Revelation 11:4
 
Revelation 11:4
(KJV) These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
(1611 KJV) These are the two oliue trees, and the two candlestickes, standing before the God of the earth.
(1587 Geneva Bible) These are two oliue trees, and two candlestickes, standing before the God of the earth.
(1526 Tyndale) These are two olyve trees and two cadlestyckes stodinge before ye god of ye erth
 
Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks, standing before the Lord of the earth.
(1901 ASV) These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks, standing before the Lord of the earth.
(AMP) These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.
(CEB) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(CEV) These two witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand in the presence of the Lord who rules the earth.
(1899 Douay-Rheims American Edition) These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks, that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(ESV) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(GNB) The two witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lamps that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(HCSB) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(NASV) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(NCV) These two witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(2011 NIV) They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”
(NLV) These two men who tell what they know are the two olive trees and the two lights that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(NLT) These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth.
(RSV) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.
(2011 NAB-Roman Catholic) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) These are [symbolized by] the two olive trees and the two lampstands and are standing before the Lord of the earth.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
ουτοι εισιν αι δυο ελαιαι και αι δυο λυχνιαι αι ενωπιον του θεου της γης εστωσαι
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
ουτοι εισιν αι δυο ελαιαι και αι δυο λυχνιαι αι ενωπιον του κυριου της γης εστωτες
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
P 025 - Ninth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Stephanus (1550 A.D.)
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Reads “Lord” instead of “God”
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
The Greek word “theos” was changed to “kurios” in the modern versions. The word “theos” has many synonyms in the Greek but “kurios” is not one of them. What the modern versions have done is borrowed from Zechariah 6:5. Zechariah 6:5 (KJV) And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The word “theos” in the Greek speaks only of God Himself but “kurios” has several meanings such as “owner, master, lord.” There is no valid reason for the text to have been changed from “theos” to “kurios.”

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