Matthew 20:16

Matthew 20:16 KJV
So the last shall be first, and the first last:
for many be called, but few chosen.

The phrase “for many be called, but few chosen” is omitted without a footnote by the New American Standard Bible, as well as by the Revised Version.

Matthew 20:16 NASB
So the last shall be first, and the first last.

Matthew 20:16 RV1885
So the last shall be first, and the first last.

These familiar words are not in the early manuscripts, several cursives, Sahidic, and some Boharic and Ethiopic manuscripts, but do appear in slightly more recent manuscripts, and Latin manuscripts.

Apparently Tischendorff’s 1841 Greek New Testament was the first printed edition to omit this clause.

The same words appear in Matthew 22:14.

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