Q. I’ve heard of several variations and discrepancies in the NIV Bible. I haven’t studied them all in-depth, but there is one that has me greatly concerned. Romans 8:1 in the NIV states, “There is now, therefore, no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. (Period). Yet, in the NKJV, it says no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, (Comma) who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. To me, this lays out an entirely different context of the same verse for each version you read. Please explain.
A. The NIV includes the rest of the sentence as a foot note because it appears only in later Greek manuscripts. The earliest ones don’t have it. The NASB which is the most word for word literal of all the Greek translations reads the same as the NIV.