Acts – verses that should not be there

Acts 8:37 and Acts 15:34 and Acts 24:7 and Acts 28:29 all appear to be later additions to the original writing. They do not fit into the numeric structure.

Acts 8:37 (NKJV)

Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

This verse is found in the KJV and NKJV and in several other Bible translations. Other Bibles (like the NASB) have this verse in brackets with a footnote stating that the words are not in the earliest manuscripts. A few other translations (including the NIV) exclude the verse altogether.

Acts 15:34 (NKJV)

However, it seemed good to Silas to remain there.

This verse is found in the KJV and NKJV and in several other Bible translations. Other Bibles (like the NASB) have this verse in brackets with a footnote stating that the words are not in the earliest manuscripts. A few other translations (including the NIV) exclude the verse altogether.

Acts 24:7-8a (NKJV)

“But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands, commanding the accusers of him to come to you …”

Very few Bible translations omit Acts 24:7-8a. Dr Bunning of CNTR obviously has solid textual reasons for concluding that this passage was not in the original writings.

Acts 28:29 (NKJV)

And when he had said these words, the Jews departed and had a great dispute among themselves.

This verse is found in the KJV and NKJV and in several other Bible translations. Other Bibles (like the NASB) have this verse in brackets with a footnote stating that the words are not in the earliest manuscripts. A few other translations (including the NIV) exclude the verse altogether.