - "Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, AND WOULD HAVE JUDGED ACCORDING TO OUR LAW. 24:7 BUT THE CHIEF CAPTAIN LYSIAS CAME UPON US, AND WITH GREAT VIOLENCE TOOK HIM AWAY OUR OF OUR HANDS, 24:8 COMMANDING HIS ACCUSERS TO COME UNTO THEE: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him."
ESV (NIV, NET, Jehovah Witness NWT) - Acts 24:6-8 - V.6 "Even he tried to profane the temple but we seized him. V.8 - By examining him yourself you will be able to find out from him about everything of which we accuse him."
Exodus 26:14 "Badgers' skins", "porpoise", "goats", "violet colored skins", "seal skins", "dolphin", "sea cows", "jackal", "blue skins" or "durable leather"?
Exodus 26:14 KJB - "Thou shalt make a covering for the tent of ram's skins dyed RED, and a covering of BADGER'S skins".
ESV - "And you shall make for the tent a covering of TANNED rams' skins, and a covering of GOATSKINS on top."
NIV 1978 & 1982 editions, The Voice 2012 - "Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed RED, and over that a covering of hides of SEA COWS."
NIV 2011 edition - "Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed RED, and over that a covering of OTHER DURABLE LEATHER."
ISV (International Standard Version) - "You shall make a cover for the tabernacle of ram skins dyed red and a covering of DOLPHIN SKINS above that."
NASB - "You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed RED and a covering of PORPOISE SKINS above."
Holman Standard - "Make a covering for the tent from rams skins dyed RED, and a covering of MANATEE SKINS on top of that."
2 Samuel 6:5 The Hebrew text or parts of the so called Greek Septuagint?
2 Samuel 6:5 King James Bible and the Hebrew text read:
KJB (NASB, NKJV, Young's, Holman, ASV, Geneva bible, Hebrew Names Version and many more) "And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord ON ALL MANNER OF INSTRUMENTS MADE OF FIR WOOD, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals."
ESV and the NIV
The ESV rejects the Hebrew text and follows PART of the so called Greek LXX, while the NIV follows ANOTHER PART of the Greek LXX.
ESV - "And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, WITH SONGS [a] and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals."
2 Samuel 6:5 Septuagint, Hebrew fir trees
NIV - "David and all Israel were celebrating WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals."
The NIV 1984 edition notes in its Footnote that the Hebrew text does not contain the words "WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT" (or mightily) and that it reads like the KJB has it.
Yet you will notice that the ESV mentions WITH SONGS, while the NIV does not, but the NIV has "WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT" but the ESV does not include these words.
What is happening here is that both the ESV and the NIV are picking out PARTS of the LXX reading in the same verse, as they both reject the Hebrew reading, and they go with DIFFERENT PARTS and NOT ALL that the so called Greek Septuagint has in this one verse.
What the LXX actually has is this - It reads: "And David and THE CHILDREN OF (Not in ESV or NIV) of Israel were playing before the Lord ON WELL TUNED INSTRUMENTS (Not in ESV or NIV) MIGHTILY (In NIV but not in ESV or Hebrew) AND WITH SONGS (In the ESV but not in the NIV or in the Hebrew) and with harps, and with flutes, and with drums, and with cymbals and with pipes."
You can see the Septuagint translation here -
So what we see here is that both the ESV and NIV (along with Dan Wallace's NET version) have rejected the Hebrew text, and then each has picked up just PART of what the so called LXX says, and not the same parts!
The Catholic Connection
The earlier Catholic Douay-Rheims 1610 and the Douay Version 1950 followed the Hebrew text and read like the KJB.
"But David and all Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of wood, on harps and lutes and timbrels and cornets and cymbals."
BUT the newer Catholic versions like the St. Joseph New American bible 1970 and the New Jerusalem bible 1985 have likewise rejected the Hebrew text and followed the so called Greek Septuagint and even included BOTH readings found in it saying:
2 Samuel 6:6 "David and the whole House of Israel danced before Yahweh WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT SINGING to the accompaniment of harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals." New Jerusalem bible 1985.
Then it footnotes telling us that "WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT SINGING" comes from the Greek Septuagint, but is not found in the Hebrew text.
And they call these shenanigans the "science" of textual criticism.
I think God has a different term for it. He calls it PERVERTING the words of God.
"For ye have perverted the words of the living God". Jeremiah 23:36
Judges 14:15 - The SEVENTH Day or The FOURTH Day or THE NEXT DAY?
Judges 14:15 KJB (NKJV, Tree of Life Version 2015) - And it came to pass ON THE SEVENTH DAY, that they said unto Samson's wife, Entice thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?"
NASB, NIV, ESV - "Then it came about ON THE FOURTH DAY".
ISV 2014 - "The NEXT DAY they told Samson's wife"
Judges 18:30 Manasseh or Moses?
Judges 18:30 - KJB, NASB, NKJV, Tree of Life Version 2015 - "And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of MANASSEH, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land."
ESV, NIV, NET, Holman Standard, Catholic versions, Jehovah Witness NWT - "And the people of Dan set up the carved image for themselves, and Jonathan the son of Gershom, son of MOSES, and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land."
1 Samuel 6:19 - 50,070 men slain or only 70 or 75 or 70 men 50 chief men?
1 Samuel 6:19 King James Bible (NASB, NET, NKJV, ISV) - "And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked INTO the ark of the LORD, even he smote OF THE PEOPLE FIFTY THOUSAND AND THREESCORE AND TEN MEN: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter."
ESV 2016 (NIV 2011, Catholic St. Joseph New American bible 1970, Catholic New Jerusalem 1985) - "He struck SEVENTY men of them, and the people mourned because the LORD had struck the people with a great blow."
Young's "literal" translation reads: "He smiteth among the people SEVENTY MEN - FIFTY CHIEF MEN".
The Voice of 2012, one of the new Critical Text versions, actually says: "God struck down 75 men"
The Holman Christian Standard Bible 2009 has come up with a reading that is different from them all. The HCSB now says: "He struck down 70 men out of 50,000 men."
1 Samuel 13:1 Here we read: "Saul reigned ONE year; and when he had reigned TWO years over Israel, Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel." reading - ONE/TWO years (NKJV, KJB, Geneva, Judaica Press Tanach, Orthodox Jewish Bible), or 40/32 (NASB 1972-77 editions) or 30/42 (NASB 1995 edition, NIV), OR 30 years/ 40 years (NET) or _____years and______and two years (RSV, NRSV, ESV 2001 edition, St. Joseph New American Bible 1970, Catholic New Jerusalem 1985), or "was 40 years old...and when he had reigned 2 years" (Amplified bible 1987) or "____years old and reigned 2 years" (Complete Jewish bible, Knox bible) or "was 30 years old...ruled for 42 years" (ISV, Common English Bible) or "32 years old...reigned for 22 years" in the 1989 Revised English Bible, or even "was 50 years old and reigned 22 years."!
But wait. There's even more. The ESV 2001 edition had "Saul was________years old when he began to reign, and he reigned____and two years over Israel." But now the 2011, 2016 editions of the ESV have come out and now have the perhaps even more ridiculous reading of "Saul LIVED FOR ONE YEAR AND THEN BECAME KING, and when he had reigned FOR TWO YEARS over Israel, Saul chose 3000 men of Israel...".
1 Samuel 17:4 How tall was the giant Goliath? 9 1/2 feet tall or 6 1/2 feet tall?
KJB, NASB, NIV, ESV, Catholic Douay, Jerusalem bible - SIX CUBITS AND A SPAN = NINE AND A HALF feet tall.
Dan Wallace's NET version, International Standard Version , Catholic St. Joseph NAB - FOUR cubits and a span = SIX AND A HALF feet tall.
After FORTY YEARS or after FOUR YEARS?
2 Samuel 15:7 "And it came to pass after FORTY YEARS that Absalom said unto the king" KJB, Hebrew, Geneva, NKJV, NASB, RV, Douay-Rheims
OR "At the end of FOUR YEARS Absalom said to the king". NIV, RSV, ESV, NET, Holman, Catholic New Jerusalem.
See why the KJB and the Hebrew texts are right, in the full article here -
2 Samuel 21:8 MICHAL or MERAB?
2 Samuel 21:8 - Hebrew texts, KJB, NKJV, RV, ASV, Douay-Rheims, Tree of Life Version 2015 - "and the five sons of MICHAL the daughter of Saul"
or "the five sons of MERAB the daughter of Saul" - NIV, NASB, ESV, NET, Holman, Catholic New Jerusalem
2 Samuel 21:19 Who killed Goliath? David or Elhanan?
King James Bible (NKJV, NIV 2011 edition, Dan Wallace's NET version 2006) - "And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where ELHANAN to son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, SLEW THE BROTHER OF GOLIATH the Gitite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam."
ESV, NASB, NIV 1978, 1984 editions - "And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and ELHANAN the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, STRUCK DOWN GOLIATH the Gitite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam."
"SEVEN YEARS of famine or only THREE?"
2 Samuel 24:13 - KJB, Hebrew, ASV, NASB, NKJV, NET, Douay-Rheims- "Shall SEVEN YEARS of famine come unto thee in the land?"
2 Samuel 24:13 - "Shall THREE YEARS of famine come to you in your land?" NIV, RSV, NRSV, ESV, Holman, Catholic New Jerusalem
See why the KJB and the Hebrew text are right, here -
40,000 stalls of horses or only 4000?
1 Kings 4:26 - 40,000 stalls of horses (Hebrew, KJB, RV, ASV, NASB, ESV, NKJV, Holman, Douay-Rheims)
or 4,000 stalls (NIV, NET, Catholic New Jerusalem)
See why the KJB is right, here -
How old was Jehoiachin, 8 or 18?
2 Chronicles 36:9 reads that Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he began to reign (Hebrew texts, KJB, NASB, NKJV, RV, ASV, KJB, RSV, NRSV, ESV 2001 edition, Douay-Rheims)
or he was 18 years old (NIV, Holman, NET, ESV 2007 edition!!! and once again the Catholic New Jerusalem)
See why the KJB and the Hebrew text are right, here -
Psalm 145 - Are 14 words missing from God's word in this Psalm?
Psalm 145:13 KJB (NASB, NET) - "Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations."
ESV (RSV, NIV, Holman, all Catholic Versions) - "Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. THE LORD IS FAITHFUL IN ALL HIS WORDS AND KIND IN ALL HIS WORKS."
Ecclesiastes 8:10 - What happens to the wicked? Are they FORGOTTEN or PRAISED?
King James Bible, NASB, NKJV - "And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they WERE FORGOTTEN in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity."
ESV, NIV, Holman Standard, Names of God Bible, - "Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of the holy place and WERE PRAISED in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity."
Isaiah 9:3 KJB - "Thou hast multiplied the nation, and NOT increased the joy."
NKJV (ESV, NIV, NASB, NET, Catholic St. Joseph NAB & Catholic New Jerusalem bible) - "You have multiplied the nation and increased its joy."
Jehovah Witness New World Translation - "You have made the nation populous; for it you HAVE MADE THE REJOICING GREAT."
Hosea 11:12 - "...but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints."
KJB - Judah yet RULETH WITH GOD, AND IS FAITHFUL WITH THE SAINTS.
NASB, NIV - Judah is UNRULY AGAINST GOD, EVEN THE HOLY ONE WHO IS FAITHFUL.
ESV - but Judah STILL WALKS WITH GOD AND IS FAITHFUL TO THE HOLY ONE.
NKJV - But Judah STILL WALKS WITH GOD, EVEN THE HOLY ONE WHO IS FAITHFUL.
Does Judah RULE WITH God or IS UNRULY AGAINST God?
Is Judah FAITHFUL WITH THE SAINTS (KJB) or is it THE HOLY ONE WHO IS FAITHFUL (NKJV)?
11:12 KJB "But Judah yet RULETH WITH GOD, AND IS FAITHFUL WITH THE SAINTS."
Colossians 3:6 - "the wrath of God cometh ON THE CHILDREN O. OBEDIENCE." (Revised Version, ASV, NRSV, NASB 1995 edition, NET, ISV 2014)
"For which things sake the wrath of God cometh ON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE."
One of the whackiest examples of the so called "science" of textual criticism and how it really works is found in Colossians 3:6 and the phrase "the children of disobedience".
In Greek this phrase is composed of 5 words. It is also found in Ephesians 5:6 and the phrase refers to those who remain in unbelief of the gospel and are the children of the devil. They are not among the redeemed children of God.
This reading is found in the Majority of all remaining Greek manuscripts including Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus (A), C and D correction. It is also found in the Latin Vulgate, the Greek Lectionaries, the Old Latin copies of ar, c, d, dem, div, f, g, mon, t, x and z as well as the Syriac Peshitta, Harclean, the Coptic Boharic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Georgian and Slavonic ancient versions.
Westcott and Hort originally omitted the phrase altogether because not found in Vaticanus, P46 and D original. The Nestle critical text 4th edition 1934 as well as the Nestle 21st edition 1975 also omitted the phrase and simply said: "For which things sake the wrath of God comes."
However, now the Nestle-Aland 27th edition and the 28th edition have decided to put the phrase back into their critical Greek texts and it is found there today.
Now here is the curious thing. In spite of the fact that Westcott and Hort omitted the phrase, yet reading like the King James Bible were the Revised Version of 1881 and the ASV of 1901. Both read - "cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience."
But now that the phrase is put back into the critical Greek text, the more modern versions like the NIV and ESV omit it! Go figure!
But wait! There's more. The NASB 1963, 1972, 1973 and 1977 editions all OMITTED the phrase and read: "For it is on account of these things that the wrath of God will come." But in 1995 the new NASB has put it back in and it now reads: "the wrath of God will come UPON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE."
The liberal RSV was the first major version to actually follow the then Nestle critical text and it omitted the phrase.
But then the 1989 New RSV put it back in and read rather incorrectly: "On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient." Footnote - "Greek - the children of disobedience".
But then the revision of the revision of the revision - the ESV 2011 - has now gone back to omitting it again and simply reads: "On account of these the wrath of God is coming." and then footnotes: "Some manuscripts add 'the sons of disobedience.'" SOME???!!!
Other critical text versions that omitted the phrase are Goodspeed 1943, Weymouth 1902, Rotherham's Emphasized bible 1902 and the Jehovah Witness New Word Translation.
"For which things sake the wrath of God cometh ON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE."
Bible translations that include the reading of "the children of disobedience" are Wycliffe 1395, Tyndale 1525, Coverdale 1535, Bishops' Bible 1568, the Douay-Rheims 1582, the Geneva Bible 1587 - "wrath of God commeth on the children of disobedience.", the Beza New Testament 1599, the King James Bible, the Bill Bible 1671, Wesley translation 1755, Darby 1890, Young's 1898, the Revised Version 1885, the ASV 1901, J.B. Phillips N.T. 1962, the New Life Bible 1969, the Berkeley Version in Modern Speech 1969, NKJV 1982, the NRSV 1989, God's Word Translation 1995, Third Millennium Bible 1998, the Lawrie Translation 1998, The Koster Scriptures 1998, The Complete Jewish Bible 1998, The Last Days Bible 1999, Green's literal 2000, the Tomson N.T. 2002, The Resurrection Life N.T. 2005, Concordant Version 2006, the Holman Standard 2009, The Faithful N.T. 2009, the Hebraic Transliteration Scripture 2010 - "the children of disobedience", The New European Version 2010, the Common English Bible 2011, the Names of God Bible 2011, the Knox Bible 2012, Lexham Bible 2012, The Voice 2012, Aramaic Bible in Plain English 2010, The Work of God's Children Illustrated Bible 2011, Conservative Bible 2011 - "the children of disobedience", the Interlinear Hebrew-Greek Scriptures 2012 (Mebust), The World English Bible 2012, The Biblos Bible 2013, The Hebrew Names Version 2014, The Pioneers' N.T. 2014, The Modern Literal N.T. 2014, The Modern English Version 2014 and The Amplified Bible 2015.
The 2014 ISV reads: "It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient." Footnote - Literally "on the sons of disobedience."
Even Dan Wallace's NET version reads: "Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience."
But then he has these typical bible agnostic, mumbo jumbo, "Yea, hath God said?" footnotes - "there are other places in which B and P46 share errant readings of omission. Nevertheless, the strength of the internal evidence against the longer reading is at least sufficient TO CAUSE DOUBT HERE. THE DECISION TO RETAIN THE WORDS in the text IS LESS THAN CERTAIN." (Caps are mine)
How's THAT for a real faith booster in the inerrancy of the Bible?
The Catholic Connection
Among the Catholic versions the phrase "among the children of disobedience" IS found in the Douay-Rheims of 1582 and the Douay of 1950.
Then the 1969 Jerusalem bible and the 1970 St. Joseph NAB omitted it, but then the 1985 New Jerusalem put it back in and so does the Catholic Public Domain Version of 2009!
Foreign Language Bibles
Foreign language Bibles that correctly read "the wrath of God comes UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE" are the Spanish Sagradas Escrituras 1569 - "por estas cosas la ira de Dios viene sobre los hijos de rebelión", the Spanish Reina Valera's 1909, 1960, 1995 - "la ira de Dios viene sobre los hijos de desobediencia", the French Martin 1744, the Ostervald 1996 and the 2007 Louis Segond - "la colère de Dieu vient sur les enfants rebelles", Luther's German Bible 1545 and the 2000 Schlachter Bible - "über die Söhne des Ungehorsams", the Italian Diodati 1649, La Nuova Diodati 1991 and Italian Riveduta 2006 - "l?ira di Dio sopra i figliuoli della disubbidienza.", the Portuguese Corrigenda 2009, Portuguese NIV version 2000 - "sobre os filhos da desobediência", the Tagalog Ang Salita ng Diyos bible 1998, Romanian Cornilescu and Fidela bibles 2014, the Smith & van Dyke Arabic Bible, the Dutch Staten Vertaling Bible, the Czeck BKR, and the Polish Updated Gdansk Bible 2013.
The "Ever Dependable" NIVs
Even though the NIV English version omits these words, yet the NIV Portuguese version includes them.
A Biblia Sagrada em Portugués AND the NIV Portuguese edition 2000 Nova Versão Internacional (even though it is not in the English edition of the NIV) - "a ira de Deus sobre os filhos da desobediência."
the Modern Greek Bible and the Greek text used by the Greek Orthodox churches all over the world = "the children of disobedience"
And the Modern Hebrew Bible -
In summary, the ever changing modern critical Greek text versions that OMIT the phrase "upon the children of disobedience" are the REB (Revised English Bible) 1989, the NIV 1984, 2011, the ESV 2011, and the NASB 1977, but the modern critical Greek text versions that INCLUDE the phrase are the Holman Standard 2009, NET, Common English Bible 2011, The Voice 2012, the ISV 2014 and the NASB 1995!
Hebrews 2:7 KJB - "Thou madest him A LITTLE LOWER than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, AND DIDST SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS." (R.V., ASV, NASB 1995, NKJV, The Voice 2012, The Passion Translation 2017)
ESV - "You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor." (NIV, NET, Holman)
The full reading for this verse that includes the words at the end of the verse - "AND DIDST SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS." are found in Sinaiticus, A, C, D original, 0150 0243 6 33 81 88 104 181 256 263 330 365 424 436 451 459 629 1573 1739 1877 1881 1991 1912 1962 1985 2127 2464 2492, the Old Latin copies of ar, b, c, d, den, div, e, f, v, x, z, the Syriac Peshitta, Harkelian, the Coptic Sahidic, Boharic, Armenian, Ehtiopic, Georgian and Slavonic ancient versions.
The Critical Text versions don't even agree with each other. Here Vaticanus and P46 omit the words - "AND DIDST SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS" and so too do versions like the NIV, ESV, ISV, NET, Common English Bible and the Holman Standard all OMIT these words.
But these same two manuscripts, Vaticanus and P46, also omit the words "under him" in the next verse where we read "in that he put all in subjection UNDER HIM", and this time these same versions that omitted all the words from verse 7 because of Vaticanus and P46, now included them in verse 8. You see, this is how their "science" of textual criticism works.
But not even all the Critical Text versions agree with each other - not even close.
This time even the NASB 1963-1995, RV 1881, ASV 1901 (all critical text versions) include the words "AND DIDST SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF THY HANDS" in Hebrews 2:7, as well as other Critical Text versions like Weymouth 1912, Goodspeed 1923, Rotherham 1902 and even the Jehovah Witness New World Translation.
See how the "scholars", even among those using the ever changing Critical Greek text, don't agree among themselves. This same confusion is constantly repeated in the new Bible of the Month versions that continue to pour off the presses.
To get an idea of the literally THOUSANDS of words are omitted just in the New Testament by the new Vatican supervised text versions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, NET as compared to the Reformation text of the King James Bible see -
Undeniable Proof the ESV, NIV, Holman Standard, NET, NASBs, Jehovah Witness NWT are the new "Vatican Versions" Part TWO.
Here is a partial list showing how all these verses omit the same 2000 to 3000 words from the Reformation text of the King James Bible.
Don't believe the lie that "No Doctrines are Changed in the Modern Versions?"
Fake Bible Versions DO teach and pervert several biblical doctrines, and the infallibility of the Bible (any bible in any language) is a huge doctrine that most Christians do not believe anymore.
IF the modern versionist actually BELIEVES what his fake bibles teach, then he does believe in false doctrines and has erred from the truth.
Here are about 40 concrete examples of the falsehoods taught by these fake bible versions. Examples - God can be deceived by men (NASB, NET), Man can speed up the coming of the day of God (NIV, ESV), Pride and Boasting are Christian virtues (ESV, NASB, NIV, NKJV), Satan controls the world (NIV), ghosts exist (NKJV, NIV, NASB, ESV) and There are different races of men and some races are inferior to others (NASB, NIV)
"For ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.?" Jeremiah 23:36