Undoubtedly, learning that the NIV “bible” replaces “Lucifer” (a name of Satan) with “morning star” (a name of Jesus) in Isaiah 14:12 can be quite a shocker for some. I make no apology; it is the NIV translators who should be apologizing. But what about the NASB? The “scholars” say that it is the best Bible available. How does it deal with Isa 14:12? Isaiah 14:12 (NASB, 1995 ed.) “How you have (A)fallen from heaven, O (B)star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! Cross references: A. Isaiah 14:12 : Is 34:4; Luke 10:18; Rev 8:10; 9:1 B. Isaiah 14:12 : 2 Pet 1:19; Rev 2:28; 22:16 The NASB translators replace “Lucifer” with “star of the morning.” What’s wrong with that, you say? “star of the morning” is grammatically equivalent with “morning star.” They mean exactly the same thing!! But wait, it gets worse. The NASB (in the most recent and therefore “most accurate” 1995 edition), has a list of cross references for “star of the morning.” Let’s look them up. 2 Pet 1:19 (NASB) So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. (Do you really want some entity that is fallen from heaven to arise in your heart? I thought Jesus lived in our hearts. Unless Jesus is the morning star.) Rev 2:28 (NASB) and I will give him the morning star. Rev 22:16 (NASB) Before I quote Rev 22:16, I will show indeed that the NASB does indeed list this as a cross reference for “star of the morning” in Isa 14:12. Here is this passage WITH this cross reference in SEVERAL of the major internet Bible Search engines. BibleGateway.com (Editorial note: 2/24/2015: This damaging footnote has been removed from Bible Gateway, but you can see it here. Click on verse #12 BibleStudyTools.com)
So, Revelation 22:16 IS given as a cross reference for “star of the morning” in Isaiah 14:12 in the 1995 NASB. Here is Rev 22:16, from the NASB: “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star. In Rev 22:16, Jesus is declaring that HE is the MORNING STAR. In cross-referencing to this verse, are they not indeed stating that Jesus is fallen from Heaven and destined for Hell?? While the NIV only implies this by inserting “morning star” into the text, the NASB flat out declares this with a cross reference! Whoever put Rev 22:16 as a cross reference to Isa 14:12 in the NASB is either grossly retarded or a Satanist masquerading as a Christian! Either way, this individual or individuals should NOT be allowed to function in any Christian ministry, let alone as a Bible translator! These INFIDELS should be IMMEDIATELY removed from any ministry they now hold, and this cross-reference should be removed IMMEDIATELY from the NASB! There is NO excuse for this utter blasphemy in a “Christian” “bible!” Here is how Isa 14 is supposed to read: 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; Authorized King James Version
Look up all the NASB quotations above, and see that I am not lying to you! (Editor’s note, Bible Gateway has removed the damaging footnotes.) In conclusion, the new NASB’s handling of Isaiah 14:12 is far worse than the NIV’s. Is this not one more evidence of modern, apostate “bible” perversion, and another proof that we should stick with the God honored King James Bible?