Gideon changes to the English Standard Version New

Testament
Joshua Holman
In 2013 The Gideons International (TGI; also known as the Gideons) announced they would
transition their modern English version from the New King James Version to the English
Standard Version (ESV).1 At the same time the group announced that the text would
“include over 50 alternate renderings consistent with the Textus Receptus”.2 This is a listing
of these changes; they are in red. The third column indicates if the change is supported
with a footnote in the ESV.

In making this list, I have used the text found at the Daily Bible Reading section of the
Gideons website and the text as found at Bible Gateway. The website Diff Checker was used
to spot any differences.

In making this list, I want to put myself on record as expressing my appreciation to the TGI
for their ministry of spreading the Bible to others and helping to lead lost souls to Christ. I
also want to put myself on record as thanking Crossway for making the ESV – one of the
best English translations we have today.

In saying all of this, I make this list not to disparage these ministries but as an intellectual
curiosity, as I have been interested in the Bible and its translations in English for almost 20
years now. I wish to thank Bradford Taliaferro for his help and encouragement in making
this list. I pray it will be a blessing to you.

This list is not endorsed by The Gideons International or Crossway; all opinions are my
own. Feel free to use this file. I ask that I (Joshua Holman) be credited. For comments or
questions contact me at josh@sillydog.org. Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/eparses.
This file was last updated on November 4, 2017.

Verse Gideon ESV ESV Is change
supported by a
footnote in the
ESV?
Matthew 1:7 and Solomon the father of and Solomon the father Yes
Rehoboam, and of Rehoboam, and
Rehoboam the father of Rehoboam the father of

1
(The Gideons International, 2013)
2
Ibid.
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Abijah, and Abijah the Abijah, and Abijah the
father of Asa, father of Asaph,
1:8 and Asa the father of and Asaph the father of Yes
Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat, and
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoshaphat the father of
Joram, and Joram the Joram, and Joram the
father of Uzziah, father of Uzziah,
1:10 and Hezekiah the father of and Hezekiah the father Yes
Manasseh, and Manasseh of Manasseh, and
the father of Amon, and Manasseh the father of
Amon the father of Josiah, Amos, and Amos the
father of Josiah,
1:25 but knew her not until she but knew her not until No
had given birth to her she had given birth to a
firstborn son. And he son. And he called his
called his name Jesus. name Jesus.
5:44 “But I say to you, Love But I say to you, Love No
your enemies, bless those your enemies and pray
who curse you, do good for those who persecute
to those who hate you, you,
and pray for those who
persecute you,
5:47 “And if you greet only And if you greet only your No
your brothers, what more brothers, what more are
are you doing than you doing than others?
others? Do not even the Do not even the Gentiles
tax collectors do the do the same?
same?
6:13 “And lead us not into And lead us not into Yes
temptation, but deliver us temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For yours is the from evil.
kingdom and the power
and the glory, forever.
Amen.
12:47 Someone told him, “Your After verse 46 the ESV Yes
mother and your brothers inserts a footnote that
are standing outside, reads:
asking to speak to you.”
Some manuscripts insert
verse 47: Someone told
him, “Your mother and
your brothers are
standing outside, asking
to speak to you”
17:21 “But this kind never After verse 20 the ESV Yes
comes out except by inserts a footnote that
prayer and fasting.” reads:
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Some manuscripts insert
verse 21: But this kind
never comes out except
by prayer and fasting
18:11 “For the Son of Man came After verse 10 the ESV Yes
to save the lost. inserts a footnote that
reads:

Some manuscripts add
verse 11: For the Son of
Man came to save the
lost
19:9 “And I say to you: And I say to you: whoever Yes
whoever divorces his wife, divorces his wife, except
except for sexual for sexual immorality, and
immorality, and marries marries another, commits
another, commits adultery.”
adultery, and whoever
marries a divorced
woman commits
adultery.”
23:14 “Woe to you, scribes and After verse 13 the ESV Yes
Pharisees, hypocrites! For inserts a footnote that
you devour widows’ reads:
houses and for a pretense
you make long prayers; Some manuscripts add
therefore you will receive here (or after verse 12)
the greater verse 14: Woe to you,
condemnation. scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you
devour widows' houses
and for a pretense you
make long prayers;
therefore you will receive
the greater
condemnation
26:45 Then he came to the Then he came to the Yes
disciples and said to them, disciples and said to
“Are you still sleeping and them, “Sleep and take
taking your rest? See, the your rest later on. See,
hour is at hand, and the the hour is at hand, and
Son of Man is betrayed the Son of Man is
into the hands of sinners. betrayed into the hands
of sinners.
Mark 7:16 “If anyone has ears to After verse 15 the ESV Yes
hear, let him hear.” inserts a footnote that

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reads:

Some manuscripts add
verse 16: If anyone has
ears to hear, let him hear
9:29 And he said to them, “This And he said to them, Yes
kind cannot be driven out “This kind cannot be
by anything but prayer driven out by anything
and fasting.” but prayer.”
9:44 “‘where their worm does After verse 43 the ESV Yes
not die and the fire is not inserts a footnote that
quenched.’ reads:

Some manuscripts add
verses 44 and 46 (which
are identical with verse
48)
9:46 “‘where their worm does After verse 43 the ESV Yes
not die and the fire is not inserts a footnote that
quenched.’ reads:

Some manuscripts add
verses 44 and 46 (which
are identical with verse
48)
9:49 “For everyone will be For everyone will be Yes
salted with fire, and every salted with fire.
sacrifice will be salted
with salt.
10:24 And the disciples were And the disciples were Yes
amazed at his words. But amazed at his words. But
Jesus said to them again, Jesus said to them again,
“Children, how difficult it “Children, how difficult it
is for those who trust in is to enter the kingdom of
riches to enter the God!
kingdom of God!
11:26 “But if you do not forgive, After verse 25 the ESV Yes
neither will your Father inserts a footnote that
who is in heaven forgive reads:
your trespasses.”
Some manuscripts add
verse 26: But if you do not
forgive, neither will your
Father who is in heaven
forgive your trespasses
13:33 “Be on guard, keep awake Be on guard, keep awake. Yes
and pray. For you do not For you do not know
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know when the time will when the time will come.
come.
15:28 And the Scripture was After verse 27 the ESV Yes
fulfilled that says, “He inserts a footnote that
was numbered with the reads:
transgressors.”
Some manuscripts insert
verse 28: And the
Scripture was fulfilled
that says, “He was
numbered with the
transgressors”
16:9-20 The Gideon ESV prints the After verse 8 the ESV Yes
text in its entirety without inserts a heading that
notes. reads:

[Some of the earliest
manuscripts do not
include 16:9–20.]

The ESV also inserts a
footnote that reads:

Some manuscripts end
the book with 16:8;
others include verses 9–
20 immediately after
verse 8. At least one
manuscript inserts
additional material after
verse 14; some
manuscripts include after
verse 8 the following: But
they reported briefly to
Peter and those with him
all that they had been
told. And after this, Jesus
himself sent out by means
of them, from east to
west, the sacred and
imperishable
proclamation of eternal
salvation. These
manuscripts then
continue with verses 9–
20.

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The text then follows,
enclosed within double
brackets.
Luke 2:43 And when the feast was And when the feast was No
ended, as they were ended, as they were
returning, the boy Jesus returning, the boy Jesus
stayed behind in stayed behind in
Jerusalem. Joseph and his Jerusalem. His parents
mother did not know it, did not know it,
3:33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Amminadab, No
the son of Ram, the son of the son of Admin, the son
Hezron, the son of Perez, of Arni, the son of
the son of Judah, Hezron, the son of Perez,
the son of Judah,
4:4 And Jesus answered him, And Jesus answered him, No
“It is written, ‘Man shall “It is written, ‘Man shall
not live by bread alone, not live by bread alone.’”
but by every word of
God.’”
4:8 And Jesus answered him, And Jesus answered him, No
“Get behind me, Satan! “It is written, “‘You shall
For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your
worship the Lord your God, and him only shall
God, and him only shall you serve.’”
you serve.’”
4:44 And he was preaching in And he was preaching in Yes
the synagogues of Galilee. the synagogues of Judea.
9:55 But he turned and But he turned and Yes
rebuked them saying, rebuked them.
“You do not know what
manner of spirit you are
of; for the Son of Man
came not to destroy
people’s lives but to save
them.”
11:4 “and forgive us our sins, and forgive us our sins, Yes
for we ourselves forgive for we ourselves forgive
everyone who is indebted everyone who is indebted
to us. And lead us not into to us. And lead us not
temptation, but deliver us into temptation.”
from evil.”
11:11 “What father among you, What father among you, Yes
if his son asks for bread, if his son asks for a fish,
will give him a stone; or if will instead of a fish give
he asks for a fish, will him a serpent;
instead of a fish give him a
serpent;
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17:36 “Two men will be in the After verse 35 the ESV Yes
field; one will be taken inserts a footnote that
and the other left.” reads:

Some manuscripts add
verse 36: Two men will be
in the field; one will be
taken and the other left
23:17 Now he was obliged to After verse 16 the ESV Yes
release one man to them inserts a footnote that
at the festival. reads:

Here, or after verse 19,
some manuscripts add
verse 17: Now he was
obliged to release one
man to them at the
festival
John 5:3 In these lay a multitude of In these lay a multitude Yes
invalids–blind, lame, and of invalids—blind, lame,
paralyzed–waiting for the and paralyzed.
moving of the water;
5:4 for an angel of the Lord After verse 3 the ESV Yes
went down at certain inserts a footnote that
seasons into the pool, reads:
and stirred the water:
whoever stepped in first Some manuscripts insert,
after the stirring of the wholly or in part, waiting
water was healed of for the moving of the
whatever disease he had. water; 4for an angel of
the Lord went down at
certain seasons into the
pool, and stirred the
water: whoever stepped
in first after the stirring of
the water was healed of
whatever disease he had
7:8 “You go up to the feast. I You go up to the feast. I Yes
am not yet going up to am not going up to this
this feast, for my time has feast, for my time has not
not yet fully come.” yet fully come.”
7:53-8:11 The Gideon ESV prints the After 7:52 the ESV inserts Yes
text in its entirety without a heading that reads:
notes.
[The earliest manuscripts
do not include 7:53–
8:11.].

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The ESV also inserts a
footnote that reads:

Some manuscripts do not
include 7:53–8:11; others
add the passage here or
after 7:36 or after 21:25
or after Luke 21:38, with
variations in the text.

The text then follows,
enclosed within double
brackets.
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, “If you After verse 36 the ESV Yes
believe with all your inserts a footnote that
heart, you may.” And he reads:
replied, “I believe that
Jesus Christ is the Son of Some manuscripts add all
God.” or most of verse 37: And
Philip said, “If you believe
with all your heart, you
may.” And he replied, “I
believe that Jesus Christ is
the Son of God.”
20:28 “Pay careful attention to Pay careful attention to No
yourselves and to all the yourselves and to all the
flock, in which the Holy flock, in which the Holy
Spirit has made you Spirit has made you
overseers, to care for the overseers, to care for the
church of God, which he church of God, which he
purchased with his own obtained with his own
blood. blood.
24:6 “He even tried to profane He even tried to profane Yes
the temple, but we seized the temple, but we seized
him and we would have him.
judged him according to
our law.
24:7 “But the chief captain After verse 6 the ESV Yes
Lysias came and with inserts a footnote that
great violence took him reads:
out of our hands,
Some manuscripts add
and we would have
judged him according to
our law. 7But the chief
captain Lysias came and
with great violence took

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him out of our hands,
8
commanding his
accusers to come before
you.
24:8 “commanding his By examining him Yes
accusers to come before yourself you will be able
you. By examining him to find out from him
yourself you will be able about everything of
to find out from him which we accuse him.”
about everything of which
we accuse him.”
28:29 And when he had said After verse 28 the ESV Yes
these words, the Jews inserts a footnote that
departed, having much reads:
dispute among
themselves. Some manuscripts add
verse 29: And when he
had said these words, the
Jews departed, having
much dispute among
themselves
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no There is therefore now no Yes
condemnation for those condemnation for those
who are in Christ Jesus, who are in Christ Jesus.
who walk not according
to the flesh (but
according to the Spirit).
16:24 The grace of our Lord After verse 23 the ESV Yes
Jesus Christ be with you inserts a footnote that
all. Amen. reads:

Some manuscripts insert
verse 24: The grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen.
1 Corinthians 11:24 and when he had given and when he had given Yes3/No
thanks, he broke it, and thanks, he broke it, and
said, “Take, eat; this is my said, “This is my body
body which is broken for which is for you. Do this
you. Do this in in remembrance of me.”
remembrance of me.”
2 Corinthians NONE
Galatians NONE
Ephesians NONE
Philippians NONE

3
The word “broken” appear in the 2011 ESV. The rest of the words are not supported by a footnote.
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Colossians 1:14 in whom we have in whom we have No
redemption through his redemption, the
blood, the forgiveness of forgiveness of sins.
sins.
1:20 and through him to and through him to No
reconcile to himself all reconcile to himself all
things, whether on earth things, whether on earth
or in heaven, making or in heaven, making
peace through the blood peace by the blood of his
of his cross. cross.
1 Thessalonians NONE
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought always to But we ought always to Yes
give thanks to God for give thanks to God for
you, brothers beloved by you, brothers beloved by
the Lord, because God the Lord, because God
chose you from the chose you as the
beginning to be saved, firstfruits to be saved,
through sanctification by through sanctification by
the Spirit and belief in the the Spirit and belief in the
truth. truth.
1 Timothy 3:16 Great indeed, we confess, Great indeed, we confess, Yes
is the mystery of is the mystery of
godliness: God was godliness: He was
manifested in the flesh, manifested in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, seen vindicated by the Spirit,
by angels, proclaimed seen by angels,
among the nations, proclaimed among the
believed on in the world, nations, believed on in
taken up in glory. the world, taken up in
glory.
2 Timothy NONE
Titus NONE
Philemon NONE
Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of Now may the God of No
peace who brought again peace who brought again
from the dead our Lord from the dead our Lord
Jesus, the great shepherd Jesus, the great shepherd
of the sheep, through the of the sheep, by the
blood of the eternal blood of the eternal
covenant, covenant,
James NONE
1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were knowing that you were No
redeemed from the futile ransomed from the futile
ways inherited from your ways inherited from your
forefathers, not with forefathers, not with
perishable things such as perishable things such as
silver or gold, silver or gold,
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2 Peter NONE
1 John NONE
2 John NONE
3 John NONE
Jude NONE
Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ the and from Jesus Christ the No
faithful witness, the faithful witness, the
firstborn from the dead, firstborn of the dead, and
and the ruler of kings on the ruler of kings on
earth. To him who loves earth. To him who loves
us and has freed us from us and has freed us from
our sins through his blood our sins by his blood

Works Cited
The Gideons International. (2013, June/July). Development and Growth of the English Standard Version.
The Gideon, 113, 34-35. (M. Arvin, Ed.) Nashville, Tennessee, US: Craig Warner. Retrieved
November 13, 2013, from Issu: http://issuu.com/toreolav/docs/jun_gideon/34

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