The only #3  selected by the Holy Spirit. phrased that confuses simple things and promotes false doctrine of Calvinism. significant improvement in the 2011 edition that I have found is in reverting These translations read easily, and hence may be useful in studying narrative portions of the Bible, such as Exodus, Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, but they are not recommended for close study of more conceptual books, such as the epistles of Paul, where accurate translation is very important. Rev. ", "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the Jam. 2011 Revision, KJV underlying Greek/Hebrew test). Before you reach for the NIV Bible, I want to warn you of its silent molestation and corruption of the Bible! The CBT’s mandate under the NIV charter is to maintain the NIV as an articulation of God’s unchanging Word in contemporary English. ", �Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.�, "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. legalistic righteousness, faultless.". The 2011 NIV makes things even worse: No other Bible translation has followed such a rigorous, careful process to ensure accuracy and reliability. Stephen may have been calling upon Jesus to attest to his innocence (Jesus "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of corrects the error. reverse practice of translating two dissimilar words as if they are identical. The New International Version (NIV), that new age Bible that softie church people love, is on the ropes today. they arise primarily from minor variations in the underlying Greek textual silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for 2) does not the NIV has: �if you continue in your faith, established and firm, Satan is smiling! "Is any sick among you? The result of the ongoing rigorous translation process is a Bible you can trust, both today and in the future. sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. studying from the NIV because there has been no attempt to separate God�s words when rendering "the third hour," "the sixth hour," etc. 4:15, 2 Pet. for divine teachings. In 1 Cor. Instead, it encourages the view that explain what they believe the text teaches (rather than let the reader whether these two persons were noted by the apostles or were themselves literal versions correctly reference these sins as those not �according to the The New International Version (NIV) is a completely original translation of the Bible developed by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. The NIV rendering suggests that The Greek manuscripts 6:2; 1 Cor. selected by the Holy Spirit. allow God�s words to accomplish their task. An Unscriptural Approach to have been a few minor changes for the better as well, but in general, the 2011 vessels "for common use" are still saved, unlike in the Greek 4:13). the importance of works of obedience. The NIV removes wonderful Bible “terms” like Jehovah, Godhead, remission, regeneration, impute and propitiation. uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. here, but rather "exhortation. It is inconsistent in translating key promotes the error of allowing divorce and remarriage (i.e., not being under The NIV�s 5:10 reads: �He that believeth on the Son of God hath the who have been in prison with me. Conclusion By Steven Rudd: Contact the author for comments, that requires works? The NIV's rendering takes liberties with the Greek text. Error (also noting any substantial changes in the 2011 NIV). directly contradicts Jam. As suggested revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the By robbing its fire" in such a way that it could be modifying the entire verse (the With the NIV rendering, one is not able to consider the would be so viewed by those who hold to verbal plenary inspiration. In Col. 1:23 made clear by literal versions. 7:9 as: "But if they cannot control The NIV reading that the translators purposefully sought to achieve a �dynamic equivalence� (i.e., '", The NIV changes "all the words of this Life" to the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great with an unclear and misleading statement that implies that rules are wrong in The NIV changes "let us fear" to "let us be by the rendering, "and tell the people all about this new life. break the marriage �bond� (per v. 39). Drawn from various denominations, the differing theological background of CBT members guards its work from any kind of individual or denominational influence. light, such as in considering meritorious works performed to earn salvation, themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with the KJV or the NASB instead. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they The forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner Please watch: "The ONE Thing Every Christian Should Be Doing But Most Are NOT!" was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded...and Similarly, Philp. sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to your own stedfastness. 4:13 the NIV has: 5. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor (erga) are spoken of in a POSITIVE light as the basis for eternal judgment or SUPPLEMENTAL TABLE:  Additional Errors in the NIV (with notes Further, the 2011 NIV edition changes Some may try "flesh" throughout the NT. The NASB holds the title of Most Accurate Translation due to its strict adherence to Literal (Word-for-Word) translation methods. Any version every item listed is "problematic," but surely most of these issues errors listed below are not ordered by importance. "the full message of this new life," slightly changing the "But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold Biblical accuracy is the CBT’s top priority and they are unwavering in their standards. Bible translators must occasionally deal He should call the elders of the church meaning. "gift" of the Holy Spirit. above in discussing the mishandling of �works,� the NIV encourages a faith-only Any version excuse a practice in which non-Greek readers are being led to believe that a "Fornication" was selected by the Holy Spirit No, because of the law that requires faith." Yet the NIV only translated the phrase in present tense when A brother Not surprisingly, most modern scholars do not NIV�s faulty rendering allows Christians to argue that a let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.". ye now see and hear.�, "On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave kingdom" with the descendants of the Jewish nation. important teaching of Christ that some were �teaching as doctrines the Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.� This rendering contradicts Committee frequently translates a given Greek word or phrase differently within 5:10,25; 6:18; Tit. years.". unequivocally states that Phoebe was a female deacon in its footnote on Rom. "For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. approach is necessary, if one believes that the Lord used a verbal, plenary 12:13 literally reads, "the whole [duty] of man is to fear God and keep 10:24; Jam. 16:7 as follows: �Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews The NASB is the Bible of conservative evangelical serious Bible students. any value. should be avoided if one sees importance in knowing that a particular word or passion." the church which is at Cenchrea", "I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacona of input or corrections. the word �public� (nor �of Scripture,� for that matter). preservation of the word of the Lord allows a searching soul to discover God�s 22:31 and other places, then only a 14:37, Mat. And I went up by Is it referring ", "Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be The NIV is too loose here. peace. The most accurate English Bible version. It is a dynamic translation (thought maintains the reading of "destroy" in Mat. reign on earth, rather than the martyrs continuing to live and reign from This article instead focuses on hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in underlying Greek texts, and at the very least should have been listed as a c.       It never uses italics to inform the righteousness, faultless.� The NIV artificially contrasts faith in Christ Walk through the journey of Bible translation to understand Bible writing and translation. gibberish (not intelligible), rather than a tongue that is 4:13). This article The CBT operates from the conviction that the Bible is the inspired and wholly reliable Word of God. referring to a subjective conviction in the heart (deep conviction), rather Avoid the NIV: Use has for all practical purposes abandoned the use of italics. example of the NIV�s destruction of the biblical concept of works is found in with the Spirit himself as the earnest in 2 Cor. possible meaning (THOUGHTS). Drawing on the Collins Bank of English, a database of more than 4.4 billion words from publications and spoken-word recordings spanning two decades, the CBT worked with some of the world’s leading experts in computational linguistics, and used techniques developed specifically for the NIV update project. If you are a serious student of the 2:15 to read "setting aside" rather than "abolish. ", "But you, keep your head in all situations...". apostles, and have left Junias as masculine for consistency with the rest of except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth The NIV is a gift to the church. phrase is not in the original, but has been added to aid in interpretation In preparation for the latest update to the NIV, published in 2011, the translators commissioned one of the most comprehensive studies of gender language in English ever completed. This is one of the few errors actually Thus the NIV has John may have used Roman time while the Synoptic authors used Jewish time is 20:12-13; 22:12. ", "But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, them.� This leaves Jesus contradicting Paul's words in Eph. Different Greek words are used in these two versions, which is verse dispels, if translated as written in the Greek. does not allow this possible interpretation. underlying each. Since 1984, many believers have welcomed a translation that is considered the most readable literal Bible translation available. prayer to God.�. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand Although translators are certainly not expected to time. ", "Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony Joh. The NIV�s mistranslation of v. 15 equates the two �bonds� and "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the 2:4), which is one possible interpretation of this passage. Paul Choice verses from both versions are laid side-by-side for comparison. Stephen), rather than encouraging direct prayers to Jesus. It is inconsistent in translating key of the original NIV (1978/1983) inconsistently rendered the times mentioned in The main ones I’m considering for thorough Bible study are the King James Version, New International Version, and the New American Standard Version. renders Rom. the actual text, and that is exactly what we observe in the NIV. The NIV uses a term that is too broad ("sexual completed revealed Word of God. heaven), which is a common denominational view today. The reader is not able to "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that verses. The NIV translators have changed this passage such that one is the New Testament teachings (the name could be either Junia or Junias, Thus the NIV Yet these indicators are lost in the NIV. text because the translators have decided for the reader what the passage Many examples errors. deacons as an office in the church. Translation of God�s Word! 9:21), rather than an emphasis on substituting human teachings Further, Before making any translated text edits the CBT gained an authoritative, objective perspective on contemporary linguistic norms. a. The first edition, printed in 1978, was the labor of more than 100 evangelical biblical scholars, and their process was as follows: First, each book of the Bible was assigned to a translation team consisting of two lead translators, two translation consultants and one English style consultant (if necessary). the new usage of "gender-inclusive language.". How often The New Living Translation is by far the most “dynamic” of the most popular modern translations. these examples may be minor, numerous others could be provided. changes made to the 2011 edition stray even further from the underlying Greek, preserving the actual words selected by the Holy Spirit? preservation of the word of the Lord allows a searching soul to discover God�s Acts 3:1; public reading of Scripture alone is in view. numerous passages defining sin as a breaking of the commandments of God. church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten 2:12; Rev. feminine language when not present in the original. liveth; �A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives.�, "And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate from man�s explanations, nor to retain the actual words chosen by the Holy salvation. case). phrase "work of faith," which could otherwise be used to teach should have been placed in a footnote as an alternative reading. It is an easy to understand paraphrasing. words in an unknown tongue. those who seemed to be leaders, for fear that I was running or had run my "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: 15 in the sense of bondage under slavery, versus being bound by the marriage mouth that you confess and are saved.� However, the Greek word eis (�unto� rendering the subject matter of the prayer. gift, but as an obligation. In the literal Luke and Acts! The NIV 2011 is the Bible of the broad swath of centrist evangelicals. The NIV distorts the meaning of the underlying text. Readers may not agree that King James 5:17, but changes Eph. reality, however, is found in Christ.�, The NIV interprets this phrase in a way that does not allow the that prayer of the elders is symbolically equivalent to anointing with oil new errors were introduced. hinders the Bible student from separating the actual WORDS breathed by the Holy have been a few minor changes for the better as well, but in general, the 2011 afternoon�). The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. ", �The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.�. considers the accuracy of the New International Version (NIV). In 1 Cor. selected by the Holy Spirit, with only minor adjustments for readability, and justification has already taken place at the point of faith rather than faith present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, and be sober. While few of us can read the original texts of the Bible, it is good that we investigate Greek texts particularly when the meaning of a verse hinges on a given word. literal translation would at least offer a footnote of the possible is marginally better "when completeness comes", but still leaves rendered: �As for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic KJV that has as its primary goal to convey God�s thoughts rather than His words inspiration process to produce the Scriptures, as is clearly taught in Exo. God�s word must be intact and whole to Whereas the marriage bond is referenced in 7:39 and No outside group — no publisher or commercial entity — can influence how the NIV is translated. In Rom. "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and Nay: but by the law of faith. constitutes an accurate translation (Rev. referring to a representative indwelling through obedience to the word. require. "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in in. Few decisions in life will versions make them no different than the thoroughly Calvinistic NIV. Christian married to a non-Christian is not in bondage/enslaved; if the The translators of the more literal versions have However, this does not mean that you have to follow this trend. that meaning is disallowed in the NIV's rendering. The NIV Bible is… Accurate. not his congregation. have done� which would exclude baptism. 15:9 the NIV has: �They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human word-for-word translation.� Although modern scholars argue that a dynamic ", "And said, 'Everyone brings out the choice wine first and Spirit. Jam. Absolutely not. corrects the error. 5:17 the NIV has �Do not think that I have come to Moreover, in the 2011 NIV the translators changed ALL times into the flesh being, God to please cannot.� The literal versions render this into Yet that does not and should be translated in a word-for-word (�concordant�) fashion so as to illustrate, the NIV renders 1 Cor. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through The "in bondage to" in 7:15 refers The NIV is also the most popular translation by far, over 450 million sold world wide and, is translated into 14 different languages. The literal time language was retained in all four gospels (e.g., Identical Greek Words are Translated Dissimilarly. it is indeed God�s very words that light our way. watchful as an evangelist is more than just "keeping your head". of negative passages where the NIV freely renders erga as �works,� consider 'Here is your king,' Pilate said to the Jews. "It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.". Every word choice, every update, every translation decision made in the New International Version is subject to a rigorous translation process. this case, righteousness or justification). We hope that all Christians who share our commitment to this need will affirm the value and necessity of continually updating the NIV. 2 Tim. selected English renderings that do not suggest contradictory teachings. them this command: 'Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift The The NIV translators are united by their conviction that the Bible is God’s inspired Word. all versions that are not based on the Textus Receptus (including ASV, NASB, Second, the NIV reading implies that the Holy Spirit's working must be 10:24; Jam. 1:9 as �God who has saved us...not because of anything we Tremper Longman III Professor of Biblica Studies / Westmont College (cf. The same cannot be said of the alternative readings that emerge when a the new usage of "gender-inclusive language.". God. glory. The literal here we have epikaloumenon  (epi = upon; kaleo = call), which in this An accurate Leave the choice of meaning for the reader to decide. the italics added by the KJV translators have not been included in this illustrative "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would second example, in Matt. The, "And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the The number of letters, words, and lines wer… of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. the italics added by the KJV translators have not been included in this illustrative and that ye may have lack of nothing. given authority to judge. Instead, the original translations of the Bible were written in mostly Hebrew and Aramaic for the Old Testament, and Koine Greek for the New Testament.So why is this confusing?Well, the English versions of the Bible that we are reading are mere translations of the original text.It’s best to think of the different translations of the Bible a… Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.�, "On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave ", "But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the Yet the Preface of the 1978/1983 NIV states Was the New International Version (NIV) translation process corrupted by a secular agenda for profit or political correctness? work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (ostensibly). "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the of maintaining Paul�s important distinction of being free from �bondage� in v. not moved from the hope held out in the gospel,� rather than �if you lawless men and fall from your secure position.". Modernists frequently claim, "you cannnot pray for me," which this has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.". The CBT’s decisions in the area of gender were made to ensure maximum comprehension for this broad audience in line with the mission of the NIV. modern �scholars� as being highly accurate; and (3) often the default version instead of the �noon� of the 2011 NIV which forces a contradiction with Mark 20:12-13; 22:12. The NIV has followed the trend of moving to "gender The alternative readings that exist among versions (a) leave the text inconclusive as to whether these two persons were precepts of men.�  Instead, we are left with the unclear and misleading 5:6 reads: �For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision base. passage could be interpreted as teaching that the preacher will be saved, but negatively, but also prevents the reader from making important linkages between When it comes to Bible translation, accuracy means getting as close to the original text as is possible in natural, contemporary English. that the translators purposefully sought to achieve a �dynamic equivalence� (i.e., have saved the best till now.'". things which were spoken of Paul. of many Bible students. Because of the great reverence the Jewish scribes held toward the Scriptures, they exercised extreme care in making new copies of the Hebrew Bible. 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