If we would tell someone something, that someone might just
question us about the source of our information or belief.
As to that source, we might respond with the ambiguous reply: "It's in the Word."
Their response might then be: "What 'word?'"
Our answer perhaps would then be: "The Word of God."
Their possible reply: "Which word of God?"
We may continue with: "The Bible."
Their follow-up could consist of an elaboration request: "Which bible?" There are many English translations of bibles discrepant against one another."
At that point, we would have to delve into hopefully-knowledgeable expositions describing variant Greek texts of - let's say - the New Testament....which Greek texts themselves are also significantly discrepant (and I mean seriously discrepant) against one another.
The HOLY BIBLE itself states: "The word of the Lord abides forever." That is true not simply in the sense of its ethereal or metaphysical aura, but in real and down-to-earth physical existence.....bit by bit and piece by piece (i.e. word by word)......conveyed from God to human authors by whatever languages (or "tongues") both in spoken word-of-mouth and in written alphabet/word/sentence form, and preserved (hopefully 100% intact) from inception down to the present time - whether recorded on mountain stone, papyrus, paper, whatever.
All that - despite heretics who have dishonestly attempted to distort such -- whether in stupid carelessness and ignorance, or in deliberate and demonic subversion and deception.
Now, we cannot have it both ways - whether we encounter different English translations of - let's say - what is purported to be the New Testament of The HOLY BIBLE....or encounter different Greek texts alleged to be THE one-and-only accurate and infallible New-Testament Text of The HOLY BIBLE.
We either have to stop at a red stoplight, OR go through. We either have to go at a green stoplight, OR stop. We cannot go backwards and forwards at the same time. We cannot have day while we have night. Either we are living OR are dead. Those are black-and-white situation - with NO shades-of-gray compromises.
The RSV, NASV, NIV, ESV, CEV, NCV, TEV, etc. English new-testament "bible" translations [as a whole] are profoundly discrepant against the KJV, NKJV, KJ21, and Wesley New-Testament translations [as a whole].
Digging deeper into the Greek-texts basis for those groups of English translations, we note that the United Bible Society Greek NT (3rd edition) [and why was there more than ONE edition?] and [and?] the [additional?] Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (26th edition) [and how many more other confusing editions will there be, since the first one and subsequent inadequate others were obviously errant and defective?]......are SERIOUSLY discrepant [individually and as a group] against the Scrivener Trinitarian Greek Text, which ultimate synthesized perfect [Holy-Spirit-inspired] Text is in obvious accord with the scholarly and noble prototype works of Erasmus, Beza, Elzevir, and Stephens - all of whom discovered and assembled what they [as genuine and honest Christians] were convinced were autographs-concordant Text handed down from the Apostolic authors of our Lord Jesus Christ through the Jerusalem-based Church of Antioch and others mentioned in the New-Testament book of Acts.
The following are only a mere small sampling of the numerous instances of intolerable incompatibility, all of which involve vital doctrines of Christ Jesus our Lord: