The best way to discover the beliefs of the dead is to study their writings. Both Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort wrote extensively. Here are some of their beliefs, as revealed by their own writings:
The King James Bible New Testament comes from the Majority Text (that is, from those manuscripts that agree with each other and are most prevalent.) Unlike the translators of 1611, Westcott and Hort rejected the Majority Text and relied heavily on the Alexandrian manuscripts which included the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts. These two men regarded the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus as authoritative, yet these two manuscripts disagree with each other over 3,000 times in the Gospels alone. These two manuscripts have greatly influenced every modern version on the market today and form the basis for 99% of them.
Westcott and Hort changed the Greek text of the Textus Receptus in 5,337 instances.
These two men are directly responsible for the spiritual backbone lacking in most pulpits today because of the changes brought about through their corrupt text. Consequently, the modern versions have contributed to the heresies of man. Many of these revisions attack the very fabric of everything Christians hold sacred. Whether you choose the NIV, NKJV, NASV, Living Bible, or any other modern version does not matter. This includes the NKJV when it departs from the Textus Receptus, choosing to align itself with the false and heretical readings of the Wescott and Hort text.
When the trials of life come (and they will come), the only way to withstand the onslaught is to have the right spiritual foundation. Matthew 7:25 - And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
If one chooses to ignore the changes made by these modern perversions, he can be likened to a man that built his house upon sinking sand. Matthew 7:26 - And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand.
When the trials of life come, without the right foundation, the destruction is foretold. Matthew 7:27 - And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Each of us should carefully consider the Psalmist's question: If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3.
In light of this evidence, the King james Bible stands alone. All of the modern versions are built upon the same corrupt sinking-sand foundation.
One can be blessed by simply reading the Bible, but it DOES matter which "Bible" one chooses. The blessings to not come from picking up one's favorite version. They come from reading God's book, and God only wrote one book!