Just for the sake of making a point to the KJVO Camp, I would like to compare the NASB to the KJV in this verse. First of all the KJV(1769): 1 Tim. 3:16," And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." 1769 KJV Notice the KJV is very clear that God appeared in the flesh. I have no complaints at all with the KJV. The message is very clear! God: God = Jesus Christ manifest : Main Entry: 1 man·i·fest Pronunciation: 'ma-n&-"fest Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French manifeste, from Latin manifestus caught in the act, flagrant, obvious, perhaps from manus + -festus (akin to Latin infestus hostile) 1 : readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sight 2 : easily understood or recognized by the mind : OBVIOUS synonym see EVIDENT - man·i·fest·ly adverb Now to the NASB: 1 Timothy 3:16(NASB)16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh , Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. Notice that the NASB(1995) is very clear in this verse just like the KJV. He First off all He is referring to God. In the NASB the words in caps He, You, Your, His refer to God. If the NASB said he was revealed vs. He was revealed then KJVOist would have a point. As it stands the NASB's usage of He is just as easily understood as using the word God. He = God in this passage. revealed Main Entry: 1 re·veal Pronunciation: ri-'vE(&)l Function: transitive verb Etymology: Middle English revelen, from Middle French reveler, from Latin revelare to uncover, reveal, from re- + velare to cover, veil, from velum veil 1 : to make known through divine inspiration 2 : to make (something secret or hidden) publicly or generally known <reveal a secret> 3 : to open up to view : DISPLAY <the uncurtained window revealed a cluttered room> - re·veal·able /-'vE-l&-b&l/ adjective - re·veal·er noun Again the usage of the word revealed vs. manifest changes nothing at all. Jesus was manifest. Jesus was revealed. Both refer to the same thing. The usage of the word revealed to make known through divine inspiration is what I would consider the better word to use in this passage. Again, both the KJV and NASB give the reader the correct interpretation of this verse. I would not consider one better than the other. KJVO distortions about this verse fall flat when examined fully. This was something that I explained to a friend this week when we were discussing the bible and bible translations. I used this as an example of KJVO distortions. I just thought that I would share this with the group. Any comments?