Luke 22:44

(KJV) And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
(1611 KJV) And being in an agonie, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling downe to the ground.

Counterfeit Versions
(CEB) He was in anguish and prayed even more earnestly. His sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.
(CEV) Jesus was in great pain and prayed so sincerely that his sweat fell to the ground like drops of blood.
(Douay Rheims - 1899 American Edition - Roman Catholic) And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground.
(ERV) Jesus was full of pain; he struggled hard in prayer. Sweat dripped from his face like drops of blood falling to the ground.
(GNB) In great anguish he prayed even more fervently; his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
(HCSB) Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
(LB) for he was in such agony of spirit that he broke into a sweat of blood, with great drops falling to the ground as he prayed more and more earnestly.
(THE MESSAGE) He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.
(New American Bible- Revised Edition-Roman Catholic) He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.]
(NASV) And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
(NCV) Being full of pain, Jesus prayed even harder. His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
(NET) And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
(NIRV) Because he was very sad and troubled, he prayed even harder. His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
(NIV) And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
(NLV) His heart was much troubled and He prayed all the more. Water ran from His face like blood and fell to the ground.
(NLT) He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
(VOICE) And in His anguish, He prayed even more intensely, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) But he was in such agony that he kept praying more earnestly; and his sweat became as drops of blood falling to the ground.

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
{44} και γενομενος εν αγωνια εκτενεστερον προσηυχετο εγενετο δε ο ιδρως αυτου ωσει θρομβοι αιματος καταβαινοντες επι την γην

Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
{43} [[ωφθη δε αυτω αγγελος απο του ουρανου ενισχυων αυτον {44} και γενομενος εν αγωνια εκτενεστερον προσηυχετο και εγενετο ο ιδρως αυτου ωσει θρομβοι αιματος καταβαινοντες επι την γην]]

Hort and Westcott omitted both verses 43 and 44 from their Greek text and placed them in the margin. This is why they are bracketed here and in some of the counterfeit versions.

Corrupted Manuscripts
These verses are corrupted in the following manuscripts:

Verse 43
P 75 - Third Century
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit (corrected)
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
R 027 - Sixth century
T 029 - Fifth century
W 032 - Fourth/fifth century

Verse 44
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
X 033 - Tenth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century

Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse

Verse 43
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit (original)
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
K 017 - Ninth century
Q 026 - Fifth century
Gamma 036 - Ninth or Tenth century
Delta 037 - Ninth century
Theta 038 - Ninth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century

Verse 44
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
K 017 - Ninth century
L 019 - Seventh century
Q 026 - Fifth century
Gamma 036 - Ninth or Tenth century
Delta 037 - Ninth century
Theta 038 - Ninth century

Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omits Verse 43
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Lachmann, Karl - 1842

Omits Verse 44
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Lachmann, Karl - 1842

Affected Teaching
These two verses have been attacked and removed from the Greek text even though there is sufficient manuscript evidence to prove that they are genuine. Then those modern versions which included the two verses have removed the word “great.” It is the Greek word “thromboi” which is behind “great drops.” No one will ever know the anxiety the Lord Jesus was suffering in the Garden. It was so intense that He was dripping great drops of blood. It is a medical condition which can happen to a person under great stress. Small capillaries can break because of coagulated blood and exit through the pores. Thrombosis is a condition of blood clots. The word “great” is very good because it describes well the blood loss which was commensurate with the stress the Lord Jesus Christ was under because of His impending crucifixion. The modern versions just make it sound like a normal condition under normal circumstances. The Lord Jesus was about to be separated from His Heavenly Father for the first time in eternity and was about to take upon Him all the sins of God’s Elect, from Adam to the last one who will become saved. The word “great” is a proper description of the Lord’s bleeding through His pores.

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