Mark 3:15
 
Mark 3:15
(KJV) And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
(1611 KJV) And to haue power to heale sickenesses, and to cast out deuils.
(1587 Geneva Bible) And that they might haue power to heale sicknesses, and to cast out deuils.
(1526 Tyndale) and that they might have power to heale syknesses and to cast out devyls.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) and to have authority to drive out demons.
(NASV) and to have authority to cast out the demons.
(THE MESSAGE) and give them authority to banish demons.
(AMP) And to have authority and power to heal the sick and to drive out demons:
(NLT) giving them authority to cast out demons.
(ESV) and have authority to cast out demons.
(CEV) and to force out demons.
(NCV) and to have the authority to force demons out of people.
(1901 ASV) and to have authority to cast out demons:
(HCSB) and to have authority to drive out demons.
(NIRV) They would have authority to drive out demons.
(RSV) and have authority to cast out demons:
(NAB-Roman Catholic) and to have authority to drive out demons:
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) and to have authority to expel the demons.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
kai ecein exousian qerapeuein taV nosouV kai ekballein ta daimonia
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
ai ecein exousian ekballein ta daimonia [
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century (original)
L 019 - Seventh century
037 - (Majuscule) Ninth 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)
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
W 032 - Fourth/fifth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century
13 (Minuscule) - Eighth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “to heal sicknesses, and”
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
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
Here we read a verse in which the twelve disciples were chosen by the Lord Jesus Christ for the purpose of preaching the Gospel and to heal sicknesses and exorcise devils from people. (Mark 16:17 KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; At this point in the infant ministry of the disciples, Jesus had given them the authority to heal the sick and cast out devils. The purpose of this is not to start a denomination of signs and wonders, but it was to confirm the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:20 KJV) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
 
When John sent his disciples to Jesus to find out if He truly was the Anointed One, Jesus sent back the following answer: (Mat 11:4-5 KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: {5} The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. We read in these verses that the sick were being healed as a sign that the Kingdom of God was now among them. The healing of people was a miracle which represented the difference between one who is laden with the sickness of sin and after healing, they show what it is like to be saved. (1 Pet 2:24 KJV) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. By the modern versions omitting the portion of Scripture which speaks of the healing of physical disease, they remove a great picture of salvation.

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