The Thin Layer
Many old, handwritten copies of New Testament writings, called manuscripts,
survive and are in various places around the world. Many are in the
same language Jesus spoke (Greek). They're not all the same. Bible
versions used in our day are not the same. One reason is because editors
choose to use different manuscripts as a basis for their Bible versions.
Here we compare the King James Version (KJV) to the New American Standard
Version (NASV). Look at the words in red and compare. The major
diffences trace back to the manuscripts. The red words agree with the
manuscripts noted in parentheses at the end of the verse. The major Greek
manuscripts used here are called Aleph, A, B, and Byz. Click Here to read
about the manuscripts.