UPDATE: See my post all the way below - I goofed and misread the ESV and UBS Gk. New Testament!. Hi all, Since becoming a believer, I've struggled to stick to a single good translation. I started with the NIV, then used NASB for some time, then dabbled with the HCSB, and then the ESV (since that's what we use at our church), and then started to read the KJV. Well, I love the KJV but it is sometimes slow going for me trying to translate it in my head . So I started to use the NKJV recently. Boy, do I love it! I also enjoy the textual information that it supplies. All of that said, I have been studying 1 Thessalonians recently, and I noted this under the textual notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:1, "NU omits from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ". This surprises me since the ESV (a CT translation) reads identically. I popped open my UBS 4th revised edition and it states that the phrase exists in their version: So... if NU is the Critical Text, which version of the Critical Text is it? Nestle Aland also reads the same... Can someone more enlightened in these matters help me out, I'm only recently scratching the surface of Textual Criticism and I'm only starting to learn Greek! I love the NKJV textual notes, but I fear to use them wrongly if I cannot associate NU with Critical Text (which is what the NKJV notes tell us).