Acts 17:20
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English Standard Version
For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.”

King James Bible
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

American Standard Version
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean.

English Revised Version
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears; we would know therefore what these things mean.

Weymouth New Testament
For the things you are saying sound strange to us. We should therefore like to be told exactly what they mean."

Acts 17:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Strange (ξενίζοντα)

A participle: surprising. Compare 1 Peter 4:4, 1 Peter 4:12.

Acts 17:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

strange.

Hosea 8:12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

Matthew 19:23-25 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Mark 10:24-26 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children...

John 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

John 7:35,36 Then said the Jews among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go to the dispersed among the Gentiles...

1 Corinthians 1:18,23 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

what.

Acts 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this?

Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold...

Mark 9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

Cross References
Acts 17:19
And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

Acts 17:21
Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.

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