For I testify unto every man that heareth the WORDS of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: Rev 22:18 Tampering with the Word of God will incur the wrath of God. cf. Isa 66:2 Notice the word above in bold; WORDS- not thoughts or statments (as in the Amplififed Bible, with no manuscript authority). The Bible claims PLENARY VERBAL INSPRIRATION (complete word-for-word) for itself, and DIVINE PRESERVATION of those words Ps 12:6-7. To change the words will change the meanings of and thus the teaching (cf. Jer 1:9, 11:6). Thus to change "Joseph" to "his father" in Luke 2:33 (see any modern version) weakens the doctrine of the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. To take away the word "blood" from Colossians 1:14 (again see any modern version) weakens the doctrine of the blood atonement, without which, there is not forgiveness of sin (Heb 9:22). Nextly, And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his PART out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev 22:19 Some see this verse a possibility of losing one's salvation through perverting (2 Cor 2:17; 4:2) the Word of God. The difficulty in understanding the verse illustrates the very reason for the warning it gives. The word part has nothing to do with salvation, but rather with rewards or inheritance (cf. inherit and part in Rev 21:7-8). The word is so used in John 19:23 (q.v.) and other passages. Had one of the soldiers lost his "part" in their gambling, he would nethertheless have still been a soldier, though with no winning (part). If the Christian does not run the race with patience (1 Cor. 9:24-24, Heb. 12:1), and lawfully (2 Tim. 2:5), he will have no winning-no crown, no inheritance, no part . YET, "he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire" (1 Cor. 3:12-15). Even though salvation is not the issue here, many Christians will suffer great loss at the judgment seat of Christ for such bloated egotism as would cause them to think they can pit their puny, finite intelligence against th omnopotent Holy God, and "correct" HIS infallible, inspired, preserved, HOLY WORD !! The scriptural policy for the Word of God is - HANDS OFF ! Take it just as it is, or do not take it t all. Leave the ivory-towered scholarship to the theological infidels. Trust GOD for understanding of the Scriptures. cf. Jas. 1:5, 1Cor 2:13, Jn. 15:26-27,16:13-15, Lu. 24:32,45, Ps. 119:165. Love the Book, cherish it, obey it (Jas. 1:22), and your "part" will be great (Rom. 8:18). God Bless, Cline P.S. In case you don't understand what version I believe is God's Holy Word. It's the K.J.V.