Which Spanish Bible Should We Use?

by Allen Johnson of the B.E.A.M.S. Bearing Precious Seed Ministry

 

If you know anything about this issue you know that the Reina-Valera 1960, published by the modernist Bible societies, is not trustworthy. It is not the objective of this small analysis to verify that. For more information about the corruption in the 1960 please read the article, Testing the Reina-Valera 1960 Spanish Translation: Its Texts, Translators, Technique, and Theology.  But maybe your question is, Which Spanish Bible should I use since there are so many alternatives? The purpose of this analysis is to simply present some comparisons to help the reader in the choice of a trustworthy Spanish Bible. There are several groups of brethren working on this issue. To God be the glory for the arduous work of restoration and purification of the holy scriptures! I am not against any group (other than the modernist Bible societies) but I do support and defend the 1602 Valera Purified. I will attempt to be objective in presenting a brief summary of why in the following analysis:

 

Bible:           Description:

 

KJV                 King James Version

 

1602-P             Valera 1602 Purified Bible

(Grace Bible Baptist Church Monterrey, Mexico Pastor Raul Reyes)

RVG                Revision of the 1909 Valera by Humberto Gomez in 2004

1865                Revision of the 1602 Valera Bible by Mora and Pratt in 1865

1909                Revision of the 1602 Valera Bible by the British Foreign Bible Society in  1909

1960                Corrupt revision of the Reina-Valera by the Bible Societies of Latin America in 1960

 

Symbols:

 

Faithful to the Textus Receptus & KJV

 

O  Omission

 

C  Change

 

A  Addition

 

D  Different

 

 

 

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Ref.   KJV 1602P RVG 1865 1909 1960
  Matthew              

1.

5:22 Omits without a cause   O
2. 24:2   Omits Jesus O O O
  Mark              

3.

 1:2   Isaiah the prophet instead of the prophets C C
4.    2:17 Omits to repentance O O
  Luke              

5.

2:22  their purification instead of her purification   D C
6.  9:43  Omits Jesus O O O
  John              

7.   

1:1 Verb instead of Word C C C C

8.   

8:28  the (Father) instead of my (Father)   C C C

9.   

9:29 Omits Jesus O O

10. 

15:11 Omits Christ O O
11. 22:16  his name instead of name of the Lord C C C
  Romans              

12.  

 1:16 Omits of Christ O O
 

1 Corinthians

             

13.  

 9:1 Omits Christ O O

14. 

13 love instead of charity C
 

2 Corinthians

             
15. 4:10 Omits Lord O O
16.

4:14  

with (Jesus) instead of by (Jesus) C
17.

5:18

Omits Jesus O O
  Ephesians              
18.    3:9 Omits by Jesus Christ O O

19.

4:6 Omits you O
  Philippians              
20.    2:5 feeling instead of mind C C C C
 

First Peter

             

21.   

2:2 Adds unto salvation A A
  Second Peter              
22. 1:19 lucero (Lucifer) instead of day star C C C C
  Revelation              
23. 6:12 Adds whole or full   A A A

24.   

 

16:1 Adds seven (vials) A A A
25.  22:8 Adds am he A A A
                 
      KJV 1602P RVG 1865 1909 1960
 

 

Total Discrepancies with the TR & KJV (Omissions, Changes, or Additions)

0

0 3 11

20

25

 

 

 

It is important to note that this analysis is not exhaustive but simply a small example of 25 verses with more or

less discrepancies in different revisions. The 1960, for example, has hundreds of other corrupted verses. For

more information about the Bibles mentioned please contact:

 

Allen Johnson

Wings Bearing Precious Seed

PO BOX 1593

McDonough, GA 30253

(865) 773-2347

allenbps@bellsouth.net