Textus Receptus Bibles
King James Bible 2016
|3:1||For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,|
|3:2||if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,|
|3:3||how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,|
|3:4||by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),|
|3:5||which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:|
|3:6||that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,|
|3:7||of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.|
|3:8||To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,|
|3:9||and to make all people see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things by Jesus Christ;|
|3:10||to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,|
|3:11||according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,|
|3:12||in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.|
|3:13||Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.|
|3:14||For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,|
|3:15||from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,|
|3:16||that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man,|
|3:17||that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,|
|3:18||may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height,|
|3:19||to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.|
|3:20||Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,|
|3:21||to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever and ever. Amen.|
King James Bible 2016
Unlike most other modern versions, this Bible's text is based upon the same Hebrew Masoretic Text, and Greek Textus Receptus, of the King James Version of 1611.
In non Textus Receptus versions, the issue of having the best underlying manuscripts, is often overshadowed by the massive amount of omissions in the text. Because the KJV 2016 is not dealing with issues of omission and addition, the focus has been upon definition, and the KJV translators choices have been used as the benchmark.
One issue not often majored upon in the bible version debate is simply the way Greek words are defined. Many times, the NKJV leans upon the definition choices of modern versions as well as defaulting to Vines and Strong's definitions, which are almost always favorable to the Revised Version. In other words, one may have a correct text to translate from, but use erroneous modern version/modern dictionary definitions which change or distort the meaning of the words. Jay Green was accused of having a good TR bible but with "Alexandrian readings".
The KJV 2016 Edition rejects such erroneous modern definitions and restores the distinctness of historical KJV readings. The NKJV also tended to gravitate toward KJV marginal notes, which are in truth, rejected readings, and also toward Geneva Bible definitions, which the KJV had already cleared up.
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