A quick comparison of Bible versions shows that they are really not the same. Some leave out entire verses, others disagree on whether Jesus should be called God's servant or God's Son. But how do you decide which is completely correct?
The experts want to impress you, so they make it sound complicated. But the bottom line is that there are two different texts from which Bibles are translated, and only one can be correct. Choosing the right one is not the realm of Greek and Hebrew scholars, either.
Articles on Bible Versions:
Changes in Bible Versions
Classic Chance to Update the Bible
If You Can't Destroy the People of the Book, What's Next?
Does Your Bible Have 'Fairytale Markers?'
Words Missing From
How to Speed-Test a New Bible Version
If Jesus Lied, Can He be God?
Is 'Hell' Missing from Your Bible?
Words Changed Between
Translation method (dynamic vs formal equivalence)
Words changed to get copyright.
What Will You Do When They Know It's Not True?
New NIV Revision to Correct 'Mistakes'
How Do You 'Add' to God's Words?
Jesus: Creator —or Middle Man?
Was Jesus a Divine Sinner?
Conversation in a 'Bible' Bookstore
The Scriptures: Eyewitness-Approved
Muddled Bibles Make Shallow Christians
Should we make an issue of Bible translations?
Did Jesus have a beginning?
Are the Scriptures just the "ideas" of God, or are they the very WORDS of God?
Who needs hell?
Is Jesus God's Son, or God's servant?
Should you believe in Jesus before being baptized?
From Faith to Doubt - The Making of an Agnostic
Does your church have false teeth?
Four Words That Open the Doorway to Satanism
New Bible Translations: Are They Really Easier To Understand?
Do You Really Believe God?
What Are Gospel Publishers Hiding?
Mainline Churches Use Defective Bibles to Approve Sin
Professor thought "KJV only" people were nuts.
NIV (New International Version)
Quick Comparison of Bible Versions
Take the NIV challenge
NIV chips away at vital doctrines about Jesus
Can I read the NIV and still be saved?
Is it hard to be saved?
Isn't it good enough to find the missing words in my NIV in the footnotes?
155 verses where the NIV dishonors the Lord.
NASB (New American Standard Bible)
Bible translator says, "I'm in trouble with the Lord..."
NKJV (New King James Version)
Does the New King James use the same texts as the old King James?
What is wrong with the New King James Version (NKJV)?
The deity of Christ has been removed.
Are the Hebrew and Greek behind the New King James the same as that for the King James Bible?
Is the New King James Version an improvement?
King James Version
KJV a Major Obstacle to the New World Order
Gunpowder and Your KJV Bible
What's Right with KJV-Onlyism?
KJV: 400 Years of God's Power in English
Text upon which they are based
What about the archaic words?
Hasn't the King James Bible been revised?
Should I John 5:7 be in the King James Bible?
Where was the Bible before 1611?
Didn't the KJV contain the Apocrypha at first?
Was King James a homosexual?
Linguist says, 'The King James Bible changed my life."
Wasn't Erasmus, whose work led to the Textus Receptus, really a Roman Catholic?
It's easy to see the change in people when they begin reading God's preserved words.
Two Historical Streams of Bibles
Catholic Influence on Bible Versions
Westcott and Hort
History of Preservation
Online Study Resources