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Samples of the Bible texts in dispute

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2002

Some of the changes from the ''New International Version'' (NIV) of the Bible to ''Today's New International Version'' (TNIV):

--1 Timothy 2:5.

NIV: There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

TNIV: There is one God and one mediator between God and human beings, Christ Jesus, himself human.

--Hebrews 2:6 (quoting Psalm 8:4).

NIV: What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?

TNIV: What are mere mortals that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

--Hebrews 2:17.

NIV: For this reason he (Jesus) had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest.

TNIV: For this reason he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest.

--James 1:12.

NIV: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial...

TNIV: Blessed are those who persevere under trial...

--James 5:20.

NIV: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death.

TNIV: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save their soul from death.

--John 19:12.

NIV: Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting...

TNIV: Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting...

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