Luke 9:50

Luke 9:50
(KJV) And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
(1611 KJV) And Iesus said vnto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against vs, is for vs.
(1587 Geneva Bible) Then Iesus saide vnto him, Forbid ye him not: for he that is not against vs, is with vs.
(1526 Tyndale) And Iesus sayde vnto him: forbyd ye him not. For he that is not agaynst vs is wt vs.

Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) But Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against you is for you.
(1901 ASV) But Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against you is for you.
(AMP) But Jesus told him, Do not forbid [such people]; for whoever is not against you is for you.
(CEB) But Jesus replied, “Don’t stop him, because whoever isn’t against you is for you.”
(CEV) “Don’t stop him!” Jesus said. “Anyone who isn’t against you is for you.”
(ERV) Jesus said to him, “Don’t stop him. Whoever is not against you is for you.”
(ESV) But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”
(GNB) “Do not try to stop him,” Jesus said to him and to the other disciples, “because whoever is not against you is for you.”
(HCSB) “Don’t stop him,” Jesus told him, “because whoever is not against you is for you.”
(JB PHILLIPS) But Jesus told him, “You must not stop him. The man who is not against you is on your side.”
(NASV) But Jesus said to him, “Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you.”
(NCV) But Jesus said to him, “Don’t stop him, because whoever is not against you is for you.”
(NIRV) “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “Anyone who is not against you is for you.”
(NIV) “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”
(NLT) But Jesus said, “Don’t stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you.”
(RSV) But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you.”
(VOICE) What? No! Don’t think like that! Whoever is not working against you is working with you.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Jesus said to him, “Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) But Jesus said to him: “Do not YOU men try to prevent [him], for he that is not against YOU is for YOU.”

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
και ειπεν προς αυτον ο ιησους μη κωλυετε ος γαρ ουκ εστιν καθ ημων υπερ ημων εστιν

Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
ειπεν δε προς αυτον ιησους μη κωλυετε ος γαρ ουκ εστιν καθ υμων υπερ υμων εστιν

Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Both first and second “us” is changed to “you”
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
K 017 - Ninth century
L 019 - Seventh century
M 021 - Ninth century

Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Maintains both uses of “us”
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
E 07 - Eighth century
U 030 - Ninth century
Gamma 036 - Ninth or Tenth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century

Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Reads “you” instead of “us”
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
The way the modern versions change the word “us” to “you”, makes it seem like they are teaching that Jesus is detaching Himself from the Disciples. By using the word “us” in the King James Bible, Jesus is including Himself with those who will be hated by the world. (John 15:18 KJV) If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. Jesus has always identified Himself with His people who have suffered persecution for Him. (Acts 9:4 KJV) And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Here is the full spiritual pecking order. (Mat 10:40 KJV) He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. Those who receive the believers are receiving the person of Christ and those who receive Him, are receiving the Father. You and me are different people but the word “us” reveals we are together, just as Jesus is with His children.

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