Missing Verses In The Bible [1]

Monday 29th June 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Matthew 17
Topic:- Missing Verses In The Bible [1]
Text:- Matthew 17:21


Some bible verses in the old bible are removed due to some reasons, The New Testament verses not included in modern English translations are verses of the New Testament that existed in older versions of the Bible (primarily the King James Version ), but did not appear or were relegated to footnotes in later versions, such as the New International Version . Scholars generally regarded these verses as later additions to the original text.
Although many lists of missing verses specifically name the NIV as the version that had omitted them, these same verses were missing from the main text (and mostly relegated to footnotes) by the Revised Version of 1881, the American Standard Version of 1901, the Revised Standard Version of 1947, the Today’s English Version (the Good News Bible) of 1966.
And several others. Lists of “missing” verses and phrases go back to the Revised Version and to the Revised Standard Version, without waiting for the appearance of the NIV (1973). Some of these lists of “missing verses” specifically mention 10 verses.
1. Matthew 17:21 KJV: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Reason: The verse closely resembles Mark 9:29, but it is lacking in Matthew in (original handwriting), some Italic & Syriac & Coptic & Ethiopic mss. It is, however, found in this place in some Greek mss not quite so ancient
2. Matthew 18:11 KJV: For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Reason: This verse is lacking (original handwriting), some old Italic & Syriac & Coptic & Georgian mss, and such ancient sources as the Apostolic Canons, Eusebius, Jerome, and others.
It is found in some other sources, not quite so ancient, such as D,K,W,X, and the Latin Vulgate. It is not found in any manuscript before the 5th century. According to Bruce Metzger, “There can be little doubt that the words … are spurious here, being omitted by the earliest witnesses representing several textual types.
3. Matthew 23:14 KJV: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Reason: This verse is very similar to Mark 12:40 and Luke 20:47.
This verse is lacking altogether in Ethiopic, Armenian, several Italic and Syrian and Coptic mss, and the writings of several early Church Fathers.
It appears before verse 13 in K,W, and several minuscules. It appears after verse 13 in 13, some Italic and Syriac and Coptic mss.
The fact that it is absent from the most ancient sources of multiple text types and that the sources that do contain the verse disagree about its placement, as well as the fact that it is a repetition of verses found elsewhere, show “that verse 14 is an interpolation derived from the parallel in Mark 12:40 or Luke 20:47 is clear.
4. Mark 7:16 KJV: If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. Reason: This verse is nearly identical with verses 4:9 and 4:23.
This verse here is lacking in (original handwriting), some Coptic mss. It is included in mss only slightly less ancient, Italic mss, the Vulgate, some other ancient versions.
As it is missing in the very oldest resources and yet is identical to verses that remain, many editors seem confident in omitting its appearance here.
5 & 6. Mark 9:44 & 9:46. KJV: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. .. (Both verses identical to each other, and to 9:48, which is still in the main text).
Reason: Both verses 44 and 46 are duplicates of verse 48, which remains in the text. Verses 44 and 46 are both lacking some mss of the ancient versions, but appear in somewhat later sources such as, some Italic mss and the Vulgate.
It is possible that verse 48 was repeated by a copyist as an epistrophe, for an oratorical flourish. The UBS text assigns this omission a confidence rating of A.

Prayer Point:- Missing or not, I know my blessings and His miraculous upon me will not miss me by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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