Luke 4:41
 
Luke 4:41
( KJV) And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
(1611 KJV) And deuils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Sonne of God. And hee rebuking them, suffered them not to speake: for they knewe that hee was Christ.
(1587 Geneva) And deuils also came out of many, crying, and saying, Thou art that Christ that Sonne of God: but he rebuked them, and suffered them not to say that they knewe him to be that Christ.
(1526 Tyndale) And devils also cam out of many of them crying and saying: thou arte Christ the sonne of God. And he rebuked them and suffered them not to speake: for they knewe that he was Christ.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ.
(NASV) Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.
(NLT) Many were possessed by demons; and the demons came out at his command, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But because they knew he was the Messiah, he rebuked them and refused to let them speak.
(ESV) And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
(CEV) Demons went out of many people and shouted, "You are the Son of God!" But Jesus ordered the demons not to speak because they knew he was the Messiah.
(1901 ASV) And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, Thou art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
(HCSB) Also, demons were coming out of many, shouting and saying, "You are the Son of God!" But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Messiah.
(NCV) Demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God." But Jesus commanded the demons and would not allow them to speak, because they knew Jesus was the Christ.
(RSV) And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) And demons also came out from many, shouting, "You are the Son of God." But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Messiah.
(Douay-Rheims - Roman Catholic) And devils went out from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And rebuking them he suffered them not to speak, for they knew that he was Christ.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) Demons also would come out of many, crying out and saying: “You are the Son of God.” But, rebuking them, he would not permit them to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
exhrceto de kai daimonia apo pollwn krazonta kai legonta oti su ei o cristoV o uioV tou qeou kai epitimwn ouk eia auta lalein oti hdeisan ton criston auton einai
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
exhrceto de kai daimonia apo pollwn krazonta kai legonta oti su ei o uioV tou qeou kai epitimwn ouk eia auta lalein oti hdeisan ton criston auton einai
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
L 019 - Eighth century
XI 040 - Sixth century
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
K 017 - Ninth 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
Omit “the Christ” before “Son of God
Greisbach, Johann - 1805
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
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
The Divine Title for the Lord Jesus Christ is “Christ.” This verse leaves out the witness that the devils had for the Lord Jesus Christ. They knew exactly who He was because before the rebellion of Satan and the fallen angels, they were up there with Him. The Lord Jesus had rebuked them and commanded them to stop speaking because the Testimony of who the Lord Jesus is was not to come from the mouth of devils but from the mouth of His children. (Psa 9:14 KJV) That I may show forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. The modern versions leave out the fact that the devils knew who He was and this is important because it speaks of the pre-Bethlehem existence of the Lord Jesus Christ, in other words, His eternal nature. This is just another attack upon the Divine nature of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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