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"mirror", as in I Corinthians 13:12, James 1:23.

"blindness" as in Mark 3:5.


In reference to the Holy Spirit, the KJV usage of "he" rather
than "it" implies the false notion of the trinity. The Holy
Spirit is not a separate person, but the mind of God the Father
and God the Son. See John 14:16, 17, 26 and 16:7-8, 13-15.

"attitude of mind", as in Jeremiah 17:9.


There are three Greek words rendered "hell" in the New Testament:
gehenna, hades (equivalent of Hebrew sheol used in the Old
Testament), and tartaroo. Gehenna is the lake of fire, hades is
the grave and tartaroo is the abyss, the place of restraint for
Satan. For English speaking people during the time of King James,
"hell" [hades] was a cellar to store potatoes, not a lake of
burning brimstone. In Acts 2:27, "hell" is hades, meaning the
grave, while in Matthew 10: 28 and Mark 9:43-48 "hell" means the
lake of fire. The only place tartaroo is used is in 11 Peter 2:4.

"farmer, rancher", as in James 5:7.

"lawlessness", as in Matthew 24:12. 

"zealous", as in II Corinthians 11:2. 

had sexual relations with", as in Genesis 4:1. 

"lying", as in Psalms 4:2, 5:6.

"restrains", as in 11 Thessalonians 2:7.

lusteth after
"earnestly desires" as in Deuteronomy 14:26.

"offices" as in John 14:2.

meat offering
"meal offering", as in Leviticus 23:13, etc.
"fitting, proper", Matthew 3:8, Genesis 2:18.

"deceived", as in Galatians 6:7.

morning stars
"angels", as in Job 38:7.

"lower", as in Deuteronomy 24:6.

"foreign", as in Nehemiah 13:26.

"spiritually mature", as in 11 Timothy 3:17, or "upright or
sincere" as in Genesis 17:1.

"finish", as in Philippians 1:6. 

him that "pisseth against the wall" "males", as in 11 Kings 9:8,

press, the
"the crowd", as in Luke 19:3. 

"precede", Psalms 88:13,1 Thessalonians 4:15

"inspired preaching", as in I Corinthians 14.

"make alive", as in Romans 8:11.

"keep on", as in I Corinthians 16:13.

"teach", as in Hosea 10:12, Isaiah 2:3.

"distort", as in Jeremiah 4:30.

"offer support for", as in I Timothy 5:4.

rear guard" as in I Samuel 29:2.

"elements", as in Colossians 2:8.

those who "seemed to be somewhat"
"boasters", as in Galatians 2:6.

"slave", as in Philippians 2:7.

"harmless", as in Romans 16:19.

"with incorruption", as in Ephesians 6:24.

slept with his fathers
"died", as in II Kings 13:9,11 Chronicles 16:12.

sons of God
"angels", as in Job 1:6.

spiritual wickedness
"wicked spirits", as in Ephesians 6:12.

"astonish, startle", as in Isaiah 52:15.

"newcomer, new convert", as in Deuteronomy 14:29.

"let, allow, permit" as in Mark 10:14, Revelation 11:9.
"wait", as in Luke 24:49, I Corinthians 16:8, which is explained
in Acts 1:4.

"tried or tested", as in I Corinthians 10:13, James 1:13.

"intent or purpose", as in Exodus 34:27.

"foreign languages", Mark 16:17, I Corinthians 14.

"power" as in Mark 5:30.

"appearance", as in Isaiah 52:14.

Derived From Latin Vulgate, Not in Greek Text

These additions should be omitted from the KJV:

Matthew 27:35

"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." This verse appears properly in John 19:24.

John 8:9-10

Delete: "being convicted by their own conscience ... unto the
last ... alone ... and saw none but the woman ... those thine

The Greek properly reads: "But when they heard it, they went
away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left
with the woman being before him. Jesus lifted himself up and said
to her, 'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?'"

Acts 9:5-6
"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 ..."

Acts 10:6
"he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do"

Acts 10:21
"which were sent unto him from Cornelius"

Acts 21:8
"that were of Paul's company"
Romans 13:9
"Thou shalt not bear false witness"

Romans 16:20

Colossians 1:14
"through his blood"

Hebrews 2:7
"and didst set him over the works of thy hands"

Hebrews 11:13
"and were persuaded of them and embraced them"

Hebrews 12:20
"or with a dart shot through"

I John 2:23
"(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also" is
placed in italics in the KJV. The Greek Text omits this portion

I John 5:7-8
"in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these
thee are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth" As
previously explained, this is not part of the original Greek

Revelation 1:8
"the beginning and the ending"

Revelation 1:11
"I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and ... which are
in Asia"

Revelation 1:20
"which thou sawest"

Revelation 2:17
"to eat of"

Revelation 5:4
"and to read"

Revelation 5:14
"four and twenty ... him that lives forever and ever"

Revelation 11:1
"and the angel stood" 

Revelation 12:12
"the inhabiters of"

Revelation 14:5
"before the throne of God" 

Revelation 15:2
"over his mark"

Revelation 16:7
"another out of"

Revelation 16:14
"of the earth and"

Revelation 21:3
"and be their God"


In Matthew 23:13-14, the proper order is: "But woe unto you,
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses,
and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive
the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for
ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are
entering to go in."

Romans 16:25-27 belongs after Romans 14:23, not at the end of the


Matthew 27:49
"And another took a spear and pierced his side and out came water
and blood."
[The Orthodox Church says this was part of the Greek Text until
mistakenly deleted in 511 A.D.]

Luke 9:50
" ... for his is not against you."
This verse should read: "And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not,
for he is not against you. For whoever is not against you is for

Luke 10:22
"And having turned to the disciples, he said:"

John 1:28
"Bethany" instead of "Bethabara", which was a corrupt Egyptian

Acts 9:19
Should read, "Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which
were at the time in Damascus."

Acts 20:28
Should read, " ... the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to
feed the church of the Lord and God, which He purchased with His
own blood."

Philippians 3:3
Should be "serve in (the) Spirit of God" rather than "serve God
in the spirit."

Colossians 1:6
Should have added "and is growing" after "bringetb forth fruits."

Colossians 2:13
Should read, "And you being dead in your sins and the
uncircumcision of your flesh, you hath He quickened together with
him, having forgiven us all the trespasses ..."

1 Thess. 5:21
Should read, "Despise not prophesyings, but prove all things ..."

2 Timothy 2:19
"of (the) Lord" rather than "of Christ."

Hebrews 8:8
"To them", not "with them."

Hebrews 13:9
"Carried away", not "carried about."

James 5:12
Should be "into hypocrisy" instead of "under judgment."

Peter 2:2
End of verse should have added: "unto salvation."

Revelation 2:21
Should be " ... and she wills not to repent of her fornication."

Revelation 6:12
Should be " ... and the whole moon became blood ...

Revelation 8:7
Should be " ... and the third part of the land was burnt up, and
the third part of the trees ..."

Revelation 8:13
"eagle" rather than "angel."

Revelation 11:18
"nations" instead of "dead."

Revelation 12:6
Should read, "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she
has there a place prepared of God ..."
Revelation 13:5
Should read "... and power was given it to make war forty-two
months ..."

Revelation 14:1
Should read, "having His name and the name of His Father written
on their foreheads ..."

Revelation 15:3
"nations" instead of "saints."

Revelation 17:8
Should read "... when they behold the beast that was, and is not,
and shall be present ..."

Revelation 18:17
Should read, "... everyone who sails to any place ..." instead of
"and all the company in ships."

Should read "... ye holy saints and apostles and prophets."

Revelation 19:12
Should read "... and on his head were many crowns, having names
written, and a name written that no man knew ..."

Revelation 19:17
Should read "... gather yourselves together unto the great supper
of God ..." not "supper of the great God."

Revelation 21:24
Should read, "And the nations shall walk by means of its light."

Revelation 22:19
Should read, "tree of life" instead of "book of life."

Revelation 22:21
Should close with "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all
of the saints. Amen."


The King James Version is a word-for-word translation. Other
translations, such as the New International Version (NIV), are
meaning-for-meaning translations. As George Kackos rightly said
in the July 1991 Plain Truth magazine, both methods have their
strengths and weaknesses. In using a mixture of KJV and NIV in
our family Bible Studies at home, we have been shocked at some of
the invalid interpretations of the NIV. Instead of being easier
to read for our children, the NIV often is more difficult for
children to understand than the King James. The multitude of
modern translations have not captured the elegance and beauty,
nor the overall accuracy of the King James Version.

C. S. Lewis sagely remarked, "Odd the way the less the Bible is
read, the more it is translated." In spite of its imperfections;
the King James Version remains a masterpiece: Believers should
use the KJV for their main study Bible, and other translations as
secondary study aides.


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