All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16)
THE ULTIMATE QUESTION IS WHICH SCRIPTURES ARE GOD BREATHED?? BELOW ARE LIST OF SCRIPTURES WHICH PAUL SEEMS TO BELIEVE ARE INSPIRED WHICH ARE IN YOUR BIBLE !!! IF THEY ARE NOT IN YOUR BIBLE EVER WONDERED WHY NOT?..
The Catholic Church (Canon: 73 books)
The Catholic church as we have mentioned carries a canon of 73 books that includes Tobit, Judith, Greek additions to Esther(from the LXX), Sirach, Baruch, the letter of Jeremiah, three Greek additions to Daniel (the Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the three Jews, Susanna, and Bell and the Dragon), 1 and 2 Maccabees.
The Protestant Church (Canon: 66 books)
Unlike the Catholic Church, the Protestant Church does not follow the Septuagint or the Latin Vulgate in its canon of scripture. Rather, it follows the Hebrew canon and the 27 books of the New Testament. This yields a total of 66 books as mentioned at the beginning of the article.
Greek Orthodox Church (Canon: 77 books)
The canon of the Greek Orthodox Church includes the all the books of the Catholic canon and in addition to that it also includes 1 Esdras, the prayer of Menasseh, Psalms 151, and 3 Meccabees. That means the Greek Orthodox canon consists of 77 books. The Slavonic canon on the other hand includes 2 Esdras, but designates 1 and 2 Esdras as 2 and 3 Esdras. Other eastern churches have 4 Meccabees as well.
The Coptic Church(Canon: 29 books in NT)
The canon of the Coptic Church contains all the 27 books, but, adds the two epistles of Clement. This means the Coptic New Testament canon consists of 29 books.
The Ethiopic Church (Canon: 81 books)
The Ethiopic canon is divided into what is called the ‘narrower’ canon and ‘broader’ canon.
“The Ethiopic church has the largest Bible of all, and distinguishes different canons, the “narrower” and the “broader,” according to the extent of the New Testament. The Ethiopic Old Testament comprises the books of the Hebrew Bible as well as all of the deuterocanonical books listed above, along with Jubilees, I Enoch, and Joseph ben Gorion’s (Josippon’s) medieval history of the Jews and other nations. The New Testament in what is referred to as the “broader” canon is made up of thirty-five books, joining to the usual twenty-seven books eight additional texts, namely four sections of church order from a compilation called Sinodos, two sections from the Ethiopic Book of the Covenant, Ethiopic Clement, and Ethiopic Didascalia. When the “narrower” New Testament canon is followed, it is made up of only the familiar twenty-seven books, but then the Old Testament books are divided differently so that they make up 54 books instead of 46. In both the narrower and broader canon, the total number of books comes to 81.” (emphasis added)
List of many early versions of the New Testament
1. The Latin Versions
a) The Latin versions before Jerome
b) Jerome’s Latin Vulgate
2. The Syriac Versions
a) The Old Syriac Versions
b) The Peshitta Syriac Version
c) The Philoxenian and/or Harclean Versions
d) The Palestianian Syriac Version
3. The Coptic Versions
a) The Sahidic Version
b) The Bohairic Version
c) Other Coptic Versions
4. The Gothic Version
5. The Armenian Version
6. The Georgian Version
7. The Ethiopic Version
8. The Nubian Version
9. The Old Arabic Versions
10. The Old Slavic Versions