Christians stop cling to Old Testament ( Mark 15:28 and Isaiah 53:12 )

Christians are fond of claiming that Jesus fulfilled Old Testament messianic prophecies, but as i  mentioned last article.

The writers of the New Testament books often twisted verses from the Old Testament that had nothing to do with messianic prophecies.

Mark 15:28(KJV)
28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors

The phrase which colored blue have omitted by is omitted by the RV, Ne, NIV, NKJV marg., RSV, GN, LB marg., NEB, NWT, JB. AMP italicises the verse, NASV brackets the verse.

1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus

και επληρωθη η γραφη η λεγουσα και μετα ανομων ελογισθη

As we see the text contains a quotation from one of the texts of the Old Testament which is found in Isaiah 53, specifically verse 12: therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

But what ancient documents of the Bible said on this passage?

In a textual commentary on the greek New Testament by Metzger, Bruce M said: The earliest and best witnesses of the Alexandrian and the Western types of text lack ver.

Adam Clarke said: the scripture was fulfilled –
All this verse is wanting in many MSS., some versions, and several of the fathers

I will go further now and show more evidence

Codex Sinaiticus


Codex Vaticanus


Codex Alexandrinus


Codex Bezae


Christians missionaries must aware of this, Bible contains thousands upon thousands of manuscripts, the textual variants include mere spelling mistakes, doctrinal differences, as well as intentional additions and omissions, for example.

  1. Minuscule 2445
  2. Minuscule 2756



This testimony not considered valuable, so the text is not authentic.


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