Does it make a difference?

         And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1:25 KJV)

but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus. (Matthew 1:25 RSV)

Firstborn removed.

But I say unto you, 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; (Matthew 5:44 KJV)

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matthew 5:44 RSV)

“Bless them that curse you and do good to them that hate you” is removed.

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. (Matthew 6:13 KJV)

And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:13 RSV)

Ending removed. “For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever, amen.”

And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? (Matthew 8:29 KJV)

And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29 RSV)

“Jesus, thou Son of God…” is changed to “O, Son of God”. The implication is that Jesus was only “A” son of God, and not THE Son of God. That’s a heresy.

The Hebraism of adding the word, “Saying” is removed. It causes critics to question whether Matthew was really written by a Jew…

That’s only 5 verses we’ve looked at out of one book of the Bible. Does it really matter what Bible you read? You decide.


Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???