1 Thessalonians 5:27
 
1 Thessalonians 5:27
(KJV) I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
(1611 KJV) I charge you by the Lord, that this Epistle bee read vnto all the holy brethren.
(1568 Bishops Bible) I charge you in the Lorde, that this epistle be read vnto al the holy brethren.
(1526 Tyndale) I charge you in the Lorde that this pistle be reed vnto all the holy brethren.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.
(1901 ASV) I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.
(AMP) I solemnly charge you [in the name of] the Lord to have this letter read before all the brethren.
(CEB) By the Lord’s authority, I order all of you to have this letter read aloud to all the brothers and sisters.
(CEV) In the name of the Lord I beg you to read this letter to all his followers.
(ERV) I tell you by the authority of the Lord to read this letter to all the believers there.
(ESV) I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
(GNB) I urge you by the authority of the Lord to read this letter to all the believers.
(HCSB) I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brothers.
(THE MESSAGE) And make sure this letter gets read to all the brothers and sisters. Don't leave anyone out.
(NASV) I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.
(NCV) I tell you by the authority of the Lord to read this letter to all the believers.
(NIRV) While the Lord is watching, here is what I command you. Have this letter read to all the believers.
(2011 NIV) I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.
(NLV) I tell you to have this letter read to all the Christians.
(NLT) I command you in the name of the Lord to read this letter to all the brothers and sisters.
(RSV) I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brethren.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brothers.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) I am putting YOU under the solemn obligation by the Lord for this letter to be read to all the brothers.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
ορκιζω υμας τον κυριον αναγνωσθηναι την επιστολην πασιν τοις αγιοις αδελφοις
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
ενορκιζω υμας τον κυριον αναγνωσθηναι την επιστολην πασιν τοις αδελφοις
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
D 06 - Paris: Claromontanus - Sixth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
K 018 - Ninth century
L 020 - Ninth century
P 025 - Ninth century
33 (Minuscule) - Ninth Century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “holy”
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
 
Affected Teaching
(Eph 1:4 KJV) According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
 
(Col 3:12 KJV) Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
 
One of the main results of true salvation is that it takes a sinner and makes them a holy person before God. True Christians are holy in the Lord. The modern versions omit this fact in 1 Thessalonians 5:27. The King James keeps it in plus it is also a reminder that there will be false brethren in the church. (Gal 2:4 KJV) And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:  The true brethren are the ones in Christ who are made holy, but the false brethren are still in the kingdom of Satan. The modern versions make no distinction in this week’s verse.

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