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chart illustrates what was done when the text used by Christianity for 1800 years
was replaced with a text assembled by Westcott and Hort in the nineteenth century
and used as the basis for the English Revised Version, which nearly all modern
translations closely follow.
text shown here is the King James Version. Words, sentences, or entire verses
strikethrough illustrate portions
that have been removed from the text underlying the KJV New Testament. Not
all modern versions are the same. Sometimes the NASB will include a word the
NIV doesn't, or the NRSV might omit a phrase the NIV and NASB both retain, etc...
but for the most part, the examples below represent nearly all of the popular
modern versions. (Psudeo-KJV versions such as the NKJV are far more subtle and
are a different case. See the articles section for NKJV examinations.)
your modern version and see what the KJV has that yours doesn't. This list
is not comprehensive, it is just a sample! The modern critical text that
forms the basis for nearly all modern versions omits the equivalent of the entire
books of 1st and 2nd Peter.
charge that the traditional Bible text used by believers for 1800 years adds
material, and that we should be thankful for Westcott and Hort who came along
in the 19th century to restore the text of the New Testament that had been corrupt
for 1800 years and during the entire reformation. This charge is of course made
against evidence to the contrary, as you will find if you research the
text lines (read other articles on this website). Further, it is interesting to
note that one of these verses is this:
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not
steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying,
namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The phrase "thou
shalt not bear false witness" is missing from the modern critical text (and
therefor most modern versions). Now I ask you: is it reasonable to assume that
a scribe added a self-incriminating phrase to the passage? Isn't it more
likely that "those who corrupt the word of God" (2 Cor. 2:17, KJV) removed
the phrase which indicted them?
on to Westcott and Hort's Magic Marker Binge!
(Part 1: Matthew - John)
||And knew her not till she had brought forth her
son: and he called his name JESUS.
||But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for
them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
||And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
||But seek ye first the kingdom
God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added
||And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
|Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou
come hither to torment us before the time?
||But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and
not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners
| to repentance.
||A good man out of the good treasure
the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the
evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
|Jesus saith unto them,
Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
|draweth nigh unto me
with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart
is far from me.
||And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky
is red and lowring.
|O ye hypocrites,
ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
||Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that
|Jesus the Christ.
|Howbeit this kind goeth not out but
by prayer and fasting.
|For the Son of man is come to save
that which was lost.
||And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except
it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery:
| and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
||And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one,
|that is, God: but if
thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
||They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto
them, Go ye also into the vineyard;
is right, that shall ye receive.
||So the last shall be first, and the first last:
many be called, but few chosen.
||But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye
able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of,
to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say
unto him, We are able.
|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.
||Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
the Son of man cometh.
||And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots:
|that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture
did they cast lots.
|as they went to tell his disciples,
behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet,
and worshipped him.
||Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel
|of the kingdom
||And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and
|immediately the fever left her, and
she ministered unto them.
||When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole
have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners
||And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart
thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.
I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of
judgment, than for that city.
||But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded:
he is risen
|from the dead.
||For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition
|as the washing of pots and cups:
and many other such like things ye do.
|If any man have ears to hear, let
||And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with
|Lord, I believe; help thou mine
||And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe
|in me, it is better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
|Where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not quenched.
|Where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not quenched.
||For every one shall be salted with fire,
every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
||Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing
thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come,
up the cross, and follow me.
||Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh
the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
||But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
| spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought
not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to
||Take ye heed, watch
for ye know not when the time is.
||But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what
thou sayest. And he went out into the porch;
| and the
|And the scripture was fulfilled,
which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
|Now when Jesus was risen early the
first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had
cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they
mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been
seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of
them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto
the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven
as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart,
because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said
unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall
be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they
cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents;
and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands
on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them,
he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went
forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the
word with signs following. Amen.(typically marginalized or set in brackets. Footnotes in NIV
are patently false.)
||And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art
highly favoured, the Lord is with thee:
thou among women.
||And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall
not live by bread alone,
|but by every word of God.
||And Jesus answered and said unto him,
thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
||And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou
|Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking
them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
|And the Lord said,
Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they
||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,
as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye
know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
And they went to another village.
||And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father
which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive
every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but
deliver us from evil.
||And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to
say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be
given it, but the sign of Jonas
|Two men shall be in the field; the
one shall be taken, and the other left.
||For all these have of their abundance
in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in
all the living that she had.
|And the Lord said,
Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as
||And when they had blindfolded him,
struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is
it that smote thee?
|(For of necessity he must release
one unto them at the feast.)
||And a superscription also was written over him in
letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF
||And he said unto Jesus,
remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
|He is not here, but is risen:
remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
|And when he had thus spoken, he shewed
them his hands and his feet.
||And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry
ye in the city
|of Jerusalem, until
ye be endued with power from on high.
||And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from
|and carried up into heaven.
||And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
his glory, the glory as of the only
of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
||He it is, who coming after me is
preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
||And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down
from heaven, even the Son of man
|which is in heaven.
||That whosoever believeth in him
not perish, but have eternal life.
||And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying:
for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed
Christ, the Saviour of the world.
||In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt,
|waiting for the moving of the water.
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.
||Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth
on me hath everlasting life.
||And we believe and are sure that thou art
Christ, the Son of the living God.
||Then they took away the stone from the place
the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father,
I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
||A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little
while, and ye shall see me,
|because I go to the Father.
||While I was with them
|in the world,
I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them
is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
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