ACTS 8:37 (Missing in Ancient Manuscripts)

Book of Hebrews Manuscript
Acts 8:37 
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
 {Acts 8:37 does not appear in the Aramaic manuscripts nor does it appear in many Greek manuscripts}

This verse does not exist in the earliest manuscripts of the Brit Hadasha (Nazarene Writings also known as the New Testament). It first appears at around 500-600 after Yeshua 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.

Some versions that omit this verse:
[AHRC-RMT] – Ancient Hebrew Research Centre Revised Mechanical Translation
[ALT] – Analytical-Literal Translation
Complete Apostles’ Bible – Notes: ommited text

[CLV] – Concordant Literal Version
[CNT-NT-ND (English)] – Coptic New Testament Northern Dialect (English)
[ENT] – Etheridge NT 1849
[GDBY-NT] – Godbey New Testament
[JPS-AVII] – The Jewish Publication Society OT (1917) – notes: omitted text
[LEB] – Lexham English Bible

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

Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible

Some versions include it but indicate that it is absent in early manuscripts and some enclose it in parenthesis
[EWB CB] – EW Bullinger Companion Bible
Etheridge] – (Verse 37 is wanting in the Peschito)
[HRV] – Hebrew Roots Version
[TS] – The Scriptures


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