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The simple answer is that there are some older manuscripts that lack the reading. If credence is placed in the older manuscript, then the reading is left out. The assumption is that the older manuscripts are closer to the source documents. By the way, many view the New World Translation with suspicion. It is a product of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract ...


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The chapter and verse divisions found in virtually all modern Bibles originated on the mid 16th century: Robert Estienne created an alternate numbering in his 1551 edition of the Greek New Testament which was also used in his 1553 publication of the Bible in French. Estienne's system of division was widely adopted, and it is this system which is found in ...



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