Is the NIV Really a Bloodless Bible?

niv.jpgIn his newsletter, Flashpoint of March, 1998, Texe Marrs has reproduced an article by Perry Rockwood entitled, “The NIV is Not God’s Word.”[2] In the article, Mr. Rockwood states that “the NIV leaves out ‘through his blood’ in Colossians 1:14.” He then asks the rhetorical question, “Do we want a Bible without blood?”. The question implies that the New International Version deletes the blood of Christ from the New Testament. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is most unfortunate to see Christian leaders slanderously attack a conservative modern translation of the Bible using such misleading tactics.

The King James Version New Testament contains the word “blood” 101 times in 93 different verses; the New International Version 92 times in 83 verses, for a net difference of nine occurrences. In one verse, Hebrews 12:24, the NIV has “blood” twice where the KJV only has it once. There are, therefore, ten places in the NT where the KJV has the word “blood” and the NIV does not. Nine of the ten references are translational differences that have nothing to do with the blood of Christ…read more here.

An interesting aside:

The Roman Catholics deny Mary had other children.
Mary Ever Virgin

The KJV Onlyists considers the NIV the Roman Catholic Bible yet, this verse, Mark 6:3 is in it!

Mark 6:3New International Version (NIV)

3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

Both KJV Onlists and Roman Catholics are proven wrong by this verse in God’s Word, the NIV.

 

 

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