Textual Criticism

In my casual reading I came across this. I thought it was interesting and worth notice.

It is important near the beginning of our discussion on New Testament textual criticism to note that the verbal agreement between various New Testament manuscripts is closer than between many English translations of the New Testament and that the actual number of variants in the New Testament is small (approximately 10 percent), none of which call into question any major doctrine.  [from the book: “The Journey from Texts to Translations: The origin and Development of the Bible,” Paul D. Wegner, p. 215]