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