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Translation Trouble – Mark 16.9-20 (all 12 verses)

AV has them all, as It should – see John William

Burgon’s (born in Smyrna, 1813) book, The Last

Twelve Verses of the Gospel of Mark (400 pages),

where he proves this section WAS in the original


NIV has a line separating these last 12 verses from

the text.  Under this line it reads: “[The two most

reliable early manuscripts do not have Mark 16:9-20.]”

NIV readers, Do you know that The Jehovah’s

Witness “Bible” ALSO places these verses in an

appendix of sorts.  Similarity with a cult?

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Translation Trouble –

Mark 16.9-20 NASV: Gives the footnote “Some of the oldest manuscripts omit from verse 9 through 20.”

John Burgon’s book, The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel of Mark, has over 400 pages proving conclusively that this section was in the original manuscripts.

Burgon’s book remains unanswered and is unanswerable.)

A good but mistaken man taught me about missing verse decades ago.  We need the AV!


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