Mark 15:28
Mark 15:28
(KJV) And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
(1611 KJV) And the Scripture was fulfilled, which sayeth, And hee was numbred with the transgressours.
(1587 Geneva Bible) Thus the Scripture was fulfilled, which sayth, And he was counted among the wicked.
(1526 Tyndale) And the scripture was fulfilled which sayeth: he was counted amonge the wicked.
Counterfeit Versions
(CSB) Omitted
(NIV) Omitted
(NASV) [And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with transgressors."] >>Footnote - Early mss do not contain this verse
(ESV) Omitted
(CEV) Omitted
(HCSB) [So the Scripture was fulfilled that says: And He was counted among outlaws.] >>Footnote - Other mss omit bracketed text
(RSV) Omitted
(NRSV) Omitted
(1881 RV) Omitted
(1901 ASV) Omitted
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Omitted
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) Omitted
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
kai eplhrwqh h grajh h legousa kai meta anomwn elogisqh
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
33 (Minuscule) - Ninth Century
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
K 017 - Ninth century
L 019 - Seventh century
Theta 038 - Ninth century
XI 040 - Sixth century
1 (Minuscule) - Seventh century
13 (Minuscule) - Eighth century
28 (Minuscule) - Eleventh century
33 (Minuscule) - Ninth Century
892 - (Minuscule) - Ninth century
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omits entire verse
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857 (in brackets or margin)
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
Affected Teachings
Since today is Good Friday, I want to give a verse which attacks the Lord Jesus Christ concerning His sacrifice. Mark 15:28 is a fulfillment of Isaiah 53:12:
(Isa 53:12 KJV) Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
By removing this verse or bracketing it (same mindset) the modern bibles are denying that the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 53:12 on the cross. The Lord Jesus Christ had to be made sin for the Elect. (2 Cor 5:21 KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself was innocent of any sin but because He took on Him the sins of all the Elect, He was therefore guilty before God of all the sins He was bearing. Therefore, He could rightly be called a transgressor but for the sake of the Elect. This is why the Lord Jesus had asked if God had forsaken Him because this was the first time from all eternity that the Father and the Son were separated. God could not look upon sin but He greatly accepted the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of the Elect and because of that, every true believer is now fitted for Heaven. So when the modern bible re-writers remove this verse, they are removing one of the greatest teachings on the sacrifice of Christ. Isn’t it a shame that so many Christians accept these false versions and do not realize that Satan is selling them a bill of goods? One of the biggest cries from the modern version camp is that no doctrine is missing from the modern versions. Well, quite frankly to remove a verse which has specific teachings on the crucifixion of Christ is to remove a part of the doctrine of Christ. A person who orders a steak in a restaurant and receives only half of it, still has steak but half is missing. When a Christian goes to a bookstore and buys a modern version, they are paying full price for a partial bible. Not to smart, huh?