1971 RSV Revisions that were included in the 2005 Oxford Press/Scepter Press/Ignatius Press RSV: Catholic Bible Compact Versions,

The 2006 Oxford Catholic Comparative New Testament, and the My Daily Catholic Bible: Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition,

and NOT contained in the 2006 Oxford Press RSV: Catholic Bible Reader’s Version.

Primary source: Appendix II of “An analytical concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament” by Clinton Morrison

Text on the left is according to the 1959 RSV; Text following this to the right of each entry is as follows:

Red = Oxford revision (according to the 1971 RSV)

Blue = Oxford revision (according to the 1971 RSV, be aware that it does not match certain incorrect online 1971 RSV texts)

Green = still matches the 1959/1965 CE

A semicolon separates each underlined text revision, per line, if applicable.



6.2 "I say to you, they have their reward” …have received

6.5 "I say to you, they have their reward” …have received

6.16 "I say to you, they have their reward” …have received

10.8 "You received without pay…paying

12.1 “they began to pluck ears of grain” …heads   (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

13.33 "leaven … in three measures of meal…flour

14.23 “he went up into the hills by himself” …on the mountain

15.27 "crumbs … from their master's table” …masters’

15.29 “he went up into the hills…on the mountain

17.20 "Move hence to yonder place…from here to there   (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

18.8 "cut it off and throw it from you…away

18.9 "pluck it out and throw it from you…away

18.12 "does he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills…mountains

19.5 "the two shall become one…one flesh

19.6 "So they are no longer two but one…one flesh

19.6 "let no man put asunder” …not

19.11 "Not all men can receive this precept…saying

24.8 "the beginning of the sufferings…birth-pangs

26.7 “a woman … with an alabaster jar…flask

26.18 "Go into the city to such a one…a certain

27.11 “Jesus said to him, "You have said so …(underlined text removed)

27.32 “As they were marching out…went



1.36 “those who were with him followed him” …pursued

2.23 “disciples began to pluck ears of grain” ...heads        (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

3.13 “And he went up into the hills...on the mountain       (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

3.21 “And when his friends heard it … for they said, "He is beside himself”family; people were saying

4.36 “they took him with them, just as he was, in the boat…in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him

5.42 “the girl got up and walked; for she was twelve years old… (she was twelve years of age)

5.42 “And immediately they were overcome” …and they were immediately

6.34 “As he landed he saw a great throng” …went ashore

6.46 “he went into the hills to pray” …up on the mountain

6.48 “they were distressed in rowing, for the wind was against them” …making headway painfully

9.1 "before they see the kingdom of God come with power” …has come

10:8 “‘and the two shall become one.’  So they are no longer two but one…"one flesh"       (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

11:24 “believe that you receive it and you will…have received; it will be yours

13.8 “but the beginning of the sufferings…birth-pangs

14.3 “she broke the jar and poured” …flask

14.20 "dipping bread in the same dish with me” …into the

14.44 "seize him and lead him away safely…under guard

14.62 "Son of man sitting at the right hand” …seated

15.6 “one prisoner whom they asked” …for whom (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

16.4 “was rolled back; for it was very large” … (replaced by a long dash)



1.34 "How can this be, since I have no husband?" …shall       

6.1 “his disciples … ate some ears of grain” …heads        (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

6.29 "from him who takes away your cloak do not withhold your coat as well…coat; even your shirt
7.25 "A man clothed in soft raiment?” …clothing
7.36 “he went…, and sat at table” …took his place
7.37 “she learned that he was sitting at table” … (underlined text removed)
9.32 “were heavy with sleep but kept awake, and they saw his glory” …and when they wakened

11.17 "and house falls upon house…a divided household falls
12.3 "Whatever you have said in the dark” …Therefore whatever
12.39 "he would have been awake…(underlined text removed from main text and made a footnote, and footnote retranslated as “would have watched and”)
12.40 "coming at an hour you do not expect…at an unexpected hour
12.44 "I tell you, he will set him over all” …truly I say to
13.21 “like leaven … in three measures of meal…flour
14.5 "Which of you, having an ass…a son          (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)
16.8 "The master commended the dishonest steward for his prudence; for the sons of this world are wiser in their own generation “ …shrewdness; more shrewd
17.29 "fire and brimstone rained from heaven” …sulphur
17.34 "there will be two men in one bed” …(underlined text removed)
19.12 "to receive kingly power…a kingdom

19.15 "having received the kingly power…kingdom

22.4 “with the chief priests and captains…officers
22.29 "as my Father appointed a kingdom for me, so do I appoint for you…and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom

22.52 “Jesus said to the …captains of the temple” …chief priests
23.42 "when you come in your kingly power…kingdom



2.3 “When the wine failed…gave out
5.18 “he ... also called God his Father” …his own

6.3 “Jesus went up into the hills…on the mountain

6.15 “Jesus withdrew again to the hills…mountain
6.64 “Who it was that should betray him” …would

6.67 “Will you also go away?” …Do you also wish to
10.33 "We stone you for no good work…It is not for a good work that we stone you
13.10 "you are clean, but not all of you” …every one
16.8 "he will convince the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment…concerning sin and righteousness and judgment
16.9 "of sin, because they do not believe” …concerning
16.10 “of righteousness, because I go” …concerning
16.11 “of judgment, because the ruler.. is judged” …concerning
19.4 “Behold, I am bringing him out” …See
19.5 “Pilate said... "Here is the man!”Behold
19.14 “He said to the Jews, "Here is your King!”“ …Behold



8.3 “But Saul laid waste the church” …was ravaging

8.27 “a minister of Candace the queen of the Ethiopians” …the Candace, queen

9.36 “Tabitha, which means Dorcas or Gazelle.” … (underlined text removed and placed in footnotes)

9.39 “weeping, and showing coats and garments” …tunics

13.1 “Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger…Simeon

15:14 "Symeon has related” …Simeon

15.25 "seemed good to us in assembly…, having come to one accord,

20.25 "among whom I have gone about preaching” … (underlined text removed)

20.28 "the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the church of the Lord which he obtained with his own blood…overseers, to care for; God; the blood of his own Son.

23.17 "Bring this young man to the tribune” …Take           (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)



5.6 “While we were yet helpless…still weak.

8.9 “if the Spirit of God really dwells in you” …if in fact; (underlined text removed)

10.16 “they have not all heeded the gospel” …obeyed

11.9 "Let their feast become a snare” …table

14.16 “do not let what is good to you be spoken of as evil” …your; (underlined text removed)

14.17 “the kingdom of God does not mean food” …is not


1 Corinthians

2.4 “in demonstration of the Spirit and power…of power   (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

3.9 “we are fellow workers for God…God's fellow workers

3.10 “the commission of God given to me” …grace

3.12 “precious stones, wood, hay, stubble…straw           (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

4.6 “learn by us to live according to scripture…not to go beyond what is written

6.9 “nor adulterers, nor homosexuals…(no revision)

6.16 "The two shall become one…one flesh

7.26 “in view of the impending distress” …present

10.18 “Consider the practice of Israel…people    (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

12.24 “But God has so adjusted the body” …composed


2 Corinthians

2.3 “I might not be pained by those” …suffer pain from       (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

3.5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves …; our sufficiency is from God” …competent, competence

3.6 “Who has qualified us to be ministers” …made us competent

5.19 “that is, God was in Christ reconciling…in Christ God was    (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

12.11 “For I am not at all inferior…was



4.27 "O barren one that dost not bear” who does

4.27 "thou who art not in travail…you who are

4.27 "the desolate hath more children than she who hath a husband…the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married

5.8 “not from him who called you” …calls

5.19 “immorality, impurity, licentiousness” …fornication



4.12 “for the equipment of the saints, for the work of ministry” …to equip the saints (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

5.3 “But immorality and all impurity” …fornication

5.5 “that no immoral or impure man” …fornicator

5.31 "the two shall become one…one flesh        (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)

5.32 “This is a great mystery…mystery is a profound one

6.16 “above all taking the shield of faith” …besides all these,         (same revision is in Ignatius Second Catholic Edition)



3.5 “immorality, impurity, passion” …fornication

3.16 “richly, as you teach …and as you sing psalms” … (underlined text removed)


1 Thessalonians

4.3 “that you abstain from immorality…(no revision)

5.14 “brethren, admonish the idle…brethren; idlers


1 Timothy

4.14 “when the elders laid their hands upon you” …council of elders


2 Timothy

1.8 “but take your share of suffering for the gospel” …share in

2.3 “Take your share of suffering” …Share in

2.10 “may obtain the salvation which in Christ Jesus goes with eternal glory” … (underlined text removed); (underlined text removed); (underlined text removed); its eternal

4.17 “strength to proclaim the word fully” …message



4.15 “tempted as we are, yet without sinning…sin

6.1 “let us leave the elementary doctrines of Christ” …doctrine

13.13 “outside the camp, bearing abuse for him…(no revision)



2.7 “who blaspheme that honorable name by which you are called…the; (no revision)

2.20 “Do you want to be shown, you foolish fellow, that faith apart from works is barren?” …shallow man


1 Peter

3.3 “decoration of gold, and wearing of robes…fine clothing


2 Peter

1.1 “Simon Peter, a servant and apostle” …Simeon


1 John

3.14 “He who does not love remains in death” …abides



8.5 “peals of thunder, loud noises, flashes…voices

11.19 “flashes of lightning, loud noises, peals” …voices

14.10 "tormented with fire and brimstone…sulphur

16.17 “and a great voice came out of the temple” …loud

16.18 “lightning, loud noises, peals of thunder” …voices

17.9 "seven heads are seven hills…mountains

19.1 “the mighty voice of a great multitude” …loud

19.20 “lake of fire that burns with brimstone…sulphur

20.10 “the lake of fire and brimstone…sulphur

21.3 “I heard a great voice from the throne” …loud

21.6 “I will give water without price from the fountain of the water of life” … (underlined text removed)

21.8 “the lake that bums with fire and brimstone…sulphur


Verses that were carried from the footnotes to the main text in both the 1965 RSV: CE and the 1971 RSV

Mark 16.9-20

Luke 22:19b-20

Luke 24.51b

John 7.53-8.11


The lowercase letter ‘b’ on the verses above indicates that the inclusion occurred mid-verse.


Verses that were relegated to the footnotes in the 1971 RSV

Luke 22.43-44*

*while this passage was included in the main text of the 1965 CE, it was not a Catholic specific inclusion (it was also included in the 1959 RSV); therefore, mirroring its 1971 RSV relegation to the footnotes, the 2006 Oxford/Scepter has done the same.  It should be noted that the NRSV again included it in the main text.


Other revisions that were carried over from the 1965 RSV: CE main text into the 1971 RSV main text
(see above for how these were revised from the 1959)

Ephesians 5:32

1 Corinthians 4.6


Note: Footnotes providing an absolute evaluation of an­cient coins were abandoned after 1959 in favor of relative evaluation in terms of the wages of a laborer.

The denarius was worth about twenty cents

Mt 18.28; 20.2; Mk 6.37; 14.5; Lk 10.35; Jn 6.7, 12.5; Rev 6.6

The drachma, rendered here by silver coin, was about sixteen cents

Lk 15.8

The mina, rendered here by pound, was equal to about twenty dollars

Lk 19.13

This talent was probably worth about a thousand dollars

Mt 18.24, 25.15