New International Version
You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they 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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Thou bringest - strange things to our ears - The doctrine of the apostles was different from any they had ever heard: it was wholly spiritual and divine; thus it was strange: it was contrary to their customs and manners; and thus it was strange also. As it spoke much of the exaltation and glory of Jesus Christ, they supposed him to be a setter forth of strange gods: and, therefore, on the authority of the laws, which forbade the introduction of any new deities, or modes of worship, he was called before the Areopagus.
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Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?
(All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)
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