Does the 1982 NKJV deserve to be placed on the same line of Bibles with the 1560 Geneva and the 1611 KJV? Were all three translated from the same basic original language texts? Some seem willing to accept the Geneva Bible, one of the pre-1611 English Bibles of which the KJV was a revision, while inconsistently seeming to reject the NKJV. Is it interesting that in some words or verses, the NKJV may be more in agreement with the Geneva than the KJV is? Consider the following examples: Genesis 1:28 fill the earth (Geneva, NKJV) replenish the earth (Bishops, Douay-Rheims, KJV) Exodus 3:22 shall ask of her neighbour (Geneva, NKJV) shall borrow of her neighbour (KJV) Leviticus 11:16 the seameaw (Geneva) [a older name for seagull] the cuckow (KJV) the seagull (NKJV) Job 30:29 a companion to the ostriches (Geneva) a companion to owls (KJV) a companion of ostriches (NKJV) Psalm 18:34 a bow of brass (Geneva) a bow of steel (KJV) a bow of bronze (NKJV Proverbs 30:23 hateful woman (Geneva, NKJV) odious woman (KJV) Eccl. 6:7 soul is not filled (Geneva) appetite is not filled (KJV) soul is not satisfied (NKJV) Song of Solomon 8:10 one that findeth peace (Geneva) one that found favour (KJV) one who found peace NKJV) Isaiah 7:25 sheep (Geneva, NKJV) lesser cattle (KJV) Isaiah 19:10 in heart (Geneva) for fish (KJV) of soul (NKJV) Isaiah 34:5 Edom (Geneva, NKJV) Idumea (KJV) Isaiah 43:23 sheep (Geneva, NKJV) small cattle (KJV) Jer. 5:6 wolf of the wilderness (Geneva) wolf of the evenings (KJV) wolf of the deserts (NKJV) Amos 5:8 Pleiades and Orion (Geneva, NKJV) the seven stars and Orion (KJV) Amos 5:26 Siccuth your king (Geneva) tabernacle of your Moloch (KJV) ["or, Siccuth your king" 1611 margin] Sikkuth your king (NKJV) Amos 6:12 wormwood (Geneva, NKJV) hemlock (KJV) Zeph. 2:14 pelican (Geneva, NKJV) cormorant (KJV) Matthew 23:24 strain out (Geneva, NKJV) strain at (KJV) Mark 4:12 lest at any time they should turn (Geneva) lest at any time they should be converted (1582 Rheims, KJV) lest they should turn (NKJV) Luke 17:6 mulberry tree (Geneva, NKJV) sycamine tree (KJV) Acts 17:4 joined in company with Paul and Silas (Geneva) consorted with Paul and Silas (KJV) joined with Paul and Silas (1568 Bishops, NKJV) 1 John 2:26 deceive you (Geneva, NKJV) seduce you (1582 Rheims, KJV) Of course, there would also be examples where the Geneva and the KJV may have the same word and the NKJV may differ. Nevertheless, there is evidence available that the NKJV should be placed on the same line of Bibles with the Geneva and the KJV.