Bible Errors

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What we call the Old Testament, in its original language, has incredibly few Bible errors. This is mostly because the Levitical priests and Levites faithfully copied the text. Unfortunately, many problems can be found in the King James translation due to translators using Latin readings that do not correspond to the original text used in the manuscripts. Still more errors have crept in because the scholars, picked by King James to produce an English version of scripture, 'read in' to certain texts their own biases, prejudices and long held church doctrines.

The bulk of New Testament manuscripts were copied century after century from earlier ones as they wore out. This text, known as the "Received Text," was used in the King James Bible. Nearly 4,000 manuscripts of this official text agree with each other and contain relatively few errors. Located primarily at Mount Athos in Greece, copies of the text give us a very reliable record of the New Testament.

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

Corrections to Old Testament Errors


verse 1:2 - And the earth BECAME without form and void . . .

10:9 - He was a mighty hunter AGAINST the Lord.


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


verse 2:23 - And while he was going up on the highway, a GANG OF YOUTHS


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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verse 4:6 - And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to their fathers, LEST I COME AND STRIKE THE EARTH WITH UTTER DESTRUCTION

Corrections to New Testament Errors


verse 27:49 - But the rest said, "Let Him alone! Let us see if Elijah comes to save Him." THEN ANOTHER TOOK A SPEAR AND THRUST IT INTO HIS SIDE, AND OUT CAME WATER AND BLOOD.

Justification: The Orthodox Church states the text, in capital letters above, was part of the Greek text of the New Testament until is was mistakenly deleted in the early part of the sixth century A.D. Although this error appears in the KJV translation, other translations such as the Holy Bible Faithful Version and possibly others do include the text.


verse 2:14 - Glory to God in the highest, AND PEACE ON EARTH AMONG MEN OF GOODWILL.

9:50 - But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him, BECAUSE EVERYONE WHO IS NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US."

10:22 - THEN HE TURNED TO THE DISCIPLES and said, "All things were delivered to Me by My Father . . ."


12:4 - And after arresting him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four sets of four soldiers to guard him with the intent of bringing him out to the people after the PASSOVER season.

20:28 - Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, TO FEED THE CHURCH OF GOD


verse 1:18 - For to those who are perishing, the preaching of the cross is foolishness; but to us who ARE BEING saved, it is the power of God.


verse 6:2 - For He says, "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in A day of salvation I have helped you."


verse 2:10 - And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who ARE PERISHING . . .


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


verse 4:8 - FOR IF JOSHUA HAD GIVEN THEM REST, He would not have spoken long afterwards of another day.


verse 2:21 - And I gave her time TO REPENT OF HER FORNICATION, but she did not repent.

18:17 - For in one hour such great wealth has been destroyed. And every shipmaster, AND ALL TRAVELING IN SHIPS, AND SAILORS, AND AS MANY AS TRADE BY SEA, will stand far off.

20:10 - And the Devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet HAD BEEN CAST

Corrections to Punctuation Errors


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


verse 23:43 - And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you today, you shall be with Me in paradise."

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