Preface: Is Your Bible Defective?
List of Bible Versions and their Abbreviations
What about the KJV Look-alikes?
PART ONE: Look What's Missing - Why It Matters
Chapter 1: One Missing Word that Made Jesus a Liar
Chapter 2: The Unanswered Question
Chapter 3: "They Took out Jesus' Words." How Dare They Do That!
Chapter 4: The Dirty Secret about Italics, Brackets and Footnotes
- "But it's in the Footnotes"
- "But it's in Italics"
- "But it's in Brackets"
Chapter 5: Did God Inspire the Original Manuscripts but Not Preserve Them?
- Are Copies Inspired, or only the Originals?
- What About All Those Other Bibles?
Chapter 6: Look What's Missing in Matthew - and Why
Chapter 7: What Do They Really Teach Your Kids in Bible College?
- Three Things to Watch out for
- Want Proof?
- One Teaching You Must Know About
- What Does God Say about This?
PART TWO: What You Should Know about the 15 Best-Known Bible Versions
Chapter 8: The Root of "Modern" Bibles: ERV and ASV
- A Movement of Doubters
- It All Started with Westcott and Hort
- The English Revised Version
- Why Was a Unitarian on the Revision Committee?
- What was Different about the English Revised Version?
- The American Standard Version
- What Happened after Westcott and Hort?
Chapter 9: The Bible Becomes Ecumenical: RSV, NRS, ESV
- Can't We All Just Get Along?
- The Revised Standard Version
- How "Ecumenical" Was the RSV?
- The New Revised Standard Version
- The English Standard Version
- How Different is the ESV?
- See for Yourself
Chapter 10: If It Looks Like a Duck… NAS and NAU
- My Story
- The NASB: Another Bible Built upon a Faulty Foundation
- What’s Missing from the New American Standard?
- Brackets in the New American Standard
- The New American Standard 1995 Update
Chapter 11: The "International" Bibles: NIV, TNIV and NIrV
- Something for Nothing?
- Something for Everyone?
- Something is Missing
- The Only... What?
- Today’s NIV: a Sneaky Way to Keep a Promise
- What’s Missing from the TNIV?
- New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)
- What’s Missing from the NIrV?
Chapter 12: Error Paraphrased: LB and NLT
- More Good Intentions… with the Same Faulty Foundation
- What’s Missing from the Living Bible?
- The New Living Translation
- What’s Missing from the New Living Translation?
Chapter 13: The "Pick and Choose Bible:" AMP (The Amplified Bible)
- The Verse That Would Not End
- The Reader That Becomes the Bible Translator
- Those Irritating Italics
- What’s Missing from the Amplified Bible?
- Do We Need a "Multiple-Choice" Bible?
Chapter 14: A Counterfeit Message: (MSG)
- The Problem with Paraphrases
- Getting Creative with the Truth
- Is The Message a Bible?
- What’s Missing from The Message?
Chapter 15: The Bible that Almost Was: CSB
- A Third Foundation
- The So-Called "Majority Text"
- The Faulty Foundation for the CSB
- What’s Missing from the Holman Christian Standard?
Chapter 16: How Much Scripture Are We Allowed to Doubt?
PART THREE: What’s Missing from Your Bible?
Chapter 17: Look What’s Missing… in 40 Versions
- The Short List: 45 Missing Verses in Modern Bibles
- The Big List: 257 Verses Missing Text in Modern Bibles
Missing Titles of the Lord Jesus Christ
- What’s Missing? "Lord"
- What’s Missing? "Jesus"
- What’s Missing? "Christ"
- What’s Missing? "Jesus Christ" or "Christ Jesus"
- What’s Missing? "Lord Jesus Christ"
Missing Words Concerning the Godhead
- What’s Missing? The Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Ghost)
- What’s Missing "God"
- What’s Missing? "The Father" (of the Lord Jesus Christ)
- What’s Missing? Only "Begotten" Son
- What’s Missing? Mary’s "Firstborn" Son
- What’s Missing? "The Son of God"
- What’s Missing? The Eternal Son
- What’s Missing? Only "God" is "good"
- The Holy Spirit and man’s spirit
Missing Words Concerning the Gospel Message
- What’s Missing? Belief in Christ for Salvation
- What’s Missing? Christ Died "for us"
- What’s Missing? Christ Alone Shed His "blood" to Pay for our Sins
- What’s Missing? Christ’s Blood of the "New" Testament
- What’s Missing? We are Not Saved by Works or Riches
- What’s Missing? Repentance
- What’s Missing? Details of Christ’s Mission
- What’s Missing? Other Gospel Doctrines
Missing Words Concerning Salvation and Damnation
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding Hell
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding the Second Coming
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding the Resurrection of the Dead
- What’s Missing? Words Regarding the Judgment and Eternal Punishment
Missing Words Concerning Heaven and Angels
- What’s Missing? Words Concerning Heaven
- What’s Missing? Words about the Doctrine of Angels
- Angels of God
Missing Words Concerning Prayer and Fasting
- Other Missing Words of Christ
Missing Historical Details Concerning the Life of Christ and the Early Church
- What’s Missing? Details from the Life of Christ
- What’s Missing? Details of the Early Church
Missing Doctrines of the Apostles
- What’s Missing? Adultery
- What’s Missing? Fornication
- What’s Missing? Other Words God Wrote Through the Apostles and Early Church Leaders
Chapter 18: What’s Missing—at a Glance
- Chart A: Alphabetical Order by Version
- Chart B: In Order of the Number of Verses Affected
- Chart C: In Order of Date of Publication
Index of Scriptures
Index by Bible Version