Mark 12:32
 
Mark 12:32
(KJV) And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
(1611 KJV) And the Scribe said vnto him, Well master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God, and there is none other but he.
(1587 Geneva Bible) Then that Scribe said vnto him, Well, Master, thou hast saide the trueth, that there is one God, and that there is none but he,
(1526 Tyndale) And the Scribe sayde vnto him: well master thou hast sayd ye truthe that ther ys one God and that ther is none but he.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) "Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
(NASV) The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;
(THE MESSAGE) The religion scholar said, "A wonderful answer, Teacher! So lucid and accurate—that God is one and there is no other.
(AMP) And the scribe said to Him, Excellently and fitly and admirably answered, Teacher! You have said truly that He is One, and there is no other but Him;
(ESV) And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him.
(NCV) The man answered, "That was a good answer, Teacher. You were right when you said God is the only Lord and there is no other God besides him.
(1901 ASV) And the scribe said unto him, Of a truth, Teacher, thou hast well said that he is one; and there is none other but he:
(HCSB) Then the scribe said to Him, "You are right, Teacher! You have correctly said that He is One, and there is no one else except Him.
(NIRV) "You have spoken well, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one. There is no other God but him.
(RSV) And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that he is one, and there is no other but he;
(NAB-Roman Catholic) The scribe said to him, "Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, 'He is One and there is no other than he.'
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witness) The scribe said to him: “Teacher, you well said in line with truth, ‘He is One, and there is no other than He’;
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
kai eipen autw o grammateuV kalwV didaskale ep alhqeiaV eipaV oti eiV estin qeoV kai ouk estin alloV plhn autou
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
eipen autw o grammateuV kalwV didaskale ep alhqeiaV eipeV oti eiV estin kai ouk estin alloV plhn autou
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
K 017 - Ninth century
L 019 - Seventh century
036 - (Majuscule) Tenth century
038 - (Majuscule) Ninth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Stephanus (1550 A.D.)
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
E 07 - Eighth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “God” and render “he is one”
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
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 Teaching
In the King James Version and its lineage, it states that there is one God. This is taught throughout the Bible that there is one God in three distinct persons: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Hebrew uses the word “Elohim” for God which denotes three. So we see even in the Hebrew Scriptures, there speaks of a plurality within one God. However, when we look at the way the modern versions have rewritten this verse, it carries with it the idea of Modalism. Modalism is the false teaching that there is only one God in three manifestations. The manifestations are the Father in the Old Testament, The Lord Jesus Christ coming to earth, and presently He is the Holy Spirit. Modalism teaches that there are not three distinct personalities in the Godhead but only one who manifests Himself differently at different times, as we read above. Modalism is also known as Oneness and is taught by the United Pentecostal Church and T.D. Jakes also believes in the idea of Oneness. As you can plainly read there is a vast difference between “There is one God” and “He is One.” If the modern versions stated that He is one in three persons, then it would make sense but they word it in such a manner that it reeks with oneness. With these modern versions permeating Christianity, no wonder there is a rise in Modalism and the denial of the biblical Trinitarian Doctrine.

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