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Chapter 15

Different Greek words

Variants 73- 99


   In the following verses, there are variant readings in the Greek texts. In other words, these are instances where the UBS4 (the most recently updated Greek text) and the Textus Receptus (on which the KJV is based) simply do not have the same words.

   While the evidence for one or the other variants is often inconclusive, in some instances, additional comments are offered for your consideration.

   81. a) Acts 6:8 (NRSV):

          Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

       b) Acts 6:8 (KJV):

          And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

   In verse 5 of the same chapter, the word "faith" is used in KJV:

          Acts 6:5 (KJV):

          And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost,

   Although the word "faith" appearing twice in this chapter in KJV certainly makes good sense, the word grace adds a dimension that would seem to include God's powerful action as a result of Stephan's faith in Him. In some earlier manuscripts, Stephan is described in verse 8 as a man "full of grace."



   89. a) Eph. 3:9 (NRSV):

         and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things;

       b) Eph. 3:9 (KJV):

         And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

The Greek word for plan is OiKonomia.

The Greek word for fellowship is Koinonia.