List of Omitted Bible Verses

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This is a list of Bible verses and phrases that are present in the King James Version but absent from most bible translations completed after 1881 which are based upon the corrupt Alexandrian text-type.

Bart D. Ehrman, an agnostic Biblical scholar and critic, falsely claims that some of the most known verses were not part of the original text of the New Testament. "These scribal additions are often found in late medieval manuscripts of the New Testament, but not in the manuscripts of the earlier centuries," he adds. And because the King James Bible is based on later manuscripts, such verses "became part of the Bible traditon in English-speaking lands." Many critics of the Textus Receptus and the King James Version have similar concepts, believing that the Received Text and versions based upon it are corrupt and add 1000's of words, whereas the position of those who hold that the versions based upon the Textus Receptus is that modern versions omit from the sacred text.


List of Bible verses totally omitted

The designation omitted Bible verses is used here in a technical sense to indicate text for which a verse number has been reserved but which is not present. All verses listed are quoted from the King James Version.

F=omitted in footnote

Bible Translation
Matthew 12:47 F O F
Matthew 18:11 O O F O O O F
Matthew 21:44 F O F F
Matthew 23:14 O O F O O O
Mark 7:16 O O F O O O O
Mark 9:44 O O F O O O O
Mark 9:46 O O F O O O O
Mark 11:26 O O F O O O O
Mark 15:28 O O F O O O F
Mark 16:9-20 F F F O F F F
Luke 17:36 O O F O O O
Luke 22:43 F F F O F
Luke 22:44 F F F O F
Luke 23:17 O O F O O O O
Luke 24:12 F O F
Luke 24:40 O O F
John 5:4 O O F O O O F
John 7:53-8:11 F F O F F F
Acts 8:37 O O F O O O F
Acts 15:34 O O F O O O O
Acts 24:7 O O O O O
Acts 28:29 O O F O O O O
Romans 16:24 O O F O O O
Corinthians 13:14 O
James 1:8 O O

List of omitted Bible phrases

Phrases that are present in the KJV but absent in modern translations(NIV, NASB,RSV, NC, LB) are marked in bold.

Matthew 1:25

  • KJV: "...she had brought forth her firstborn son...."
  • NIV: "...she gave birth to a son...."

Matthew 5:22

  • KJV: "But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."
  • NIV: "But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell."

Matthew 5:44

  • KJV: "...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;"
  • NIV: "...Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,"

Matthew 6:4

  • KJV: "That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly."
  • NIV: "so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

Matthew 6:6

  • KJV: "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."
  • NIV: "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

Matthew 6:13

  • KJV: "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."
  • NIV: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

Matthew 6:18

  • KJV: "That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."
  • NIV: "so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

Matthew 9:13

  • KJV: "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
  • NIV: "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Matthew 15:8

  • KJV: "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me."
  • NIV: "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."

Matthew 15:6

  • KJV: "And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."
  • NIV: "he is not to 'honor his father' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition."

Matthew 16:3

  • KJV: "And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"
  • NIV: "and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times."

Matthew 16:20

  • KJV: "Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ."
  • NIV: "Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ."

Matthew 18:35

  • KJV: "So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."
  • NIV: "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

Matthew 19:9

  • KJV: "And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
  • NIV: "I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."

Matthew 19:17

  • KJV: "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
  • NIV: "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."

Matthew 20:7

  • KJV: "They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."
  • NIV: "Because no one has hired us,' they answered. He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'"

Matthew 20:16

  • KJV: "So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."
  • NIV: "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

Matthew 20:22,23

  • KJV: "But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father."
  • NIV: "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."

Matthew 21:12

  • KJV: "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,"
  • NIV: "Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves."

Matthew 22:13

  • KJV: "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • NIV: "Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 23:4

  • KJV: "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers."
  • NIV: "They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them."

Matthew 23:8

  • KJV: "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren."
  • NIV: "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers."

Matthew 23:19

  • KJV: "Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?"
  • NIV: "You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?"

Matthew 24:7

  • KJV: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
  • NIV: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places."

Matthew 25:13

  • KJV: "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
  • NIV: "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour."

Matthew 26:28

  • KJV: "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
  • NIV: "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."

Matthew 26:60

  • KJV: "But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,"
  • NIV: "But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward"

Matthew 27:24

  • KJV: "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it."
  • NIV: "When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"

Matthew 27:35

  • KJV: "And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots."
  • NIV: "When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots."

Matthew 27:64

  • KJV: "Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first."
  • NIV: "So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."

Matthew 28:2

  • KJV: "And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it."
  • NIV: "There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it."

Matthew 28:6

  • KJV: "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
  • NIV: "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

Matthew 28:9

  • KJV: "And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him."
  • NIV: "Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him."

Mark 1:2

  • KJV: "As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee."
  • NIV: "It is written in Isaiah the prophet:"I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way."

Mark 1:14

  • KJV: "Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,"
  • NIV: "After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God."

Mark 1:31

  • KJV: "...immediately the fever left her...."
  • NIV: "...The fever left her...."

Mark 3:15

  • KJV: "...power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:"
  • NIV: "...authority to drive out demons."

Mark 4:24

  • KJV: "And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given."
  • NIV: "Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more."

Mark 5:36

  • KJV: "As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe."
  • NIV: "Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."

Mark 6:33

  • KJV: "...and many [knew him]...and came together unto him...."
  • NIV: "...But many...[recognized them]...."

Mark 6:11

  • KJV: "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."
  • NIV: "And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."

Mark 6:51

  • KJV: "...were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered."
  • NIV: "...were completely amazed...."

Mark 7:8

  • KJV: "For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do."
  • NIV: "And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!"

Mark 8:26

  • KJV: "And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, 'nor tell it to any in the town."
  • NIV: "Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village."

Mark 9:23

  • KJV: "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."
  • NIV: "'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."

Mark 9:29

  • KJV: "And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."
  • NIV: "He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."

Mark 9:45

  • KJV: "And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell,into the fire that never shall be quenched:"
  • NIV: "And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell."

Mark 9:49

  • KJV: "For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt."
  • NIV: "Everyone will be salted with fire."

Mark 10:21

  • KJV: "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me."
  • NIV: "Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

Mark 10:24

  • KJV: "...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!"
  • NIV: "...Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!"

Mark 11:10

  • KJV: "Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest."
  • NIV: "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"

Mark 12:23

  • KJV: "In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife."
  • NIV: "At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"

Mark 12:29-30

  • KJV: "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. "
  • NIV: "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'"

Mark 12:33

  • KJV: "And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
  • NIV: "To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Mark 13:8

  • KJV: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."
  • NIV: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains."

Mark 13:33

  • KJV: "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is."
  • NIV: "Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come."

Mark 13:14

  • KJV: "But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:"
  • NIV: "When you see 'the abomination that causes desolation' standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains."

Mark 14:22

  • KJV: "And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body."
  • NIV: "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take it; this is my body."

Mark 14:27

  • KJV: "And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered."
  • NIV: "You will all fall away," Jesus told them, "for it is written: 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'"

Mark 14:68

  • KJV: "But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew."
  • NIV: "But he denied it. "I don't know or understand what you're talking about," he said, and went out into the entryway"

Mark 14:70

  • KJV: "And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto."
  • NIV: "Again he denied it. After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean."

Luke 1:28

  • KJV: "...the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women."
  • NIV: "...The Lord is with you."

Luke 2:33

  • KJV: "And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him."
  • NIV: "The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him."

Luke 2:40

  • KJV: "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him."
  • NIV: "And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him."

Luke 2:43

  • KJV: "And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it."
  • NIV: "After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it."

Luke 4:8

  • KJV: "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
  • NIV: "Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"

Luke 4:4

  • KJV: "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
  • NIV: "Jesus answered, It is written: Man does not live on bread alone."

Luke 4:18

  • KJV: "...he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives...."
  • NIV: "...He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners...."

Luke 4:41

  • KJV: "And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ."
  • NIV: "Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ."

Luke 5:38

  • KJV: "But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved."
  • NIV: "No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins."

Luke 6:10

  • KJV: "And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other."
  • NIV: "He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was completely restored."

Luke 7:31

  • KJV: "And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?"
  • NIV: "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?"

Luke 8:43

  • KJV: "...had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,"
  • NIV: "...but no one could heal her."

Luke 8:48

  • KJV: " of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole...."
  • NIV: "...your faith has healed you...."

Luke 8:54

  • KJV: "And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise."
  • NIV: "But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!"

Luke 9:10

  • KJV: "And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida."
  • NIV: "When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida,"

Luke 9:54

  • KJV: "And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?"
  • NIV: "When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"

Luke 9:55

  • KJV: But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
  • NIV: But Jesus turned and rebuked them,

Luke 9:56

  • KJV: "For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village."
  • NIV: "and they went to another village."

Luke 9:57

  • KJV: "And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest."
  • NIV: "As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."

Luke 10:19

  • KJV: "...and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
  • NIV: "...nothing will harm you...."

Luke 11:2

  • KJV: "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."
  • NIV: "He said to them, "When you pray, say:'Father,hallowed be your name, your kingdom come."

Luke 11:11

  • KJV: "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?"
  • NIV: "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?"

Luke 11:29

  • KJV: "And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet."
  • NIV: "As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah."

Luke 11:44

  • KJV: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them."
  • NIV: ""Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it."

Luke 11:54

  • KJV: "Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him."
  • NIV: "waiting to catch him in something he might say."

Luke 12:31

  • KJV: "But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you."
  • NIV: "But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well."

Luke 12:39

  • KJV: "And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through."
  • NIV: "But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into."

Luke 17:3

  • KJV: "Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him."
  • NIV: "So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him."

Luke 17:9

  • KJV: "Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not."
  • NIV: "Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?"

Luke 18:24

  • KJV: "And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!"
  • NIV: "Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"

Luke 19:45

  • KJV: "And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;"
  • NIV: "Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling."

Luke 20:13

  • KJV: "Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him."
  • NIV: "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him."

Luke 20:30

  • KJV: "And the second took her to wife, and he died childless."
  • NIV: "The second"

Luke 20:33

  • KJV: "But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?"
  • NIV: "He saw through their duplicity and said to them,"

Luke 21:4

  • KJV: "For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had."
  • NIV: "All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

Luke 22:31

  • KJV: "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:"
  • NIV: "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat."

Luke 22:64

  • KJV: "And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?"
  • NIV: "They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?""

Luke 22:68

  • KJV: "And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go."
  • NIV: "and if I asked you, you would not answer."

Luke 23:23

  • KJV: "And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed."
  • NIV: "But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed."

Luke 23:38

  • KJV: "And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
  • NIV: "There was a written notice above him, which reads THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

Luke 23:42

  • KJV: "And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom."
  • NIV: "Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

Luke 24:1

  • KJV: "Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them."
  • NIV: "On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb."

Luke 24:42

  • KJV: "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb."
  • NIV: "They gave him a piece of broiled fish."

Luke 24:49

  • KJV: "And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."
  • NIV: "I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

Luke 24:53

  • KJV: "And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen."
  • NIV: "And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God."

John 1:14

  • KJV: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
  • NIV: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

John 1:18

  • KJV: "No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
  • NIV: "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."

John 1:27

  • KJV: "He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me...."
  • NIV: "He is the one who comes after me...."

John 3:13

  • KJV: "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
  • NIV: "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man."

John 3:15

  • KJV: "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
  • NIV: "that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

John 3:16

  • KJV: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
  • NIV: ""For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 4:42

  • KJV: "And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world."
  • NIV: "They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."

John 5:16

  • KJV: "And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day."
  • NIV: "So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him."

John 6:11

  • KJV: "...he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down...."
  • NIV: "...distributed to those who were seated...."

John 6:47

  • KJV: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
  • NIV: "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life."

John 8:9

  • KJV: "...they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out..."
  • NIV: "...those who heard began to go away...."

John 8:59

  • KJV: "Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by."
  • NIV: "At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds."

John 9:35

  • KJV: "Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?"
  • NIV: "Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

John 11:41

  • KJV: "...Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid...."
  • NIV: "...So they took away the stone...."

John 12:1

  • KJV: "Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead."
  • NIV: "Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead."

John 16:16

  • KJV: "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father."
  • NIV: ""In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."

John 17:12

  • KJV: "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name..."
  • NIV: "While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me..."

John 19:16

  • KJV: "Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away."
  • NIV: "Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified."

John 20:29

  • KJV: "Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."
  • NIV: "Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Acts 2:30

  • KJV: "Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;"
  • NIV: "But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne."

Acts 2:31

  • KJV: "He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption."
  • NIV: "Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay."

Acts 3:11

  • KJV: "And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering."
  • NIV: "While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade."

Acts 3:26

  • KJV: "God, having raised up [his Son] Jesus...."
  • NIV: "God raised up [his servant]...."

Acts 7:30

  • KJV: "And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush."
  • NIV: "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai."

Acts 7:37

  • KJV: "This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
  • NIV: "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.'"

Acts 9:5,6

  • KJV: "And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
  • NIV: "...I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, he replied. Now get up and go into the city..."

Acts 10:6

  • KJV: "He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do."
  • NIV: "He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."

Acts 9:29

  • KJV: "And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him."
  • NIV: "He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him."

Acts 10:21

  • KJV: "Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?"
  • NIV: "Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"

Acts 10:30

  • KJV: "And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,"
  • NIV: "Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me"

Acts 15:18

  • KJV: "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."
  • NIV: "that have been known for ages."

Acts 15:24

  • KJV: "Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:"
  • NIV: "We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said."

Acts 15:37

  • KJV: "But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they."
  • NIV: "No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."

Acts 16:31

  • KJV: "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
  • NIV: "They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."

Acts 17:5

  • KJV: "But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy...
  • NIV: "But the Jews were jealous..."

Acts 18:17

  • KJV: "Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes..."
  • NIV: "Then they all turned on Sosthenes"

Acts 18:21

  • KJV: "But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus."
  • NIV: "But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will." Then he set sail from Ephesus."

Acts 20:15

  • KJV: "And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus."
  • NIV: "The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Kios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus."

Acts 20:24

  • KJV: "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."
  • NIV: "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."

Acts 20:25

  • KJV: "And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more."
  • NIV: "Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again."

Acts 20:32

  • KJV: "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified."
  • NIV: "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."

Acts 21:8

  • KJV: "And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him."
  • NIV: "Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven."

Acts 21:22

  • KJV: "What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come."
  • NIV: "What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come,"

Acts 21:25

  • KJV: "As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication."
  • NIV: "As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."

Acts 22:9

  • KJV: "And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me."
  • NIV: "My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me."

Acts 23:9

  • KJV: "And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God."
  • NIV: "There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

Acts 24:6

  • KJV: "Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law."
  • NIV: "and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him."

Acts 24:8

  • KJV: "Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him."
  • NIV: "By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him."

Acts 24:15

  • KJV: "And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust."
  • NIV: "and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked."

Acts 24:26

  • KJV: "He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him."
  • NIV: "At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him."

Acts 25:16

  • KJV: "To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him."
  • NIV: "I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over any man before he has faced his accusers and has had an opportunity to defend himself against their charges."

Acts 26:30

  • KJV: "And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:"
  • NIV: "The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them."

Acts 28:16

  • KJV: "And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him."
  • NIV: "When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him."

Romans 1:16

  • KJV: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
  • NIV: "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."

Romans 8:1

  • KJV: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
  • NIV: "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,"

Romans 9:28

  • KJV: "For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth."
  • NIV: "For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."

Romans 10:15

  • KJV: "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"
  • NIV: "And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

Romans 11:6

  • KJV: "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."
  • NIV: "And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace."

Romans 13:9

  • KJV:"For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
  • NIV: "The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet,"and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Romans 14:6

  • KJV: "He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks."
  • NIV: "He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God."

Romans 14:21

  • KJV: "It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak."
  • NIV:"It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall."

Romans 15:29

  • KJV: "And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ."
  • NIV: "I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ."

1 Corinthians 2:4

  • KJV: "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:"
  • NIV: "My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,"

1 Corinthians 4:6

  • KJV: "And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another."
  • NIV: "Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another."

1 Corinthians 6:20

  • KJV: "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
  • NIV: "you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."

1 Corinthians 7:29

  • KJV: "The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord."
  • NIV: "A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. "

1 Corinthians 10:28

  • KJV: "But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: "
  • NIV: "But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience' sake"

1 Corinthians 11:24

  • KJV: "And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me."
  • NIV: "and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me'".

1 Corinthians 11:29

  • KJV: "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body."
  • NIV: "For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself."

1 Corinthians 15:47

  • KJV: "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
  • NIV: "The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven."

1 Corinthians 16:22-23

  • KJV: "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you."
  • NIV: "If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him. Come, O Lord! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you."

2 Corinthians 4:4

  • KJV: "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
  • NIV: "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."

2 Corinthians 4:10

  • KJV: "Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."
  • NIV: "We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body."

Galatians 3:1

  • KJV: "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?"
  • NIV:"You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified."

Galatians 4:7

  • KJV: "Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
  • NIV: "So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir."

Galatians 5:21

  • KJV: "Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
  • NIV: "and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."

Galatians 6:15

  • KJV: "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."
  • NIV: "Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation."

Ephesians 3:9

  • KJV: "...which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"
  • NIV: "...which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things."

Ephesians 3:14

  • KJV: "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,"
  • NIV: "For this reason I kneel before the Father,"

Ephesians 5:30

  • KJV: "For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones."
  • NIV: "for we are members of his body."

Ephesians 6:10

  • KJV: "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."
  • NIV: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power."

Philippians 3:16

  • KJV: "Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing."
  • NIV: "Only let us live up to what we have already attained."

Colossians 1:2

  • KJV: "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
  • NIV: "...Grace and peace to you from God our Father."

Colossians 1:14

  • KJV: "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:"
  • NIV: "in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

Colossians 2:2

  • KJV: "That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;"
  • NIV: "My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,"

Colossians 2:18

  • KJV: "Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,"
  • NIV: "Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions."

Colossians 3:6

  • KJV: "For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"
  • NIV: "Because of these, the wrath of God is coming."

1 Thessalonians 1:1

  • KJV: "...Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."
  • NIV: "...Grace and peace to you."

1 Thessalonians 5:27

  • KJV: "I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren."
  • NIV: "I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers."

2 Thessalonians 1:8

  • KJV: "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:"
  • NIV: "He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus."

1 Timothy 3:16

  • KJV: "...God was manifest in the flesh..."
  • NIV: "...He appeared in a body. ..."

1 Timothy 4:12

  • KJV: "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."
  • NIV: "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."

1 Timothy 5:16

  • KJV: "If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed."
  • NIV: "If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need."

1 Timothy 6:5

  • KJV: "Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."
  • NIV: "and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain."

2 Timothy 1:11

  • KJV: "Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles."
  • NIV: "And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher."

2 Timothy 2:9

  • KJV: "...I speak the truth in Christ...."
  • NIV: "...I am telling the truth...."

2 Timothy 4:22

  • KJV: "The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen."
  • NIV: "The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you."

Philemon 1:12

  • KJV: "Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: "
  • NIV: "I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you."

Titus 1:4

  • KJV: "To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour."
  • NIV: "To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior."

Hebrews 1:3

  • KJV: "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:"
  • NIV: "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."

Hebrews 2:7

  • KJV: "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:"
  • NIV: "You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor "

Hebrews 7:21

  • KJV: "For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:"
  • NIV: "but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: 'You are a priest forever.'"

Hebrews 10:9

  • KJV: "Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second."
  • NIV: "Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second."

Hebrews 10:30

  • KJV: "...Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord...."
  • NIV: "...It is mine to avenge; I will repay..."

Hebrews 10:34

  • KJV: "For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance."
  • NIV: "You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions."

Hebrews 11:11

  • KJV: "Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."
  • NIV: "By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise."

Hebrews 11:37

  • KJV: "They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;"
  • NIV: "They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— "

Hebrews 12:20

  • KJV: "(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:"
  • NIV: "because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."

1 Peter 1:22

  • KJV: "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:"
  • NIV: "Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart."

1 Peter 4:1

  • KJV: "Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;"
  • NIV: "Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin."

1 Peter 4:14

  • KJV: "If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. "
  • NIV: "If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you."

1 Peter 5:5

  • KJV: "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."
  • NIV: "Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

1 Peter 5:10-11

  • KJV: "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. "
  • NIV: "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen."

2 Peter 1:21

  • KJV: "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
  • NIV: "For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."

2 Peter 2:17

  • KJV: "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever."
  • NIV: "These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them."

2 Peter 3:10

  • KJV: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;
  • NIV: "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief....

1 John 1:7

  • KJV: "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
  • NIV: "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."

1 John 2:7

  • KJV: "Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning."
  • NIV: "Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard."

1 John 4:3

  • KJV: "...And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God...."
  • NIV: "...but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God...."

1 John 4:9

  • KJV: "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."
  • NIV: "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him."

1 John 4:19

  • KJV: "We love him, because he first loved us."
  • NIV: "We love because he first loved us."

1 John 5:7,8

  • KJV : "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."
  • NIV: "For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement."

1 John 5:13

  • KJV: "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
  • NIV: " write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."

2 John 1:9

  • KJV: "...He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ...."
  • NIV: "...whoever continues in the teaching...."

Jude 1:25

  • KJV: "To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen."
  • NIV: "to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen."

Revelation 1:8

  • KJV: "...I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending...."
  • NIV: "...I am the Alpha and the Omega...."

Revelation 1:11

  • KJV: "Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea."
  • NIV: "which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."

Revelation 1:20

  • KJV: "... and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."
  • NIV: "...and the seven lampstands are the seven churches."

Revelation 2:13

  • KJV: "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth."
  • NIV: "I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives."

Revelation 2:15

  • KJV: "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate."
  • NIV: "Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans."

Revelation 5:14

  • KJV: "...And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever."
  • NIV: "...and the elders fell down and worshiped."

Revelation 6:1,3,5,7

  • KJV: "...Come and see..."
  • NIV: "...Come!..."

Revelation 11:17

  • KJV: "Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."
  • NIV: "saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign."

Revelation 12:12

  • KJV: "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
  • NIV: "Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."

Revelation 12:17

  • KJV: "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
  • NIV: "Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus."

Revelation 14:5

  • KJV: "And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God."
  • NIV: "No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."

Revelation 15:2

  • KJV: "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God."
  • NIV: "And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God"

Revelation 16:17

  • KJV: "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done."
  • NIV: "The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!"

Revelation 18:20

  • KJV: "Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her."
  • NIV: "Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.' "

Revelation 20:9

  • KJV: "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."
  • NIV: "They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them"

Revelation 20:12

  • KJV: "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;"
  • NIV: "And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne...

Revelation 21:24

  • KJV: "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it."
  • NIV: "The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it."

Revelation 22:19

  • KJV: "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."
  • NIV: "And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book."

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