I’ve been a proponent of the KJV for years. I’ve done quite a bit of study on the different versions and I know there are hundreds of differences between the two, some minor, but others major. I have read books and commentaries on the subject but have not had a lot of input from everyday Christians who read and study to make God’s word a part of their daily life. I am going to list some differences, if the thread progresses and would like your opinions. Do the differences matter? Why or why not? I will list the KJV first, then the NIV.
First: (KJV)John 6:47 " …He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
(NIV) John 6:47 " … He who believes has everlasting life."
This may seem minor. It may be obvious what Jesus is talking about in the context of John 6, but why omit ON ME in the NIV? Does it diminish the specific belief in Christ in the passage for belief in something vague or unspecified?