Copyright © By Dr. Adel Elsaie, Book
Title: "History of Truth, The Truth about God and Religions"
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
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.”?
Bible Has Been Corrupted