The 10 Second NIV Pickle Test By Pastor David C. Ireland Having   trouble   memorizing   verses   of   the   Bible.   Here   is   help   for   you   on   your first   16   verses.   To   pass   this   test   you   have   to   complete   these   3   steps   in   10   seconds   or less. Step 1: Quote word perfect from memory, these 16 verses (Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14; Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46, 11:26, 15:28, Luke 17:36, 23:17, John 5:4; Acts 8:37, 15:34, 24:7, 28:28; Romans 16:24) and their references, exactly as they are found in the New International Version (Which will have “Holy Bible” on the front cover of it, if it is like my NIV from Zondervan), Step 2: Suck on a pickle Step 3: Make an ugly face. If you can do all 3 steps in 10 seconds or less, you shew my point! That's it! Can you do it in 10 seconds or less? I thought you could. I was able to do it in less than 5 seconds the first time I tried it, and I am kind of slow when it comes to memorizing verses of the Bible word perfect. You can not do this test with the Jehovah’s Witnesses translation. Unlike the NIV, they put the verse numbers in, even though there is no verse with it. What is the purpose of this test. I had a missionary tell me the other day “I believe that other translations are just as accurate as the KJV.” Try “The 10 Second NIV Pickle Test” using the King James Version, and see how long it takes you to do the test. If you are like me, it could take hours or days to memorize all those verses and references in the King James Bible. Fact is the NIV is much different, and perhaps is the best Bible to use for this test. You can try it with others if you like and see if it can be done with any other translations. Please let us know if you find any other translation you can do it with. Furthermore, this test is designed so everyone can do it, even a little baby who can not read or speak words. If you simply held up a NIV and a pickle in front of a baby, let it grab what it wants and count the seconds on the clock and see how long it takes a baby to make an ugly face. What does sucking on a pickle and making an ugly face have to do with quoting those 16 verses word perfect from the NIV have to do with each other. Nothing, except to illustrate: (1) what the NIV and inspiration have in common, (2) what the KJV and the NIV have in common, (3) the accuracy of the NIV when compared to God's Words, (4) that the translators of the NIV have difficulty counting the way we teach first graders to count. If a first grader was using John chapter 5 in the NIV, to learning how to count from 1 to 10, they would say 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Hope you have learned something with this 10 Second NIV Pickle Test. My desire is to make the complex easy to understand. I hope you, dear friend, can see there is a big difference between the KJV and other translations, especially the NIV.