Luke – verses that should not be there

Luke 17:36 and Luke 23:17 and Luke 22:43 and 44 all appear to be later additions to the original writing. They do not fit into the numeric structure.

Luke 17:36 (NKJV)

“Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”

This verse is found in the KJV and NKJV and in a few other Bibles. The verse is in brackets in some Bibles, including the NASB, and it is omitted completely in other Bibles, including the NIV.

Luke 23:17 (NKJV)

... (for it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).

This verse is in brackets in most Bibles, including the KJV and NKJV and NASB. It is omitted completely in a few other Bibles, including the NIV.

Luke 22:43-44 (NKJV)

[43] Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
[44] And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.