This verse is important because it show by example that a person must believe before he is baptized.
The omission of this verse leaves way for the heresy of infant baptism
There are more than 40 verses left out of the NIV that the KJV has. Today we will write about a few of them to give you a little sample of why I choose the KJV.
The KJV lifts up the Deity of Christ
The NIV attacks the Deity of Christ
By making Joseph His father instead of God. In Luke 2:33
NIV - The child's father and mother..
KJV – Joseph and his Mother
The KJV tells us that we can become the sons and daughters of Christ through salvation.
The NIV attacks the sonship of believers.
By making Jesus the one and only Son instead of the only begotten Son in John 3:16 this is a direct contradiction to 1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.