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They knew only what others were saying: "The man who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith that he once tried to destroy!"
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But they had heard only: He, who persecuted us in times past doth now preach the faith which once he impugned.
Acts 9:13,20,26 But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem. . . .
1 Corinthians 15:8-10 And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due tine. . . .
1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. . . .
ContextPaul Preaches the Gospel
…22And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea, which were in Christ: 23But they had heard only: He, who persecuted us in times past doth now preach the faith which once he impugned. 24And they glorified God in me.…
And the word of the Lord increased: and the number of the disciples was multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great multitude also of the priests obeyed the faith.
And all that heard him were astonished and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that called upon this name and came hither for that intent, that he might carry them bound to the chief priests?
Now some also of the Jewish exorcists, who went about, attempted to invoke over them that had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying: I conjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preacheth.
Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Additional TranslationsThey only heard the account: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
But they were only hearing that "the one formerly persecuting us now is preaching the faith which once he was destroying."
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith which once he destroyed.
but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havoc;
only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged:
but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havock;
But they had heard only, That he who persecuted us in times past, now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
They only heard it said, "He who was once our persecutor is now telling the Good News of the faith of which he formerly made havoc."
but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy."
and only they were hearing, that 'he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'
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NT Letters: Galatians 1:23 But they only heard: He who once (Gal. Ga) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools