Bible Errors

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 Errors in the Old Testament

Genesis

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

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 rendered '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

 
Comparison of
translations
 
 
Why was the
New Testament
originally in Greek?
 
 
What do the
confusing KJV
words mean
TODAY?
 
 
How can
studies be
conducted in
the home?
 
 
What errors are
in the Catholic
scriptures?
Malachi

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 Errors in the New Testament

Matthew

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.

Luke

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 . . ."

Acts

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

1Corinthians

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.

2Corinthians

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

2Thessalonians

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

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, He would not have spoken long afterwards of another day.

Revelation

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 KJV Bible 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, you shall be with Me in paradise."

Additional Study Materials
Is God's word full of
errors and contradictions?
What is the most accurate
translation of God's word?
 
Rules for studying
the word of God


Bible Answers to Questions  -  Basic Articles  -  Beginners Studies  -  Pictures  -  In-Depth Articles  -  Life of Paul

Maps and Timelines  -  Prophecy  -  Reference Materials  -  Roman Empire  -  The Sabbath  -  Study by Topic

Discount Bookstore  -  FREE books  -  Site Map  -  Email List

© The Bible Study Site