Acts 17:11

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These were more noble then those in Thessalonica, in that they receiued the word with all readinesse of minde, and searched the Scriptures dayly, whether those things were so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily {to see} whether these things were so.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so.
- Basic English Bible

And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, receiving the word with all readiness of mind, daily searching the scriptures if these things were so.
- Darby Bible

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
- Webster's Bible

The Jews at Beroea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated.
- Weymouth Bible

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
- World English Bible

But these weren the worthier of hem that ben at Thessolonik, whiche resseyueden the word with al desire, eche dai sekinge scripturis, if these thingis hadden hem so.
- Wycliffe Bible

and these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, they received the word with all readiness of mind, every day examining the Writings whether those things were so;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:11


17:11 These were more ingenuous - Or generous. To be teachable in the things of God is true generosity of soul. The receiving the word with all readiness of mind, and the most accurate search into the truth, are well consistent.


Discussion for Acts 17

  • Martha Golds
    Yes we.do. Jesus is an awesome God
    Amen!
  • BSP
    In verse 11 they didn't just accept what they heard at face value, they took the time to compare these things with what was found in the Bible to make sure they were really true.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. As it was in Pauls day so will it be in like manner in the end of this age. It Truly is and always has been the religious people who will speak all manner of evil and false accusations against you for His names sake indeed.
  • Irene123
    I pray for His guidance in His word - Acts 17:11. I WILL make it!!!
  • Mary
    Acts:29-30Paul said29"Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold,or silver,or stone, graven by art and man's device.30And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands l men every where to repent Jesus taught us God is LOVE is real.Anything real can not harm. Anything unreal does not exist.God is all that is real.
  • Esther
    The world we are living in today requires one to be alert when receiving the word, indeed with rediness of mind, to search scriptures daily, whether the things preached are so. many people preach basing on hearsay s. its so easy to go off truck.

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