Why Some Translations Include Acts 8:37 and Others Don’t

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You’re in church for worship, and your pastor is preaching through the book of Acts. The day’s text is Acts 8, the part about Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch. Your pastor is reading from the ESV, and you’re following along in your NKJV.

The translations are a little different, but you can usually follow. The pastor reads:

36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. (Acts 8:36–38, ESV)

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3 Ways To Strengthen Your Faith with the Logos Bible App

Colossians_2_6_draftThis post gives tips on how to get the most out of our mobile apps. If you aren’t using Logos on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

You study the Bible every day. Maybe it’s to prepare for your next sermon, or next lecture, or research paper.

You take the Bible seriously. That’s why you do what you do.

But maybe you’re like me. I sometimes lose sight of why I love the Bible in the first place.

Maybe you’ve been studying the Bible every day for months, but it’s been a solid week since you picked up God’s Word just to hear what he has to say about your relationship with him.

The Logos Bible app is a great way to stay connected to God’s Word and be encouraged in your walk with Christ. Here are three ways it can strengthen your faith:

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Reveal the Poetic Structure of the Psalms in Seconds


C.S. Lewis once said, “The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.”

Poetry has the unique power to evoke the vast and varied expanse of human emotion. And the Psalms have it all—from fiery, righteous indignation to wild, unbridled joy and profound bewilderment.

How do they do it? What is it about these ancient songs that still captures our hearts, and, like Lewis said, compels us to delight in God?

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See What N.T. Wright, Douglas Moo, and Other Top Scholars Have to Say about Romans 8:29–30

Lexham Bible Guide: RomansA few weeks ago, I explained why the Lexham Bible Guides have become some of my favorite resources. But the best way to see how helpful they are is to actually use one for yourself as you study a passage.

What follows is the complete examination of Romans 8:29–30 from the Lexham Bible Guide: Romans.

When you study with your Logos software, every reference to another resource you see below is linked to the original source. Open your preferred translation, and Logos automatically scrolls Lexham Bible Guide: Romans in sync with the passages your studying.

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10 Deals Under $10

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April is almost over, and that means discounts on more than 100 great products are about to end. Don’t miss your chance to expand your library with deals on commentaries, theological studies, devotionals, and much more.

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Can You Spot a Heresy?

Mobile_Ed_LogoThe history of the Christian church is riddled with teachers whose work looked and sounded like orthodox Christianity—but wasn’t.

Sometimes their teaching was so close to Christianity it was hard to tell the difference. The same is true today.

Can you spot the difference between Christian orthodoxy and heresy?

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The Best Commentary on Isaiah Is Totally Free Right Now

49453“For many within the biblical field, the publication of yet another commentary seems about the last thing needed,” says Brevard Childs in the preface to his commentary on Isaiah. The author of Ecclesiastes would probably agree: “For the writing of books is endless” (12:12). This phrase haunts publishers in the night. But there are some books that truly transform your perspective—Childs’ commentary on Isaiah is one of them.

And it’s April’s free book of the month.

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This Feature Makes Searching Your Logos Library a Breeze

One of the greatest benefits of Logos is the ability to find anything in your library.

When you open the Search panel and set the search type to Basic (A), you can select All Resources (B) or Everything (C).

Everything Search


I’m often asked, “What’s the difference between these two search types?”

Simply put, All Resources searches all of your books while Everything searches all of your books plus the Factbook, Atlas, Community Tags, and more!

Imagine you’re studying Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26:36. When you read that he was in the Garden of Gethsemane you say to yourself, “I know I need info about Gethsemane, but what do I need—and where do I start?”

In times like these, try an Everything Search:

  • Open a Bible to Matthew 26:36 (D)
  • Right click on the word Gethsemane (E)
  • Select the English word Gethsemane on the right side of Context menu (F)
  • Select Search: everything from the left side of the context menu (G)

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When the Search opens, it is set to Basic (H) and Everything (J). As you peruse the search results, notice:

  • Preferred Bible lists occurrences of the word in your designated Bible (J)
  • Factbook links you to reports containing your word (K)
  • Topic shows links to articles about your word (L)
  • Media displays images related to your word (M)
  • Atlas Results provides links to relevant maps (N)
  • Library Results presents every occurrence of your word in the Library (the same as searching All Resources) (O)

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As you can see, the Everything Search provides a buffet of choices to further your study.


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Join Us for a Weeklong Preaching Workshop at Faithlife HQ

Master-Class-Biblical-PreachingAre you regularly researching and preparing sermons?

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Preaching God’s truth is a skill that needs to be developed with practice and guidance from other teachers just like you.

That’s why you’re invited to Master Class: Biblical Preaching, a weeklong preaching workshop where you’ll receive exclusive teaching from respected experts and have the chance to practice preaching alongside peers.

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3 Reasons to Get April’s Top Product

Blog Image 400x400There’s only one week left to save on the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament. Here are three reasons to add this series to your library today:

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