Matthew 25:31
 
Matthew 25:31
(KJV) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
(1611 KJV) When the Sonne of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall hee sit vpon the throne of his glory:
(1587 Geneva Bible) And when the Sonne of man commeth in his glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall he sit vpon the throne of his glorie,
(1526 Tyndale) When the sonne of ma cometh in his glorie and all the holy angels wt him then shall he syt vpon the seate of his glorie
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
(NASV) "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
(THE MESSAGE) "When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne.
(AMP) When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
(NLT) “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.
(ESV) "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
(CEV) When the Son of Man comes in his glory with all of his angels, he will sit on his royal throne.
(NCV) "The Son of Man will come again in his great glory, with all his angels. He will be King and sit on his great throne.
(1901 ASV) But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:
(HCSB) "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
(NIRV) "The Son of Man will come in all his glory. All the angels will come with him. Then he will sit on his throne in the glory of heaven.
(RSV) "When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne,
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) “When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
otan de elqh o uioV tou anqrwpou en th doxh autou kai panteV oi agioi aggeloi met autou tote kaqisei epi qronou doxhV autou
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
otan de elqh o uioV tou anqrwpou en th doxh autou kai panteV oi aggeloi met autou tote kaqisei epi qronou doxhV autou
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
L 019 - Seventh century
038 - (Majuscule) Ninth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
W 032 - Fourth/fifth century
13 (Minuscule) - Eighth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “holy” before “angels”
Greisbach, Johann - 1805
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
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 is one of the verses which make a distinction between the holy angels of God and the evil angels who followed Satan. The passage teaches that when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth, He is going to come with the holy angels from Heaven. When the modern versions remove the word “holy” it removes the distinction as to which angels will be accompanying the Lord Jesus Christ on His return. It seems the modern versions want to amalgamate all the angels, both holy and evil, into one crowd, as if there is a possible chance that the unholy angels can be saved. Those angels who followed Satan in the rebellion became devils and are already sentenced to eternal damnation with Satan. (1 Cor 6:3 KJV) Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? Whatever part the believer plays in the judgment of angels, the outcome will be the same. Mark 8:38 and Luke 9:26 also speak of the “holy angels” but this is the only one of the three verses where “holy” is omitted. This is typical of the modern versions. They mutilate one verse and a similar verse they leave alone.

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