John – a verse that should not be there

John 5:4 appears to be a later addition to the original writing. It does not fit into the numeric structure.

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.

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.

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.

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.