Mark 9:49
 
Mark 9:49
(KJV) For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
(1611 KJV) For euery one shall be salted with fire, and euery sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
(1587 Geneva Bible) For euery man shalbe salted with fire: and euery sacrifice shalbe salted with salt.
(1526 Tyndale) Every man therfore shalbe salted wt fyre: And every sacrifise shalbe seasoned with salt.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) Everyone will be salted with fire.
(NASV) "For everyone will be salted with fire.
(AMP) For everyone shall be salted with fire.
(NLT) “For everyone will be tested with fire.
(ESV) For everyone will be salted with fire.
(CEV) Everyone must be salted with fire.
(NCV) Every person will be salted with fire.
(1901 ASV) For every one shall be salted with fire.
(NLV) "Everyone will be made cleaner and stronger with fire.
(HCSB) For everyone will be salted with fire.
(RSV) For every one will be salted with fire.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) "Everyone will be salted with fire.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witness) “For everyone must be salted with fire.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
paV gar puri alisqhsetai kai pasa qusia ali alisqhsetai
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
paV gar puri alisqhsetai
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following Manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
L 019 - Seventh century
W 032 - Fourth/fifth century
Delta 037 - Ninth century
1 (miniscule) - Seventh century
13 (miniscule) - Eighth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
Theta 038 - Ninth century

Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857 (in brackets or margin)
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
 
Affected Teaching
Those whom the Lord was speaking about in the previous verses are those who are unsaved and if they remain unsaved they shall be cast into eternal Hell. The fact that they will be salted with fire means they will be tormented in the flames of eternal damnation for eternity. Then the Lord uses the same analogy but a different group of people are in view. The first half of the verse deals with unbelievers that He previously spoke of but now there is a different application for the same principle. (1 Pet 1:7 KJV) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Every true believer is considered a sacrifice. (Rom 12:1 KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. As the unbeliever in hell is salted with the fire of judgment, the believer as a living sacrifice is salted with the fire of trials as we read in 1 Peter 1:7 and as we read in 1 Peter 4:12. (1 Pet 4:12 KJV) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
 
As salt is used as a preservative, as believers we have the salt of the Gospel within us. (Num 18:19 KJV) All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee. In Numbers 18:19, God speaks of a covenant of salt, but that covenant is one of eternal nature. The only covenant which lasts throughout eternity is the covenant of grace, so here in Numbers 18:19, the covenant of salt has foreshadowed the covenant of grace in that it is an eternally preserving covenant. (Jude 1:1 KJV) Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Jude 1 speaks about those who are sanctified by God and that would be the believers, and then the verse goes on to say that they are preserved in Jesus Christ and that is exactly what the second half of Mark 9:49 is speaking about when it speaks about every sacrifice being salted with salt. So when the modern versions leave off the second half of Mark 9:49, they are omitting a great promise that Christians will be preserved in Christ Jesus forever.

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