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Is Zondervan the Microsoft of Bible Translations?

March 19th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Bible, Bible Translations

In 1984 Zondervan published what would become the most popular Bible translation in print, the NIV. In 2005 Zondervan published and updated version called the Today’s New International Version but it didn’t fare quite so well. The gender neutral language was good in some places but had its critics. So they came out with another […]

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2010 NIV and “Confess”

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Translations, Christianity, New Testament, Religion, Theology, Uncategorized

Here is the breakdown of the 2010 NIV vs the NASB on “Confess” or “Confession”. All instances below (except for the one noted) are from the Greek word ομολογεω which can mean a variety of things but typically involves agreeing on the truthfuless of something sometimes with a public acknowledgement (BDAG, 708).  I selected the […]

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2010 NIV Does Not Favor the Word “Confess”

December 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Translations, New Testament, Religion

Biblegateway now has the default search translation set to the 2010 NIV. I was doing a search for “confess” and it basically came up empty. It seems they have replaced it with “declare” (like in Romans 10:9, Heb 3:1), “acknowledge” (Phil 2:11), and “profess” (Heb 13:15). The only place it still shows up is in […]

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Biblegateway, Can you Please Fix Genesis 2:7 in the NIV?

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Translations

Biblegateway is an amazing tool and is something I use just about every day. I have emailed them twice over the last year or so asking them to fix Genesis 2:7 in the NIV and somehow such a glaring mistake still hasn’t been fixed. Here is what they have for that verse: “the LORD God […]

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The TNIV Translators Speak

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Translations, Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion

Hear what Gordon Fee, Douglas Moo, and Karen Jobes (some of the translators of the TNIV) have to say about the TNIV. These are some highly respected biblical scholars. While the TNIV had its share of problems I really wish they would reconsider and at least do a thorough revision to give this translation a […]

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The NIV Does Not Call Jesus Satan – Isaiah 14:12 & Revelation 22:16

September 7th, 2009 · 69 Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Bible Translations, Biblical Interpretation, Christ, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Jesus, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion, Revelation

I have heard this accusation for the third time this week and I want the truth to be put out there clearly and concisely so that if people google this subject hopefully they don’t find all the misinformation out there but get the truth. Here is how this argument against the NIV usually goes. The […]

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Communication and the Bible

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Bible Translations, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion, Thoughts

Communication is not just what is said, it is also what is heard. What is heard is dependent on all kinds of factors. In face-to-face interactions that might include non-verbals like posture, eye contact, expression, and gesticulations. It can also include tone, volume, and very last…words. You know how Americans go overseas and talk really […]

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Romans 8:37-39 in the New Living Translation (NLT) vs. New International Version (NIV)

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Translations, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religion, Romans, Theology, Thoughts

A very interesting translation of this text in the New Living Translation: “37No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. 38Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, […]

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The Case of the Missing Verse – John 5:4

March 20th, 2008 · 152 Comments · Bible, Bible Translations, Christianity, New Testament, Religion, Thoughts

I always thought the fact that the NIV has 49 blank verses just made it easier to win a memory verse competition by saying, “Matthew 23:14” then pausing, “Mark 7:16” then pausing, until you have quoted 49 memory verses without having to say a word. Go figure. On a serious note, there have been accusations […]

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Why Did the NIV “delete” verses in the New Testament?

November 29th, 2007 · 295 Comments · Acts of the Apostles, Bible, Bible Translations, Christianity, Gospels, New Testament, Religion

This website calls out the NIV based on the fact that various verses are no longer present. The claim is that the NIV deleted these verses with the conclusion that the NIV is not to be trusted. I appreciate their appeal to want a complete Bible, to not tamper with God’s word, and an understanding […]

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