Acts 16:31
 
Acts 16:31
(KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
(1611 KJV) And they saide, Beleeue on the Lord Iesus Christ, and thou shalt be saued, and thy house.
(1587 Geneva Bible) And they saide, Beleeue in the Lorde Iesus Christ, and thou shalt be saued, & thine houshold.
(1568 Bishop’s Bible) And they sayde: beleue on the Lorde Iesus Christe, and thou shalt be saued, and thy householde.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
(1901 ASV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
(NIV) They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
(NASV) They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
(THE MESSAGE) They said, "Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you'll live as you were meant to live—and everyone in your house included!"
(AMP) And they answered, Believe in and on the Lord Jesus Christ [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.
(NLT) They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
(ESV) And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
(CEV) They replied, "Have faith in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved! This is also true for everyone who lives in your home."
(NCV) They said to him, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved—you and all the people in your house."
(HCSB) So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
(NIRV) They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus. Then you and your family will be saved."
(RSV) And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
(NAB-Roman Catholic) And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved."
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) They said: “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will get saved, you and your household.”
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
οι δε ειπον πιστευσον επι τον κυριον ιησουν χριστον και σωθηση συ και ο οικος σου
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
οι δε ειπαν πιστευσον επι τον κυριον ιησουν και σωθηση συ και ο οικος σου
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following Manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse:
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
E 08 - Sixth century
L 020 - Ninth century
P 025 - Ninth century
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “Christ” after “Jesus
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
Westcott and Hort - 1881
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
 
Affected Teaching
If there was one thing the Gnostics hated, it was the idea that salvation came by the Lord Jesus Christ. So they did what they could to neutralize or lower the true testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. One way was to break up His three word name. In this verse the modern versions removed “Christ.” The name “Christ” appears 555 times in the New Testament in 522 verses. There are 7959 verses in the New Testament which means the name appears about every 15 verses. This means that it is a very important title if God chose to include it 555 times. The name “Christ” means “Anointed One or Messiah.” It specifically points to Jesus as the Savior and the promised Messiah so there is no mistaking who Jesus is. See my two studies entitled “The NIV Hates the Lord Jesus” and “The ESV attack on the name of the Lord Jesus.”
 
www.scionofzion.com/esv_attack.htm
 
www.scionofzion.com/niv_hates.htm

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