New International Version
Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
King James Bible
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
Darby Bible Translation
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
World English Bible
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
Young's Literal Translation
and he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, persuading both Jews and Greeks.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath - Discoursed at large concerning Jesus as the Messiah, proving this point from their own Scriptures, collated with the facts of our Lord's life, etc.
And persuaded the Jews and the Greeks - Many, both Jews and proselytes, were convinced of the truth of his doctrine. Among his converts was Epenetus, the first fruit of his labor in Achaia, Romans 16:5; and the family of Stephanas was the next; and then Crispus and Caius, or Gaius; all of whom the apostle himself baptized, 1 Corinthians 1:14-16. See on Acts 18:8 (note).
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'And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified.'--ACTS xviii. 5. The Revised Version, in concurrence with most recent authorities, reads, instead of 'pressed in the spirit,' 'constrained by the word.' One of these alterations depends on a diversity of reading, the other on a difference of translation. The one introduces a significant difference of meaning; the other is rather a change of expression. The word rendered here 'pressed,' and by the …
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Sources and Literature on St. Paul and his Work.
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.
From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down.
At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.
They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
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