Retrieved December 14, 2022.
In this analysis we will compare the ‘New King James Version’
(NKJV) (1983 edition) to the King James (KJ) Bible.
K J V S. N K J V
Gen. 1:21 KJ: “And God created great WHALES, …”
NKJV: “So God created great sea creatures …”
COMMENT: There is a difference between sea creatures and
Gen. 2:7 KJ: “… and man became a living SOUL.”
NKJV: “… and man became a living being.”
COMMENT: A MAJOR difference between man and beast is that
man is the ONLY creature with a SOUL.
Gen. 2:13 KJ: “… land of ETHIOPIA.”
NKJV: “… land of Cush.”
COMMENT: I know where Ethiopia is, but where is Cush?
Question: Is the NKJV’s ‘Cush’ a “simpler
and more easily understandable word” than the
King James’ “ETHIOPIA”?
Gen. 3:4-5 KJ: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die: For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened,
and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
NKJV: “And the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will
not surely die. For God knows that in the day you
eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will
be like God, knowing good and evil.'”
COMMENT: This is major blasphemy! God (with a big G) is
not evil! Think about the difference.
Gen. 22:8 KJ: “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide
HIMSELF a lamb for a burnt offering: …”
NKJV: “And Abraham said, ‘My son, God will provide for
Himself the lamb for a burnt offering’…”
COMMENT It is true, as the NKJV says, that God did
provide FOR himself a sacrifice. However, that
is only part of the story. The NKJV totally
misses the DEEPER, and more AMAZING truth: GOD
WAS the sacrifice! The KJ wording is perfect:
“God will provide HIMSELF” (in the form of his
only begotten son Jesus Christ) as the
Gen. 24:47 KJ: “… and I put the EARRING UPON HER FACE, …”
NKJV: “… So I put the nose ring on her nose …”
COMMENT: The NKJV put WHAT on her nose?
Deut. 23:17 KJ: “There shall be no … SODOMITE of the sons
NKJV: “There shall be no … perverted one of the
sons of Israel.”
COMMENT: “SODOMITE” is watered down to just
‘perverted one’. Sodomy is an ABOMINATION
(Lev. 18:22), but the NKJV has REMOVED
2Sam. 16:4 KJ: “… And Ziba said, I humbly BESEECH thee [that]
I may find GRACE in thy sight, my lord, O king.
NKJV: “… And Ziba said, ‘I humbly bow before you,
that I may find favor in your sight, my lord, O
1Kings 10:28 KJ: “… and LINEN yarn: the king’s merchants
received the LINEN yarn at a price.”
NKJV: “… and Keveh; the king’s merchants bought them
in Keveh at the current price.”
COMMENT: I know what linen is, but what is Keveh? Is the
NKJV’s ‘keveh’ actually a “simpler, more easily
understood word”, than the KJ’s LINEN?
1Kings 14:24 KJ: “And there were also SODOMITES in the land: …”
NKJV: “And there were also perverted persons in the
COMMENT: SODOMITES is watered down to ‘perverted persons’.
Sodomy is an ABOMINATION (Lev. 18:22). But
notice, the NKJV has removed sodomy.
1Kings 15:12 KJ: “And he took away the SODOMITES out of the land,
NKJV: “And he banished the perverted persons from the
COMMENT: Again, the NKJV changes SODOMITES to just
‘perverted persons’. Sodomy is GONE, in the
NKJV, here in 1Kings 15:12, AND in
1Kings 14:24, AND in 1Kings 22:46 AND in
1Kings 20:38 KJ: ” … with ASHES upon his FACE.”
NKJV: ” … with a bandage over his eyes.”
COMMENT: In English, “ASHES” and ‘bandage’ are two
different words entirely. So are FACE and eyes.
Ezra 8:36 KJ: “And they delivered the king’s commissions unto
the king’s LIEUTENANTS, …”
NKJV: “And they delivered the king’s orders to the
king’s satraps …”
COMMENT: Is the NKJV’s ‘satraps’ a “clearer, more easily
understood word” than the King James’
Psalm 109:6 KJ: “Set thou a wicked man over him: and let SATAN
stand at his right hand.”
NKJV: “Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser
stand at his right hand.”
COMMENT: Satan has been REMOVED from this verse in the
Eccl. 5:20 KJ: “… God ANSWERETH [HIM] in the joy of his
NKJV: “… God keeps him busy with the joy of his
COMMENT: The translators blew this one.
Isaiah 11:3 KJ: “And shall make him of quick understanding …”
COMMENT: This verse is about Jesus Christ and says that
he will be “of quick understanding”. The NKJV
Daniel 3:25 KJ: “… and the form of the fourth is like THE SON
NKJV: (footnote) “or a son of the gods”
COMMENT: ‘A son of the (plural) gods?’ It was Jesus
Christ, The Son Of God, who was in the fiery
furnace with Shadrach, Messach, and Abednego. It
was Jesus Christ who protected them and it is
Jesus Christ who protects us from the fiery
furnace (i.e. from hell).
Daniel 7:10 KJ: “… THE JUDGMENT WAS SET, and the books were
NKJV: “… The court was seated, And the books were
COMMENT: The JUDGMENT OF GOD has been removed.
Hosea 11:12 KJ: “… but Judah YET RULETH WITH GOD, AND IS
FAITHFUL WITH THE SAINTS.”
NKJV: “… But Judah, still walks with God, Even with
the Holy One who is faithful.”
COMMENT: The topic of the verse is Judah. But, halfway
through the NKJV changes the topic to God.
Hosea 13:9 KJ: “O Israel, THOU HAST DESTROYED THYSELF; but in
me [is] thine help.”
NKJV: “O Israel, you are destroyed, But your help is
COMMENT: How did Israel get destroyed? The NKJV does not
Zech. 11:17 KJ: “Woe to the IDOL shepherd that leaveth the flock!
NKJV: “Woe to the worthless shepherd, Who leaves the
COMMENT: “IDOL” and ‘worthless’ are DIFFERENT.
Matt. 2:4 KJ: “… he (King Herod) DEMANDED of them where
Christ should be born.”
NKJV: “… he inquired of them where the Christ was to
COMMENT: King Herod, FURIOUS over the arrival of Jesus,
(and wanting to DO AWAY with him) did NOT inquire
where Christ should be born; he DEMANDED to know!
Matt. 7:14 KJ: “Because strait [is] the gate, and NARROW [is]
the way, …”
NKJV: “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the
COMMENT: ‘Difficult is the way’? No, “NARROW” is the
Matt. 8:19 KJ: “And a certain scribe came, and said unto him,
MASTER, I will follow thee …”
NKJV: “Then a certain scribe came and said to Him,
‘Teacher, I will follow you …'”
COMMENT: Jesus AS MASTER is watered down to ‘teacher’.
Matt. 11:23 KJ: “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto
heaven, shalt be brought down to HELL: …”
NKJV: “And you, Capernaum … will be brought down to
COMMENT: Hell is GONE in this verse in the NKJV.
Matt. 12:32 KJ: “… but whosoever speaketh against the Holy
Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in
THIS WORLD, neither in THE [WORLD] TO COME.”
NKJV: “… but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit,
it will not be forgiven him, either in this age
or in the age to come.”
Matt. 12:40 KJ: “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in
the WHALE’S belly; …”
NKJV: “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in
the belly of the great fish, …”
COMMENT: The Lord Jesus Christ knew the difference between
a “WHALE” and a ‘fish’.
Matt. 13:39 KJ: “… the harvest is the end of the WORLD, …”
NKJV: “… the harvest is the end of the age, …”
COMMENT: The harvest comes at the END OF THE WORLD.
Matt. 16:18 KJ: “… upon this rock I will build my church; and
the GATES OF HELL shall not prevail against it.”
NKJV: “… on this rock I will build My church, and the
gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
COMMENT: Hell is gone (again) in the NKJV.
Matt. 18:11 KJ: “For the Son of man IS COME to save that which
NKJV: “For the Son of Man has come to save that which
COMMENT: The NKJV says Jesus Christ ‘has come’, a PAST
TENSE statement. The NKJV implies that ALL who
were to be saved, HAVE BEEN saved. NOT TRUE.
Anyone TODAY can be saved by Jesus. The correct
reading is PRESENT TENSE. This NKJV corruption
is very subtle and there are NUMEROUS places
where the NKJV changes the verb tense.
Matt. 18:26 KJ: “The servant therefore fell down, AND
WORSHIPPED HIM, saying, LORD, have patience
with me, and I will pay thee all.”
NKJV: “The servant therefore fell down before him,
saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and
I will pay you all.'”
COMMENT: The NKJV deletes WORSHIPPED HIM, and LORD
is watered down to just ‘Master’.
Matt. 20:20 KJ: “Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s
children with her sons, WORSHIPPING [him], …”
NKJV: “Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him
with her sons, kneeling down …”
COMMENT: ‘Kneeling down’ is not even close to TRUE
Matt. 23:8 KJ: “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your
MASTER, [even] Christ; …”
NKJV: “But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is
your Teacher, the Christ, …”
COMMENT: Jesus AS MASTER is watered down to ‘teacher’.
Matt. 24:3 KJ: “… Tell us … of the end of the WORLD …”
NKJV: “… Tell us … of the end of the age …”
COMMENT: Jesus isn’t being asked about a “new time
period”, or a “new dispensation”. He is being
asked about the WORLD COMING TO AN END. There
is a difference.
Matt. 27:4 KJ: “… I have sinned in that I have betrayed THE
INNOCENT BLOOD …”
NKJV: “… I have sinned by betraying innocent blood
COMMENT: Lots of people are innocent of certain crimes.
But ONLY JESUS CHRIST was “THE” INNOCENT BLOOD.
Think about it.
Matt. 27:27 KJ: “Then the soldiers … took Jesus into the COMMON
NKJV: “Then the soldiers … took Jesus into the
COMMENT: Is the NKJV’s ‘Praetorium’ “simpler and more
easily understandable”, than the King James’
Mark 13:6 KJ: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am
NKJV: “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am
COMMENT: ‘He’ could be ANYBODY.
Luke 11:4 KJ: “… And lead us not into temptation; but deliver
us from EVIL.”
NKJV: “… And do not lead us into temptation, But
deliver us from the evil one.”
COMMENT: It is true, as the NKJV says, that we need to be
delivered from the ‘evil one’. But also, OUR
FLESH IS SINFUL (Romans 8:3). So we need to be
delivered from it, too. The King James is correct
and MORE COMPREHENSIVE: We need to be delivered
FROM EVIL (from ALL of its forms).
Luke 16:23 KJ: “And in HELL he lift up his eyes, …”
NKJV: “And being in torments in Hades, …”
COMMENT: Hell is DELETED in this verse in the NKJV.
Luke 21:8 KJ: “… for many shall come in my name, saying, I
am [CHRIST]; …”
NKJV: “… For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I
am He,’ …”
Luke 24:46 KJ: “… and thus it BEHOVED Christ to suffer, …”
NKJV: “… thus it was necessary for the Christ to
COMMENT: The NKJV misses a HUGE POINT: It BEHOVED Christ
to suffer. He did it WILLINGLY.
[be·hoove| bəˈho͞ov | (British behove | -ˈhōv | ) verb [with object] (it behooves someone to do something) formal it is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something; it is incumbent on: it behooves any coach to study his predecessors. • [with negative] it is appropriate or suitable; it befits: it ill behooves the opposition constantly to decry the sale of arms to friendly countries. ORIGIN Old English behōfian, from behōf (see behoof).
behoove | verb 1 my brother-in-law is ill and it behooves me to see him: be incumbent on, be obligatory for, be required of, be appropriate for, be expected of, be advisable for, be sensible for, be wise for. 2 it ill behooves our national broadcasting channel to be so underhanded: befit, become, suit; be fitting to, be for, be seemly for, be proper for, be decorous for.]
John 1:3 KJ: “All things were made BY him; …”
NKJV: “All things were made through Him, …”
COMMENT: “BY” and ‘through’ are totally different. Think
John 1:10 KJ: “He was in the world, and the world was made BY
NKJV: “He was in the world, and the world was made
through Him, …”
COMMENT: Again, “BY” and ‘through’ are not the same.
John 4:24 KJ: “God [is] A Spirit: …”
NKJV: “God is Spirit, …”
COMMENT: For the NKJV to say: “God is Spirit” infers that
ALL spirits are of God. NOT true. There are evil
spirits, but in God, there is NO evil. So the KJ
is correct: God is ‘A’ spirit.
John 14:16 KJ: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give
you another COMFORTER, …”
NKJV: “And I will pray the Father, and He will give
you another Helper, …”
John 14:26 KJ: “But the COMFORTER, which is the Holy Ghost, …”
NKJV: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, …”
John 15:26 KJ: “But when the COMFORTER is come, …”
NKJV: “But when the Helper comes, …”
John 16:7 KJ: “… for if I go not away, the COMFORTER will not
NKJV: “… for if I do not go away, the Helper will not
John 18:28 KJ: “Then led they Jesus … unto the HALL OF
NKJV: “Then they led Jesus … to the Praetorium, …”
COMMENT: Is the NKJV’s ‘Praetorium’ “simpler, and more
easily understandable”, than the King James’
HALL OF JUDGMENT?
Acts 2:31 KJ: “He seeing this before spake of the
resurrection of Christ, that his soul was
not left in HELL, neither his flesh did see
NKJV: “he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the
resurrection of the Christ, that His soul
was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh
COMMENT: The NKJV DELETES HELL (again).
Acts 2:47 KJ: “… And the Lord added to the church daily such
as SHOULD BE saved.”
NKJV: “… And the Lord added to the church daily those
who were BEING SAVED.”
COMMENT: Salvation is an IMMEDIATE EVENT. It is NOT A
PROCESS. People are either saved or they are
not. They are NOT ‘being saved’.
Acts 3:13 KJ: “The God of Abraham, … hath glorified HIS
SON Jesus; …”
NKJV: “The God of Abraham, … glorified His Servant
COMMENT: Jesus as GOD’S SON has been watered down to
Acts 3:26 KJ: “… God, having raised up HIS SON Jesus, …”
NKJV: “… God, having raised up His Servant Jesus,
COMMENT: Again, the NKJV waters down Jesus as GOD’S
SON to Jesus as just a ‘servant’.
Acts 4:13 KJ: “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and
John, and perceived that they were unlearned
and IGNORANT men, …”
NKJV: “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and
John, and perceived that they were uneducated
and untrained men, …”
COMMENT: Untrained? Untrained? WHAT? Peter and John had
been WITH JESUS for some time. They WERE NOT
untrained! JESUS HAD TRAINED THEM. They were
trained BY GOD ALMIGHTY: THE BEST TRAINER in
the UNIVERSE! They were, however, ignorant.
Acts 4:25 KJ: “… Why did the HEATHEN rage, and the people
imagine vain things?”
NKJV: “… Why did the nations rage, And the people
plot vain things?”
COMMENT: It wasn’t nations that raged. It was the
Acts 4:27 KJ: “… thy HOLY CHILD Jesus, whom thou hast
NKJV: “… Your holy Servant Jesus, whom you anointed,
COMMENT: Again, the NKJV waters down Jesus. This time
GOD’S HOLY CHILD is watered down to just
a ‘holy servant’.
Acts 4:30 KJ: “… thy HOLY CHILD Jesus.”
NKJV: “… Your holy Servant Jesus.”
COMMENT: One more time: The NKJV waters down Jesus. GOD’S
HOLY CHILD is watered down to ‘holy servant’.
Acts 8:9 KJ: “… a certain man, … used sorcery, and
BEWITCHED the people …”
NKJV: “… a certain man … who previously practiced
sorcery … and astonished the people …”
COMMENT: No! No! No! He didn’t ‘astonish’ the people
as if they were being entertained/amazed. No,
he BEWITCHED them (to their DETRIMENT).
Acts 12:4 KJ: “… after Easter …”
NKJV: “… after Passover.”
COMMENT: Herod was a HEATHEN King. He did NOT REGARD
Passover! He would have regarded Easter,
though. Note: Easter is PAGAN. Passover
Acts 15:18 KJ: “Known unto God are all his works FROM THE
BEGINNING OF THE WORLD.”
NKJV: “Known to God from eternity are all His works.”
Acts 17:22 KJ: “Then Paul stood in the midst of MARS’ HILL, and
NKJV: “Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus
and said, …”
COMMENT: Is the NKJV’s ‘Areopagus’ “simpler, and more
easily understandable”, than the King James’
Acts 17:22 KJ: “… [Ye] men of Athens, I perceive that in all
things ye are TOO SUPERSTITIOUS.”
NKJV: “… ‘Men of Athens, I perceive that in all
things you are very religious;'”
COMMENT: Come on! Being ‘very religious’ and “TOO
SUPERSTITIOUS” are entirely different!
Acts 17:29 KJ: “… we ought not to think that the GODHEAD
is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, …”
NKJV: “… we ought not to think that the Divine
Nature is like gold or silver or stone, …”
COMMENT: The GODHEAD is watered down to just ‘divine
Acts 18:12 KJ: “And when Gallio was the DEPUTY of Achaia, …”
NKJV: “… when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, …”
COMMENT: Is the NKJV’s ‘proconsul’ a “simpler, more
easily understood word”, than the King James’
Acts 19:35 KJ: “… the city of the Ephesians is A
WORSHIPPER OF the great goddess Diana, …”
NKJV: “… the city of the Ephesians is temple
guardian of the great goddess Diana, …”
COMMENT: The NKJV waters down the IDOLATRY practiced
Acts 24:14 KJ: “But this I confess unto thee, that after the
way which they call HERESY, so worship I the
God of my fathers, …”
NKJV: “But this I confess to you, that according to
the Way which they call a sect, so I worship
the God of my fathers, …”
COMMENT: The unbelievers who came against the Apostle
Paul did NOT think Christianity was a sect.
No! They thought it was HERESY.
Acts 28:29 KJ: “And when he had said these words, the Jews
departed, and had great REASONING among
NKJV: “And when he had said these words, the Jews
departed and had a great dispute among
Romans 1:18 KJ: “… men, who HOLD THE TRUTH in unrighteousness;”
NKJV: “… men, who suppress the truth in
Romans 1:25 KJ: “Who CHANGED the truth of God into a lie,
NKJV: “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,
COMMENT: Those 2 verses are NOT the same.
Romans 6:8 KJ: “Now if we BE DEAD with Christ, …”
NKJV: “Now if we DIED with Christ, …”
COMMENT: NO ONE died (past tense) WITH Christ. Jesus
Christ died ALONE to pay ALL our sin debt.
We did NOT help him! And because he died ALONE,
we can NOW (present tense) be dead WITH HIM.
Notice: The NKJV changes the verb tense thus
corrupting the meaning of this verse.
Romans 6:18 KJ: “Being then made free from sin, ye
became the SERVANTS of righteousness.”
NKJV: “And having been set free from sin, you
became slaves of righteousness.”
COMMENT: Are we ‘slaves’ or “SERVANTS”? Answer:
SERVANTS! Think about the difference.
Romans 6:19 KJ: “… now yield your members SERVANTS to
NKJV: “… now present your members as slaves
of righteousness …”
COMMENT: Again, are we ‘slaves’ or “SERVANTS”?
Answer: SERVANTS! There is a difference.
Romans 6:22 KJ: “But now being made free from sin, and
become SERVANTS to God, …”
NKJV: “But now having been set free from sin,
and having become slaves of God, …”
COMMENT: What? ‘Slaves of God’? No! No! No! We
are “SERVANTS” to God, as properly
stated in the King James Bible.
Romans 13:2 KJ: “Whosoever … resisteth the ordinance of
God: … shall receive to themselves
NKJV: “Therefore whoever … resists the ordinance
of God, … will bring judgment on
COMMENT: The NKJV waters down this WARNING.
1Cor. 1:18 KJ: “For the preaching of the cross is to them
that perish foolishness; but unto us which
ARE SAVED it is the power of God.”
NKJV: “For the message of the cross is foolishness
to those who are perishing, but to us who
are being saved it is the power of God.”
COMMENT: The NKJV is teaching AGAIN that salvation is a
PROCESS. NOT TRUE. It is an IMMEDIATE EVENT.
1Cor. 1:21 KJ: “… it pleased God by the FOOLISHNESS OF
PREACHING to save them that believe.”
NKJV: “… it pleased God through the foolishness
of the message preached to save those who
COMMENT: Contrary to what the NKJV says, THE GOSPEL
MESSAGE IS NOT FOOLISHNESS.
1Cor. 1:22 KJ: “For the Jews REQUIRE a sign, …”
NKJV: “For Jews request a sign, …”
1Cor. 6:9-10 KJ: “… Be not deceived: neither fornicators, …
NOR EFFEMINATE, … shall inherit the kingdom
NKJV: “nor effeminate” has been OMITTED in NKJV.
1Cor. 9:27 KJ: “But I keep … my body, … into subjection:
lest … I myself should be a CASTAWAY.”
NKJV: “But I discipline my body … lest, … I myself
should become disqualified.”
COMMENT: Being a CASTAWAY and being disqualified are VERY
DIFFERENT. Think about it.
1Cor. 11:11 KJ: “… neither the woman WITHOUT the man, IN THE
NKJV: “… nor woman independent of man, in the Lord.”
1Cor. 11:29 KJ: “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily,
eateth and drinketh DAMNATION TO HIMSELF, …”
NKJV: “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy
manner eats and drinks judgment to himself,
COMMENT: The NKJV waters down God’s WARNING.
1Cor. 15:45 KJ: “… The first man Adam was made a living SOUL;
NKJV: “… The first man Adam became a living being
COMMENT: A MAJOR difference between man and beast is
that man is the ONLY creature with a SOUL.
1Cor. 15:55 KJ: “… O GRAVE, where [is] thy victory?”
NKJV: “… O Hades, where is your victory?”
2Cor. 2:15 KJ: “For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ,
in them THAT ARE SAVED, …”
NKJV: “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ
among those who are being saved …”
COMMENT: Again? The NKJV is teaching salvation is a
PROCESS. NO! It is an IMMEDIATE EVENT.
2Cor. 2:17 KJ: “For we are not as many, which CORRUPT the
word of God: …”
NKJV: “For we are not, as so many, peddling the word
of God; …”
COMMENT: Peddling and CORRUPTING are VERY DIFFERENT. ‘New’
versions, like the NKJV, try and hide from the
truth they are CORRUPTING the word of God.
2Cor. 5:17 KJ: “… behold, all things ARE BECOME new.”
NKJV: “… behold, all things have become new.”
COMMENT: Note: The NKJV CHANGES THE VERB TENSE to past
tense. This is incorrect as the Christian walk
is a DAILY (present tense) walk where all things
ARE BECOME new. New situations happen for the
Christian DAILY. This NKJV error is not the only
place where the verb tense has been changed.
2Cor. 10:4 KJ: “(For the weapons of our warfare [are] not
carnal, but mighty THROUGH GOD to the pulling
down of strong holds;)”
NKJV: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal
but mighty in God for pulling down strong holds,”
2Cor. 10:5 KJ: “Casting down IMAGINATIONS, and every high thing
NKJV: “casting down arguments and every high thing …”
COMMENT: It’s IMAGINATIONS that can sometimes BAIT US into
Gal. 2:20 KJ: “I AM CRUCIFIED with Christ: nevertheless I LIVE;
NKJV: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no
longer I who live, …”
COMMENT: The NKJV is saying their crucifixion is over
(past tense). NOT TRUE. The believers crucifixion
is an ongoing, PRESENT TENSE, transaction. Also,
we are not dead the way the NKJV implies.
Philip. 3:8 KJ: “… DUNG, …”
NKJV: “… rubbish, …”
COMMENT: I have rubbish on the top of my office desk,
but I don’t want “DUNG” there!!!
Philip. 3:21 KJ: “Who shall change our VILE BODY, that it may
be fashioned like unto his glorious body,
NKJV: “who will transform our lowly body that it
may be conformed to His glorious body, …”
COMMENT: The problem is that our bodies are VILE.
Col. 3:2 KJ: “Set your AFFECTION on things above, …”
NKJV: “Set your mind on things above, …”
COMMENT: The ‘mind’ can be an issue, but the BIGGER
ISSUE is our “AFFECTION” (i.e. our HEART)
as stated by the King James Bible. (See
also Proverbs 4:23).
Col. 3:6 KJ: “For which things’ sake the wrath of God
COMETH ON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE:”
NKJV: “Because of these things the wrath of God
is coming upon the sons of disobedience.”
COMMENT: God’s WRATH is not just coming on the
‘sons’ of disobedience, but on ALL CHILDREN
OF DISOBEDIENCE (i.e. SONS and DAUGHTERS).
1Thes. 5:22 KJ: “Abstain from ALL APPEARANCE of evil.”
NKJV: “Abstain from every form of evil.”
COMMENT: We SHOULD abstain from every FORM of evil.
But, MORE THAN THAT, we are to abstain from
ALL APPEARANCE of evil.
1Tim. 6:5 KJ: “… men of corrupt minds, and destitute of
the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS:
from such withdraw thyself.”
NKJV: “… of men of corrupt minds and destitute of
the truth, WHO SUPPOSE THAT GODLINESS IS a
means of GAIN. From such withdraw yourself.”
COMMENT: The NKJV twists this verse. Re-read it
1Tim. 6:10 KJ: “For the love of money is THE root of all evil:
NKJV: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds
of evil, …”
COMMENT: There is a big difference between the NKJV’s
‘a’ root and the correct King James reading
of “THE” root.
1Tim. 6:20 KJ: “… avoiding … oppositions of SCIENCE
falsely so called:”
NKJV: “… avoiding … contradictions of what is
falsely called knowledge-“
COMMENT: It’s NOT ‘knowledge’ that sometimes attacks
the gospel, it’s “SCIENCE” falsely so called.
For example: The theory of evolution, which,
BTW, has been proven wrong at some good
creationist web sites, like:
2Tim. 1:7 KJ: “For God hath not given us THE spirit of
fear; but of power, and of love, and of
a sound mind.”
NKJV: “For God has not given us A spirit of
fear, but of power and of love and of
a sound mind.”
COMMENT: There is only ONE spirit of fear. Thus, the
correct reading is: God has not given us THE
spirit of fear (as the KJ states) NOT ‘A’
spirit of fear (meaning there is more than
one spirit of fear) as the NKJV states.
2Tim. 2:15 KJ: “STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God,
NKJV: “Be diligent to present yourself approved
to God, …”
COMMENT: We are supposed to STUDY the word of God.
2Tim. 2:25 KJ: “… instructing those that OPPOSE THEMSELVES;
NKJV: “… correcting those who are in opposition,
COMMENT: The NKJV is exactly backwards.
2Tim. 3:3 KJ: “… despisers OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD,”
NKJV: “… despisers of good,”
COMMENT: Quite a difference in the meaning of those
Titus 3:10 KJ: “A man that is an HERETICK after the first
and second admonition reject;”
NKJV: “Reject a DIVISIVE man after the first and
COMMENT: What?? JESUS CHRIST WAS DIVISIVE!!! The KJ
is correct: The one that holds to false
doctrine (the HERETICK) is the one to be
rejected, NOT the one exposing the false
Heb. 2:11 KJ: “For both he that sanctifieth and they who
ARE SANCTIFIED [are] all of one: …”
NKJV: “For both He who sanctifies and those who
are BEING SANCTIFIED are all of one, …”
COMMENT: Another example of the NKJV changing verb
Heb. 2:16 KJ: “For verily he took not on [him the nature
of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed
NKJV: “For indeed He does not give aid to angels,
but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.”
COMMENT: The NKJV is not even close.
Heb. 3:1 KJ: “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the
heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and
High Priest of our PROFESSION, CHRIST JESUS;”
NKJV: “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the
heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and
High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,”
COMMENT: Don’t the translators know the difference
between PROFESSION and confession?
Heb. 3:16 KJ: “FOR SOME, when they had heard, did provoke:
howbeit NOT ALL that came out of Egypt by
NKJV: “For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed,
was it not all who came out of Egypt, led
COMMENT: The NKJV is exactly backwards.
Heb. 4:8 KJ: “For if JESUS had given them REST, then would
he not afterward have spoken of another day.”
NKJV: “For if Joshua had given them rest, then He
would not afterward have spoken of another
COMMENT: Our “REST” is in the LORD JESUS, not in Joshua!
Heb. 10:14 KJ: “For by one offering he hath perfected for
ever them that ARE SANCTIFIED.”
NKJV: “For by one offering He has perfected forever
those who are being sanctified.”
James 5:16 KJ: “Confess [your] FAULTS one to another, …”
NKJV: “Confess your trespasses to one another, …”
1Peter 3:20 KJ: “… in the days of Noah, … eight souls were
saved BY water.”
NKJV: “… in the days of Noah, … eight souls, were
saved THROUGH water.”
COMMENT: “BY” and ‘through’ are not the same. Notice:
Noah was saved BY water. In other words, what
destroyed the world, i.e. WATER, was also USED
BY GOD, to FLOAT the ark and SAVE Noah!
Likewise, the same FIRE that SLEW the men that
threw Shadrach, Messach, and Abednego into the
fiery furnace (Dan. 3:22) ALSO burned off the
bindings that tied those men, such that they
WALKED in the midst of the FIRE! (Dan. 3:25)
Anyway, back to Noah’s ark: An amateur
archeologist has found the remains of Noah’s
ark. I’ve seen their DVD and I believe it is
real. Their web site is:
There are people today that are looking for
the ark on Mount Ararat. But, check your King
James Bible. In Genesis 8:4 it says “the ark
rested in the seventh month, on the
seventeenth day of the month, upon the
MOUNTAINS (PLURAL) of Ararat”. The amateur
archeologist found the remains of Noah’s ark
12 miles from Mt. Ararat within the MOUNTAINS
of Ararat. The discovered ark is 1 inch off,
that’s right 1 inch off, from 300 cubits
(Gen. 6:15) in length.
2Peter 2:1 KJ: “… there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES,
NKJV: “… there will be false teachers among you,
who will secretly bring in destructive heresies,
COMMENT: The problem is that the heresies are DAMNABLE.
1John 2:20 KJ: “But ye have AN UNCTION from the Holy One,
and ye know all things.”
NKJV: “But you have an anointing from the Holy One,
and you know all things.”
COMMENT: Are “UNCTION” and ‘anointing’ the same?
1John 3:16 KJ: “Hereby perceive we the LOVE [OF GOD] …”
NKJV: “By this we know love, …”
COMMENT: God is left out! What happened to GIVING GOD
THE GLORY for his love?
1John 5:8 KJ: “And there are three that bear witness in
earth, the spirit, and the water, and the
blood: and these three agree IN ONE.”
NKJV: “And there are three that bear witness on
earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood;
and these three agree as one.”
1John 5:13 KJ: “… that ye may know that ye have eternal
life, AND THAT YE MAY BELIEVE on the name
of the Son of God.”
NKJV: “… and that you may continue to believe …”
COMMENT: ‘Continue to believe’? The NKJV is inferring
that a believer could LOSE HIS ABILITY TO
BELIEVE … i.e. a WORKS BASED SALVATION.
Rev. 1:18 KJ: “I [am] he that liveth, … and have the
keys of HELL and of death.”
NKJV: “I am He who lives, and … have the
keys of Hades and of Death.”
COMMENT: The NKJV changes “HELL” to ‘Hades’ here
in Rev. 1:18 and in Rev. 6:8 and in
Rev. 20:13 and in Rev. 20:14.
Rev. 7:3 KJ: “Saying, Hurt not the earth, … till
we have sealed the servants of our God
IN their foreheads.”
NKJV: “saying, Do not harm the earth, … till
we have sealed the servants of our God
ON their foreheads.”
COMMENT: The NKJV changes the sealing of the servants
of God from “IN” their foreheads to ‘on’
their foreheads here in Rev. 7:3 and in
Rev. 9:4 and in Rev. 14:1 and in Rev. 22:4.
Rev. 13:16 KJ: “And he causeth all, … to receive a mark IN
their right hand, or IN their foreheads:”
NKJV: “And he causes all, … to receive a mark ON
their right hand or ON their foreheads,”
COMMENT: The “mark of the beast” will be IN the right
hand or IN the forehead (as in the possibility
of a microchip, or something IN the skin that
CANNOT be washed off etc.). Note: Something ON
the right hand or ON the forehead could be
more easily REMOVED.
Note: The NKJV change from “IN” their right
hand and “IN” their forehead to ‘on’ their
right hand and ‘on’ their forehead occurs
here in Rev. 13:16 and in Rev. 14:9.
Rev. 19:8 KJ: “And to her was granted that she should be
arrayed in fine linen, clean and WHITE: for
the fine linen is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of saints.”
NKJV: “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in
fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine
linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
COMMENT: The linen of the saints is WHITE because WHITE
symbolizes PURITY. ‘Bright’ could be ANY COLOR.
Also, fine linen is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of saints
(which GOD GAVE TO US and HE GETS THE GLORY for
it). The fine linen IS NOT the righteous ACTS
of the saints (which would give man the glory).