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King James Bible 2016

New Testament

 

   

22:1"Men, brethren, and fathers, hear my defense which I make before you now."
22:2And when they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they kept all the more silent. Then he said:
22:3"I am indeed a man who is a Jew, born in Tarsus a city in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the perfect method of our fathers' law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today.
22:4And I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,
22:5as also the high priest bears me witness, and all the council of the elders, from whom I also received letters to the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring those who were there in chains to Jerusalem to be punished.
22:6"Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me.
22:7And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'"
22:8So I replied, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.'"
22:9"And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me.
22:10So I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.'"
22:11And since I could not see because of the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.
22:12"Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there,
22:13came to me; and he stood and said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight.' And at that same hour I looked up at him.
22:14Then he said, 'The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth.
22:15Because, you will be His witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.
22:16And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
22:17"Now it happened, when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I was in a trance
22:18and saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.'"
22:19So I said, 'Lord, they know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believe on You.
22:20And when the blood of Your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by consenting to his death, and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.'
22:21Then He said to me, 'Depart, because I will send you far from here to the Gentiles.'"
22:22And they listened to him until this word, and then they raised their voices and said, "Away with such a man from the earth, because he is not fit to live!"
22:23Then, as they shouted out and tore off their clothes and threw dust into the air,
22:24the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and said that he should be examined under scourging, so that he might know why they shouted like this against him.
22:25And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?"
22:26When the centurion heard that, he went and told the commander, saying, "Take care what you do, because this man is a Roman."
22:27Then the commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."
22:28The commander replied, "With a large sum I obtained this freedom." And Paul said, "But I was born a free."
22:29Then immediately those who were about to examine him withdrew from him; and the commander was also afraid after he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
22:30The next day, because he wanted to know for certain why he was accused by the Jews, he released him from his bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
King James Bible 2016

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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