22:18 I testify to the one who hears the words of the prophecy contained in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described 1 in this book. 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life 2 and in the holy city that are described in this book.
1 tn Grk “written.”
2 tc The Textus Receptus, on which the KJV rests, reads “the book” of life (ἀπὸ βίβλου, apo biblou) instead of “the tree” of life. When the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus translated the NT he had access to no Greek