List of Verses where NKJV changes the meaning of the KJB

Note- this list is not exhaustive. Just a brief overview, updated every now and then with more verses.

KJV > NKJV corruption


Genesis 1:1 KJV > Genesis 1:1 NKJV
(heaven > heavens)

Genesis 1:2 KJV > Genesis 1:2 NKJV
(moved upon > was hovering over)

Genesis 1:28 KJV > Genesis 1:28 NKJV
(replenish the earth > fill the earth)

Genesis 3:5 KJV > Genesis 3:5 NKJV
(as gods > like God)

Genesis 10:11 KJV > Genesis 10:11 NKJV
(Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh > From that land he [Nimrod] went to Assyria and built Nineveh)

Genesis 22:8 KJV > Genesis 22:8 NKJV
(God will provide himself a lamb > God will provide for Himself the lamb)


Exodus 6:3 KJV > Exodus 6:3 NKJV
(JEHOVAH > LORD)


2 Samuel 5:21 KJV > 2 Samuel 5:21 NKJV
(burned them > carried them away)


2 Kings 23:29 KJV > 2 Kings 23:29 NKJV
(went up against > went to the aid)


Psalm 83:18 KJV > Psalm 83:18 NKJV
(JEHOVAH > the LORD)

Psalm 119:160 KJV > Psalm 119:160 NKJV
(Thy word is true from the beginning > The entirety of Your word is truth)


Proverbs 18:1 KJV > Proverbs 18:1 NKJV
(seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom > rages against all wise judgment.)

Proverbs 19:18 KJV > Proverbs 19:18 NKJV
(let not thy soul spare for his crying > do not set your heart on his destruction)

Proverbs 22:12 KJV > Proverbs 22:12 NKJV
(transgressor > faithless)


Isaiah 12:2 KJV > Isaiah 12:2 NKJV
(the LORD JEHOVAH > YAH, the LORD)

Isaiah 26:4 KJV > Isaiah 26:4 NKJV
(the LORD JEHOVAH > YAH, the LORD)


Hosea 11:12 KJV > Hosea 11:12 NKJV
(ruleth with God > walks with God)


Matthew 7:14 KJV > Matthew 7:14 NKJV
(narrow > difficult)

Matthew 12:40 KJV > Matthew 12:40 NKJV
(whale > fish)

Matthew 23:10 KJV > Matthew 23:10 NKJV
(masters, Master > teachers, Teacher)


John 1:3 KJV > John 1:3 NKJV
(by > through)

John 3:20 KJV > John 3:20 NKJV
(reproved > exposed)

John 4:24 KJV > John 4:24 NKJV
(God is a Spirit > God is Spirit) (in spirit and in truth > in spirit and truth)

John 4:32,4 KJV > John 4:32,4 NKJV
(meat > food)

John 14:16 KJV > John 14:16 NKJV
(Comforter > Helper)


Acts 3:26 KJV > Acts 3:26 NKJV
(Son > Servant)

Acts 17:11 KJV > Acts 17:11 NKJV
(noble > fair-minded) (readiness of mind > readiness)

Acts 17:22 KJV > Acts 17:22 NKJV
(superstitious > religious)


Romans 8:24 KJV > Romans 8:24 NKJV
(are saved > were saved)


1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV > 1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV
(are saved > are being saved)

1 Corinthians 15:2 KJV > 1 Corinthians 15:2 NKJV
(keep in memory > hold fast that word)


2 Corinthians 2:15 KJV > 2 Corinthians 2:15 NKJV
(are saved > are being saved)


Ephesians 2:5 KJV > Ephesians 2:5 NKJV
(are saved > have been saved)

Ephesians 3:9 KJV > Ephesians 3:9 NKJV
(by > through)


Colossians 1:16 KJV > Colossians 1:16 NKJV
(by > through)


2 Thessalonians 2:7 KJV > 2 Thessalonians 2:7 NKJV
(he > He)


1 Timothy 6:10 KJV > 1 Timothy 6:10 NKJV
(all evil > all kinds of evil)


2 Timothy 2:15 KJV > 2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV
(Study > Be diligent)


Titus 2:4 KJV > Titus 2:4 NKJV
(teach > admonish) (to be sober > removed)


James 5:16 KJV > James 5:16 NKJV
(faults > trespasses)


1 John 3:16 KJV > 1 John 3:16 NKJV
(the love of God > love)


Revelation 4:1 KJV > Revelation 4:1 NKJV
(a door was opened > a door standing open)

Revelation 13:16 KJV > Revelation 13:16 NKJV
(in their right hand… foreheads > on their right hand… foreheads)