Category Archives: Causes for Variations

140 Signs of the Beginning of Sorrows Mark 13:8

Can you believe that on the last word of a sentence there could be no less than nine variations? That is the situation with Mark 13:8! How would one discern which could represent the original? Only one can be in … Continue reading

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139 You who believe in the Name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

While at school, we often had to copy a lot of information from the blackboard. I remember how easily we would make a mistake when the eye jumped from one line to another, either duplicating a word or sentence (Dittography) … Continue reading

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138 “Son of God” or “Son of man”?

How did Jesus refer to Himself? As “Son of God” or as “Son of man”? Jesus healed a man who had been born blind. This man was then banned from the temple by the Pharisees. When Jesus later met this … Continue reading

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136 Son or Donkey or Sheep in the well, Luke 14:5

Luke tells us of Jesus’ healing of the man who suffered of unusual swelling of the body due to water retention, also known as dropsy. This happened on a Sabbath day. Jesus defended Himself by asking the Pharisees who of … Continue reading

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135 The Profit of Boasting. 2 Cor. 12:1

In 2 Corinthians 12:1 the Bible translator is confronted with four variations caused by a very slight difference in the Greek. There is found the word of our investigation that could either be “dei”= be necessary or must; or “de”= … Continue reading

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129 As Christ accepted You or Us; Romans 15:7

In many places in the Bible two or more groups of people are mentioned in opposition to one another. To which group we identify ourselves can blind us for something important in that Scripture. Do we see ourselves as part … Continue reading

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127 Dealing with those in doubt, Jude verses 22 – 23:

In Jude verses 22 – 23 we have a situation on which a final answer seems not to be possible. And in reading the different versions we sort of create our own understanding of what we read. Let us look … Continue reading

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