New American Standard Bible
"For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean."
King James Bible
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears. We wish therefore to know what these things may mean.
World English Bible
For you bring certain strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things mean."
Young's Literal Translation
for certain strange things thou dost bring to our ears? we wish, then, to know what these things would wish to be;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Certain strange things - Literally, something pertaining to a foreign country or people. Here it means something unusual or remarkable - something different from what they had been accustomed to hear from their philosophers.
What these things mean - We would understand more clearly what is affirmed respecting Jesus and the resurrection.
LibraryApril 7. "In Him we Live and Move" (Acts xvii. 28).
"In Him we live and move" (Acts xvii. 28). The hand of Gehazi, and even the staff of Elisha could not heal the lifeless boy. It needed the living touch of the prophet's own divinely quickened flesh to infuse vitality into the cold clay. Lip to lip, hand to hand, heart to heart, he must touch the child ere life could thrill his pulseless veins. We must come into personal contact with the risen Saviour, and have His very life quicken our mortal flesh before we can know the fulness and reality of His …
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And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming?
(Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
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