Most people wrongly believe that if the bible is accurate, it is
good. While accuracy is important, it is also important to see
if the bible is anointed. When the Lord calls someone or a group
of people to do His Work involving translation, He anoints that
work. Furthermore, when He calls people, the job often get done
correctly without any practice trial - He opens the eyes of the
translators to use good Greek text.
Fleshy works, created by man's desires, are not anointed.
There are translations that use a good Greek text, but have no
anointing. Bible versions from erroneous Greek texts should be
questioned. Why would the Lord anoints someone or a group of
people to translate from an erroneous Greek text?
There is way to test if the bible is anointed.
For the word of God is active, and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and
spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner
of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Heb 4:12 UKJV)
It is important to read the bible out ALOUD. Meditiating,
reading, and analyzing the bible are NOT enough. For
example, take a bad bible (e.g., NIV) and read a passage out
ALOUD. And notice how strong the Lord's presence. Wait
awhile for God's Presence to be "zero". Then read ALOUD
the same passage from a good bible (e.g. KJV, WB, OOYLT, etc).
You will notice a difference in the Lord's presence. God's Word
is powerful and anointed.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of
God. (Rom 10:17 UKJV)
So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not
return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Is 55:11 UKJV)
Anointed God's word will not return void. It has power to induce
faith - saving faith, healing faith, miracle faith, and more.
I exhort you to test various bibles for their anointing (see next
The most important thing to do, is to pray and receive the
Lord's heart and mind about these bible translations. It is
important that we and others feed on authentic versions of
God's word. At the same time, the God's word needs to be readable
so that it enters into our hearts and minds. The file,
lists various bibles that I have found to be acceptable.
The file, BadBibles.php,
lists various bibles that I have found to be severely
Test Bibles Anointing
Choose a NT passage which has at least 10 verses, preferably over 15. Then choose 10+ bible
translations. I recommend this list to include
bible translation you are currently using
You can find long lists of (good and bad) bible translations in sections 4a, 5, and 7 of
For each bible translation, let the God's Presence be "zero", i.e., take a walk, grab something to
eat or drink, talk with someone, etc. Then recite the passage of an bible translation. Be sure to
read the passage out ALOUD - silent meditation does NOT count. Then discern how strong
God's Presence is.
Recite KJV first and let God's Presence be "7". For other bible translations, rate God's presence
from 1 to 10 where 10 means God's Presence is powerful and 1 means no God's Presence.