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Bible Versions Differences

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Due to differences in the manuscripts from which Bibles across the centuries have been translated, there are a number of discrepancies between different groups of translations. Depending on which version one is accustomed to, it may appear as if other translations add or remove passages from Scripture. This is not the case in any intentional sense, as the translators base their translation decisions on the manuscript from which they translate. For more information on these matters, one might begin by investigating the four New Testament text-types: Alexandrian, Byzantine, Caesarean, and Western.

In the below tables, we've listed the passages (by version) that do not conform to the most prolific English translation, the KJV. These discrepancies come in two categories: a) variant verse breaks and b) passages included in the KJV's base manuscripts but not included in other translations' base manuscripts.

The first discrepancy is merely a matter of different translations following different versification tradition (note here that the numbering of chapters and verses is not considered inspired or canonical).

The second discrepancy (that of inclusion/exclusion) is the result of different translations being translated from different Greek text-types. These text-types are different evidences as to the content of the original Greek manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts contain information (i.e. passages) that others do not. Again, for a better understanding on these issues, one might take the time to learn more about the Greek text-types.

We would ask the reader to prayerfully seek our Lord's guidance as to how to understand these differences.


New Living Translation (NLT)

Variant Verse Breaks


Please note the versification issues contained in Numbers in the NLT are due to an abbreviation of information. The translators take the genealogical data offered over the scope of two entire verses in the KJV and concatenate that information into a translation form more easily digestible by today's readers: a family name followed immediately by a population number. In the printed edition of the NLT, this takes the form of a table of information.)

Non-Inclusions:


New International Version (NIV)

Non-Inclusions:


English Standard Version (ESV)

Variant Verse Breaks

Non-Inclusions:


Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Variant Verse Breaks

Non-Inclusions:


New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Variant Verse Breaks


New English Translation (NET)

Non-Inclusions:


Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Variant Verse Breaks

Non-Inclusions:


Darby's Translation (DBY)

Non-Inclusions:


Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

Non-Inclusions:


Reina-Valera 1960 Version (RVR60)

Variant Verse Breaks


Jerome's 405 AD Latin Vulgate (VUL)

Non-Inclusions:


Westminster Leningrad Codex (WLC)

Variant Verse Breaks


Septuagint (LXX)

Non-Inclusions:


Morphological Greek New Testament (mGNT)

Variant Verse Breaks

Non-Inclusions:

CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.