Category Archives: Causes for Variations

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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124 “The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Ephesians 3:14

In most modern translations the words printed in bold are not found: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” What would be the reason for leaving such an important qualification from the … Continue reading

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122 “In Christ” omitted from Galatians 3:17.

Did Paul write that the covenant ‘was confirmed of God”, or did he write that it “was confirmed of God in Christ”? That is what is on the table when we find two variations in the manuscripts available to us. … Continue reading

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120 Quotation from Ps 24:1 left out from 1 Corinthians 10:28.

120 Quotation from Ps 24:1 left out from 1 Corinthians 10:28. I always love it when authors of the New Testament quote from the Old Testament. Therefore I was very concerned when I found that the precious word “The earth … Continue reading

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119 Damage to a Manuscript Causing a Variation. 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Could damage to a manuscript cause a variation? That is the question on the table in our research to find the cause for a variation found in some manuscripts in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Paul refers to the coming of the … Continue reading

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118 The spirit of the Antichrist, 1 John 4:3

Why would confessing Jesus as born in the flesh be a standard by which to test the spirit within a prophet? 1 John 4:2 – 3: “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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117 Was it Herod, or his informants that said that John the Baptist had risen from the dead?

Mark 6:14 Herod said, or others said; elegen, or elegon An interesting variation occurred when an epsilon (e) was confused for an omicron (o) or visa versa, causing some manuscripts to read elegen; “he said” while others read elegon; “they … Continue reading

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