Textus Receptus Bibles
King James Bible 2016
|6:1||Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.|
|6:2||Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples to them and said, "It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.|
|6:3||Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;|
|6:4||but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word."|
|6:5||And the saying pleased the entire multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,|
|6:6||whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.|
|6:7||Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a large company of the priests were obedient to the faith.|
|6:8||And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.|
|6:9||Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Libertines (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen.|
|6:10||And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.|
|6:11||Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."|
|6:12||And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council.|
|6:13||They also set up false witnesses who said, "This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law;|
|6:14||because, we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us."|
|6:15||And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as though it was the face of an angel.|
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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