Bible Verses Deleted

12 Jul

Bible Verses Deleted From The NIV

The sole purpose of this blog is to bring about awareness

of differences among translations.

7-16-2015  UPDATE!!! Since I first posted this blog!
What I have recently learned concerning these difference is many modern textual scholars believe these verses were not part of the original text of the New Testament. “These scribal additions are often found in late medieval manuscripts of the New Testament, but not in the manuscripts of the earlier centuries. “And because the King James Bible is based on later manuscripts, such verses became part of the Bible tradition in English-speaking lands.

May the Holy Spirit guide each of us to truth!

2 Tim 4:2-5 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Bible Verses Deleted
The following Bible verses have been removed from the NIV and some placed in footnotes. 

Check your Bible Translation to see if any of these verses are missing.

 
Matthew 17:21
— COMPLETELY removed

“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 18:11 — COMPLETELY removed

“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”

Matthew 23:14 — COMPLETELY removed

“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 “If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.”

Mark 9:44 — COMPLETELY removed

“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

Mark 9:46 — COMPLETELY removed

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

Mark 11:26 — COMPLETELY removed

“But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Mark 15:28 — COMPLETELY removed

“And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.”

Mark 16:9-20 (all 12 verses) — There is a line separating the last 12 verses of Mark from the main text. Right under the line it says: [The two most reliable early manuscripts do not have Mark 16:9-20] (NIV, 1978 ed.)

Luke 17:36 — COMPLETELY removed

“Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

Luke 23:17 — COMPLETELY removed

“(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)”

John 5:4 — COMPLETELY removed and placed in a footnote.  “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.”

Acts 8:37 — COMPLETELY removed and placed in a footnote “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 — COMPLETELY removed and placed in a footnote “Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.”

Acts 24:7 — COMPLETELY removed and placed in a footnote

“But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,”

Acts 28:29 — COMPLETELY removed and placed in a footnote

“And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.”

Romans 16:24 — COMPLETELY removed and placed in footnote

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

I John 5:7 — Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed and placed in a footnote. The NIV says, “For there are three that testify:” What are the NIV readers missing?

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

This is one of the GREATEST verses testifying of the trinity. Why does the NIV and some other translations leave it out?   

19 Responses to “Bible Verses Deleted”

  1. Marcie Orcutt (@CatspawMarcie) 07/12/2015 at 11:38 AM #

    Just wanna say how grateful I am for your site-HUGE Blessing!

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  2. simply painting 07/12/2015 at 11:48 AM #

    Very interesting. I don’t have an NIV, but in reading through this I can see where some of the more recent teachings that seem contradictory to the Word are coming from. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Simone 07/13/2015 at 12:04 AM #

    I know crazy stuff is supposed to happen in this day and time but it just saddens me to tears to see this kind of stuff come to pass and so much is happening so often. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. COS 07/13/2015 at 1:24 PM #

    “You’re” is the contraction of “you are,” as in “you’re welcome.” “Your” is the possessive form of “you,” as in “your post.”
    As Christians, we are to be lovers and proclaimers of truth, and hate whatever is false. However, these posts about the NIV betray a profound ignorance and misunderstanding about some very important things, presume knowledge and understanding where there is none, and thus present “information” that is blatantly false. Shame on anyone who claims to be a Christian and spreads such falsehoods.
    My first question when someone says that any English translation of the Bible has “changed” or “removed” something (“deleted” is a knew one on me), be it words or verses, is to ask, “changed/removed from what?”
    Usually, their answer reveals that they have a different English translation in mind (most often the so-called “King James Version,” although there is not really just one “King James Version”), and not original language manuscripts.
    It is extremely foolish to have one English translation as your standard.
    I could just as easily arbitrarily decide (with much more sound scholarship behind my decision) that the NIV is my standard, and accuse the KJV of adding 64,575 words and 45 verses.
    How dare those evil KJV translators add to the Word of God! We should stay away from their abominable perversion of the Bible!
    But I have two tiers of three translations each that I use for Bible reading, with each translation on a particular tier equal to the other two on that tier, and extremely frequent consultation of reference resources such as interlinears, lexicons, etc. My first tier is ESV, NASB, NKJV. My second tier is HCSB, NIV, NRSV. I do also read many other translations, but they don’t hold near the same weight with me that these six do.
    And, in all seriousness, the real issue, the real question, always is: What did the original autographs say? What did the original authors write? And, then, how is that best translated into English?
    Let’s go through the verses that you cite…
    Matthew 17:21 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Matthew. Someone stuck Mark 9:29 here.
    Matthew 18:11 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Matthew. Someone stuck Luke 19:10 here.
    Matthew 23:14 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Matthew. Someone stuck either Mark 12:40 or Luke 20:47 here.
    Mark 7:16 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Mark. Someone wrote in their enthusiastic agreement with what Jesus said in 6-15.
    Mark 9:44&46 – These verses do not appear in ancient manuscripts of Mark. Someone stuck Mark 9:48 there.
    Mark 11:26 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Mark. Someone stuck Matthew 6:15 here.
    Mark 15:28 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Mark. Someone stuck Luke 22:37 here.
    Mark 16:9-20 does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Mark, and the style and vocabulary (in the original Greek) make it clear that it was written by someone other than the person who wrote the rest of the book, and they were trying to tack it on to the end.
    Luke 17:36 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Luke. Someone stuck Matthew 24:40 here.
    Luke 23:17 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Luke. Someone stuck Matthew 27:15 or Mark 15:6 here.
    John 5:4 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of John. Someone was trying to insert an explanation (which clearly could not be true, although some people may have believed it was true) for what the man is saying in verse 7.
    Acts 8:37 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Acts. Someone felt they needed to add this to the story, but, as you can see, it makes perfect sense without it.
    Acts 15:34 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Acts. Someone felt they needed to add this to explain what they thought was a discrepancy between 32&33 and 35-40, but, as you can see, it makes perfect sense without it.
    Acts 24:7 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Acts. Someone felt they needed to add this to the story, but, as you can see, it makes perfect sense without it.
    Acts 28:29 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Acts. Someone felt they needed to add this to the story, but, as you can see, it makes perfect sense without it.
    Romans 16:24 – This verse does not appear in ancient manuscripts of Romans. Someone felt they needed to add it due to the ending of the previous chapter.
    I John 5:7-8 contains what is known as the “Comma Johanneum,” the phrase in question. There has been much scholarly work on the subject, and the consensus is that it was not a part of the original autograph of this epistle, and that the Doctrine of the Trinity can be surmised from Scripture without it.
    I very highly recommend the works of Dr. James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries on this (and any other) subject.

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    • Lord Jesus Saves † 07/13/2015 at 9:29 PM #

      Thank you for pointing out my error, I appreciate it. It has been corrected. Recently I learned about the deleted verses so I went and checked the parallel bibles on each of the verses I shared. I believe truth is important and as children of God we should be aware of these differences. As time continue on in these last days will Satan’s deception continue to rewrite the word as bibles are updated and new translations come out? Example the Queen James Bible where twisting the Word of God is made to fit one’s agenda. This post was to bring about awareness. May God Bless You!

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      • COS 07/14/2015 at 10:16 AM #

        You didn’t even really read my comment, did you?
        There are NO “deleted verses!”

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        • Lord Jesus Saves † 07/14/2015 at 4:33 PM #

          I assure you I read your comment. It was just recent that I even became aware of these differences. I have been using the NASB 2002 edition and often go back and check the Hebrew and Greek. It is a fact that these verses have been deleted from the Holy Bible of our earlier ancestors. I pray the Holy Spirit will give each us of the power of discernment and to understand His will. Thank you for your comment. Blessings~

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          • COS 07/14/2015 at 10:57 PM #

            Nope… You’ve got it all backwards. These verses were ADDED to “the Holy Bible of our earlier ancestors.” I said it several times, but you have somehow missed it: these verses do not appear in ancient manuscripts of the New Testament. You’re using one English translation from 400 years ago as your standard. More recent English translations use numerous manuscripts in the original language that are 3 or 4 times as old as your one English translation.

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            • Lord Jesus Saves † 07/15/2015 at 2:50 AM #

              There are footnotes with sources here “A Brief Introduction to the Bible Version Controversy”
              http://av1611.com/kjbp/articles/briefintro.html#f11

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              • COS 07/15/2015 at 10:35 AM #

                So… Let me get this straight… You’re saying that you choose not to consider what was actually revealed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, etc. as the Word of God, but rather choose to believe that additions, errors, etc. that crept in centuries & centuries later are the Word of God?
                Instead of the misinformation found at the link you provided, I once again urge you to take a look at the works of someone who actually knows what they’re talking about, and backs it up with solid proof: Dr. James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. Check out his book The King James Only Controversy, or any of the many debates he’s done against people that share your views on YouTube.

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  5. Kate 07/13/2015 at 2:39 PM #

    My husband 1978 Zondervan NIV has this verse omitted.

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  6. Kristi Ann 10/14/2015 at 12:41 AM #

    Thanks so much Sister in Christ Jesus!!

    I only Read the King James Authorized Version HOLY BIBLE!!

    Please PRAY for our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael Everyday Everyone!! “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.”( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Love❤ Always and Shalom Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  7. joshua camacho 11/13/2015 at 6:38 AM #

    Please read and answer the verse in the Holy Bible Exodus 23;20-21, John 5;43, Proverbs 30;4 and Micah 6;9, Isaiah 24;15, Malachi 1;11 KJV.

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    • Lord Jesus Saves † 11/16/2015 at 5:00 AM #

      I will answer using the word~
      Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
      Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
      2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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