#20 Colossians 1:13
KJV (King James Version) - Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath ____________________ us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
NKJV (New King James Version) - He has delivered us from the power of darkness and CONVEYED us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.
NWT (New World Translation Jehovahs Witnesses) - He delivered us from the authority of the darkness and TRANSFERRED us into the kingdom of the Son of his love.
Note: The NKJV changed to the word convey, meaning, to bear from one place to another; to transfer or deliver. (Merriam-Websters 11th Collegiate Dictionary) The NWT changed to the word transfer, meaning, to convey from one person, place, or situation to another (Merriam-Websters 11th Collegiate Dictionary)
As we can see, the words that the NKJV and the NWT chose are used interchangeably. But, Biblically speaking, the word translated does NOT just mean to carry or take someone or something from one place to another.
You can get transferred from one department to another at work, but nothing has
changed about you. You can watch mechanical systems convey parts and boxes from
one part of the factory to another, but nothing has changed in the journey. But that is NOT
at all the case in the matter of being Biblically translated. This matter does require a change.
1. Hebrews 11:5 says, By faith
Enoch was ____________________ that he should not see death; and was not found, because
God had ____________________ him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that
he pleased God.
2. It is not possible to just be transferred or conveyed into Gods kingdom. There must be a change. John 1:12-13 says, But as many as received him, to them gave he __________ to ____________ the ________ of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were ________, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of ______.
3. This change produces a new creature. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a ______ ________________: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Note: When a word is translated it undergoes a change. It is changed from one form to another from one language to another. If there is no change, then there is no translation. No one is just conveyed or transferred into Gods kingdom it requires a change a supernatural change that only God can do.
With these new translations of Scripture, is it any wonder that we are seeing so few changed lives?
They just convey their same old lives and practices right into the church today.
4. There is no change in their music.
They just convey or transfer their same old rock sound into the church,
despite what the Bible teaches in Ephesians 5:19: Speaking to yourselves in
_____________ and __________ and ________________ songs, singing and making melody in your
heart to the Lord.
5. There is no change in their appearance, despite what the Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 11:14-15: Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a ______ have long hair, it is a __________ unto him? But if a __________ have long hair, it is a __________ to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
6. There is no change in their modesty, despite what the Bible teaches in 1 Peter 1:14: As obedient children, not ____________________ yourselves according to the ____________ __________ in your ignorance.
Note: These new translations, including the NKJV, fit right in with a Christianity that produces little proof of true repentance and a changed life.
7. 2 Timothy 3:5 says,
Having a form of godliness, but denying the __________ thereof: from such ________
#21 Matthew 7:14
KJV (King James Version) - Because strait is the gate, and ____________ is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
NKJV (New King James Version) - Because[a] narrow is the gate and DIFFICULT is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Note: Has the word narrow been changed to difficult? No. The word narrow means, Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow sea; a narrow hem or border. (Noah Websters 1828 Dictionary) Try going to a lumber company and asking for a difficult board. Do you think that they will understand that you are asking for a narrow board? Not a chance. The word difficult means, hard to do, make, or carry out; hard to understand (Merriam-Websters 11th Collegiate Dictionary) Maybe if you asked for a difficult board, they would give you one so big that it would be hard for you to carry it out of the store!
Once again, the translators of the NKJV did not stay true to their stated purpose of
updating words whose English meaning has changed. By using the word difficult, it gives
the false idea that salvation can only be won by the strongest people, and that is not true at all.
1. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
says, For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh,
______ many ____________, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the ________ things of the
world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things
which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought
things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
2. Jeremiah 9:23-24 says, Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, ______________ let the ____________ man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Part of the definition of difficult was hard to understand. That means that the
translators of the NKJV have also made another error in their translation, then,
because the Bible says that even a child can understand how to be saved.
3. Matthew 19:13-14 says, Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But __________ said, Suffer ____________ children, and forbid them not, to ________ unto me: for of such is the kingdom of ____________.
KJV (King James Version) - "Because strait is the gate, and NARROW is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. "
NKJV (New King James Version) - "Because[a] narrow is the gate and DIFFICULT is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
It is narrow NOT in the sense of being difficult to get saved,
but in the sense that there is ONLY ONE WAY and ONE PERSON
through whom you can obtain salvation the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
4. John 14:6
says, Jesus saith unto him, I am the ______, the truth, and the life: ____ man
cometh unto the Father, ______ by ____.
5. Acts 4:12 says, Neither is there __________________ in ______ other: for there is ________ other ________ under heaven given among men, whereby we must be __________.
Note: The way of salvation is narrow, but it is NOT difficult.
6. Matthew 11:28-30 says,
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you ________.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall
find ________ unto your __________. For my yoke is ________, and my burden is light.
#22 Matthew 7:22-23
KJV (King James Version) - 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that WORK ________________.
NKJV (New King James Version) - 23 And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS!
NWT (New World Translation Jehovahs Witnesses) - 23 And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew YOU! Get away from me, you WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS.
Note: It is very interesting, once again, to see that the NKJV translators chose the EXACT same word as did the Jehovahs Witnesses. Why did they do that? This change makes it harder to witness to people and to get it across to them that they are sinners.
Most people do not consider themselves as being lawless. What they do not
realize is that they have broken many of Gods Laws. Breaking Gods Laws
do not always mean that we have done something bad. Sometimes,
breaking Gods Laws mean that we have not done something good.
1. James 4:17 says, Therefore to him that knoweth to do ________, and doeth it ______, to him it is ______.
Note: That thought is totally foreign to the average lost person. They would not consider those things as sin, because they are like the rich young man in the following passage.
2. Matthew 19:16-22 says, And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is ________ good but ______, that is, ______: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy __________________ as ______________. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and ________ that thou hast, and ________ to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and ____________ me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went ________ sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Note: The rich young man did not consider himself as being lawless. He thought that he was pretty good. He had not killed anyone. He had not committed adultery. He had tried to honor his parents. What more could be lacking on his part? Those are the same thoughts that many people echo today. Jesus showed the young man that he was a sinner because he was not truly willing to love his neighbor as himself. If he was, then he would have been willing to allow his neighbor to experience all of his riches, while he then experienced all of the poor neighbors needs. It was at that point, that the rich young man realized that he was a sinner; but he was not willing to repent, and sadly walked away from Jesus.
But did Jesus Himself really love His neighbor as Himself? Yes, He did. He left the riches and comfort of heaven for our sakes.
3. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says, "For ye know the grace of our Lord __________ Christ, that, though he was _______, yet for your sakes he became ________, that ye through his poverty might be ________."
Note: Jesus left the glory of His home in heaven for our sakes, so that He could come to earth and pay the price for our sins upon the cross. Because of His great sacrifice in giving His sinless blood for our sins, we have the opportunity to now repent and by faith trust Him as our personal Savior. While Jesus was here upon earth in His public ministry, He had no home of His own, and little, if any, money.
4. Matthew 8:20 says,
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have __________, and the birds of the air have
__________; but the Son of man hath not where to ______ his head.
5. John 6:5-9 says, When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we ______ bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a ______ here, which hath ________ barley loaves, and ______ small fishes: but what are they among so many?
6. Matthew 17:24-27 says, And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master _____ tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the ________ that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his __________, thou shalt find a piece of __________: that take, and give unto them for ____ and ________.
KJV (King James Version) - "22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that WORK INIQUITY."
NKJV (New King James Version) - 23 And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS!
Note: Where was the lawlessness in the sense that most people would consider? To the contrary, these people seemed to be very religious. They were not going around swearing and cursing, but doing everything in the Lords name. They were not going around demon-possessed and doing devilish things, but were casting out demons in the Lords name. They were not going around doing dirty, deceitful works, but wonderful works in the Lords name.
Most people would certainly not look at such a group of people and consider them as being lawless, but we can see their iniquity. They were doing all of these good things in the Lords name, but they did not know Him as their personal Saviour. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work INIQUITY.
Their sin was in doing all of these good things to try to make themselves fit
for heaven. They were trusting that God would let them into heaven
because of all of the good things that they were doing for Him instead of
trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ and what He had done for them on the cross.
4. Titus 3:4-6 says,
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, ______
by __________ of righteousness which ____ have ________, 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 Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, For by __________ are ye __________ through faith; and that ______ of yourselves: it is the gift of God: ______ of __________, lest any man should boast.
Note: The translation of the NKJV makes it more difficult to show people that it is NOT just the bad sinners that go to hell, but also those people who appear to be morally good. There is really only one Person who is good.
6. Matthew 19:17 says, And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is ________ ________ but ______, that is, ______: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
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