Before any manuscripts, translators, or anything similar to that is discussed, I will simply show the deficiencies of modern versions, when held up against the King James Bible.
1. A “different” Christ in the modern versions.
2 Corinthians 5:21 states Jesus Christ knew no sin.
Isaiah 53:9 says there was no deceit in His mouth. This is the true Jesus. The spotless Lamb of God.
However, when one reads the pages of the NIV, NASB, ESV, NLT, NCV, TEV, or whatever, one can easily spot a “different” Christ.
A “christ” who did “knew” sin.
“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother WITHOUT A CAUSE shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Matthew 5:22 KJV)
The King James Bible correctly states that Jesus said, whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause is in danger of judgment.
The word translated as “without a cause” – εικη – has massive, early and almost universal support among the ancient witnesses and throughout history. It is the reading of the vast Majority of all remaining Greek manuscripts, the Old Latin copies of a, aur, b, c, d, f, ff1, g1, h, k, l, q, the ancient Lectionaries, the Syraic Peshitta, Harkelian, Palestinian, Curetonian, Coptic Sahidic and Boharic, Gothic, Armenian, Georgian and Slavonic early versions. It is the reading found in the early Diatessaron, and it so quoted by such early church witnesses in their writings as Irenaeus, Origen, Cyprian, Eusebius, Chrysostom, Cyril, Theodoret and Hilary.
“But I say unto you that every one who is angry with his brother WITHOUT A CAUSE is worthy of the judgement.” Taitian (140 AD), Diatessaron
What say the modern versions?
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. (Matthew 5:22 NIV)
But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. (Matthew 5:22 NLT)
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. (ESV)
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. (NASB)
What’s the problem?
Jesus got angry.
And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Mark 3:5)
The Greek word for “brother” adelphos, translates:
a brother, whether born of the same two parents or only of the same father or mother having the same national ancestor, belonging to the same people, or countryman any fellow or man a fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affection an associate in employment or office brethren in Christ his brothers by blood all men apostles Christians, as those who are exalted to the same heavenly place.
So, according to the modern versions, Jesus got angry with His brothers, and is therefore in danger of the judgement? That is not sound doctrine, nor is it true.
The correct rendering is the King James Bible. Jesus HAD a cause for His anger. He is sinless, and no Bible corruption can change that.