Is almost perfect good enough?

If the Bible is the Word of God, why do the different Gospels and the book of 2 Peter give varying words spoken by God from heaven when Christ was baptized or during the transfiguration? If God speaks from heaven, shouldn’t every word be remembered and recorded accurately? Or, is “almost perfect” good enough?

The Bible is definitely the Word of God and the “differences” in verse wording do not contradict this fact. The complete revelation of God’s Word is made up of these different accounts from different Bible books.

Therefore, in reference to the words spoken from Heaven when Christ was baptized, God the Father declared all that is recorded in the various texts. In essence, He said, “This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased. Hear Him. You are My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.” This is true of other portions of Scripture as well.

Indeed, every word of God has been fully “remembered and recorded accurately” and is perfect in every way (Psalm 18:30, 19:7, 11:7; Proverbs 30:5; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). You can be confident in the Bible being infallible, inerrant, and perfect, despite our human limitations to fully understand its intricate design.