Author: David W Daniels
Publishers are removing things from new Bibles!
Publishers of modern Bible versions have been removing words, phrases, and even whole verses, but their readers are often unaware of it. Few people know the Bible well enough to notice when something has been taken out.
But the results are hard to believe. The removal of one tiny word turns Jesus into a liar. Callers into Christian talk shows have even used this to say that it’s okay for a Christian to lie. After all, they say, Jesus did it.
A verse that's completely missing from some of the most popular Bibles available today completely removes one of the basic doctrines found in every evangelical church. When David Daniels shows this one to people they just stand with their mouths open and say, "I can't believe it!"
In another case, Jesus' own words are removed, taking out a famous phrase in which Jesus explains why He came to earth. People react with: "They took out Jesus words! How can they do that?"
This information has been right under our noses for years, but no one has ever taken the time to cull through this many Bible versions and find the missing parts. Author David Daniels did the research and now releases his results for the Christian world to see what is really missing.
How about your Bible? Is it on the list of Bibles with pieces taken out? You might be surprised when you look at what's missing.
Table of Contents:
Preface: Is Your Bible Defective?
List of Bible Versions and their Abbreviations
What about the KJV Look-alikes?
PART ONE: Look What's Missing - Why It Matters
Chapter 1: One Missing Word that Made Jesus a Liar
Chapter 2: The Unanswered Question
- The Trip of a Lifetime
Chapter 3: "They Took out Jesus' Words." How Dare They Do That!
Chapter 4: The Dirty Secret about Italics, Brackets and Footnotes
- "But it's in the Footnotes"
- "But it's in Italics"
- "But it's in Brackets"
Chapter 5: Did God Inspire the Original Manuscripts but Not Preserve Them?
- Are Copies Inspired, or only the Originals?
- What About All Those Other Bibles?
Chapter 6: Look What's Missing in Matthew - and Why
Chapter 7: What Do They Really Teach Your Kids in Bible College?
- Three Things to Watch out for
- Want Proof?
- One Teaching You Must Know About
- What Does God Say about This?
PART TWO: What You Should Know about the 15 Best-Known Bible Versions
Chapter 8: The Root of "Modern" Bibles: ERV and ASV
- A Movement of Doubters
- It All Started with Westcott and Hort
- The English Revised Version
- Why Was a Unitarian on the Revision Committee?
- What was Different about the English Revised Version?
- The American Standard Version
- What Happened after Westcott and Hort?
Chapter 9: The Bible Becomes Ecumenical: RSV, NRS, ESV
- Can't We All Just Get Along?
- The Revised Standard Version
- How "Ecumenical" Was the RSV?
- The New Revised Standard Version
- The English Standard Version
- How Different is the ESV?
- See for Yourself
Chapter 10: If It Looks Like a Duck… NAS and NAU
- My Story
- The NASB: Another Bible Built upon a Faulty Foundation
- What’s Missing from the New American Standard?
- Brackets in the New American Standard
- The New American Standard 1995 Update
Chapter 11: The "International" Bibles: NIV, TNIV and NIrV
- Something for Nothing?
- Something for Everyone?
- Something is Missing
- The Only... What?
- Today’s NIV: a Sneaky Way to Keep a Promise
- What’s Missing from the TNIV?
- New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)
- What’s Missing from the NIrV?
Chapter 12: Error Paraphrased: LB and NLT
- More Good Intentions… with the Same Faulty Foundation
- What’s Missing from the Living Bible?
- The New Living Translation
- What’s Missing from the New Living Translation?
Chapter 13: The "Pick and Choose Bible:" AMP (The Amplified Bible)
- The Verse That Would Not End
- The Reader That Becomes the Bible Translator
- Those Irritating Italics
- What’s Missing from the Amplified Bible?
- Do We Need a "Multiple-Choice" Bible?
Chapter 14: A Counterfeit Message: (MSG)
- The Problem with Paraphrases
- Getting Creative with the Truth
- Is The Message a Bible?
- What’s Missing from The Message?
Chapter 15: The Bible that Almost Was: CSB
- A Third Foundation
- The So-Called "Majority Text"
- The Faulty Foundation for the CSB
- What’s Missing from the Holman Christian Standard?
Chapter 16: How Much Scripture Are We Allowed to Doubt?
PART THREE: What’s Missing from Your Bible?
Chapter 17: Look What’s Missing… in 40 Versions
- The Short List: 45 Missing Verses in Modern Bibles
- The Big List: 257 Verses Missing Text in Modern Bibles
Missing Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ
- What’s Missing? "Lord"
- What’s Missing? "Jesus"
- What’s Missing? "Christ"
- What’s Missing? "Jesus Christ" or "Christ Jesus"
- What’s Missing? "Lord Jesus Christ"
Missing Words Concerning the Godhead
- What’s Missing? The Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Ghost)
- What’s Missing "God"
- What’s Missing? "The Father" (of the Lord Jesus Christ)
- What’s Missing? Only "Begotten" Son
- What’s Missing? Mary’s "Firstborn" Son
- What’s Missing? "The Son of God"
- What’s Missing? The Eternal Son
- What’s Missing? Only "God" is "good"
- The Holy Spirit and man’s spirit
Missing Words Concerning the Gospel Message
- What’s Missing? Belief in Christ for Salvation
- What’s Missing? Christ Died "for us"
- What’s Missing? Christ Alone Shed His "blood" to Pay for our Sins
- What’s Missing? Christ’s Blood of the "New" Testament
- What’s Missing? We are Not Saved by Works or Riches
- What’s Missing? Repentance
- What’s Missing? Details of Christ’s Mission
- What’s Missing? Other Gospel Doctrines
Missing Words Concerning Salvation and Damnation
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding Hell
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding the Second Coming
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding the Resurrection of the Dead
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding the Judgment and Eternal Punishment
Missing Words Concerning Heaven and Angels
- What’s Missing? Words Concerning Heaven
- What’s Missing? Words about the Doctrine of Angels
- Angels of God
Missing Words Concerning Prayer and Fasting
- Other Missing Words of Christ
Missing Historical Details Concerning the Life of Christ and the Early Church
- What’s Missing? Details from the Life of Christ
- What’s Missing? Details of the Early Church
Missing Doctrines of the Apostles
- What’s Missing? Adultery
- What’s Missing? Fornication
- What’s Missing? Other Words God Wrote Through the Apostles and Early Church Leaders
Chapter 18: What’s Missing—at a Glance
- Chart A: Alphabetical Order by Version
- Chart B: In Order of the Number of Verses Affected
- Chart C: In Order of Date of Publication
Index of Scriptures
Index by Bible Version