Blood Atonement and the Deity of Christ

Usually, I do not have an issue with which translation of a Bible people use. In my opinion, the best translation is the one you will read. However, I do have issues with people passing around misinformation, and that is what this post is about.

I got several friends who are King James Only people. This literally blows my mind. These people actually think King James is superior to all other translations, or even that King James is the only true translation. I mean, what kind of mind job does a person have to go through to believe that kind of rubbish? Most of these people have never studied Hebrew, never studied Greek, most have never even studied French or Spanish, so clearly know nothing about how translation works. I even had someone tell me that all modern translations were translated from the Dead Sea Scrolls, which they believe were found in 1812. Of course, it is well documented that the Dead Sea Scrolls were found 1947, we have entire books that are missing, the only complete chapter comes from the book of Isaiah, and what the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us is that the Biblical text has NOT changed. So I literally have no idea where they came up with that idea.

The craziest idea is what I am addressing in this post. I am posting it here so that others can easily find a single place that addresses it. I have heard a King James Only preacher state again and again that ONLY the King James has the Blood Atonement of Christ and the Deity of Christ in it. Obviously they have never even bothered to pick up another translation, and have people in their congregation believing this foolishness. To address it, I went through and found every single verse on these subjects that I could find, and compared them across multiple translations. One of the translations was translated by the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, and one is the official Catholic English translation, and one is the official Southern Baptist translation.

Blood Atonement

KJV = King James Version, NIV = New International Version, NLT = New Living Translation, HCSB = Holman Christian Study Bible (Southern Baptist Convention), TLV = Tree of Life (Messianic Jewish Bible Institute), NRSV = New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition

Acts 20:28

KJV Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

NIV Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

NLT  “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.

HCSB Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

TLV “Take care of yourselves and all the flock of which the Ruach ha-Kodesh has made you overseers, to shepherd the community of God—which He obtained with the blood of His own.

NRSV Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.

Colossians 1:20

KJV And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

NIV and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

NLT and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

HCSB and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross—whether things on earth or things in heaven.

TLV and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, making peace through the blood of His cross— whether things on earth or things in heaven!

NRSV and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Ephesians 1:7

KJV In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

NIV In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

NLT He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

HCSB We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

TLV In Him we have redemption through His blood—the removal of trespasses—in keeping with the richness of His grace

NRSV In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace

Hebrews 9:14

KJV How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

NIV How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

NLT Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds[a] so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.

HCSB how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our[a] consciences from dead works to serve the living God?

TLV  how much more will the blood of Messiah—who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God—cleanse our[a] conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

NRSV how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit[a] offered himself without blemish to God, purify our[b] conscience from dead works to worship the living God!

Hebrews 9:22

KJV And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

NIV In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

NLT In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.

HCSB According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

TLV And nearly everything is purified in blood according to the Torah, and apart from the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

NRSV Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

1 John 1:7

KJV But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

NIV But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

NLT But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

HCSB But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

TLV But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of His Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.

NRSV but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Hebrews 10:19

KJV Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

NIV Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

NLT And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus.

HCSB Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus,

TLV Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have boldness to enter into the Holies by the blood of Yeshua.

NRSV Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,

Hebrews 13:12

KJV Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

NIV And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.

NLT So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood.

HCSB Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, so that He might sanctify the people by His own blood.

TLV Therefore, to make the people holy through His own blood, Yeshua also suffered outside the gate.

NRSV Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood.

Luke 22:20

KJV Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

NIV In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

NLT After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.

HCSB In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you.

TLV In the same way, He took the cup after the meal, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.

NRSV And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

Matthew 26:28

KJV For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

NIV This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

NLT for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.

HCSB For this is My blood that establishes the covenant;[a] it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.

TLV for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the removal of sins.

NRSV for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Revelation 1:5

KJV And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

NIV and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,

NLT and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us.

HCSB and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has set us free[a] from our sins by His blood,

TLV and from Messiah Yeshua, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood

NRSV and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed[a] us from our sins by his blood,

Revelation 7:14

KJV And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

NIV I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

NLT And I said to him, “Sir, you are the one who knows.” Then he said to me, “These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white.

HCSB I said to him, “Sir, you know.” Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

TLV (13b-14) I said to him, “Sir, you know.” 14 Then he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation.[e] They have washed their robes and made them white[f] in the blood of the Lamb.

NRSV I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 12:11

KJV And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

NIV They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

NLT And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.

HCSB They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,for they did not love their lives in the face of death.

TLV They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives even in the face of death.

NRSV But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.

Romans 5:9

KJV Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

NIV Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

NLT And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.

HCSB Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath.

TLV How much more then, having now been set right by His blood, shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him.

NRSV Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God.

Romans 3:24-25

KJV 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

NIV 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—

NLT 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,

HCSB 24 They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.

TLV 24 They are set right as a gift of His grace, through the redemption that is in Messiah Yeshua. 25 God set forth Yeshua as an atonement, through faith in His blood, to show His righteousness in passing over sins already committed.

NRSV 24 they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed;

1 Peter 1:18-19

KJV 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

NIV 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

NLT 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

HCSB 18 For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.

TLV 18 You know that you were redeemed from the futile way of life handed down from your ancestors—not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with precious blood like that of a lamb without defect or spot, the blood of Messiah.

NRSV 18 You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.

Deity of Christ

Colossians 2:9

KJV For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

ESV For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,

HCSB For the entire fullness of God’s nature[a] dwells bodily[b] in Christ,

TLV For all the fullness of Deity lives bodily in Him,

NRSV  For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,

NLT For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.

John 20:28

KJV  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

ESV Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

HCSB  Thomas responded to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

TLV Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

NRSV Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’

NLT “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

John 1:1 

KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

HCSB In the beginning was the Word,[and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

TLV In the beginning was the Word The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

NRSV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

NLT In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:58

KJV Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

ESV Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

HCSB Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.

TLV Yeshua answered, “Amen, amen I tell you, before Abraham was, I am!”

NRSV Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.’

NLT Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I am!

Hebrews 1:8

KJV But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

ESV But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

HCSB but to[a] the Son: Your throne, God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

TLV But regarding the Son He says,“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.

NRSV But of the Son he says,‘Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever, and the righteous sceptre is the sceptre of your kingdom.

NLT  But to the Son he says,“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice.

Isaiah 9:6

KJV For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

ESV For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

HCSB For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

TLV For to us a child is born, a son will be given to us, and the government will be upon His shoulder. His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God My Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

NRSV For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

NLT For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

2 Peter 1:1

KJV Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

ESV Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

HCSB Simeon[a] Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those who have obtained a faith of equal privilege with ours[b] through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

TLV Simon Peter, a slave and emissary of Messiah Yeshua, To those who have received a faith equal to ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Messiah Yeshua:

NRSV Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith as precious as ours through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ

NLT This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.

Titus 2:13

KJV  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

ESV Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

HCSB while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

TLV We wait for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior, Messiah Yeshua.

NRSV while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

NLT while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.

Romans 9:5

KJV Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

ESV To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

HCSB The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.

TLV To them belong the patriarchs—and from them, according to the flesh, the Messiah, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen.

NRSV to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

NLT Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ himself was an Israelite as far as his human nature is concerned. And he is God, the one who rules over everything and is worthy of eternal praise! Amen

1 John 5:20

KJV And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

ESV And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

HCSB  And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true One.We are in the true One—that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

TLV And we know that Ben-Elohim has come and given us insight, so that we may know Him who is true—and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Yeshua the Messiah. This One is the true God and eternal life.

NRSV And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

NLT And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.

John 10:30

KJV I and my Father are one.

ESV I and the Father are one

HCSB  The Father and I are one.

TLV I and the Father are one.”

NRSV The Father and I are one.’

NLT The Father and I are one.”

 

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