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 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 itIt 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 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.