Acts 21:21
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English Standard Version
and they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or walk according to our customs.

King James Bible
And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

American Standard Version
and they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now they have heard of thee that thou teachest those Jews, who are among the Gentiles, to depart from Moses: saying, that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor walk according to the custom.

English Revised Version
and they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they are informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying, That they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

Weymouth New Testament
Now what they have been repeatedly told about you is that you teach all the Jews among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, and that you forbid them to circumcise their children or observe old-established customs.

Acts 21:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They are informed (κατηχήθησαν)

More than informed. They had been carefully instructed, probably by the Judaizing teachers. See on instructed, Luke 1:4.

To forsake Moses (ἀποστασίαν ἀπὸ Μωσέως)

Lit., apostasy from Moses. Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Acts 21:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that thou.

Acts 6:13,14 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law...

Acts 16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters...

Acts 28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said to them...

Romans 14:1-6 Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations...

1 Corinthians 9:19-21 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more...

Galatians 5:1-6 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage...

Galatians 6:12-15 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised...

Cross References
Acts 6:14
for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us."

Acts 15:19
Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God,

Acts 21:22
What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.

Acts 21:28
crying out, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place. Moreover, he even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place."

1 Corinthians 7:18
Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.

1 Thessalonians 2:16
by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved--so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!

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