Hi - Grew up with The Authorised Version, then in AD 1996, whilst reading the NIV, i found a verse missing (including the number). This started an Odyssey, whereby over a two year period, The Lord Revealed Directly The Following :
The RSV (AD 1872) thru NIV (AD 1983) completely REMOVES the following 16 verses (including the Verse numbers) : Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14, Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, 23:17, John 5:4 Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:29, Romans 16:24.
Plus a whole host of massive changes in the OT and NT, with large SEGMENTS of Verses REMOVED & some VERY serious Historical and Doctrinal ERRORS :
BIG Example : 2 Samuel : 21 : 19 This is the CLINCHER - Because this mistake has someone else killing Goliath. EVERYONE Knows David Killed Goliath.
NOT in 2 Samuel : 21 : 19 - What's interesting is that NOT ONLY is the manuscript errant, but the translator didn't pick up on it either - (Blinded)...
Don't look for the "mercyseat" - GONE!
Don't look for "Jehovah" - GONE!
Don't look for the "Godhead" - GONE!
So, did a vast amount of scholarly Research and discovered the scary truth...
THERE ARE TWO STREAMS OF MANUSCRIPTS. One set copied out in Alexandria (nothing good came out of Egypt EXCEPT The Children of Israel and JESUS). The other Set (PURE) came Forth from Antioch (Where the disciples were First Called Christians).
HOW IS THIS??? From AD 66 onwards, certain "opponents" Of The Full Gospel started making changes (DELIBERATE) and sloppy errors. The Early Church fathers DISCARDED the errant manuscripts. The TRUE COPIES of COPIES of COPIES of The Originals were Holy Ghost Anointed - FREE FROM ERRORS.
Hence they are NOT as physically old, because of so much reading and handling. The CORRUPT manuscripts are often on pig skin or simply were NOT used much. Consequently, TODAY, there are two entirely different Versions in EVERY TONGUE...One is Perfect - Preserved By God, the other is FLAWED, made by man. COMPARE : Eph 2 : 6 with Eph 6 : 12 - (bad doctrine) & 1 John 5 : 6-8 The Three In One is REMOVED (deliberately).
That's why i will ONLY "Eat" from The Authorised Translation (and Compare with ALL the others - Amen).
Compare this Telling Verse :
† Psalm 12 : 6 †
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
† The VERY BEST Holy Bible on earth is The Thompson Chain Reference - KJV - (The Kirkbride Bible Company)