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First Typo I’ve Ever Found in a Bible… and It’s a Good One!

December 27, 2015

Seriously–check it out. In Luke 11, the crowd demands… a hymn sing!


UBS5 Hymn Sing Typo


I found it in Zondervan’s lovely UBS5-NIV11 diglot, though it also exists in the UBS5 stand-alone version.

I can’t begin to imagine how difficult it must be to proof an entire Bible and get it all right–so no judgment here, just a funny image of a crowd getting tired of Jesus’ preaching and asking for a hymn sing instead!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2015 3:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

  2. December 29, 2015 10:54 am

    Oh no!! Interestingly, it’s correct in the UBS Reader’s Edition. This is great!

    • December 29, 2015 10:59 am

      Actually, my small-sized UBS Reader’s Edition has the same typo.

      • December 29, 2015 11:52 am

        Mine doesn’t but it is in the UBS5 and (as you note) the NIV/UBS5. Makes you wonder what other typos have yet to be found!

      • December 29, 2015 11:55 am

        Yeah! It’s actually added motivation for continuing on in Greek reading. 🙂

  3. Greg Paulson permalink
    December 31, 2015 7:31 am

    Funny typo! Thanks for posting it. I work at the INTF in Münster and will see that this is fixed in the next printing or next edition of the UBS. If you spot other errors, you can mention them here (, if you’re so inclined. Corrections carried out in printings of the Nestle-Aland can be found here ( When a new printing of the UBS5 is ready, a list of corrections should also be available on the INTF website under ONLINE UTILITIES (

    • December 31, 2015 10:44 pm

      Hi, Greg, and thanks so much for the comment. That sounds great!

  4. Richard Chelvan permalink
    June 7, 2016 8:31 pm

    My reader does not have it.


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