An isolated reading in Acts 13:46 D Bezae drops a significant word: αναγκαιον.
Acts 13:46b SBLGNT:
Υμιν ην αναγκαιον πρωτον λαληθηναι τον λογον του θεου· επειδη απωθεισθε αυτον και ουκ αξιους κρινετε εαυτους της αιωνιου ζωης, ιδου στρεφομεθα εις τα εθνη·
Acts 13:46 Bezae at Cambridge
ϋμειν πρωτον ην λαληθηναι τον λον του θυ
επιδη ⸆ απωθεισθαι αυτον
και ουκ αξιους κρεινατε εαυτους
της αιωνιου ζωης
ϊδου στρεφομεθα εις τα εθνη
The commentaries I have on hand don't give any notice to this. It seems to me the omission of the word αναγκαιον alters the sense of passage. But the 1923/1924 translation of Acts Bezae doesn't show this.
It was right that the word of God should first be spoken to you: but seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
It is an isolated reading so I can understand it being ignored. However I am trying to represent the difference in English and find the 1924 rendering troubling. Probably something obvious about ην with the infinitive λαληθηνα, I was thinking about rendering it
“It was to you that the word of God was spoken first." fronting the pronoun for discourse reasons.
I don't have Rius-Camps and Read-Heimerdinger commentary on hand at the moment. And goggle doesn't serve up the page I need to read. All I am interested in is the impact of the omission of the word αναγκαιον on the translation. Nothing else.