For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  The Revelation of Jesus Christ 9: 18-19
K J V   V S.   LB 

Exepted from a book by: Jeff Johnson called
SPIRTUAL DECEPTION IN THE HIGHEST
In this section we compare the King James to the "Living Bible" (LB). The Living Bible is a 'paraphrase'. In a 'paraphrased' Bible the renderings are arbitrary. 

In this comparison we will show the result of a 'paraphrased' 
approach. 

Lev. 3:13b KJV: "AND THE SONS OF AARON SHALL SPRINKLE THE BLOOD THEREOF UPON THE ALTAR ROUND ABOUT."

LB: "The priest shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar."

Numbers 25:11 KJV: "PHINEHAS ... HATH TURNED MY WRATH AWAY FROM THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL."

LB: "Phinehas has turned away my anger for he was as angry as I."

COMMENT: How can someone be as angry as God?

Judges 7:20b KJV: "AND THEY CRIED, THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND OF GIDEON."

LB: "All yelling for the Lord and for Gideon."

Comment: The two verses are not even close!

Judges 19:2 KJV: "AND HIS CONCUBINE PLAYED THE WHORE AGAINST HIM."

LB: "But she became angry with him and ran away."

Comment: Are PLAYING THE WHORE and running away the same?

I Sam. 20:30 KJV: "THOU SON OF A PERVERSE REBELLIOUS WOMAN."

LB: "You son of a b----."

Comment: Some 'modern' versions, like the LB, actually contain vulgarity. Notice this verse. Also, take a look in an NIV 'bible' at Ezekiel 23:20.

II Sam. 16:4b KJV: "AND ZIBA SAID, I HUMBLY BESEECH THEE THAT I MAY FIND GRACE IN THY SIGHT, MY LORD, O KING."

LB: "Thank you, thank you, sir, Ziba replied."

Comment: There is NO similarity between these two verses.

I Kings 18:27 KJV: "CRY ALOUD: FOR HE IS A GOD: EITHER HE IS TALKING, OR HE IS PURSUING."

LB: "Perhaps he is talking to someone or else is out sitting on the toilet."

Comment: Sitting on a toilet ???

II Kings 21:6b KJV: "HE WROUGHT MUCH WICKEDNESS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, TO PROVOKE HIM TO ANGER."

LB: "So the Lord was very angry, for Manasseh was an evil man in God's opinion."

COMMENT: In God's opinion? 

II Chr. 26:4 KJV: "AND HE DID THAT WHICH WAS RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD ACCORDING TO ALL THAT HIS FATHER AMAZIAH DID."

LB: "He followed in the footsteps of his father Amaziah and was in general a good king as far as the Lord's opinion of him was concerned."

COMMENT: Again, God does NOT have opinions. Men have 
opinions.

Job 3:26 KJV: "I WAS NOT IN SAFETY. NEITHER HAD I REST, NEITHER WAS I QUIET: YET TROUBLE CAME."

LB: "I was not fat and lazy yet trouble struck me down."

Psalm 34:20 KJV: "HE KEEPETH ALL HIS BONES: NOT ONE OF THEM IS BROKEN."

LB: "God even protects him from accidents."

COMMENT: There are NO ACCIDENTS with God!

Ezekiel 2:1 KJV: "AND HE SAID UNTO ME, SON OF MAN, STAND UPON THY FEET, AND I WILL SPEAK UNTO THEE."

LB: "And he said unto me, Stand up, son of dust and I will talk to you."

COMMENT: In the book of Ezekiel `son of dust' is used 
in place of `son of man'. Does the term 'son of dust' sound as derogatory to you like as it does to me?

Zech. 2:8 KJV: "HE THAT TOUCHETH YOU TOUCHETH THE APPLE OF HIS EYE."

LB: "For he who harms you sticks his finger in Jehovah's eye."

Zech. 13:6 KJV: "AND ONE SHALL SAY UNTO HIM, WHAT ARE THESE WOUNDS IN THINE HANDS? THEN HE SHALL ANSWER, THOSE WITH WHICH I WAS WOUNDED IN THE HOUSE OF MY FRIENDS."

LB: "And if someone asks then, what are these scars on your chest and your back, you will say, I got into a brawl at the home of a friend."

COMMENT: The footnote about this verse says: "That this 
is not a passage referring to Christ is clear from the context. This is a false prophet who is lying about the reasons for his scars." We wonder how the editor of the LB (Taylor) came 
to know this.

Mark 9:29 KJV: "AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, THIS KIND CAN COME FORTH BY NOTHING, BUT BY PRAYER AND FASTING."

LB: "Jesus replied, Cases like this require prayer."

COMMENT: Notice: fasting is left out! Wonder why Satan 
does not want us to fast? 

Luke 23:42 KJV: "AND HE SAID UNTO JESUS, LORD, REMEMBER ME WHEN THOU COMEST INTO THY KINGDOM."

LB: "Then he said, Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

COMMENT: What justification is there to strip Jesus of his title "Lord"?

John 1:17 KJV: "FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES, BUT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME BY JESUS CHRIST."

LB: "For Moses gave us only the law with its rigid demands and merciless justice while Jesus Christ brought us loving forgiveness as well."

COMMENT: The Old Testament contained God's mercy and 
grace, too.

John 2:4 KJV: "WOMAN, WHAT HAVE I TO DO WITH THEE? MINE HOUR IS NOT YET COME."

LB: "I can't help you now, He said, It isn't yet my time for miracles."

COMMENT: His hour would come at Calvary. His HOUR and His MIRACLES are not the same.

John 3:13 KJV: "AND NO MAN HATH ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN, BUT HE THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, EVEN THE SON OF MAN WHICH IS IN HEAVEN."

LB: "For only I, the Messiah, have come to earth and will return to heaven again."

Comment: Not true, LB! Remember the angels on Jacob's 
ladder?

John 6:69 KJV: "AND WE BELIEVE AND ARE SURE THAT THOU ART THAT CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD."

LB: "And we believe them and know you are the holy Son of God."

COMMENT: The word Christ means "anointed". Why does the LB strip him of his anointing?

John 13:26 KJV: "JESUS ANSWERED, HE IT IS, TO WHOM I SHALL GIVE A SOP, WHEN I HAVE DIPPED IT."

LB: "He told me it is the one I honor by giving the bread dipped in the sauce."

COMMENT: Was Jesus Christ really HONORING Judas?

Acts 9:5 KJV: "AND HE SAID, WHO ART THOU, LORD? AND THE LORD SAID, I AM JESUS WHOM THOU PERSECUTEST: IT IS HARD FOR THEE TO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS."

LB: "Who is speaking sir, Paul asked. And the voice replied, I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city and await my further instructions."

COMMENT: Jesus title "LORD" is changed to `SIR'. And 
Saul's name is changed to Paul.

I Cor. 16:22 KJV: "IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA."

LB: "If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed, Lord Jesus, come."

COMMENT: Once again; Jesus Christ is separated from title 'Lord'

II Cor. 8:9 KJV: "FOR YE KNOW THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."

LB: "You know how full of love and kindness our Lord Jesus was."

COMMENT: Lord Jesus Christ is stripped down to: Lord Jesus.

I Tim. 2:5-6 KJV: "FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN THE MAN CHRIST JESUS, WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL, TO BE TESTIFIED IN DUE TIME."

LB: "That God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus Himself, man, is between them to bring them together by giving His life for all mankind."

I Tim. 3:16 KJV: "AND WITHOUT CONTROVERSY GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH."

LB: "It is quite true that the matter to live a godly life is not an easy matter, but the answer lies in Christ who came to earth as a man."

COMMENT: Remember the test for the anti-christ. The anti-christ cannot say: "JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH". Notice how the LB dances around this verse! Apparently the LB cannot say "GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH!

I John 1:7 KJV: "AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN."

LB: "The blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from every sin."

COMMENT: Jesus Christ is stripped down to Jesus.

Rev. 6:17 KJV: "FOR THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME ..."

LB: "Because the great day of THEIR anger is come and who can survive it?"

Comment: What does "HIS" wrath and "THEIR" anger have 
in common? 

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