[sword-devel] Missing 24 verses list (suitable for use with BD)

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Jun 16 12:15:11 MST 2009

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This is a list of Bible verses in the New Testament that are present in the
King James Version (KJV) but absent from most modern Bible translations
completed after 1881 which are based upon the earliest manuscripts, see also
Novum Testamentum Graece. They are, however, present in the New King James
Version, published in 1979.

Most modern textual scholars consider these verses interpolations
(exceptions include advocates of the Byzantine or Majority text). In any
case, the verse numbers have been reserved even in translations which omit
the verses. It should be noted that apart from omitted entire verses, there
are many omitted words and phrases in the modern translations such as the
Comma Johanneum and the endings of Mark 16 that are not included in this


The Wikipedia article contains a table of missing verses, with separate
columns for several modern English translations.
The table cells are keyed to denote whether each verse is omitted entirely,
or given as a marginal reading in the footnotes.

The translations covered to date are (NIV NASB NKJV RSV NRSV NCV LB).
In all, there are 26 rows in the table,
one of which is for the passage in John's Gospel about the woman caught in
adultery (John 7:53-8:11),
and another is for the disputed end of Mark's Gospel (Mark 16:9-20).
[These two passages are not covered in the following list.]

For SWORD users, here is a practical use of this information......

As a (Windows) BibleDesktop verse list, paste the following into a new text
file, and save it as
%Application Data%\JSword\bookmarks\Missing 24 verses.lst

Matthew 12:47
Matthew 17:21
Matthew 18:11
Matthew 21:44
Matthew 23:14
Mark 7:16
Mark 9:44
Mark 9:46
Mark 11:26
Mark 15:28
Luke 17:36
Luke 22:43-44
Luke 23:17
Luke 24:12
Luke 24:40
John 5:4
Acts 8:37
Acts 15:34
Acts 24:7
Acts 28:29
Romans 16:24
2 Corinthians 13:14
James 1:8 

By opening this verse list with BD you can investigate which individual NT
verses are omitted from each SWORD module.
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