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Appendix B

Portions of 178 Verses Omitted From Most Modern Translations

 

Matthew 5.27:

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: KJV

You have heard that it was said, "Do not commit adultery." NIV

Matthew 5.44:

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; KJV

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. NIV

Matthew 6.13:

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. KJV

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. NIV

Matthew 15.6:

And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. KJV

He is not to honor his father with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. NIV

Matthew 15.8:

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. KJV

These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. NIV

Matthew 19.9:

And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. KJV

I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery. NIV

Matthew 19.20:

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? KJV

"All these have I kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?" NIV

Matthew 20.7:

they say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. KJV

"Because no one has hired us," they answered. "He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’" NIV

Matthew 20.16:

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. KJV

So the last will be first, and the first will be last. NIV

Matthew 20.22:

But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. KJV

You don’t know what you are asking, Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered. NIV

Matthew 20.23:

And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. KJV

Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father." NIV

Matthew 22.13:

Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. KJV

"Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ " NIV

Matthew 23.4:

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. KJV

They tie up heavy loads and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. NIV

Matthew 25.13:

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. KJV

"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." NIV

Matthew 26.3:

Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas. KJV

Then the chief priest and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas. NIV

Matthew 26.60:

But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses. KJV

But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. NIV

Matthew 27.35:

And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: 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. KJV

When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. NIV

Matthew 28.2:

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. KJV

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. NIV

Matthew 28.9:

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. KJV

Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. NIV

Mark 1.14:

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. KJV

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. NIV

Mark 1.42:

And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. KJV

Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. NIV

Mark 3.5:

And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. KJV

He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out and his hand was completely restored. NIV

Mark 3.15:

And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. KJV

And to have authority to drive out demons. NIV

Mark 6.11:

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. KJV

And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them. NIV

Mark 6.33:

And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him. KJV

But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. NIV

Mark 6.36:

Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. KJV

Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat. NIV

Mark 7.2:

And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. KJV

Saw some of the disciples eating food with "unclean"—that is, ceremonially unwashed—hands. NIV

Mark 7.8:

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. KJV

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men. NIV

Mark 8.9:

And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. KJV

About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away, NIV

Mark 8.26:

And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. KJV

Jesus sent him home, saying, Don’t go into the village." NIV

Mark 9.38:

And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. KJV

"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us." NIV

Mark 9.45:

And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched. KJV

And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. NIV

Mark 9.49:

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. KJV

Everyone will be salted with fire. NIV

Mark 10.7:

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife. KJV

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. NIV

Mark 10.21:

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. KJV

Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." NIV

Mark 10.24:

And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard it is for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! KJV

The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!" NIV

Mark 11.8:

And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. KJV

Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. NIV

Mark 11.10:

Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. KJV

"Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna, in the highest!" NIV

Mark 11.23:

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall doubt not in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. KJV

I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, "Go, throw yourself into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. NIV

Mark 12.23:

In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. KJV

"At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?" NIV

Mark 12.29:

And Jesus answered him, The first of all commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. KJV

"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one." NIV

Mark 12.30:

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. KJV

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. NIV

Mark 12.33:

And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. KJV

To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. NIV

Mark 13.11:

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. KJV

Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. NIV

Mark 13.14:

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains. KJV

When you see "the abomination that causes desolation" standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. NIV

Mark 14.19:

And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? KJV

They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, "Surely not I?" NIV

Mark 14.27:

And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. KJV

"You will all fall away," Jesus told them, "for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.’" NIV

Mark 14.68:

But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. KJV

But he denied it. "I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about," he said, and went out into the entryway. NIV

Mark 14.70:

And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. KJV

And he denied it. After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean." NIV

Mark 15.3:

And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. KJV

The chief priests accused him of many things. NIV

Luke 1.28:

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. KJV

The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." NIV

Luke 1.29:

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. KJV

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. NIV

Luke 2.42:

And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. KJV

When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. NIV

Luke 4.4:

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. KJV

Jesus answered, "It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.’" NIV

Luke 4.18:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. KJV

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed. NIV

Luke 5.38:

But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. KJV

No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. NIV

Luke 7.31:

And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? KJV

To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? NIV

Luke 8.43:

And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any. KJV

And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. NIV

Luke 8.45:

And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? KJV

"Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you." NIV

Luke 8.48:

And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. KJV

Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace." NIV

Luke 8.54:

And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. KJV

But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" NIV

Luke 9.10:

And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. KJV

When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida. NIV

Luke 9.54:

And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? KJV

When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?" NIV

Luke 9.55:

But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. KJV

But Jesus turned and rebuked them. NIV

Luke 9.56:

For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. KJV

And they went to another village. NIV

Luke 11.2:

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. KJV

He said to them, "When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.’" NIV

Luke 11.4:

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. KJV

Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. NIV

Luke 11.11:

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? KJV

Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? NIV

Luke 11.44:

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. KJV

Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it. NIV

Luke 11.54:

Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch comething out of his mouth, that they might accuse him. KJV

Waiting to catch him in something he might say. NIV

Luke 12.39:

And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. KJV

But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. NIV

Luke 17.9:

Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. KJV

Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? NIV

Luke 18.24:

And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! KJV

Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!" NIV

Luke 19.45:

And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; KJV

Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. NIV

Luke 20.13:

Then said the lord of the vineyard, what shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. KJV

Then the owner of the vineyard said, "What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him." NIV

Luke 20.23:

But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? KJV

He saw through their duplicity and said to them, NIV

Luke 20.30:

And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. KJV

The second NIV

Luke 22.31:

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. KJV

"Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat." NIV

Luke 22.64:

And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? KJV

They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?" NIV

Luke 22.68:

And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. KJV

And if I asked you, you would not answer. NIV

Luke 23.23:

And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. KJV

But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. NIV

Luke 23.38:

And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. KJV

There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. NIV

Luke 24.1:

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. KJV

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. NIV

Luke 24.42:

And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. KJV

They gave him a piece of broiled fish. NIV

Luke 24.46:

And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. KJV

He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. NIV

John 1.27:

He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. KJV

He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. NIV

John 3.13:

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. KJV

No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of man. NIV

John 3.15:

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. KJV

That everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. NIV

John 5.3:

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. KJV

Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. NIV

John 5.16:

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. KJV

So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. NIV

John 6.11:

And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. KJV

Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. NIV

John 6.22:

The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; KJV

The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. NIV

John 6.47:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. KJV

I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. NIV

John 8.9:

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst KJV

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. NIV

John 8.10:

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? KJV

Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" NIV

John 8.59:

Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. KJV

At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. NIV

John 9.6:

When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. KJV

Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. NIV

John 10.26:

But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. KJV

But you do not believe because you are not my sheep. NIV

John 11.41:

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou has heard me. KJV

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said "Father, I thank you that you have heard me." NIV

John 12.1:

Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. KJV

Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. NIV

John 16.16:

A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. KJV

In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me. NIV

John 17.12:

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. KJV

While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. NIV

John 19.16:

Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away. KJV

Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. NIV

Acts 2.30:

Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne. KJV

But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. NIV

Acts 3.11:

And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. KJV

While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. NIV

Acts 7.37:

This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. KJV

This is that Moses who told the Israelites, God will send you a prophet like me from your own people. NIV

Acts 9.5:

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? and the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. KJV

Who are you, Lord? Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. NIV

Acts 9.6:

And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. KJV

Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do. NIV

Acts 10.6:

He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. KJV

He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea. NIV

Acts 10.12:

Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. KJV

It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. NIV

Acts 10.21:

Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? KJV

Peter went down and said to the men, "I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?" NIV

Acts 10.32:

Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. KJV

Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea. NIV

Acts 13.42:

And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. KJV

As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. NIV

Acts 15.18:

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. KJV

That have been known for ages. NIV

Acts 15.24:

Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment. KJV

We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. NIV

Acts 18.21:

But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. KJV

But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God’s will." Then he set sail from Ephesus. NIV

Acts 20.15:

And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus. KJV

The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Kios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus. NIV

Acts 21.8:

And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came into Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. KJV

Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. NIV

Acts 21.22:

What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. KJV

What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come. NIV

Acts 21.25:

As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. KJV

As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. NIV

Acts 22.9:

And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me. KJV

My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me. NIV

Acts 22.20:

And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. KJV

And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him. NIV

Acts 23.9:

And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. KJV

There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?" NIV

Acts 24.6:

Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. KJV

And even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him. NIV

Acts 24.8:

Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. KJV

By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him. NIV

Acts 24.26:

He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. KJV

At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him. NIV

Acts 26.30:

And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them. KJV

The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. NIV

Acts 28.16:

And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him. KJV

When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him. NIV

Romans 1.16:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. KJV

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. NIV

Romans 8.1:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. KJV

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. NIV

Romans 9.28:

For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. KJV

For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality. NIV

Romans 10.15:

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! KJV

And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" NIV

Romans 11.6:

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. KJV

And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. NIV

Romans 13.9:

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. KJV

The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule. "Love your neighbor as yourself." NIV

Romans 14.6:

He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. KJV

He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. NIV

Romans 14.21:

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. KJV

It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall. NIV

Romans 15.24:

Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. KJV

I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to visit you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while. NIV

Romans 15.29:

And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. KJV

I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ. NIV

1 Corinthians 6.20:

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. KJV

You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. NIV

1 Corinthians 10.28:

But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof. KJV

But if anyone says to you, This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience’ sake. NIV

1 Corinthians 11.24:

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. KJV

And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." NIV

Galatians 3.1:

O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? KJV

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. NIV

Ephesians 3.14:

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. KJV

For this reason, I kneel before the Father. NIV

Ephesians 5.30:

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. KJV

For we are members of his body. NIV

Philippians 3.16:

Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. KJV

Only let us live up to what we have already attained. NIV

Colossians 1.2:

To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. KJV

To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. NIV

Colossians 3.6:

For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. KJV

Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. NIV

1 Thessalonians 1.1:

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. KJV

Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. NIV

1 Timothy 3.3:

Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous. KJV

Not given to much wine, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. NIV

1 Timothy 6.5:

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. KJV

And constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. NIV

1 Timothy 6.7:

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. KJV

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. NIV

1 Timothy 6.19:

Laying up in store for themeselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. KJV

In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. NIV

2 Timothy 1.11:

Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. KJV

And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. NIV

2 Timothy 4.1:

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; KJV

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: NIV

Hebrews 2.7:

Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands. KJV

You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor. NIV

Hebrews 3.6:

But Christ as son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. KJV

But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast. NIV

Hebrews 7.21:

(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek:) KJV

But he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.’ " NIV

Hebrews 8.12:

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. KJV

For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. NIV

Hebrews 10.30:

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. KJV

For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." NIV

Hebrews 10.34:

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. KJV

You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. NIV

Hebrews 11.11:

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. KJV

By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. NIV

Hebrews 11.13:

these all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. KJV

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. NIV

Hebrews 12.20:

(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart. KJV

Because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned." NIV

1 Peter 1.22:

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: KJV

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. NIV

1 Peter 4.3:

For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries. KJV

For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. NIV

1 Peter 4.14:

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. KJV

If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. NIV

2 Peter 3.10:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. KJV

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. NIV

1 John 4.3:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. KJV

But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which ye have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. NIV

1 John 5.13:

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. KJV

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. NIV

Revelation 1.8:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. KJV

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "Who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." NIV

Revelation 1.11:

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. KJV

Which said: Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. NIV

Revelation 5.14:

And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. KJV

The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped. NIV

Revelation 11.1:

And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. KJV

I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the worshipers there." NIV

Revelation 11.17:

Saying, we give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou has taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. KJV

Saying: We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. NIV

Revelation 14.5:

And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. KJV

No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless. NIV

Revelation 15.2:

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. KJV

And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God. NIV

Revelation 21.24:

And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. KJV

The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. NIV

 

 


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