Matthew 8:29
 
Matthew 8:29
(KJV) And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
(1611 KJV) And behold, they cryed out, saying, What haue we to doe with thee, Iesus thou sonne of God? Art thou come hither to torment vs befor ye time?
(1587 Geneva Bible) And beholde, they cryed out, saying, Iesus the sonne of God, what haue we to do with thee? Art thou come hither to tormet vs before ye time?
(1526 Tyndale) And behold they cryed out sayinge: O Iesu the sonne of God what have we to do with the? Art thou come hyther to tormet vs before the tyme be come?
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) "What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"
(NASV) And they cried out, saying, "What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"
(ESV) And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
(1901 ASV) And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
(HCSB) Suddenly they shouted, "What do You have to do with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"
(RSV) And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
(NAB-Roman Catholic) They cried out, "What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the appointed time?"
(NWT-Jehovah‘s Witness) And, look! they screamed, saying: “What have we to do with you, Son of God? Did you come here to torment us before the appointed time?”
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
kai idou ekraxan legonteV ti hmin kai soi ihsou uie tou qeou hlqeV wde pro kairou basanisai hmaV
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
kai idou ekraxan legonteV ti hmin kai soi uie tou qeou hlqeV wde pro kairou basanisai hmaV
 
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 (original)
L 019 - Seventh century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century (corrected)
Theta 038 - Ninth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “Jesus”
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 Teachings
Here is another attack on the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. His name “Jesus” has been omitted from the three basic corrupted manuscripts and no reason is given for this omission. In fact, there is nothing mentioned as to why his name was omitted. This omission attempts to detach the Lord Jesus Christ from His divine title as “Son of God.” This verse is one of approximately 125 verses in the New Testament in which the modern versions omit some part of His divine title. Please see the following study: www.scionofzion.com/niv_hates.htm
 
The demons knew exactly who He was since they were up in Heaven with Him before the rebellion of Satan and their expulsion from heaven. This is why they specifically mentioned Him by name and they also knew that they were heading for eternal judgment and that is why they questioned Him on that subject.

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