When I look at which version of the Bible to read I figured that it would be best to go to the original manuscripts from what the versions were translated from. All of the modern versions come from one version of translation and the KJV comes from another. Let's examine the two manuscripts. The first I will speak of will be the KJV. I can back this up historically but it will take a couple days for me to get the actual references. Anyways the there are no "original" Greek manuscripts left. They were used so much that the originals were destroyed. And since they had no printing presses they could not reproduce them without hand writing them. The original Greek churches used the Textus Receptus (Recieved Text) It was called that because the churches Paul and the other apostles started all used that text. Because there were not many copies people memorized large portions of the New Testament and when someone misquoted it they were told they did. In fact there have been found 5,000 pieces of the original Greek New Testament found (Whether that be a verse, a chapter, a book or several books) And all of these manuscripts agree 95-98% of the time. Now around 400 A.D. or so a guy by the name of Origen (In alexandria, Egypt) Changed alot of things in the New Testament and because of this the original Greek churches excommunicated him for that. Well for a little while those documents lay dormant, but when Constantine was Christianizing the Roman Empire he needed a Bible and it just so happened that they found the work of Origin. Well, the Greek churches rejected it and the other ROman churches used it. Well it never got used and so it again lay dormant. That is when Westcott and Horte found it. One of these Alexandrian Textes was found in the Vatican and the other in a wastebasket in a monastery. This is when they translated their New Greek Text from which has been translated into English by different translators but all in all the line goes back to a guy named Origin who was rejected by the original Greek churches because he tried to change the New Testament. If I have 5 one dollar bills and only one is real then the rest our counterfeit. Right? I'd have to look back where the others were originally made to see which one is real.