Mark – verses under question

The CNTR Greek text omits Mark 7:16 and Mark 9:44 and Mark 9:46 and Mark 11:26 and Mark 15:28.

A complete passage omitted in the CNTR text

The CNTR text excludes the final passage in Mark 16, verses 9 to 20.

We believe that Mark 16:9-20 should be included. Ivan Panin did an extensive analysis of the numerics of this passage and he was persuaded that it should be in the Bible. Our own calculations support this. We have examined the highlighting of a particular number (86) that was not the focus of Panin.

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

The verses Mark 7:16 and Mark 9:44 and Mark 9:46 and Mark 11:26 and Mark 15:28 are found in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible and in the New King James Version (NKJV). Many other Bible translations exclude these verses, usually with footnotes by way of explanation. Some Bible translations include the verses but have them in brackets.

Mark 7:16 (NKJV)

“If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”

These words, or similar, are in the CNTR text at Matthew 11:15 and 13:9 and 13:43, and at Mark 4:9 and Mark 4:23.

In other words, Christian theology and understanding is not affected by the omission of Mark 7:16 from the canon of Scripture. This is not the reason why the CNTR text omits Mark 7:16. Dr Bunning of CNTR has solid textual reasons for believing that Mark 7:16 was not in the original writings.

Here is the Greek text of Mark 7:16 including the numeric values of the words.

Mark 9:44 (NKJV)

“... where ‘Their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’”

Mark 9:46 (NKJV)

“... where ‘Their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’”

The words of Mark 9:44 and Mark 9:46 are repeated in Mark 9:48. All Bibles have Mark 9:48 as part of their text. The CNTR text includes Mark 9:48. In other words, it is the KJV and NKJV (mainly) that have the words repeated three times. Examination of the most ancient manuscripts has convinced Dr Bunning to omit the first two occurrences.

Here is the Greek text of Mark 9:44 and the Greek text of Mark 9:46 including the numeric values of the words.

Mark 11:26 (NKJV)

“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

There is a similar thought anyway at Matthew 6:15 and Matthew 6:15 is in the CNTR text and in all Bible translations.

Here is the Greek text of Mark 11:26, including the numerics of the words.

Mark 15:28 (NKJV)

“So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’”

There is an identical quote from the Old Testament at Luke 22:37 and Luke 22:37 is in the CNTR text and in all Bible translations.

Here is the Greek text of Mark 15:28, including the numerics of the words.