Luke 24:49
 
Luke 24:49
(KJV) And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
(1611 KJV) And behold, I send the promise of my Father vpon you: but tarie ye in the citie of Hierusalem, vntill ye be indued with power from on high.
(1587 Geneva) And beholde, I doe sende the promes of my Father vpon you: but tary ye in the citie of Hierusalem, vntill ye be endued with power from an hie.
(1526 Tyndale) And beholde I will sende the promes of my father apon you. But tary ye in ye cite of Ierusalem vntyll ye be endewed with power from an hye.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
(NASV) "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
(THE MESSAGE) What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you're equipped with power from on high."
(NLT) "And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven."
(ESV) And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
(CEV) I will send you the one my Father has promised, but you must stay in the city until you are given power from heaven.
(1901 ASV) And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.
(HCSB) And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high."
(GNB) And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you."
(RSV) And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high."
(NAB-Roman Catholic) And (behold) I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) And, look! I am sending forth upon YOU that which is promised by my Father. YOU, though, abide in the city until YOU become clothed with power from on high.”
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
kai idou egw apostellw thn epaggelian tou patroV mou ej umaV umeiV de kaqisate en th polei ierousalhm ewV ou endushsqe dunamin ex uyouV
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
kai idou egw exapostellw thn epaggelian tou patroV mou ej umaV umeiV de kaqisate en th polei ewV ou endushsqe ex uyouV dunamin
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century (original)
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
L 019 - Eighth Century
P 75 - Third 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 (corrected)
K 017 - Ninth century
W 032 - Fourth/fifth century
Gamma 036 - Ninth or Tenth century
Delta 037 - Ninth century
Theta 038 - Ninth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century
13 (Minuscule) - Eighth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “of Jerusalem”
Greisbach, Johann - 1805
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Wordsworth, Christopher - 1856 revised in 1870
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
Von Soden, Freiherr - 1902
 
Affected Teaching
Here the Lord is giving a specific command that when He goes back to Heaven, the promise of the Holy Ghost will become fulfilled. The Lord gives them an order to wait in the city of Jerusalem for the receiving of the Holy Ghost. In the modern versions, we read that the disciples were to wait “in the city.” What city? Bethlehem? Bethsaida? Jerusalem? The modern versions keep everything in a very ill-defined position. The Lord gave them a specific place to wait so there would be no question where they were to wait. If the Lord just told them “the city” a discussion could have arisen among them concerning where they were to wait. God deals in specifics and does not cause His children to guess. Once again the King James Version gives us specific information but the modern versions keeps one guessing. That alone should convince someone that the source of these modern versions are not God but man.

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