Textus Receptus Bibles
King James Bible 2016
|1:1||Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:|
|1:2||Grace be to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.|
|1:3||Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,|
|1:4||just as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,|
|1:5||having predestined us to adoption as children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,|
|1:6||to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.|
|1:7||In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace|
|1:8||which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,|
|1:9||having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself,|
|1:10||that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, even in Him.|
|1:11||In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His own will,|
|1:12||that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.|
|1:13||In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, after you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,|
|1:14||who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.|
|1:15||Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,|
|1:16||do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:|
|1:17||that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,|
|1:18||the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,|
|1:19||and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power|
|1:20||which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,|
|1:21||far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.|
|1:22||And has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church,|
|1:23||which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.|
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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