New American Standard Bible
Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:
King James Bible
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
Darby Bible Translation
And Paul, rising up and making a sign with the hand, said, Israelites, and ye that fear God, hearken.
World English Bible
Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.
Young's Literal Translation
And Paul having risen, and having beckoned with the hand, said, 'Men, Israelites, and those fearing God, hearken:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Men of Israel - Jews. The design of this discourse of Paul was to introduce to them the doctrine that Jesus was the Messiah. To do this, he evinced his usual wisdom and address. To have commenced at once on this would have probably excited their prejudice and rage. He therefore pursued a train of argument which showed that he was a firm believer in the Scriptures; that he was acquainted with the history and promises of the Old Testament; and that he was not disposed to call in question the doctrines of their fathers. The passage which had been read had probably given occasion for him to pursue this train of thought. By going over, in a summary way, their history, and recounting the former dealings of God with them, he showed them that he believed the Scriptures; that a promise had been given of a Messiah; and that he had actually come according to the promise.
Ye that fear God - Probably proselytes of the gate, who had not yet been circumcised, but who had renounced idolatry, and were accustomed to worship with them in their synagogues.
Give audience - Hear.
LibraryUnworthy of Life
'... Seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.'--ACTS xiii. 46. So ended the first attempt on Paul's great missionary journey to preach to the Jews. It is described at great length and the sermon given in full because it is the first. A wonderful sermon it was; touching all keys of feeling, now pleading almost with tears, now flashing with indignation, now calmly dealing with Scripture prophecies, now glowing as it tells the story of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
To the Regions Beyond
The Man after God's Own Heart
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute.
a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, "Report these things to James and the brethren." Then he left and went to another place.
"Brethren, sons of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.
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