Galatians 5:21
 
Galatians 5:21
(KJV) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(1611 KJV) Enuyings, murthers, drunkennesse, reuellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I haue also tolde you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherite the kingdome of God.
(1587 Geneva Bible) Enuie, murthers, drunkennesse, gluttonie, and such like, whereof I tell you before, as I also haue tolde you before, that they which doe such things, shall not inherite the kingdome of God
(1526 Tyndale) envyinge murther dronkenes glottony and soche lyke: of the which I tell you before as I have tolde you in tyme past that they which comit soche thinges shall not inherite ye kyngdome of God.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(NASV) envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(AMP) Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(NLT) envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
(ESV) envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(CEV) envious. They get drunk, carry on at wild parties, and do other evil things as well. I told you before, and I am telling you again: No one who does these things will share in the blessings of God's kingdom.
(NCV) feeling envy, being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like these. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not inherit God's kingdom.
(1901 ASV) envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(HCSB) envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(RSV) envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these. As to these things I am forewarning YOU, the same way as I did forewarn YOU, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s kingdom.
 
Footnotes
ESV - Some manuscripts add murder
NKJV - NU-Text omits murders.
HCSB - Other mss add murders
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Occasions of envy: after the Greek word phthonoi, "envies," some manuscripts add a similar sounding one, phonoi, "murders."

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
jfqonoi jfonoi meqai kwmoi kai ta omoia toutoiV a prolegw umin kaqwV kai proeipon oti oi ta toiauta prassonteV basileian qeou ou klhronomhsousin
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
jqonoi meqai kwmoi kai ta omoia toutoiV a prolegw umin kaqwV proeipon oti oi ta toiauta prassonteV basileian qeou ou klhronomhsousin
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following Manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
P 46 - circa 200 AD
33 (Miniscule) - Ninth Century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 06 - Paris: Claromontanus - Sixth century
K 018 - Ninth century
L 020 - Ninth century
P 025 - Ninth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “murders” after “envyings”
Lachmann, Karl - 1842 (in brackets or margin)
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857 (in brackets or margin)
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871 (in brackets or margin)
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Weiss, Bernhard - 1894
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 Teachings
Good news for unsaved murderers! The modern versions omit “murderers” in the line up of Galatians 5:19-21 which are a list of sins which will keep a person out of the Kingdom of God. I really had to laugh at the footnote on the NAB above where they claim a similar sounding word was added. Hello! They may be similar but they are different words. One means “envy” and the other means “murder.” If the reason that the Greek word for “murders” was omitted is because it sounded like the one for “envy” then excuse me but that is a stupid reason and makes no sense. Then again, we are dealing with the modern versions which attack the Lord Jesus Christ without any fear. Just because two words sound alike or even look alike is no reason to delete any of them. This is a very good example of the type of extremely poor scholarship which prevails in the modern versions. How could anyone trust them when their translators remove words because they sound alike or look alike? I know I am glad that the Lord has preserved His Word in the King James Bible because how could we trust any modern version which omits vital words just because they look or sound like.

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