Let's explore the NIV. :wavey: It's really totally accurate and doesn't change doctrines at all. Come and see! Can God lie? NIV Titus 1 2a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, I guess this means he could if he wanted to. But he doesn't do it, but who knows maybe one day he does it.... Let's see what the KJV says: Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Who has to be born again? Nicodemus? KJV Joh 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye (plural) must be born again. NIV 5Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You[c] must be born again.' From the text it sounds as if Jesus is only referring to Nicodemus.... But the christians in these times think that thou and thee, you and ye are too hard words to understand... Why did Jesus come? KJV Mat 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. NIV 13But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Oh, he came to call sinners, but for what? For dinner? This is cool. Hey you sinners! :wavey: I came to call you. KJV Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Now let's see what the NIV did to this powerful,majestic verse.... NIV 12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. It totally ruined it. Living and active sounds like nothing. And what does penetrate mean? When I hear the word penetrate I think of a penetrating scent or something like this, nothing positive. And what are the attitudes of the heart? Why do they have to water everything down? Are the people too dumb to understand what intents are? Are they too dumb to understand what to pierce means? Oh boy. The NIV really upsets me.