Acts 17:17

“Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore disputed he in the Synagogue with the Iewes, and with the deuout persons, and in the market dayly with them that met with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing {Gentiles,} and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he had discussions in the Synagogue with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles, and every day in the market-place with those who were there.
- Basic English Bible

He reasoned therefore in the synagogue with the Jews, and those who worshipped, and in the market-place every day with those he met with.
- Darby Bible

Therefore he disputed in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
- Webster's Bible

So he had discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and the other worshippers, and in the market place, day after day, with those whom he happened to meet.
- Weymouth Bible

So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him.
- World English Bible

Therfor he disputide in the synagoge with the Jewis, and with men that worschipiden God, and in the dom place, by alle daies to hem that herden.
- Wycliffe Bible

therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the worshipping persons, and in the market-place every day with those who met with him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 17:17


Ac 17:17 Disputed . . . in the market. There was in Athens one great "market place", or public square. The porches around it were favorite places for discussion. Devout persons. See PNT "Ac 10:2".

Discussion for Acts 17

  • 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.
  • Linda Qualls
    I think that we have an awesome God.

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