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THE TRINITY

"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." (I John 5:7)

This is the famous Trinitarian proof text which F.J.A. Hort hoped to remove from the New Greek Text (see Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort).

It is missing from the New Greek New Testament Text, the English Revised Version and most modern translations. Yet, this scripture is in thousands of ancient manuscripts. It appears in the oldest Latin manuscripts dating to 150 AD., and is quoted by early church fathers. Hence, it is impossible for it to be a "late addition".

* Yellow Highlights Indicate Versions With Missing Text, a Weaker or Unclear Meaning compared to the KJV or Even Historically Deviant Doctrinal Understandings.

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I John 5:7,8

quoted and found in the earliest Latin bibles -150 A.D.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

omitted

(marginal disclaimer)
omitted

(footnote indicates 16th century addition)
Omitted

(footnote claiming late addition)
Isaiah 48:16 the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me. the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit. the Sovereign Lord has sent me, with his Spirit. the Sovereign Lord Jehovah himself has sent me, even his spirit.

Romans 1:20 Godhead divine nature divine nature Godship

Acts 17:29 Godhead Divine Nature Divine Being Divine Being

Colossians 2:9 in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form it is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily