Luke 17:36

Luke 17:36 KJV
Two men shall be in the field;
the one shall be taken, and the other left.

The New American Standard Bible puts this verse between brackets with a footnote that early manuscripts do not contain this verse

Luke 17:36 NASB
[Two men will be in the field;
one will be taken and the other will be left.]

The Revised Version doesn’t have it in the main text, but mentions in a footnote “Some ancient authorities add vers 36”, followed by the verse.

The reason for the omission of this verse is besides the fact that early manuscripts do not contain this verse, possibly also that this verse is a repetition of Matthew 24:40.

Even the King James Version had doubts about this verse, as it provided (in the original 1611 edition and still in many high quality editions) a sidenote that said, “This 36th verse is wanting in most of the Greek copies.”

This verse is missing from Tyndale’s version (1534) and the Geneva Bible (1557).
Among major Textus Receptus editions, this verse does not appear in the editions of Erasmus (1516–1535), Aldus (1518), Colinaeus (1534), Stephanus 1st – 3rd editions (1546–1550), but it did appear in the Complutensian (1514), and in the margins of Stephanus 4th edition (1551), and all of Elzivir’s and Beza’s editions (1565–1604).

In modern conservative Greek editions it is also omitted from the main text of Scrivener’s Greek NT according to the Textus Receptus, and the two Majority Text editions.

Verse 36 is included by very few Greek manuscripts of the Western text-type and by Old Latin and Vulgate manuscripts.

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