We are told to compare Scripture with Scripture to seek out truth. In so doing I have found a blasphemous error in the New International Version (NIV): In the King James Version (KJV), in the Book of Revelation, stands this verse: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (Revelation 22:16 KJV) In the NIV the same verse reads: "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." (Revelation 22:16 NIV) Obviously the reference is to the Lord Jesus Christ and, in this particular verse, both versions are in agreement. Both are saying that the Lord Jesus Christ is the “morning star This is a title that belongs to the Lord. Now turn to the book of Isaiah in the NIV to chapter 14:12 and read that verse: “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12 NIV) Problem: The prophecy of this passage is speaking against the Devil, (Satan, Lucifer) and this is confirmed by the next verse: “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:” (Isaiah 14:13 KJV) So, the literal wording of the NIV in Isaiah 14:12 makes the error of having the Spirit calling Satan the morning star which is the Lord’s rightful title. The KJV does NOT do this: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12 KJV) Further, the KJV tells you plainly who the reference is directed against “O Lucifer” but this is omitted in the NIV. There is big difference in terminology between “morning star” and “son of the morning”. The former is a reference to the Lord Jesus and the latter is a reference to the Antichrist. Even if your replace “O Lucifer” with “O day-star” as was done in the ASV… “How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12 ASV) …the correct reference would be to “SON of the MORNING” NOT the “MORNING STAR”. The facts are clear: The New International Version, comparing “Scripture with Scripture” is saying that Satan and Jesus are one and the same. That is what the NIV literal wording in Isaiah 14:12 implies. And that is as wrong as things can be. Therefore, if the New International Version is inaccurate in this verse, are you willing to trust it as the “Word of God” elsewhere? Please think about this prayerfully.