“Making The King James Even Better”
This is the claim by the Thomas Nelson Company (TNC) for their “New King James Version” of the Bible. What many believers don't realize is that the NKJV is of the Devil, whose translators leaned heavily upon the corrupt Greek text of heretics Westcott and Hort. Small changes in the wording of the Scriptures can often result in major changes in meaning. Christians who claim that all Bible Versions are equally good have usually not bothered to check the facts.
In a brochure published by Nelson Publishers, the KJV is pictured as an old worn out book with a man standing beside it with ancient style clothing on. This is unfortunate. TNC said, “...the King James Version is 368 years old... It has been cherished by so many for so long that letting it fall into disuse is unthinkable.” With this noble desire to save the KJV from the cobwebs and dust they start out, “not to replacing the King James, but to making it even better.”
Unfortunately, they've corrupted God's Word. A close comparison of the NKJV with other modern perversions; such as, the New International Version (NIV) and the English Standard version (ESV) shows a striking similarity. Birds-of-a-feather-flock-together. Satan has successfully deceived most of America's pastors and Christians to trade in their trustworthy King James Bibles for a corrupt version rooted in the damnable Greek of Westcott and Hort. Click here to view an excellent chart showing the different origins of our Bibles today. All corrupt versions have their source in Alexandria, Egypt.
They said, “What has been needed is a revision of the time honored favorite that would make it more understandable without harming its poetic beauty or its inspired truth.” Please note a few examples of how well the NKJV has "kept abreast of the changes in the English language" . . .
SCRIPTURE KJV NKJV Ezra 31:4 little rivers rivulets Psalms 43:1 Judge Vindicate Psalms 139:23 thoughts anxieties Isaiah 28:1 fat verdant Amos 5:21 smell savor Matthew 26:7 box flask Luke 8:31 the deep the abyss John 10:41 did performed Luke 19:11-27 pounds minas John 19:9 judgment hall Praetorium Acts 1:18 bowels entrails Acts 18:12 deputy proconsul Acts 21:38 uproar insurrection Acts 27:30 boat skiff Hebrews 12:8 bastard illegitimate
This goes to show that the claims by Nelson Publishers is bogus. From the words we just examined, it is clear that the NKJV is no easier to understand. In fact, it's harder. Here are some more examples of what Nelson did to the “poetic beauty” of the KJV . . .
- “...Where are you staying?” (1:38)
- “Then they said to Him. Who are You?” (8:25)
- “Jesus said to them, Come and eat breakfast.” (21:12)
- “Verily, verily,” has been replaced with “Most Assuredly.”
The New King James Version is a piece of garbage, following many of the same corrupt Greek errors as other modern translations.
2nd Timothy 2:15 in the NKJV says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God...” The precious King James Bible proclaims, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God...” There's a big difference between studying the Scriptures verses being diligent to present one's self to God. Without the word “study,” the reader is left wondering what to do. Diligent in what?
God's Word is Not Copyrighted
Thomas Nelson Company copyrighted the NKJV in 1982, which means they make all the money from its use and sale. This is heathendom. God's Word is not exclusive to any one company or group. God's Word was given freely to mankind and it is evil for anyone to claim exclusive rights to God's Word. As with ALL Bible-corrupters in the world today, they are out to make a buck. Hell will be hot! God is angry with those who market the Bible to make money.
It's a known fact that the more a company diminishes and perverts the Scriptures, the wider marketing base is reached. God makes no apologies for His Word and neither should we. So many companies have hired translators to weaken, dilute and subtly corrupt the Scriptures in an attempt to appease the apostasy of this evil generation. Jesus said in John 10:35, “the Scripture cannot be broken.” The wicked can change the Words of God all they want; but Jesus said the Scripture CANNOT be broken. What God has said still stands nonetheless. People can believe whatever they want; but God's Laws have not changed. All Christ-rejecters who refuse to repent will go to Hell.