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Addition No. 31
The Book of Revelation contains the words:
I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day 102 and heard behind me a great
voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:
and what thou seest, write in a book.
Griesbach and Sholtz are in agreement on the point that the word, ’the first
and the last’ are not genuine and were added later. Some translators have omitted them, and in the Arabic translations printed in 1671, and 1821, the
words Alpha and Omega were also 103 omitted.
Addition No. 32
Acts 8:37 says:
And Philip 104 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.
This verse is also a later addition made by some enthusiast to support the
trinity. Griesbach and Sholtzare both agreed on this point.
Addition No. 33
The Book of Acts contains the following:
And he said, who art thou Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom
thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he
trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the
Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what
thou must do.
Griesbach and Sholtz agreed that the sentence ”it is hard for thee to kick
against the pricks” is a later addition.
Addition No. 34
The Book of Acts chapter 10verse 6 contain:
He lodgeth with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside. He
shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
Griesbach and Sholtz are positive that the words ‘he shall tell thee what thou
oughtest to do’ are later addition 107 and not genuine.
Addition No. 35
I Corinthians chapter 10 verse 28 says:
But if any man say unto you, Thisis offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not
for his sake that showed it and for conscience’ sake: for the earth is the
Lord’s and the fullness thereof.
The last sentence, ’for the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,’ is not
genuine and is an addition 108 Horne, after proving this verse to be an addition,
said on page 337vol. 2:
Griesbach, after being sure of its being an addition, excluded it from the
text. The truth is that this sentence has no support and is certainly an
addition. Most probably it was taken from verse 26.
Adam Clarke said about this sentence:
Griesbach excluded it from the text, and in fact it has no authority.
Addition No. 36
The Gospel of Matthew contains:
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good
The word ’heart’ in this verse is an addition Horne, after proving this,
said on page 330 of vol. 2 of his book that this word had been taken from Luke
Addition No. 37: Addition to the Lord’s Prayer
We find in Matthew chapter 6 verse 13:
And lead us not into Temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the
Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
The words ‘For thine is…’ etc 111 up to the end of this verse are an addition.
The followers of the Roman Catholic sect are certain of this fact. It does not exist in the Latin version or in any of the translations of this sect. The Catholics
are very displeased at its addition, and strongly reproach those responsible for it.
Ward, the Catholic, said in his Book of Errors (printed in1841) on page 18:
Erasmus greatly condemned this sentence. Bullinger also said that this
sentence had been added later and the name of the include is not yet known.
Laurentius Valla and Lamina’s claim that this passage was omitted from the
word of God has no support of argument. He should have reproached the
people who played with the word of God so daringly.
Other scholars have also rejected it. Adam Clarke, who has doubt about its
being a later addition, still admits that Griesbach and Wettstein rejected this
verse. According to the scholars of both the Catholics and the Protestants, this
sentence has been added to the payer of Christ. This shows that even such a
famous prayer could not escape from their practice of distortion.
Addition No. 38
The Gospel of John chapter 7verse 53 and the first eleven verses of chapter 8
are later addition. Though Horne does not support this 112 opinion, he still said
on page 310 of vol. 4 of his commentary:
The following scholars do not acknowledge the genuineness of this verse:
Erasmus 113, Calvin, Beza, Leclerc, Grotius, Wettstein, Semler, Sholtz,
Maurus, Haenlien, Paulinus, Schmidt and many other authors mentioned by
Wolf and Koecher.
He further said:
Chrysostom and Theophylactus wrote commentaries on this gospel but
they did not include these verses in their comments. Though Tertullian and
Cyprian wrote essays on adultery and chastity, they did not seek any support from these verses. Had these verses existed in the versions they had, they
must have cited these verses in support.
Some ancient theologians raised objections with regard’ to the beginning
verses of chapter 8 of the Gospel of John.
Norton similarly decided that these verses were certainly a later addition.
Addition No. 39
Matthew 6:18 contains:
And thy father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
The word “openly” in this verse is an addition. Adam Clarke under his
comments on this verse proved it and said:
Since this word had no authority, Griesbach, Grotius, Bengel, and Mill
excluded it from the text.
Addition No. 40
Mark 2:17 contains the words “to repentance 114” which is also a later
addition. This was shown by Adam Clarke with sufficient proofs and he
Griesbach omitted this and Grotius, Mill and Bengel followed him.
Addition No. 41
Similarly Matthew 9:13 also contains the phrase ”to repentance” which is a
later addition. Adam Clarke after establishing this said:
Mill and Bengel suggested its exclusion, while Griesbach has already
excluded it from the text.
Addition No. 42
We find in Matthew:
Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall
drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They
say unto him, we are able. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of
my cup and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with 115
In this verse the statement that ”to be baptized with the baptism that I am
baptized with,” is a later addition, and similarly the statement, ”ye shall be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with,” is not genuine.
Adam Clarke, after establishing that both the verses are an addition, said:
According to the rules set by the scholars for distinguishing the wrong
from the correct text, these two statements do not seem to be a part of the original text.
Addition No. 43
The Gospel of Luke contains:
But he turned and rebuked them and said, Ye know not what manner of
spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives but to
save them. And they went to another village 116
The verse beginning with, ”For the Son of man….”, is not genuine and was
added later by an unknown writer. Adam Clarke observed with regard to this
Griesbach excluded this verse from the text. Most likely this passage in
old versions was only this much: “But he turned and rebuked them and said,
Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. And they went to another
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