Bro. Tim Bynum asks the very sensible question: "Where did Westcott and Hort get the authority to OMIT 1st John 5:7&13 or Acts 8:37 ???" So we must give a very sensible answer, and to BTB, that should come only from the KJV. So here ya go- Deuteronomy 4:2, KJV Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 12:32, KJV What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: W&H were obeying these instructions form God. If certain material wasn't in the mss they were compiling, then they weren't gonna ADD them. Jesus said,"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."(Matthew 6:7, KJV) Just because a ms contains more words, does that make it more valid? Most writers are paid by the word. Therefore if the makers of MBVs were in it just for the money, it would be to their advantage(financially) to include as many words as possible in their versions. Could it be( much to the horror of the KJVOs that the makers of the MVs are more interested in ACCURACY than lucre? It appears that Westcott & Hort got the "authority" from Scripture as found in the KJV. They did NOT want to be guilty of ADDING to God's word just because some words "looked more holy". They kept AUTHENTICITY in mind. Now, where did the AV translators get the authority to write a new Bible, besides from a human king?