Acts 28:29
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King James Bible
And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
[And he having said this, the Jews went away, having great reasoning among themselves.]

World English Bible
When he had said these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
and he having said these things, the Jews went away, having much disputation among themselves;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And had great reasoning among themselves - The believers contending with the unbelievers; and thus we may suppose that the cause of truth gained ground. For contentions about the truth and authenticity of the religion of Christ infallibly end in the triumph and extension of that religion.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

great reasoning.

Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word...

Matthew 10:34-36 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword...

Luke 12:51 Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:

John 7:40-53 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet...

After the Wreck
'And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2. And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

On Faith
"Without faith it is impossible to please him." Heb. 11:6. 1. But what is Faith? It is a divine "evidence and conviction of things not seen;" of things which are not seen now, whether they are visible or invisible in their own nature. Particularly, it is a divine evidence and conviction of God, and of the things of God. This is the most comprehensive definition of faith that ever was or can be given; as including every species of faith, from the lowest to the highest. And yet I do not remember any
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Lix. What was Learned in God's House. Isaiah vi.
NOT SEEN BY EVERYONE THERE.--Isaiah had his eyes opened. The same awful Person had been present before, but had not been seen, and He is still there, but how few of us are conscious of His presence. How differently the church and chapel-goers would look next Sunday morning as they come home, if only they realised what had been going on in the place where they had spent the last hour. I. A LESSON FROM HISTORY.--"In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord." The King of Judah was dead, but
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

The Church of Jerusalem and the Labors of Peter.
Su hei Petros, kai epi taute petra oikodomeso mou ten ekklesian, kai pulai hadou ou katischusousin autes.--Matt. 16:18. Literature. I. Genuine sources: Acts 2 to 12; Gal. 2; and two Epistles of Peter. Comp. the Commentaries on Acts, and the Petrine Epistles. Among the commentators of Peter's Epp. I mention Archbishop Leighton (in many editions, not critical, but devout and spiritual), Steiger (1832, translated by Fairbairn, 1836), John Brown (1849, 2 vols.), Wiesinger (1856 and 1862, in Olshausen's
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
Acts 28:28
"Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"

Acts 28:30
For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.

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