Matthew 12:8

Matthew 12:8
(KJV) For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
(1611 KJV) For the sonne of man is Lord euen of the Sabbath day.
(1568 Bishop’s Bible) For the sonne of man also is Lorde euen of the Sabbath day.
(1526 Tyndale) For ye sonne of man is lord even of ye saboth daye.

Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
(1901 ASV) For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
(AMP) For the Son of Man is Lord [even] of the Sabbath.
(CEB) The Human One is Lord of the Sabbath.”
(CEV) So the Son of Man is Lord over the Sabbath.
(ERV) “The Son of Man is Lord over the Sabbath day.”
(ESV) For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
(GNB) for the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
(HCSB) For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
(THE MESSAGE) The Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath; he’s in charge.”
(NASV) For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
(NCV) "So the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath day."
(NIRV) The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath day.”
(NIV) For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
(NLV) For the Son of Man is Lord of the Day of Rest.”
(NLT) For the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”
(RSV) For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath."
(NAB-Roman Catholic) For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.”
(NWT- Jehovah’s Witnesses) For Lord of the sabbath is what the Son of man is.”

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
κυριος γαρ εστιν και του σαββατου ο υιος του ανθρωπου

Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
κυριος γαρ εστιν του σαββατου ο υιος του ανθρωπου

Corrupted Manuscripts
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
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
Theta 038 - Ninth century

Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Stephanus (1550 A.D.)
Phi-043 Sixth century
33 (Minuscule) - Ninth Century
892 - (Minuscule) - Ninth century

Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omits “even”
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
Hodges and Farstad - Majority Text 1982 as corrected in 1985

Affected Teaching
In the Greek, the word “kurios” (Lord) begins the statement which is in the Nominative Case making it the subject. What is in view here is that the Lord Jesus Christ is superior or Lord over the law and that includes the sabbath. He is the master and the law is His servant. The law will judge all unbelievers on the last day. The authority over the law belongs only to Jesus and no one else. The way the modern versions have it written, they make Jesus as Lord of the Sabbath only thus leaving out the fact that He is the Lord of all and all authority has been given unto Him including being Lord of the Sabbath and that is why the word “even” is very important and must not be minimized or omitted.

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