“Which Bible is right?”

Skeptics often ask which Bible is right, and point to the fact that there are many versions. The implication is that each one is different, and therefore they have no credibility. How can they if they differ? They are right about the number of versions—there are thousands. There are Chinese versions for Chinese speakers, Russian versions the Russian people, Arabic versions, Korean versions, and so on. There are translations in modern English and in very old English. There are paraphrases, revised versions, large print, pocket size, Greek and Hebrew versions, and even an Amplified version. In fact, the Bible is the most translated book in the world, with at least some portion of it available in over 2,400 languages, spoken by 98 percent of the world’s population. All of these have been written so that people of any nation or culture can have access to and understand the Word of God. However, each translation is based on the original biblical texts. Due to the Dead Sea Scrolls, we can know that these texts are reliable.

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

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5 Responses to “Which Bible is right?”

  1. Reblogged this on thisblessedtribe and commented:
    This is true. And, I love my Evidence Bible. I’m a book fanatic, but I can live without all of them except the Bible. Then again, the Bible isn’t simply a book, it’s the Word of God.

  2. Benjamin Molesworth says:

    What a terrible answer. I hope that no unbelievers read this answer. I would much prefer that the truth was given. For example, the passages of Scripture which are usually most controversial, are New Testament, but the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are prior to the New Testament, must obviously be our strongest argument for Biblical accuracy. Note the sarcasm. Bibles are not all alike, even in the original languages there are many variations. Yes, when the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, they pointed to the accuracy of the Masoretic texts and the KJV Old Testament text. But the New Testament came by other means. The Greek texts were agreed upon by comparison, and from keeping the majority copies, from Antioch texts. The KJV did not come from the majority text, but from the Textus Receptus, which lined up fairly well with the Majority Text. The vast majority of translations today come from Alexandria Greek Texts, which do not agree with the Textus Receptus, nor the Majority Texts, nor each other. The Alexandria Texts are avoided by the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox church, because they knew the connection of these texts to the Gnostics, and the reputation that the Gnostic at the Alexandrian library had, for changing texts deliberately to suit their own beliefs. Not all translations from Greek then are faithful to Scripture. Then, the fact that most translations are written for the sake of making differences. If they are making it different, then they can not remain accurate or reliable. Scripture is still available to us today, but to suggest that all versions are accurate, is either a deception, or plain ignorance. Some versions make God a female all the way through their translations, because that suits their own biases. Atheists have a point that Christians use contradicting versions, but the answer is not that they are all right, but that some come from sources which are right, and others come from sources which have been deliberately manipulated. Be faithful in your answers to the skeptics, or they will just ignore you as insignificant, and unfortunately the Bible too. That would be a great shame.

  3. Ron says:

    The Bible is the word of God. Satan is a liar. The father of lies. He deceives people who don’t read the Bible, so they WON’T read it. It’s his only defense.

  4. Ron says:

    Again, I say, my pastor is Korean. His father was a pastor in Korea. Pastor Sang has studied here in the U.S. As well as his native land. Sang knows BOTH versions, and they are the same word. Are there forgeries? Anyone who has studied the Bible would detect lies or mis- statements very quickly, just as any learned Bible student can detect a false religion pastor immediately. Have I read foreign Bibles? No. But if I could read them I’d soon know, as millions of other Bible savvy people would.

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