Errors in the King James Bible

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What we call the Old Testament has incredibly few translation errors. This is mostly due to the fact that the text was copied faithfully by the Levitical priests and Levites in general. Unfortuntely, many errors can be found in the KJV Bible due to translators using Latin readings that do not correspond to the original Greek used in the manuscripts. Still more errors have crept in because 1604 A.D. translators (picked by King James) 'read in' to certain texts their owe biases, prejudices and long held church beliefs.

This brief article only lists SOME of the errors and inaccuracies in the King James Bible. Other, more modern Bible translations like the Good News, English Standard Version, NIV, and so on (believe it or not) have far MORE errors and distortions in the text than the venerable KJV!

Corrections in Translation

Genesis

verse 1:2 - And the earth became without form . . .

10:9 - He was a mighty hunter against the LORD.

Leviticus

verses 16:8, 10, 26 - The word from which Scapegoat is translated is better redendered Azazel.

2Kings

verse 2:23 - And while he was going up on the highway, a gang of youths . . .

Ezekiel

verse 20:25 - Wherefore I also gave them over to their OWN statutes that were not good, and their own ordinances . . .

 
 
 
 
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Malachi

verse 4:6 - lest I come and strike the earth with utter destruction.

Matthew

verse 27:49 - Then another took a spear and thrust it into His side, and out came water and blood

Luke

verse 2:14 - . . . and peace on earth among men of goodwill.

9:50 - . . . because everyone who is not against us is for us.

10:22 - And having turned to the disciples, he said . . .

Acts

verse 9:19 - . . . which were at the time in Damascus.

12:4 - out to the people after the Passover season.

20:28 - " . . . to feed the church of the Lord and God . . .

1Corinthians

verse 1:18 - For to those who are perishing . . . but to us who are being saved

2Corinthians

verse 6:2 - in a day of salvation . . .

2Thessalonians

verse 2:10 - . . . in those who are perishing because . . .

1Timothy

verse 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all evils . . .

Hebrews

verse 4:8 - For if Joshua had given them rest . . .

8:8 - For finding fault to them . . .

13:9 - Be not carried away . . .

Revelation

verse 2:21 - to repent of her fornication . . .

6:12 - . . . and the whole moon became as blood

8:7 - and the third part of the land was burnt up, and the third part of trees . . .

8:13 - and heard an eagle flying . . .

11:18 - And the dead were angry, and thy wrath is come . . .

12:6 - And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has there a place prepared of God . . .

18:17 - Verse should read " . . . everyone who sails to any place . . . "

20:10 - where the beast and the false prophet had been cast . . .

Corrections to KJV Punctuation Errors

Mark

verse 16:9 - Now after Jesus had risen, early the first day of the weeks . . .

Luke

verse 23:43 - And Jesus said to him, 'Truly, I tell you today, . . .'

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