As far as modern readers are concerned, one of the most obvious textual differences between the KJV and modern translations like the NLT is that the KJV (following the TR) includes several passages that most contemporary scholars believe were not in the original text. These differences are reflected in the KJV (and NKJV) versus what is usually printed in modern translations. The extra verses in the KJV and NKJV are as follows: Matthew 17:21; 18:11; 23:14; 27:35b; Mark 7:16; 9:44, 46; 11:26; 15:28; Luke 9:55b-56a;17:36; 23:17; John 5:3b-4; Acts 8:37; 15:34; 24:6b-8a; 28:29; Romans 16:24; 1 John 5:7b-8a. Most modern versions, including the NLT, exclude these verses from the text and then provide a note about each exclusion in deference to the KJV tradition.
“For me, the greatest blessing of the NLT is how it opens up the meaning and impact of the Scriptures to people. I think it is a wonderful translation, and a gift to the Church.”
James Karsten Grant Reformed Church Grant, Michigan