New Living Translation
"They are teaching customs that are illegal for us Romans to practice."
King James Bible
And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
Darby Bible Translation
and announce customs which it is not lawful for us to receive nor practise, being Romans.
World English Bible
and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans."
Young's Literal Translation
and they proclaim customs that are not lawful for us to receive nor to do, being Romans.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:21 And teach customs which it is not lawful for us to receive - The world has received all the rules and doctrines of all the philosophers that ever were. But this is a property of Gospel truth: it has something in it peculiarly intolerable to the world.
LibraryThe Cry of the Heathen
And now, beloved, having thus prefaced our discourse, we have another observation to make before we proceed to a full discussion of the text. What an instance of Divine sovereignty we have in our text! He who is wise can see sovereignty everywhere in the work of salvation, but how clearly is it present here. Bithynia must not hear the gospel; the apostle desires to go and preach it there; but as yet, it seems, God does not intend that Bithynia should be evangelised. He desires to tarry in Asia, and …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Heavenly Father
Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, "There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire who keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people, and they refuse to obey the laws of the king. So it is not in the king's interest to let them live.
But some Pharisees saw them do it and protested, "Look, your disciples are breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath."
From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days.
"The whole city is in an uproar because of these Jews!" they shouted to the city officials.
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