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Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.

Sizzle, spark, explode -

Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -

The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.

This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.

Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.

Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....


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Sunday, December 12, 2010


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Here are just three examples of what I found on the comparison chart that I provided the link to on my earlier post on this matter.
(I did not simply read what the chart cited - I looked the information up in the actual cited Bible translations.)

Matthew 18:11 - KJV
For the son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Mathew 18:11 - NIV
That scripture is omitted entirely.  In my Comparative Study Bible, the NIV goes from verse 10 to verse 12.  Verse 11 is not there!  That bothers me.

Matthew 9:13 - KJV
...for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:13 - NIV
For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.  "to repentance" is omitted. 

Colossians 1:14 - KJV
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:14 - NIV
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  "through his blood" is omitted.  That really bothers me. 

The comparison charts that I cited have numerous such examples. 

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  1. Three examples of omissions in the NIV Bible version.

  2. Interesting observations. It's amazing what you find in the Bible when you become a student of the Word of God. As for me, my favorite version of the Bible is the King James Version. This is mostly because it is a more strict word for word translation from the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, and also the King James Version shows in italics any words the translators inserted into the passage. This makes it easy for me when I want to translate from the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts to see how they arrived at the English wording that they did. Again, this is just my personal preference. I do use the NIV at times when I want to quote verse, and the NIV is clearer for quoting.

  3. Hi Pastor Frank -

    Thank you for weighing in on this. Your viewpoints are valued indeed.

    Interesting that you mentioned the part about the italics in the KJV. Yes...indeed.

    My experience is that the original KJV is easier to memorize and quote. When I started mostly using the KJV, that progressed to where I can quote it from memory for about a half hour without repeating a citation. Sometimes I quote it out loud without pausing - for more than 30 minutes. Some years ago, I found myself in a disturbing circumstance and I didn't have my Bible with me. I was able to quote out loud extensively from the KJV and that was a major help in that mini-crisis. Now I take my Bible everywhere. Some months ago, I was with some people and we were getting out of the car to go to the grocery store. I got my Bible. One of my companions told me that I could leave my Bible in the car. My response was that I take my Bible everywhere - and I added there could be someone in the grocery store who needs something from the Bible. They agreed...though I don't believe that it was heartily. No Bible goes with me everywhere, and I pray regularly to our Lord that I will steadfastly live what is in its pages!

    May our Lord help us all.


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