Bible - King James (KJV) & 37 'Disputed' Verses

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The 1611 King James Bible (KJV) was translated from Greek manuscripts using available manuscripts

Since 1611, archaeologists have discovered 3000+ Bible manuscripts which the King James (KJV) translators were unaware of, in particular the Codex Sinaiticus. These discoveries have raised debate on the reliability, accuracy and inerrancy of the Christian Bible.

The table below lists 47 disputed Bible verses the King James Bible (KJV) includes, but other Bible translations have removed entirely, or removed and mentioned in the footnote.

Majority Text
Textus Receptus
MT/TR

GREEK NEW TESTAMENT
Written in 1516 AD
Using 500 AD manuscripts
RELIABILITY
The Majority Text/Textus Receptus (MT/TR) refers to the first editions of the Greek New Testament.

Translated between 1516 and 1633 by Erasmus, Robert Stephanus, Theodore Beza and the Elzevir brothers.

Manuscripts Used: The MT/TR New Testaments was translated from the Greek Biblical manuscripts available in Europe in 1516 AD, namely the Byzantine Texts dated to 500 AD.
MT/TR Bibles
  • King James (KJV) Bible - 1611
  • New King James (NKJV) Bible - 1982
  • Geneva Bible - 1560
  • Tyndale Bible - 1530
  • Coverdale Bible - 1535
  • Matthew Bible - 1537
  • Great Bible - 1539
  • Bishops' Bible - 1568

Critical Text
Westcott & Hott
CT/WH

GREEK NEW TESTAMENT
Written in 1881 AD
Using 330 AD manuscripts
RELIABILITY
The Critical Text/Westcott-Hott (CT/WH) refers to the later editions of the Greek New Testament.

Translated in 1881 by Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort 'Westcott Hort' (WH).

Manuscripts Used: The CT/WH New Testament was translated using all of the manuscripts known available in 1881 AD, in particular the 1859 AD discovery, the Codex Sinaiticus dated to 330-360 AD.
CT/WH Bibles
  • New International Version (NIV) Bible - 1978
  • American Standard (ASV) - 1901
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB) - 1971
  • Revised Standard Version (RSV) - 1952
  • New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) - 1989
  • English Standard (ESV) - 2007
  • English Revised (ERV) - 1987
  • New World Translation (NWT) - 1961
  • Nearly every modern English Bible
TABLE KEY
Bible verse appears
Bible verse removed
Bible verse moved to footnote
NEW TESTAMENT KJV NIV NKJV NASB RSV NRSV NCV LIV
MANUSCRIPTS MT/TR CT/WH MT/TR CT/WH
YEAR PUBLISHED 1611 1978 1982 1971 1952 1989 1987 1971
Matthew
Matthew 12:47
Matthew 17:21
Matthew 18:11
Matthew 21:44
Matthew 23:14
Mark
Mark 7:16
Mark 9:44
Mark 9:46
Mark 11:26
Mark 15:28
Mark 16:9-20
Luke
Luke 17:36
Luke 22:43
Luke 22:44
Luke 23:17
Luke 24:12
Luke 24:40
John
John 5:4
John 7:53 - 8:11
Acts
Acts 8:37
Acts 15:34
Acts 24:7
Acts 28:29
Others
Romans 16:24
2 Corinthians 13:14
James 1:8


Of the approximately 5,000 Greek manuscripts of all or parts of the New Testament that are known today, no two agree exactly in all particulars Metzger, Bruce. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. New York: United Bible Societies, 1975, p.xxiv


CREDIT
https://www.gotquestions.org/critical-text.html
https://www.gotquestions.org/Codex-Sinaiticus-Vaticanus.html
http://www.av1611.org/biblevs.html
http://www.bible-researcher.com/kutilek1.html
http://www.chick.com/information/bibleversions/articles/kingjamesbible.asp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_major_textual_variants_in_the_New_Testament
https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/24706/what-manuscripts-did-people-use-to-create-the-niv-and-kjv-are-the-manuscripts-u/27568#27568
https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/52032/what-manuscripts-did-people-use-to-create-the-niv-and-kjv-are-the-manuscripts-u
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