Verses deleted from Bible :: Proof Bible Edited by humans

Copyright © By Dr. Adel Elsaie, Book Title: “History of Truth, The Truth about God and Religions

Verses deleted from bible :: Proof Bible Edited by Human

Dr. Adel Elsaie









I was reading the Holy Bible, Easy-To-Read Version – Matthew 18:10-14. I found that the number of verse 11 existed with no text! The footnote for this verse states that some Greek copies add verse 11: “The Son of Man came to save lost people.” I could not believe it. Some Greek copies add a verse and some don’t. So the Easy-To-Read Version decided against including this verse. Why? Isn’t the Bible the “inspired Word” of God that no verse should be added, removed, or changed?

I started investigating this problem by looking at footnotes! I was shocked that this is a common problem in the Word of God. Many of the following verses also do not exist in American Standard Version, Revised Standard Version, and New Revised Standard. These verses exist mainly in King James Version. The Text that is added or deleted is italicized.

  • Matthew 17:21 No Text Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting
  • Matthew 18:11 No Text For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost
  • Matthew 23:14 No Text 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
  • Mark 7:16 No Text If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
  • Mark 9:44 No Text Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched
  • Mark 9:46 No Text Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched
  • Mark 11:26 No Text But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses
  • Mark 15:28 No Text And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
  • Mark 16:9-20, The short Gospel according to Mark does not include the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, 12 verses. The long Gospel according to Mark includes these 12 verses!!
  • Luke 9:54 Text Addition And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
  • Luke 9:55 Text Addition But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
  • Luke 10:1. “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy” Some Geek versions have the number 70, others have 72
  • Luke 17:36 No Text Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
  • Luke 22:19-20 Some Greek versions do not have the last part of verse 19 and all of 20. This is the part when Jesus said: The bread is my body, and the wine is my blood.
  • Luke 23:17 No Text (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
  • John 3: 16-21 Some scholars think these are Jesus’ words. Others think John added these verses start with “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 5:3 Text Addition In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
  • John 5:4 No Text For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had
  • John 7:53 to 8:11. The story of the woman that was caught in Adultery does not exist. Old and best Greek copies do not have these verses?!
  • Acts 8:37 No Text And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
  • Acts 15:34 No Text Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
  • Acts 24:6-8 Some Greek copies add last part of verse 6, verse 7, and first part of verse 8.
  • Acts 28:29 No Text And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.



The serious question about the above deleted verses is: Who added them in the beginning? And why? There are big sections that added in Mark 16:9-20 and John 7:53 to 8:11. These are clear evidence that the Church has tampered with the New Testament. Are the above verses “inspired corrections,” “inspired additions,” or “inspired deletions.”? You decide!

6 thoughts on “Verses deleted from Bible :: Proof Bible Edited by humans

  1. Herman Grobler

    The question of why some verses were added during the ages of transmitting the Texts by copyists is answered on my blog For some of the verses you are referring to, all the facts are also given, i.a Acts 8:37. Some of the other verses will be handled in future. Do look at the facts and not only superficially at the differences without taking the facts into account.
    God Bless
    Herman Grobler


  2. Abdulhakeem Al-Yazeedi

    Dear Herman,

    Please let me correct you.

    1) There are intentional additions in the Bible in support of the doctrine of the trinity.

    1 John 5:7 in King James Version reads “There are three in heaven that bear witness, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one”

    1 John 5:7 in King James Version is deleted in the Revised Standard Version.

    2) There are intentional additions in the Bible.

    The phrase “that liveth for ever and ever” is not found in any Greek manuscripts and hence is deleted in the Revised Standard Version.


    1. Iris

      You are right, the King James version is very inaccurate. In the 15th century, King James instructed the translators to translate it in such a way that would fit with what he believed. This is a common problem among biblical translations, people often translate them with their own bias. The Amplified Bible (which is one of the more accurate translations) does have verse 7, “So there are three witnesses.” Adding that “in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One” is only found in later manuscripts. The Revised Standard Version is not an accurate translation, as it is basically the King James version put into simpler English.


  3. Nasr

    You might want to have a look at this map.
    And you will notice why Greek gospels do not exist in region of true Jewish followers of Jesus. But origin of Greek scriptures were from locations farther outside.

    Also you cant find Greek scriptures, all of those books in group/bind or compiled as New Testament before 3rd century. As they are only compiled in 4th century. The oldest torn script/page of Greek scripture (Not whole New Testament but only book of John) were found in Egypt. Bear in mind, compilation was only done in 4th century.


  4. Carlos Abraham Rodriguez

    The attacks on the Bible by Dr. Elsaie may shock the least informed, but anyone with a basic understanding of the development of a written body of work in ancient times will not be phased by these spurious arguments. I would, on the other hand, be concerned about the solid and serious argumentation by historians regarding the non-existence of the prophet that founded his religion. If Mohammed did not exist, who wrote the Koran? In any event, the founder of the Christian church left behind a group of Apostles on which He based the propagation of His teachings throughout the ages, both in spoken and in written form. By the promise of Jesus Christ we know that His Church can determine what are the truths and thus defined before Islam even existed the composition of the Bible.


  5. Daniel Sinclair

    Welcome to the 19th Century! This may be news to the laity, but not to Christian scholars.

    While a majority of modern evangelicals think of the scriptures as inerrant (as Muslims do of the Koran), there are many non-liberal Evangelicals like myself who see the illogic of this position. Neither holy book can claim it is word for word the word of God, and in the case of Christianity, we don’t have to. Many of us hold to a position of inspiration in infallibility of content (infallible in what it teaches, even if manuscripts vary) – so Jesus is the Son of God, is God, and died for our sins. But the book only points to the reality of God, it is not the God itself, who alone is perfect.

    If you think the Koran can avoid the problem of various manuscripts, you are probably unaware of how Uthman tried to destroy the variants, though they still exist. Watch this debate if you think the Koran is infallible. An honest and reasonable person could not hold that position, and an enlightened person would realize that Mohammed was inferior to Jesus on all counts, and that works-based salvation is anti-Christ.

    Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son. ~ 1 John 2:22



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