Acts 17:27

“That they should seeke the Lord, if haply they might feele after him and finde him, though he be not farre from euery one of vs.”

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That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
- King James Version

that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that they might make search for God, in order, if possible, to get knowledge of him and make discovery of him, though he is not far from every one of us:
- Basic English Bible

that they may seek God; if indeed they might feel after him and find him, although he is not far from each one of us:
- Darby Bible

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he is not far from every one of us:
- Webster's Bible

that they might seek God, if perhaps they could grope for Him and find Him. Yes, though He is not far from any one of us.
- Weymouth Bible

that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
- World English Bible

to seke God, if perauenture thei felen hym, ether fynden, thouy he be not fer fro eche of you.
- Wycliffe Bible

to seek the Lord, if perhaps they did feel after Him and find, -- though, indeed, He is not far from each one of us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:27


17:27 If haply - The way is open; God is ready to be found. But he will lay no force upon man; they might feel after him - This is in the midst between seeking and finding. Feeling being the lowest and grossest of all our senses, is fitly applied to the low knowledge of God; though he be not far from every one of us - We need not go far to seek or find him. He is very near us; in us. It is only perverse reason which thinks he is afar off.


Discussion for Acts 17

  • Chris c,oke
    Act 17,taught us to preach to world without fear and there is oppositions to word of God always.
  • Tilton kenuam
    Acts chapter 17 it s talking about these Jews who have turned the world upside down saying that there is another king, one Jesus like today with false pictures of Jesus it troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. And when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came to stirred up the people.
  • EROMOSELE CLEMENT EHIMARE
    Acts 17 is an amazing Chapter. i love the roggedity of Paul as he was not deter by any opposition to what he believed in. he was very courageous and well convinced about his believe and was able to persuade people into his conviction regardless of what the opposition was. thumbs up.
  • Teri
    when reading this chapter i am exorted to tell the good news, some will consider and believe and others will not...Paul was bold that's for sure!
  • I y Johnson
    Rise Again: TO COME BACK TO LIFE: When Jesus Rose from the Dead, He Comfirmed His
    Identity as the SON Of the Living God, and His finished work of Salvation. He Rise Again: Death could not keep Him in the Grave. He had power to lay His Life down: and Power to take it up again.

  • David Johnson
    Paul preached to these in his day out of the old testament for that was all they had, the new was being wrote. He preached and taught from passages like Isaiah 53 and Psalms 22 23 concerning the death and resurrection of Christ it was all prophecy when wrote but now Paul can preach it in the past. The prophets wrote that Christ would rise (again) future but now its past tense. Fulfilled prophecy..

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