2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
A new Devil's Bible was published in 2020 called: “LITERAL STANDARD VERSION” (LSV).
Readers will experience a translation that is even further along the formal equivalence spectrum than Young's—in fact, the most literal English translation ever made—yet is much easier to read, given that the LSV translation is written in modern English. For students of the Bible searching for a faithful translation like the King James that is literal, à la Young's or the NASB, but is written in the common tongue, they may have finally found what they've been looking for. [emphasis added]
I am going to show you several blatant corruptions and problems found in the Literal Standard Version (LSV). Nearly all of these corruptions are the SAME problems found in the Westcott and Hort translations. That is because they all came from the same garbage pail!
Exodus 12:13 In LSV Changes Future Tense To Past Tense
The Lord said, as translated accurately in the King James Bible: “WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL PASS OVER YOU”!!! But the Satanic LSV changes it to: “I HAVE SEEN THE BLOOD, AND HAVE PASSED OVER YOU.” Huh? The Lord announced to Moses what He was going to do, not what He had already done. Even the LSV speaks in present tense for the first 11 verses of Exodus chapter 12, but then in verse 12 it bizarrely switches to past tense, which makes no sense at all. I know exactly why they did that. By U.S. law, in order to obtain a legal copyright, translators MUST butcher God's Word to ensure that “changes are substantial and creative, something more than just editorial changes or minor changes.” The LSV drastically changes Exodus 12:13 from present to past tense, which is as deceitful and evil as can be!
Here is verse 3 to compare, which shows that God is speaking in present tense...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Exodus 12:13, “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Exodus 12:13, “speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this month they take to themselves, each man, a lamb for the house of the fathers, a lamb for a house.”
Moses was commanded to instruct the Hebrews to kill a spotless lamb (which symbolizes the sinless Son of God), and then to apply that lamb's blood to the doorposts of the home, so the firstborn would live. But the LSV changes it to past tense. Why would Moses tell the people what has already happened? It makes no sense! ...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Exodus 12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Exodus 12:13, “And the blood has become a sign for you on the houses where you [are], and I have seen the blood, and have passed over you, and a plague is not on you for destruction in My striking in the land of Egypt.”
Do you see how stupid the LSV is dear reader? The King James Bible makes perfect sense. Again we see how the LSV translators had no choice but to torture the Bible (which is what the word “wrest” means in 2nd Peter 3:16), because in order to come up with something new, due to the hundreds of English Bibles already in existence, they had to get wildly creative. It is insane theology!
NLV Changes The Word 'Sodomites' To 'Whoremongers'
The Old Testament Bible word “sodomite” has become highly offensive to perverse American culture today, because of the legalization of homosexual unions since 2015. Hence, the demonic LGBTQ agenda is putting much pressure on churches, Bible publishers, Bible colleges, preachers seminaries and the religious world, to go along with this sinful social trend to avoid harsh persecution from peers, the cruel media, LGBTQ support groups, and the government itself regarding maintaining 501C3 tax exemption status. Hence, it ought not be surprising that the Literal Standard Version (LSV) corrupts the following Bible passages...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 1st Kings 14:24, “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - 1st Kings 14:24, “and a whoremonger has also been in the land; they have done according to all the abominations of the nations that YHWH dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel.”KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 1st Kings 15:12, “And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - 1st Kings 15:12, “and removes the whoremongers out of the land, and turns aside all the idols that his fathers made;”
Dear reader, there is a world of difference between a whoremonger (a male who mongers lewd women) versus a sodomite (a male who has carnal knowledge with another male).
Psalms 12:6-7 Corrupted
Here we see that the Literal Standard Version (LSV) has corrupted this passage, which ALL of the modern Westcott and Hort based perversions also do. There is a massive difference between “words” (i.e., a very specific meaning) and “sayings” (i.e., a more general meaning)...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 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.”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Psalms 12:6-7, “Sayings of YHWH [are] pure sayings—Silver tried in a furnace of earth, refined sevenfold. You, O YHWH, preserve them, || You keep us from this generation for all time.”
And worst of all, please notice that the Literal Standard Version (LSV) deceitfully changes God's promise to protect “THEM” (i.e., His pure WORDS), to protecting “US” (i.e., the SAINTS). The LSV is advertised as a new more literal revision of the Textus Receptus, but it is clear to see that the LSV follows the same damnable corruptions found in the Westcott and Hort translations. God promised to preserve and keep His pure Word forever, not keep the saints. This passage of Scripture has NOTHING to do with the saints; This passage is all about God preserving and keeping His PURE WORDS, which means there can only be ONE accurate Bible in English today. If there were two English versions (let's say for the sake of argument), then one absolutely MUST be inferior to the other! They cannot BOTH be 100% accurate, when they drastically differ in word meaning.
What Does “Compressed” Mean?
The following perverse translation from the Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a good example of what U.S. copyright laws do to publishers, to compel them to do weird and unscholarly things with the Bible. ...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Matthew 7:14, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Matthew 7:14, “how narrow [is] the gate and compressed the way that is leading to life, and few are those finding it!”
What a sad joke! Dear reader, I cannot even believe that some translator chose the ridiculous word: “compressed.” The dictionary defines “compress” as: “To make more compact by or as if by pressing; to squeeze or press together.” That is not the same as something being “narrow.” The way of salvation is so simple (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4) that most people pass right over it, missing it (Luke 13:23-24; Matthew 7:21-23). Some false preachers (like Ray Comfort and Paul Washer) errantly teach that “narrow” refers to “turning from your sinful living” to be saved. But that cannot be true, which would utterly conflict with numerous Scripture passages that teach salvation is not of works (Romans 3:19-20; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:5-1-6; Galatians 3:1-26). The word “compressed” makes no sense, sounds weird and confuses the reader.
Proverbs 30:5-6 Removes Mention Of The 'PURITY' Of God's Words
Again we see how the Literal Standard Version (LSV) says something completely different than the Bible. For God to “reprove” a man is very different than to “reason” with him. There are changing the Bible just to change it, so they can obtain a legal copyright. Whether the Word of God needs changing is irrelevant, they still MUST change it (using substantial and creative changes) in order to qualify for a new copyright. The translators of the LSV are LIARS! ...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every saying of God [is] tried, || He [is] a shield to those trusting in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He reason with you, || And you have been found false.”
Look and I'll prove it to you my friend...
Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”
Psalms 119:140, “Your saying [is] tried exceedingly, || And Your servant has loved it.”
The Literal Standard Version (LSV) keeps referring to God's “SAYINGS” instead of God's “WORDS”; and they keep referring to God's sayings as “tried” instead of being “pure.” Dear friend, there is a BIG DIFFERENCE in meaning between pure and tried, and I know you can see it. The inspired King James Bible faithfully upholds the purity of God's WORDS!!! Psalms 119:140a, “Thy word is very pure...” (King James Bible). Psalms 119:140a, “Your saying [is] tried exceedingly...” (Literal Standard Version). Please listen carefully—God's Words are pure because God gave them to man pure, not because they were tried, tested and proven. The Word of God is settled in Heaven forever (Psalms 119:89). What the LSV gang are doing is very wrong—torturing the Bible to make money (2nd Peter 3:16-17). I am not trying to nitpick on the modern revisions, but there is a world of difference between the LSV versus the King James Bible (KJB). I'll stick with the inspired King James Bible!!!
Uh, folks there is a giant difference between pure and tried. Since they keep printing more Bible versions, year after year after year, how can they be PURE? That is why these wicked people behind the Literal Standard Version (LSV) keep removing references to God's PURE WORDS!!!
John 1:3 - Says ALL THINGS Created 'THROUGH' Instead Of 'BY' Jesus
Jesus is the divine Creator. The Bible says ALL THINGS were made BY Jesus Christ. In His pre-incarnate form, Jesus Christ created the universe and all the works therein. To say that all things were created “THROUGH” Him attacks Jesus' deity as God almighty. The King James Bible correctly says that all things were made “BY” Jesus. If Jesus didn't create it, then it wasn't created (John 1:3).
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - John 1:3, “all things happened through Him, and without Him not even one thing happened that has happened.”
Also, please notice that the Literal Standard Version (LSV) is even WORSE than the Devil's Bibles which came before it. The previous Devil's Bible say that all things were made or created through Him. Now they won't even address Jesus as the Creator anymore. Now the LSV merely says all things HAPPENED through Him. What an ungodly translation! What utter blasphemy against the Lord. Folks, the King James Bible rightly proclaims that ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM [JESUS]!!!
The inspired and trustworthy King James Bible repeatedly says that all things were created “BY” Jesus, not “THROUGH” Him. The Jehovah's Witness' New World Translation (NWT) follows the corrupt Greek of Westcott and Hort. The LSV translators claim to have used the Textus Receptus, so why does their new and improved LSV version agree with Westcott's and Hort's corrupt text?
Kindly said, it is gross theological incompetence. To substitute the word “made” with “happening” shows so blatantly how desperate the translators were to find new substantial and creative changes to obtain a U.S. copyright. I am familiar with their copyright law, and they want don't just want a clone of somebody's else work. That explains why they use strange words like compressed in Matthew 7:14 and happening in John 1:3.
Look what they did the John 3:16...
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - John 3:16, “for God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, that everyone who is believing in Him may not perish, but may have continuous life.”
So now instead of “HIS” (the heavenly Father's) only begotten Son, Jesus is called: “THE” only begotten Son. Really?
And what is this below—Ebonics? “Do not be touching me?” (LSV - John 20:17b). Who talks like that? “Yo dude! Bro, she bin dat about what her homey boyz be doin. Dun't be touching me.” These modern Bible revisions are laughable to say the least!
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - John 20:17, “Jesus says to her, “Do not be touching Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; and be going on to My brothers, and say to them, I ascend to My Father and your Father, and [to] My God and your God.”
You confess the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved—by simply agreeing with God that you are a guilty needy sinner (Romans 3:19-20), and then receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins (John 20:31), believing that He raised up from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). That is THE GOSPEL that saves, to them that believe it (Romans 1:16; Galatians 3:26; Philippians 3:9).
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Romans 10:9-10, “that if you may confess with your mouth that Jesus [is] LORD, and may believe in your heart that God raised Him out of the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart [one] believes to righteousness, and with the mouth is confession made to salvation;”
The following is a common perversion of the Scriptures. The King James Bible says we who “ARE SAVED,” but the Devil's revisions all say those, “BEING SAVED.” Salvation is not a process, it is a new and instant birth. Slight changes in Bible verses can have a serious impact on sentence meaning, and totally change the mindset of the reader.
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - 1st Corinthians 1:18, “for the word of the Cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us—those being saved—it is the power of God,”
The LSV changed the word “corrupt” to “adulterating.” That doesn't sound any easier to understand, does it? This will definitely confuse readers...
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - 2nd Corinthians 2:17 “For we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God, but as of sincerity—but as of God; in the presence of God, in Christ we speak.”
Here they foolishly replaced the words “repent” and “repentance” with the words “convert” and “conversion.” These two words carry very different theological meanings.
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Mar 1:15 “and saying, 'The time has been fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near, convert and believe in the good news.'”
LITERAL STANDARD VERSION (LSV) - Hebrews 6:1, “For this reason, having left the word of the beginning of the Christ, we may advance to perfection, not laying again a foundation of conversion from dead works, and of faith on God,”
I could give you hundreds more good examples of how the Literal Standard Version (LSV) is as corrupt as can be, and why you should reject, avoid and warn others NOT to have anything to do with it, because the LSV is religious poison! You'll be driving all over the road if you use umpteen modern Bible versions. I use only the inspired and infallible King James Bible. I humbly recommend that you do the same friend, lest you be confused and misled like so many millions of churchgoers today. The Devil is a beautiful liar!