John – verses under question

The CNTR Greek text omits John 5:4.

John 5:4 (NKJV)

For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.

Here is the Greek text of John 5:4 including the numeric values of the words.

The KJV and the NKJV, and several other Bibles, include this verse. Others, like the NASB, have the verse in brackets with a footnote stating that the words are found only in late manuscripts, and others like the NIV omit the verse.

The story is found only in the Gospel of John, and there is no other verse like it in the Bible.

Dr Bunning of CNTR has obviously based his decision to omit John 5:4 on the fact that the verse is not found in early manuscripts.

A complete passage omitted in the CNTR text

The CNTR text excludes the final verse in John 7 (verse 53) and the first eleven verses in John 8.

It is not a settled question, but we believe that John 7:53-8:11 should be included in the canon of Scripture. Ivan Panin did work that led him to believe that this passage should be in the Bible. Our calculations support this position.

For this portion of Scripture we have used the Westcott-Hort text verified by Ivan Panin.