I’m very excited about this, and hope the healed Bibles, by replacing the removed verses becomes a trend!
My previous article: Progress! The Gideon Bible is now an ESV plus the removed verses including Romans 8:1b!
Romans 8:1 in a regular ESV Bible:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1 in the Gideon’s ESV Bible:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit).
ESV Gideons edition explains what happened:
About This Bible
This edition of The Holy Bible is distributed free of charge throughout the world by The Gideons International. For more information about the ministry of The Gideons, please contact: The Gideons International, Post Office Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 USA, or visit The Gideons website at: www.gideons.org.
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®) is copyright © Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, 1300 Crescent Street, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, USA. The ESV Bible text may be quoted (in written, visual, or electronic form) up to and inclusive of one thousand (1,000) verses without express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for 50% or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. When quoting from the ESV in written, visual, and electronic form, the letters “ESV” must be included as part of the Scripture reference given with the quote. “ESV” and “English Standard Version” are registered trademarks of Crossway. The use of either trademark requires the permission of Crossway. The ESV Bible translation carries forward the historic stream of Bible translation in English exemplified especially by the King James Version (KJV) Bible of 1611 and subsequent essentially literal Bible translations. At the request of The Gideons—and in appreciation for their worldwide, century-plus distribution of more than 1.8 billion Bibles—Crossway is pleased to license the ESV Bible text to The Gideons, and to grant permission to The Gideons to include certain alternative readings based on the Textus Receptus, for exclusive free distribution of a Gideons edition, as follows: Bible translations of the New Testament into English and other languages are almost exclusively based on either (a) the Greek Textus Receptus manuscript tradition (which was the basis for the 1611 translation of the KJV Bible), or (b) the Greek NA-UBS manuscript corpus (which is the basis for almost all Bible translations completed since the late 1800s). In some places in the New Testament of the ESV Gideons edition, as printed and distributed exclusively under license to The Gideons International, the Gideons edition follows the Textus Receptus manuscript tradition, which corresponds in the vast majority of instances to the corpus [body – ed.] of New Testament Greek manuscripts known among scholars today as the Majority Text. Regarding the Old Testament, the primary textual basis for translation of the ESV Old Testament is the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible as found in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (2nd ed. 1983); regarding the ESV New Testament, the primary textual basis for translation of the ESV New Testament is the Greek text of the 1993 editions of the Greek New Testament (4th corrected ed.), published by the United Bible Societies (UBS), and Novum Testamentum Graece (27th ed.), edited by Nestle and Aland. The ESV Bible is based on the original Greek and Hebrew sources noted above, as adapted from the English Revised Standard Version, copyright division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. Crossway is a not-for-profit publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, and is the sole copyright holder of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible. Crossway exists solely for the purpose of publishing the Gospel and the Truth of God’s Word, the Bible. Crossway donates a portion of the purchase of every Bible sold to help support Bible distribution and Bible teaching ministries around the world. Crossway can be found online at www.crossway.org; the online ESV Bible can be found at www.esvbible.org
I was only able to find the above text here, which is from the Gideons’ The Life Book, and is the same wording as in my free Gideons’ pocket New Testament.
Most modern NT ‘Bibles’ are based on an Egyptian text rejected by Christendom 1500 years ago — that removed the second half of Romans 8:1 – “Now there is NO CONDEMNATION to them which are IN CHRIST JESUS, ***WHO don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT***”
“What is HORRIBLY WRONG with Modern Bible Translations like the NIV? Most modern versions slavishly depend on the Egyptian and Vatican corruptions of the New Testament!
Look what the NIV did to Romans 8:1 — They changed the entire meaning of the verse and leave no requirement or prerequisite to being free from condemnation! [Romans 8:1A is now an OSAS theme song, while verses 4-17 still say we must walk according to the Spirit, suffering with Christ to be heirs & children of God having ‘no condemnation’]
Westcott and Hort Magic Marker Binge! Would you take a magic marker to your Bible and cross out words from passages? Do you read the NIV?
2 thoughts on “ESV Gideons Edition: ‘About This Bible’ — Removed verses restored incl. Rom. 8:1b”
Dear sir I would like to have a copy of the ESV bible with other majority text added please. Michael Markum
11836 Glenn Brook Lane
I was just at the Alaska State Fair, where free pocket New Testaments are given away at the Gideons’ booth. They told me they put the hardcover, complete Bibles in hotels for free, and said their Bibles are not available to be purchased, and I don’t know how else to get them.
There is a Gideon Bible App for phones gideons.org/read-the-bible, but I don’t see anything for computers. Hopefully that is in the works! This is a GREAT translation!