Luke 17:36
Luke 17:36
(KJV) Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
(1611 KJV) Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
(1587 Geneva) Two shalbe in the fielde: one shalbe receiued, and another shalbe left.
(1568 Bishop’s Bible) Two men shalbe in the fielde: the one shalbe receaued, & the other forsake.
Counterfeit Versions
(CSB) Omitted
(NIV) - Omitted
(NASV) ["Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left."]
(NLT) Omitted
(ESV) Omitted
(HCSB) Two will be in a field: one will be taken, and the other will be left."]
(TNIV) 35-36 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."
(NCV) Omitted
(RSV) Omitted)
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Omitted
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) Omitted
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
δυο εσονται εν τω αγρω ο εις παραληφθησεται και ο ετερος αφεθησεται
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted/omitted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
K 017 - Ninth century
L 019 - Eighth century
Q 26 - Fifth century
R 027 - Sixth century
W 032 - Fourth/fifth century
Gamma 036 - Ninth or Tenth century
Delta 037 - Ninth century
Theta 038 - Ninth century
P 75 - Third century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century
33 (Minuscule) - Ninth Century
565 - (Minuscule) - Ninth century
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
Stephanus (1550 A.D.)
Manuscripts which Agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
U 030 - Ninth century
13 (Minuscule) - Eighth century
700 - (Minuscule) Eleventh century
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omits entire verse
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
This verse is part of a trilogy of verses describing the condition of the earth when the Lord Jesus Christ returns. It will basically be business as usual.
(Luke 17:34-36 KJV) I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. {35} Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. {36} Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
If we look closely at all three verses they teach us that when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, it will be at one time and the whole world will be affected. First we have two men in one bed which means that part of the world will be in darkness and will be asleep. The next part are those who are grinding at the mill and this would probably represent the morning as the women grind to make the bread for the day. Then the third group would be those in the field which would mean that there would be people working in the daytime and through the day. These three verses combined teach us that when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, there will be a separation of those who are close friends and those who are workers, and those who are in families. One will go to judgment and the other will go to Heaven. (John 5:28-29 KJV) Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, {29} And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. So when the modern versions leave out verse 36, what they are doing is leaving out a vital piece of the prophetic picture which God is giving to us. Stay with the King James Bible and you will have the entire scenario.