Beware of The ESV

The ESV completely omits the following verses from the New Testament:

Matthew 17:21
Matthew 18:11
Matthew 23:14

Mark 7:16
Mark 9:44
Mark 9:46
Mark 11:26
Mark 15:28

Luke 17:36
Luke 23:17

John 5:4

Acts 8:37
Acts 15:34
Acts 28:29

Romans 16:24


Omissions from other verses include:

“without a cause” (Matthew 5:22)

“and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery” (Matthew 19:9)

“and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt” (Mark 9:49)

“but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4)

“struck him on the face” (Luke 22:64)

“even the Son of man which is in heaven” (John 3:13)

“going through the midst of them, and so passed by” (John 8:59)

“I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem” (Acts 18:21)

“who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1)

“Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Romans 13:9)

“for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof” (1st Corinthians 10:28)

“Lord” (2nd Corinthians 4:10)

“that ye should not obey the truth” (Galatians 3:1)

“of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:14)

“through his blood” (Colossians 1:14)

“Lord” (1st Timothy 1:1)

“our Saviour” (Titus 1:4)

“by himself” (Hebrews 1:3)

“and didst set him over the works of thy hands” (Hebrews 2:7)

“for us” (1st Peter 4:1)

“before the throne of God” (Revelation 14:5)


Also omitted is half of Luke 9:55-56

Half of Acts 9:5-6

and half of 1st John 5:7-8.

3 Comments on “Beware of The ESV

  1. The problem with the ESV, as well as with the NASB and a host of other modern versions is they are ALL based on the wrong text, which choice in turn is built upon a wrong unbelieving principle of a text assessment. The providentially kept text of Textus Receptus is supplanted by the so called “critical” text or collection of texts, which have been selected based on the principle “the shorter version is the more authentic”.
    The principle is altogether fallacious, as it presumes additions to the inspired text. But it is a presumption and nothing else.
    The KJV, on the other hand, is built upon the idea of God’ providential guidance, which has kept the text pure.

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