02 August 2006

Biblical Omissions

This morning I was studying in Mark 11 when my studies hit a little bump.

I read verse 25, "If you hold anything against anyeone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."

The next thing I saw was the number 27. I looked everywhere, but I could not find Mark 11:26. Where is it? What is being withheld from me!

The version of the Bible that I study is the NIV. What do you think? Tell me what I'm missing.


Norman McNulty said...

Interesting, if you study out the Bible translations, you will find that there is a noticeable difference between the Textus Receptus (from which we get the KJV) and the Hort-Westcott manuscripts. The Textus Receptus was the line used by the Protestants throughout the dark ages. The Hort-Westcott comes from the Vatican. Most of the two lines are very similar but certain crucial texts are changed or missing. By the way, Mark 11:26 says, "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

Mike Potts said...

My 60K VDS seminary education leads me to believe that either the scholars think one of two things: either a later scribe added the verse for emphasis or a later scribe deleted the verse because it was too harsh. Biblical scholars probably think the first.