For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 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.  The Revelation of Jesus Christ 9: 18-19
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Gen 1:21 KJV: "And God created great WHALES ..."

NKJV: "So God created great sea creatures ..."

COMMENT: There is a difference between sea creatures and whales.

Matt 12:40 KJV: "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the WHALES's belly ..."

NKJV: "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in 
the belly of the great fish ..."

Gen. 2:7 KJV: "... 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. New versions miss this point.

Gen. 2:13 KJV: "... land of ETHIOPIA."

NKJV: "... land of Cush."

Comment: I know where Ethiopia is, but where is Cush?

Gen. 3:4-5 KJV: "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: "Then 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 KJV: "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 KJV wording is perfect: "God will provide HIMSELF" (in the form of his son Jesus Christ) as the sacrifice.

1 Kings.10:28 KJV: "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?

Dan. 3:25 KJV: "... and the form of the fourth is like THE SON OF GOD."

NKJV: (footnote) "or a son of the gods"

COMMENT: See comments in chapter 1 of this report.There is a big difference between "THE SON OF GOD" and a son of 'plural' gods!

Zech 11:17 KJV: "Woe to the IDOL shepherd that leaveth the flock!"

NKJV: "Woe to the worthless shepherd, who leaves the flock"

Matt. 2:4 KJV: "... he (King Herod) DEMANDED of them 
where Christ should be born."

NKJV: "... he inquired of them where Christ was to be born."

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 18:11 KJV: "For the Son of Man IS come to save that which was lost."

NKJV: "For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost."

Comment: The NKJV says Jesus Christ "has come" to save that which was lost; 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. There are NUMEROUS places where the NKJV changes the verb tense. These types of NKJV corruptions are very subtle. 

Matt 20:20 KJV: "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 'worship'.

John 1:3 KJV: "All things were made BY Him ..."

NKJV: "All things were made through Him ..."

COMMENT: 'BY' and through are totally different. Think about it.

John 4:24 KJV: "God is A Spirit ..."

NKJV: "God is Spirit ..."

COMMENT: For the NKJV to say: "God is spirit" is to infer that ALL spirits are God. Not true. We know there are evil spirits. And we know in God there is NO evil. Thus the KJV is correct: God is 'A' spirit.

Acts 12:4 KJV: "... after Easter ..."

NKJV: "... after Passover"

Comment: In this verse the Passover had already finished, so to say 'after Easter' (which is a pagan festival) which commenced after the passover period is the correct presentation of a time period, otherwise he would have said, 'in the time now after the passover'.

Acts 4:13 KJV: "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: Peter and John had been with Jesus for some time. They WERE NOT untrained. Jesus HAD trained them. 
They were, however, ignorant.

Acts 17:22 KJV: "Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill,
and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are TOO SUPERSTITIOUS."

NKJV: "Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, 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! 

2 Cor. 2:17 KJV: "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. 
'Modern' versions try and hide from the truth they are 'corrupting' the Word of God.

Gal. 2:20 KJV: "I AM crucified with Christ ..."

NKJV: "I have been crucified with Christ ..."

COMMENT:The NKJV is saying their crucifixion is over!
Not true. The believers crucifixion is an ongoing, PRESENT TENSE, transaction.

Eph. 5:1 KJV: "Therefore be FOLLOWERS of God ..." 

NKJV: "Therefore be imitators of God ..."

Comment: See chapter 1 of this report for a full analysis. Only Satan tries to imitate God as Satan wants to be worshipped AS God. Born again believers cannot imitate God. We can't rule the universe. We can only follow God. Remember Jesus DID NOT tell his "fishers of men" to imitate Him. Jesus said: "follow me ...". 

Philip 3:8 KJV: "DUNG"

NKJV: "rubbish"

COMMENT: I have rubbish on the top of my office desk, but I don't want 'dung' there!!!

1 Tim 6:10 KJV: "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 KJV reading of "THE" root.

1 Tim 6:20 KJV: "... oppositions of science falsely so called"

NKJV: "... contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge"

2 Tim 2:15 KJV: "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.

Jude 15 KJV: "... and of all their hard SPEECHES which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."

NKJV: "... and of all the harsh things which ..."

COMMENT: There is a difference between speeches and things.

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