The Word’s words matter

  Southern Baptists have rejected the new gender-neutral New International Version of the bible. The have found the language to be unacceptable. The 2005 version was also rejected by the group.

Study bibles are an important part of spiritual growth. Let’s be careful about what is new and “innovative” when it comes to studying the inspired word of God. I have used the Ryrie Study bible since 1982.  I have grown enough not to believe everything I read by a commentator (which is basically what a study bible includes… commentary, but not exclusively.) However, I do my own research in other books known for their accuracy and of course and most important, I ask God what He is teaching me.

Some of the changes are listed here from the website: Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Table 2 – Summary of Old Testament Revisions

from TNIV to 2011 NIV

Category

Same as TNIV

Revised from TNIV

%Same

%Revised

A. Changes Made from Singular to Plural (and a Few Related Changes) to Avoid the Use of “He/Him/His”

1617

429

79%

21%

B. Changes Made to Avoid the Word “Father”

293

23

93%

7%

C. Changes to Avoid the Word “Brother”

10

17

37%

63%

D. Changes to Avoid the Word “Man”

256

117

69%

31%

E. Changes to Avoid the Word “Son”

14

11

56%

44%

F. Changes Made to Avoid the Word “Women”

4

0

100%

0%

Total

2194

597

79%

21%

 Table 3 – Summary of New Testament Revisions

from TNIV to 2011 NIV

Category

Same as TNIV

Revised from TNIV

%Same

%Revised

A. Changes from Singular to Plural to Avoid the Use of “He/Him/His”

385

223

63%

37%

B. Changes to Avoid the Word “Father” and Related Words

35

4

90%

10%

C. Changes to Avoid the Word “Brother” (Or to Add the Word “Sister”)

53

33

62%

38%

D. Changes to Avoid the Word “Man”

22

52

30%

70%

E. Changes to Avoid the Word “Son”

19

6

76%

24%

F. Changes to Avoid the Phrase “The Jews”[12]

24

0

100%

0%

G. Changes that Lose the Nuance of Holiness in “Saints”

27

14

66%

34%

H. Other Changes

7

4

64%

36%

Total

572

336

63%

37%

Detailed lists of these changes can be found at http://www.cbmw.org/

See the article at One News Now.com, click below.

The Word’s words matter (OneNewsNow.com)

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