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 Romans 1:25 “CHANGED the truth INTO a lie” or EXCHANGED the truth FOR a lie”?



Romans 1:25 “CHANGED the truth INTO a lie” or EXCHANGED the truth FOR a lie”?

Romans 1:25 KJB - “Who CHANGED the truth of God INTO a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

NKJV - “who EXCHANGED the truth of God FOR the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

I didn't use to think there was much of a difference in meaning between these two, but now I see it more clearly.

The difference in meaning is this -

When the KJB says "they CHANGED the truth of God INTO a lie" it means they actually changed the words of God - the revealed truth - into falsehood, and this is what we see in the fake bible versions like the NKJV, NASB, ESV, NIV, etc.

Hebrews 3:16 is one example among many. 

Hebrews 3:16 King James Bible -  "For SOME, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit, NOT ALL that came out of Egypt by Moses."

Hebrews 3:16 NKJV (NIV, NASB, ESV, NET, Holman, modern Catholic versions, Jehovah Witness NWT) -

"For WHO, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, WAS IT NOT ALL who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?"

See why the KJB got it right, here -

I can list verse after verse where the truth of God is turned into a lie in the corrupt bible versions. Daniel 9:26 is another of many. 

Daniel 9:26 "Messiah shall be cut off BUT NOT FOR HIMSELF" 

ESV (NIV, NASB) - "an anointed one shall be cut off AND SHALL HAVE NOTHING."

Or the NASBs teaching that the children of Israel DECEIVED God in Psalms 78:36 is another. 

I can show 100 examples like these.

See many more here - 

“For ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.”  Jeremiah 23:36

However, in contrast to the KJB, the NKJV has a very different meaning when it says: "they EXCHANGED the truth of God FOR a lie"

This implies that they left the truth of God alone or intact, without perverting it, and merely abandoned it for something else that was false instead.

But the FACT is these fake bible versions HAVE changed and perverted God’s truth and turned it into lies in many places.

The context of Romans chapter one presents the same truth. Fallen man perverted the very image of God among men. As Romans chapter 1 tells us that when they knew God they glorified him not as God but became vain in their imaginations “And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image make like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.”  

This is how they perverted the revelation of who the true God is.

Once you see this difference in meaning and application it makes a huge difference.

Agreeing with the NKJV’s “they EXCHANGED the truth of God FOR the (a) lie” are the RV, the ASV, RSV, ESV, ISV, NASB, NIV, NET, Jehovah Witness New World Translation, the Catholic Douay 1950,  Catholic St. Joseph NAB 1970 and the Catholic New Jerusalem bible 1985.

The first Catholic Bible, the Douay-Rheims of 1582, had it right with: “Who CHANGED the truth of God INTO a lie”, but all subsequent Catholic versions now read like the NKJV, NASB, ESV.

Those that agree with the King James Bible - 

Tyndale’s 1525 translation brings out the truth of the KJB with: “which tourned his truthe vnto a lye” 

The Thomas Haweis N.T. 1755 shows the same truth with: “who perverted the truth of God by falsehood”

Young’s literal has the same meaning as found in the KJB with: “who did change the truth of God into a falsehood”

The Bible in Basic English 1961 also brings out this truth saying: “Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false”

Reading like the KJB are Wycliffe 1395, Coverdale 1535 - “which turned the trueth of God vnto a lye”, the Matthew Bible 1549, the Geneva Bible 1587 - “Which turned the trueth of God vnto a lie”, The Beza N.T. 1599, Whiston’s N.T. 1745, Wesley’s N.T. 1755, Worsley N.T. 1770, Sawyer N.T. 1858, The Living Oracles 1835, Webster’s Bible 1833, Darby 1890, J.P. Green’s Literal Translation 1993, The Koster Scriptures 1998, Third Millennium bible 1998, The Tomson N.T. 2002, The Resurrection Life N.T. 2005, the Mebust Bible 2007, the Jubilee bible 2010, The Hebrew Transliteration Scriptures 2010 - “Who changed the truth of Elohim (אלהים) into a lie”, The Biblos Bible 2013 and the Modern English Version 2014 - “They turned the truth of God into a lie”

Get yourself the King James Bible and stick with it. In it alone will you find all the incorruptible truth of the incorruptible God.

Will Kinney

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