Here are some examples of how different versions of the Bible can convey different meanings. In the interest of time I will only show part of a verse as rendered in the King James Version and its corresponding translation in other versions.  

 

 

Hebrews 1:2

— by whom also He made the worlds. KJV 1
— through whom also He hath made the ages. RHM
— by whom also He made the Universe. CON
— and through whom He created all orders of existence. NEB
— just as it was through Him that He created this world of time. KNOX

     
 

Hebrews 1:3

— and the express image of His person. KJV 1
— and the very image of His substance. ASV
— and an exact representation of His very being. RHM.
— flawless expression of the nature of God. PHI
— and stamped with God ‛s own character. MOF
— and is the copy of His being. BECK

     
 

Acts 3:21

— until the times of restitution of all things. KJV 2
— of restoration of all things. ASV
— of the due establishment of all things. RHM
— of universal Restoration. TCNT
— of the reconstitution of all things. WEY
— of the great Restoration. MOF
— for the universal reformation. GSPD
— when all things are put right. BAS
— when all is restored anew. KNOX
— until the time for establishing all. RSV
— until the whole world is re-created. RIEU
— until the final recovery of all things from sin. TAY

 

 
KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS
         
ASV — The American Standard Version   NEB — The New English Bible: New Testament
BAS — The New Testament in Basic English   PHI — The New Testament in Modern English ( J.B. Phillips )
BECK — The New Testament in the Language
of Today ( William F. Beck )
  RIEU — The Book of Acts ( C.H. Rieu )
CON — The Epistles of Paul ( W.J. Conybeare )   RHM — The Emphasized New Testament: A New Translation
( J.B. Rotherham )
GSPD — The New Testament: An American
Translation ( Edgar J. Goodspeed )
  RSV — Revised Standard Version
KNOX — The New Testament in the Translation
of Monsignor Ronald Knox
  TAY — Living Letters: The Paraphrased Epistles: Living Gospels ( Kenneth N. Taylor )
MOF — The New Testament: A New Translation
( James Moffatt )
  TCNT — The Twentieth Century New Testament
    WEY — The New Testament in Modern Speech
( Richard Francis Weymouth )
       
1 Zaughan ; “ The Word,” Page 2462 2 Ibid ; Page 2127

 

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