Mark – verses that should not be there.

Mark 7:16 and Mark 9:44 and Mark 9:46 and Mark 11:26 and Mark 15:28 all appear to be later additions to the original writing. They do not fit into the numeric structure.

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!”

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.’”

Mark 11:26 (NKJV)

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

Mark 15:28 (NKJV)

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

 

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.