ESV in red (compared to the infallible Authorized Version).
Psalms 12:6-7 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.
Here the ESV changed the verse without manuscript evidence and made verse 7 refer back to people instead of the scripture--an attack on the preservation.
Psalms 138:2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
The ESV attacks the word of God again. God magnified His word ABOVE His name is the correct reading.
Luke 2: 33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.
Luke 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
There the ESV called Joseph Jesus's father, a perfect attack on the virgin birth. The Authorized King James Bible never calls Joseph Jesus's father. I know what kind of minister would use an ESV (2 Cor. 11:15).
Acts 4:27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
The Mormons, JW's, and Muslims all say that Jesus was a good man, a good servant, etc. and the ESV supports that in Acts 4:27. However, the Authorized King James Version calls Jesus God's "holy child" giving deity to the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 3:16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
The AV says "GOD was manifest in the flesh" while the ESV says "HE was manifested in the flesh". Which reading proves that Jesus was God in the flesh? The AV.
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The term "cutting straightly" (rightly dividing) is in all Greek manuscripts, the ESV made up a reading to take away the key method of Bible study. (actually the ESV didn't tell you to study)
2 Timothy 3:15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
What the heck is a "sacred writing"? The apocrypha? The Koran? The AV says "HOLY SCRIPTURES". An attack on the holy Bible from the ESV--again.
Galatians 2: 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:16, 20 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
In the dispensation of grace a person if justified by CHRIST's faith, not our faith. That is a truth we find in Paul's epistles, the doctrine for the body of Christ. Our own faith needs to be tried and proven by works (James 2:14-26, 1 Peter 1:7-11, 1 John 5:4), but Christ's faith is already perfect and so we are justified from all things already (Acts 13:38-39). The ESV gives you a false gospel from the wrong dispensation. The King James Bible is what tells you to rightly divide and it is the only Bible capable of being rightly divided.
Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption, [?????] the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
A perfect attack on the blood atonement.
Philippians 2: 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
The ESV said that Christ did not think He could grasp being equal with God, the God honoring AV says that Christ did not think it was robbery to be equal with God (because he was God).
If you have an ESV than you don't have a Bible, you have the Evil Satanic Version that calls Joseph the father of Christ, attacks Christ's deity, and attacks the inspiration and preservation of the holy scriptures. Stick to your Authorized Version, the inspired word of God.
--Eli "Hoss" Caldwell