Matthew Chapters 1-16

 

Matt. 1:25

KJV - And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. (Byz)

NASV - but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 2:18

KJV - In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. (Byz)

NASV - A voice was heard in Ramah, Weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; And she refused to be comforted, Because they were no more. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 2:22

KJV - But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
         (most major manuscripts)

NASV - But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee, (Byz)


Matt. 3:16

KJV - And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: (Byz)

NASV - After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, (Aleph, B)


Matt. 5:22

KJV - But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (Byz)

NASV - But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 5:44

KJV - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Byz)

NASV - But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Aleph, B)


Matt. 5:47

KJV - And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? (Byz)

NASV - If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? (Aleph, B)


Matt. 6:4

KJV - That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. (Byz)

NASV - so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
(Aleph, B)


Matt. 6:6

KJV - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Byz)

NASV - But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 6:13

KJV - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Byz)

NIV - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Aleph, B


Matt. 6:15

KJV - But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (B, Byz)

NASV - But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. (Aleph)


Matt. 6:18

KJV - That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. (Byz)

NASV - so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 7:24

KJV - Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: (Byz)

NASV - Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 8:13

KJV - And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. (Byz)

NASV - And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed that very moment. (most major manuscripts)

NIV - Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. (Byz)

NLT - Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour. (most major manuscripts)


Matt. 8:18

KJV - Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. (Byz)

NASV - Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 8:21

KJV - And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. (Byz)

NASV - And another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” (Aleph, B)


Matt. 8:25

KJV - And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. (Byz)

NASV - And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”  (Aleph, B)

(Note: Byz includes the word “us”. Aleph and B do not. The NASV translators added the word in italics.)


Matt. 8:28

KJV - And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. (Byz)

NASV - When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 8:31

KJV - So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. (Byz)

NASV - The demons began to entreat Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.” (most major manuscripts)

Note: In the "Byz" manuscripts, the demons call for a more passive action, "suffer us", or "permit us", as contrasted with the more active "send us".


Matt. 8:32

KJV - And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. (Byz)

NASV - And He said to them, “Go!” And they came out and went into the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters. (most major manuscripts)


Matt. 9:14

KJV - Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? (Byz)

NASV - Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” (Aleph, B)


Matt. 10:3

KJV - Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; (Byz)

NASV - Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; (Aleph, B)


Matt. 10:23

KJV - But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. (Byz)

NASV - “But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 11:2

KJV - Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples (Byz)

NASV - Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples (Aleph, B)


Matt. 11:15

KJV - He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - He who has ears to hear, let him hear. (Aleph, Byz)

NIV - Whoever has ears, let them hear. (B)


Matt. 11:17

KJV - And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. (Byz)

NASV - and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ (Aleph, B)


Matt. 11:19

KJV - The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children. (Byz)

NASV - The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 11:23

KJV - And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (Byz)

NASV - And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 11:23

KJV - And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. (B)


Matt. 12:15

KJV - But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; (Byz)

NASV - But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all, (Aleph, B)


Matt. 12:22

KJV - Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. (Byz)

NASV - Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw. (most major manuscripts)

Note: The word "man" is not in the manuscripts. NASV translators and others believed it was implied in the text. Thus the verse continues to speak in specific terms while the KJV transitions to a general sense. The second ocurrance of the word "blind" is only in the 'Byz' manuscripts.


Matt. 13:9

KJV - Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Byz)

NASV - He who has ears, let him hear. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 13:43

KJV - Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Byz)

NASV - Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 13:51

KJV - Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. (Byz)

NASV - “Have you understood all these things?” They *said to Him, “Yes.” (most major manuscripts)


Matt. 13:55

KJV - Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? (Byz)

NASV - Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? (Aleph, B)


Matt. 14:24

KJV - But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. (B)


Matt. 14:29

KJV - And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. (B)


Matt. 14:30

KJV - But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. (Byz)

NASV - But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” (Aleph, B)


Matt. 15:4

KJV - For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. (Aleph, Byz)

NASV - For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.’ (B)


Matt. 15:6

KJV - And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. (Byz)

NASV - he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 15:15

KJV - Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. (Byz)

NASV - Peter said to Him, “Explain the parable to us.” (Aleph, B)


Matt. 15:39

KJV - And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala. (Byz)

NASV - And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan. (Aleph, B)


Matt. 16:13

KJV - When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? (Byz)

NASV - Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Aleph, B)


Matt. 16:20

KJV - Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. (Byz)

NASV - Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ. (Aleph, B)