Why are the newer translations of the Bible missing verses?
The reason why the newer translations of the Bible are missing verses is because these verses should not have been in the Bible to begin with. The King James Version was translated in A.D. 1611. There have been many Biblical manuscripts discovered since, that are older and more accurate than the manuscripts that the KJV was translated from. It seems that over the course of 1500 years, some words, phrases, and even sentences were added to the Bible (either intentionally or accidentally). The verses that are “missing” from the most recent translations are simply not found in the oldest and most reliable Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek manuscripts. The newer translations (such as the NIV, ASB, and NLT) remove these verses or place them in footnotes or in the margin because they do not truly belong in the Bible.