Our brother Archangel 7 has posted the differences between Luke and Isaiah several times in other boards, and so have I and many others, and he's posted the differences between Acts 8 & Isaiah 53 many times also, so I give credit to him for calling it to my attention first. Since we have a topic about Luke and Isaiah, why not have one about Isaiah and Acts? Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. Now, let's compare: Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: Acts 8: not found. Could be, however, that philip didn't hear the Ethiopian read that sentence. Isaiah:he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, Acts:He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; Jesus is the Lamb of God. Yeah, I know the critics will say, "Technically, a sheep and a lamb are the same" but remember, in Isaiah's day, lambs weren't killed too often except at PASSOVER...And paul reminds us Jesus is OUR passover. At any rate, the passages are different. Isaiah:and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Acts:and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth Once again, we have sheep vs lamb, and also "her" vs "his". BIG difference! Isaiah:He was taken from prison and from judgment: Acts: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: Nothing in Isaiah about his HUMILIATION! Nothing in Acts about PRISON! And Isaiah says He was taken FROM judgment while Acts says His judgment is taken away! BIG DIFFERENCES! and who shall declare his generation? Both Isaiah and Acts say pretty much the same thing here. Isaiah:for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. Acts:for his life is taken from the earth. It's a stretch, but I reckon we COULD attribute the differences here to differences in languages. And maybe the Ethiopian quit reading before he got to the "transgression" sentence. Evidently the Ethiopian and Philip shared a common spoken and written language, perhaps Aramaic, the international business language for that part of the world for centuries. Perhaps it was possibly Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic(the international merchants' language of the time) as the Ethiopian had come to Jerusalem TO WORSHIP...and therefore had to have known at least one local language. At any rate, there's quite a difference in the passages between Isaiah and Acts. This is proof positive that there was more than one version ot OT Scripture in use AMONG THE JEWS, the people to whom God entrusted the scriptures! Coupled with JESUS' reading aloud from another version, this PROVES God is NOT limited to just one version per language or per distinct nation. YOUR thoughts??