Bible Study Course

Examining The New International Version

Part 3


Welcome to Book 5 in the Examining Bible Translations series of the Liberty Bible Course. This booklet deals with Part 3 of the examination of the New International Version (NIV). This study is written to be used with the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, otherwise your answers are going to be incorrect. Please get your Bible, and begin another exciting study in God’s Word, that just might change your life!

Chapter 1


D. Some verses are changed and corrupted in the NIV. (continued)


#9 — Mark 6:11

KJV (King James Version)    -   “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. Verily I say unto you, It shall be ________   __________________ for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.”

NIV (New International Version)    -   “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.”

NWT (New World Translation — Jehovah’s Witnesses)   -   “And wherever a place will not receive YOU nor hear YOU, on going out from there shake off the dirt that is beneath YOUR feet for a witness to them.”


It is interesting to note how the NIV leaves out the same 23 words as did the

Jehovah’s Witnesses. Does that not alarm Christians, that the NIV follows the same

course as the Jehovah’s Witnesses? The Jehovah’s Witnesses started out using the

King James Version, and then translated their own version to match their perverted doctrine.

If the NIV agrees much of the time with the changes that the Jehovah’s Witnesses made,

should that not tell you something? Was there another agenda in the background of the NIV?

Removing 23 words from the text of Scripture is not updating Old English words.


Note:   These 23 words are important to help us understand how and why people are judged according to their works at the Great White Throne Judgment.

    1. Revelation 20:11-15 says, “And I saw a __________   __________   ____________, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were ____________ out of those things which were written in the books, __________________ to their __________. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were ____________ every man __________________ to their __________. And death and hell were cast into the ________ of ________. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the ________ of ________.”

Note:   Why are works the basis of this judgment? We are not saved by works.

    2. John 3:18 says, “He that __________________ on him is ______   __________________: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
    3. Titus 3:4-6 says, “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, ______ by __________ of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he __________ us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through __________ Christ our ______________.”


The Great White Throne Judgment is not to determine whether a person is saved or lost

— only lost people appear at that judgment. The purpose of that judgment is to determine the

degree of torment  that a person will suffer for all of eternity. That is why it is determined by a

person’s works. Each person will receive the EXACT DEGREE of punishment that he/she deserves.


    4. Revelation 18:6-7 says, “Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double __________________ to her __________: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so ________  ______________ and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”
    5. Matthew 11:21-24 says, “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be ________   __________________ for Tyre and Sidon at the ______ of ________________, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be ________   __________________ for the land of Sodom in the ______ of ________________, than for thee.”
    6. Luke 12:45-48 says, “But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which ________ his lord's ________, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be ____________ with ________ stripes. But he that ________   ______, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be ____________ with ______ stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

Note:   When the NIV took off those last 23 words of that verse: (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. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.”), they removed a very important part of the verse in teaching people the fear of the Lord to bring them to repentance.


Imagine if people really realized that if they are unwilling to receive us

and let us give them the gospel; and if they then die, that their torment

in the lake of fire will be worse than the people from Sodom and Gomorrah?


Sadly, Lot never tried to warn the people there until it was too late, and the night of judgment was upon them. In that night, he then tried to warn his sons-in-law to get up and leave the city, but such last-minute, frantic warnings were looked upon as foolish by them.

    7. Genesis 19:14 says, “And ______ went out, and spake unto his ________   ____    ______, which married his daughters, and said, ____, get you ______ of this place; for the LORD will ______________ this city. But he seemed as one that ____________ unto his sons in law.”

Note:   Lot had been grieved, deep down inside, for all of the years that he had been living in Sodom, because of the great wickedness there.

    8.    2 Peter 2:6-8 says, “And turning the cities of __________ and Gomorrha into __________ condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, __________ with the ____________ conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man _______________   __________ them, in ____________ and ______________, vexed his righteous soul from ______ to ______ with their unlawful deeds;)”

Note:   Why did Lot ever stay there, when their sin grieved him so much? Just one thing kept him there — easy money.

    9. Genesis 13:8-13 says, “And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the __________ of Jordan, that it was ________    ______________ every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then ______   __________ him ______ the __________ of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were ____________ and ______________ before the LORD exceedingly.”

Note:   The bottom line was selfishness on the part of Lot. He chose the easiest place to make money when your business is cattle — the well-watered plain. He made that decision, despite the fact that it was well known that the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners exceedingly. So Lot did not warn the people of Sodom that they needed to repent.


What about the NIV? It has removed these 23 words from this verse,

and is thereby not warning people that if they reject people who

are trying to give them the gospel, that they will have more torment

in the lake of fire than the wicked sinners of Sodom.


#14 — 1 John 4:3

KJV (King James Version)    -   “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come ____   ______   __________ is not of 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.”

NIV (New International Version)    -   “But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”

Note:   This is the second verse that we have dealt with this same exact matter. They have totally removed the fact, once again, that Jesus Christ CAME IN THE FLESH. If anyone denies this fact, then the verse is clear that he “is not of God.” If anyone denies that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, then that is “that spirit of antichrist,” according to the above verse.


The NIV translators removed this extremely important teaching here in this verse once again.

Was this decision to remove it of the Holy Spirit, or of the spirit of antichrist?

The verse itself tells you — it was of the spirit of antichrist.


#15 — Psalms 12:6, 7

KJV (King James Version)    -   “The __________ of the LORD are ________ words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt ________ them, O LORD, thou shalt ________________ them from this generation for ________.”

NIV (New International Version)    -   “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.”


They changed the promise of preservation to refer to people, instead of to the Word of God.


Note:    Remember all of those verses we mentioned (136 of them) in the NIV where they removed the name of God (God, Jesus, Christ, Lord, Holy Spirit, etc.), and they replaced the name with a pronoun? Here is a good case to show how it is easier to twist the meaning of a passage or misinterpret it by the use of pronouns.  The NIV translators did not use the normal antecedent rule in this case, but totally skipped over verse 6, and tried to twist the previous verses to refer to people instead of to words.
Antecedent = “a substantive word, phrase, or clause whose denotation is referred to by a pronoun (as John in ‘Mary saw John and called to him’)” (Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary)  But notice that even the previous verses are emphasizing words.

    1. Psalms 12:1-2 says, “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.  They __________ vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering ________ and with a double heart do they __________.”
    2. Psalms 12:3-5 says, “The LORD shall ______  ______ all flattering ________, and the ____________ that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that ______________ at him.”

Note:   How were the wicked being exalted? Through their words. So the Lord will deal with those wicked people. How? “The LORD shall CUT OFF all flattering LIPS, and the TONGUE that SPEAKETH proud things.”


It then contrasts God’s pure Word (that which will be preserved forever),

with the words of the wicked (those words which God will cut off).


As long as the wicked are allowed to speak, the next verse tells us what happens.

    3. Psalms 12:8 says, “The ______________   ________ on __________ side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

Note:   Satan is subtle, but his work is clearly seen here. He will use even Scripture, just like the cults do, when he can twist it to his own liking. He did that with the Lord Jesus Christ.

    4. Matthew 4:5-7 says, “Then the __________ taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, ________ thyself ________: for it is ______________, He shall give his ____________ charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not __________ the Lord thy God.”

Note:   God never promised that He would have His angels protect us, if we do foolish things just to see if they will come to our rescue.

Note:   Satan has corrupted the sacred text of Scripture here in regard to a clear promise that God has preserved His precious Word for every generation.
“The translators of the NIV numbered more than 100. They represented more than 20 denominations (Anglican, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Brethren, Christian Reformed, Church of Christ, Evangelical Free, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, Wesleyan and other churches) helped to safeguard the translation from sectarian bias.” (, International Bible Society).   What does sectarian bias mean? What it really means is that by having so many denominations represented, it guaranteed great compromise when translating the text. Is it any wonder that they left out the entire verse of Acts 8:37?

    5. Acts 8:36-38 says, “And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; ________ doth ____________ me to be ________________? And Philip said, ____ thou __________________ with all thine heart, thou ____________. And he answered and said, I ________________ that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.”

Note:   Read verse 36, and then jump to verse 38. “What doth hinder me to be baptized?” Nothing hinders anyone from getting baptized, according to the NIV.
Now read all three verses in the KJV. There is something that hinders a person from being baptized — that person must first believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.


Here is a clear example of the problem of so many denominations being represented on the

translation committee. Most denominations baptize babies, which verse 37 clearly proves is wrong.

A baby cannot believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and give clear confession of such, because a baby

cannot yet understand those things. So what did the translators do? They simply removed the entire

verse (verse 37). Does that protect people from sectarian bias? No, what it does is guarantee sectarian

bias — it now guarantees that certain unscriptural sects can go on baptizing babies against what the

Scripture clearly teaches. And people who use the NIV will not be able to prove them wrong from this passage.


Note:    Sometimes people who hold fast to the King James Bible as the pure Word of God without error, are accused of being in a cult. What is a cult? A cult is a group of people that blindly follow man — not the Word of God. The King James crowd is not a cult. They are simply holding fast to what God has promised in His Word. If anyone is part of a cult between these two groups (the NIV verses the KJV), it is the NIV crowd. They are blindly following men who are butchering the Word of God, and all the while these people are defending their actions.


It is noble Christians (not cultists), who demand that all teaching submit to the authority

of God’s Word. It is the cultists who allow the word of their leaders to become the authority.

If you can be confronted with the fact that the translators of the NIV removed Acts 8:37, and you

still defend the NIV, its translators, and the pastors that use it, then you are the one that is

cultish.   You are willing to follow man over the authority of what God has said.


    6. Acts 17:11 says, “These were more __________ than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all __________________ of mind, and ________________ the scriptures __________, whether those things were ____.”


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