ACTS 8:37 (Missing in Ancient Manuscripts)

Aleppo Codex (Fragment of Deuteronomy)
[Ma’asei  (Acts) 8:37  37 And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, it is permitted.” And he answering, said, “I believe that יהושע Messiah is the Son of Elohim.”

This verse does not exist in the earliest manuscripts of the Brit Hadasha (Renewed Covenant). It first appears at around 500-600 AD in a manuscript known today as the Codex Laudianus. Apparently, this passage was inserted by a scribe who wanted to explain why the eunuch was immersed.
Verse 37 is present only in some late manuscripts and as evidence shows it is quite clear that it was not part of the original text of the book of Acts.

Versions that omit this verse:
[AHRC-RMT] – Ancient Hebrew Research Centre Revised Mechanical Translation
[ALT] – Analytical-Literal Translation
[CLV] – Concordant Literal Version
[CNT-NT-ND (English)] – Coptic New Testament Northern Dialect (English)
Etheridge NT 1849
[GDBY-NT] – Godbey New Testament
[LEB] – Lexham English Bible

Moffatt NT
Majority Text NT
NET Bible
[NJB] – New Jerusalem Bible

Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible

Some version include it but indicate that it is absent in early manuscripts (Companion Bible,
the Scriptures…)


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