My dear, faithful, and wise husband left this comment on another pastor's blog this afternoon. If you are thinking about getting the new, highly-acclaimed English Standard Version of the Bible, you might want to think twice.
I had not even been paying attention that we had another new version hitting the markets again. I did a quick Google search, and found the ESV online so I could check to see whether it agreed with the other new versions or with the KJV. Of course it was 3 for 3 in going along with the modern versions, and I knew there was no more need to keep checking.
Here are the three references I quickly checked:
Mark 1:2, "prophets" changed to "Isaiah". It is obvious that those two words are not remotely close to being the same in a Greek text. And what Mark quotes in verse two is not found in Isaiah, but rather Malachi 3:1.
Luke 2:33, "Joseph" is changed to "father". Same comments concerning the words in a Greek text. Jesus Christ had no earthly father. Error #2.
Colossians 1:14, “through his blood” removed. Hebrews 9 tells us in verse 22, “and without shedding of blood is no remission.”
That is just scratching the surface. I need a Bible I can put my complete faith in, not another corrupted, error-filled, deceptive work of liberal scholarship.
By the way, these same errors, as all of the new versions have, line up with the New World Translation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Most professing Christians are ignorant of the fact that if they don’t have a KJV, they have the equivalent of the JW bible.
So there you have it. I agree -- I need a Bible that I can put my complete faith in. For the rest of the discussion, go here.