Textus Receptus Bibles
King James Bible 2016
|3:1||This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.|
|3:2||A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, able to teach;|
|3:3||not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;|
|3:4||one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence|
|3:5||(because, if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);|
|3:6||not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.|
|3:7||Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.|
|3:8||Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double tongued, not slaves to wine bingeing, not greedy for money,|
|3:9||holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.|
|3:10||But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.|
|3:11||Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.|
|3:12||Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.|
|3:13||Because, those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.|
|3:14||These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly;|
|3:15||but if I am delayed, so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.|
|3:16||And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.|
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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